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Published
1956
Page count
148
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (195mm x 271mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1844897

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman, Batman, Robin and Superboy) Cover, 1 page

"148 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman, Batman, Robin and Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist

Notes

The cover is signed "Amos" as a sign on a building on the bottom right (under Superman).

Show/hide 1. Tiny Trix, the Bantam Bandit (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Tiny Trix (Intro, villain)

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter [as William Woolfolk]
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #58 (May-June 1949)
Tiny Trix, the Bantam Bandit!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #31 ([December 1949?])
Tiny Trix, the Bantam Bandit

Synopsis

Tiny Trix tries to get out of jail by claiming he's a juvenile.

Show/hide 2. The Bandit of the Bells (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
V: The Gong (I; Ed Peale)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Charles Paris, line art
 
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Charles Paris, penciller
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #55 (October-November 1949)
The Bandit of the Bells!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #198 (February 1968)
The Bandit of the Bells!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #15 ([March 1968?])
The Bandit of the Bells
Show/hide 3. Clark Kent--Orphan (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; Mr. Vanderdost; Mrs. Vanderdost; Henry Vanderdost

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #147 (December 1949)
Clark Kent -- Orphan!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
Clark Kent -- Orphan!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #59 ([June 1967?])
Clark Kent--Orphan

Synopsis

When Ma and Pa fly to Alaska to attend Aunt Martha's wedding they get lost in a plane crash and Clark is put up for adoption.

Show/hide 4. The Talking Cave (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #89 (May 1954)
The Talking Cave!
Also printed
Australia
Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #66 ([November 1954?])
The Talking Cave!
Show/hide 5. Professor Lois Lane (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Andy Parkes (Intro); Greta Lee (Intro); Perry White

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #64 (May-June 1950)
Professor Lois Lane!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Comics (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #38 ([July 1950?])
Professor Lois Lane
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #10 (January 1951)
Professor Lois Lane
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #36 ([May 1967])
Professor Lois Lane!
Show/hide 6. The Man Who Walked With Trouble (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jinx Blakeston; Cyrus Maxon; Evans; Smith

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #142 (July 1949)
The Man Who Walked With Trouble
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #9 ([October 1949?])
The Man Who Walked with Trouble
Show/hide 7. A Martian Adventure (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Thungar of the Valley.

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #144 (September 1949)
A Martian Adventure
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967])
A Martian Adventure

Synopsis

Aquaman visits a hidden valley on Earth with canals inspired by those of Mars.

Show/hide 8. The Alphabetical Animal Adventure (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #42 (September-October 1949)
The Alphabetical Animal Adventure!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #10 (January 1951)
The Alphabetical Animal Adventure

Synopsis

Aliens from Uranus come to Earth in flying saucers to collect two of every kind of animal, including humans.

Show/hide 9. The Hercules of Smallville (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor (uncredited editor)
 
Mort Weisinger, editor (uncredited editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #6 (January-February 1950)
The Hercules of Smallville!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
The Hercules of Smallville!
Show/hide 10. Batman and the Vikings (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Olaf Erickson and other un-named Vikings (introduction for all); Indians (villains)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
 
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #52 (April-May 1949)
Batman and the Vikings!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #193 (July-August 1967)
Batman and the Vikings!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #16 ([November 1968?])
Batman and the Vikings

Synopsis

When Bruce and Dick visit the Gotham City museum, they note an image of a Viking that looks like Bruce Wayne.....and who is labeled a coward, so they visit Carter Nichols to go back in time to discover the truth.

Show/hide 11. The Cowboy Clown Robberies (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #90 (June 1954)
Cowboy Clown Robberies
Also printed
Australia
Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #66 ([November 1954?])
The Cowboy Clown Robberies!
Show/hide 12. The Wish That Came True (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Arthur Parrish; Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz , scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Ira Yarbrough, penciller
 
Stan Kaye , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #115 (December 1947)
The Wish That Came True!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #11 ([April 1948?])
The Wish That Came True

Synopsis

A criminal in a fake Superman costume preys upon a little boy's desire to meet Superman.

Show/hide 13. The Man Who was Rescued 100 Times (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Dan Dunbar

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #147 (December 1949)
The Man Who Was Rescued 100 Times!
Show/hide 14. The Girl in Superboy's Life (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lana Lang (intro); Prof Lang (intro); Ma Kent; Pa Kent (bald); Superboy

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #10 (September-October 1950)
The Girl in Superboy's Life!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #25 ([February 1951?])
The Girl in Superboy's Life
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1956-57 (1956)
The Girl in Superboy's Life

Synopsis

Prof Lang asks the Kents if Lana can stay with them while he and his wife go to Africa.

Show/hide 15. That Wonderful Magazine for Little Children [Humpty Dumpty's] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Michael F
  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 41263

Entry created

  • 13/07/2009

Cover added

  • 25/04/2022

Index completed

  • 13/07/2009

Last updated

  • 25/04/2022