Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly #5

Published
November 1956
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Movie Mirth) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"That's a fat contract we got for you, Miss Victor…"

Featuring

Feature
Movie Mirth
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (DC, 1949? series) #2 (December 1949-January 1950)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #79 (November-December 1955)
No title recorded
Show/hide 2. Untitled (Hollywood Ha-Lights) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I want to make a picture from this year's best seller!"

Featuring

Feature
Hollywood Ha-Lights
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #96 (March 1955)
Untitled
Show/hide 3. Superman's Secret Past! (Superman) Comic story, 9.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Professor Snelling (Intro); Superbaby (Flashback); Superboy (Flashback); Jonathan Kent (Flashback); Martha Kent (Flashback)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #90 (June 1954)
Superman's Secret Past
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #50 ([August 1969])
Superman's Secret Past

Synopsis

Superman returns to Smallville.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Whew! This is awful!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #232 (June 1956)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #138 (March 1961)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Mystery of the Midget Sub! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 9.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #27 (May-June 1956)
Mystery of the Midget Sub!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
Mystery of the Midget Sub

Synopsis

At sea, Rex, Major Dennis, and Danny witness (another) atom bomb test. Major Dennis dives to check underwater effects - but doesn't surface! Danny and Rex dive, battle a shark and manta ray, and spot a midget sub near a shipwreck. Wreckers sank the ship for a fortune in pearls. But Rex's leap knocks them sprawling. "You certainly cleaned up that crime wave!"

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.4 pages

"I don't know what's the matter with me. I can't fall asleep."

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #221 (February 1956)
No title recorded
Show/hide 7. Buckskin Decoy! (The Legends of Daniel Boone) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legends of Daniel Boone
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #1 (October-November 1955)
Buckskin Decoy!
Show/hide 8. The Hunters of Gotham City (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John Barly (animal expert); Pongo (an ape); Ralph Kier (villain, jewel smuggler)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #100 (June 1956)
The Hunters of Gotham City

Synopsis

An accident at the docks in Gotham City allows several animals to escape into the city, but Batman discovers that they were released on purpose: for jewel smuggling!

Show/hide 9. A Whistle for Bobo! (Detective Chimp) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Detective Chimp
Genre
Animal; detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #27 (May-June 1956)
A Whistle for Bobo!
Also printed
United States
Tarzan (DC, 1972 series) #234 (December 1974-January 1975)
A Whistle For Bobo

Synopsis

Bobo is driving the Sheriff nuts with his cereal-box whistle, so Sheriff makes Bobo a traffic cop. Tweeting too much, Bobo locks up traffic, then spots stolen loot in a getaway car! He follows on his bike, then hides in brush and mimics an entire police force with his whistle until the Sheriff arrives to nab the bad guys. Bobo's reward? More whistles!

Show/hide 10. Green Arrow in Wonderland! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #207 (December 1954)
Green Arrow in Wonderland!
Show/hide 11. Ambush at the Silver Spur Mine! (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 7.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #108 (December 1955)
Ambush at the Silver Spur Mine!
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.4 pages

"This spot looks fine!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #225 (June 1956)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #283 (April 1961)
Hot Dog Stand
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Leave It to Binky) Comic story, 6 pages

"Where are you going in such a temper, Binky?"

Featuring

Feature
Leave It to Binky
Genre
Teen
Characters
Bertram "Binky" Biggs; Little Allergy; Peggy Baxter; Sherwood Van Roy

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor (listed editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Leave it to Binky (DC, 1948 series) #38 (March 1954)
Untitled

Synopsis

At Allergy's suggestion, Binky puts his angry thoughts into a letter to Peggy rather than confront her, with no intention of mailing the letter. Later Allergy takes the book Binky put the letter in back to the library and Sherwood checks it out.

Show/hide 14. The Boy Who Re-made Robotman! (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Frank Bolle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #175 (September 1951)
The Boy Who Re-Made Robotman!
Show/hide 15. Lana Lang's Secret Identity (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Mrs. Lang

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #49 (June 1956)
Lana Lang's Secret Identity
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
Lana Lang's Secret Identity

Synopsis

When Lana wins a contest and tries to remain anonymous, Clark turns the tables on her and tries to prove she is Miss Glow.

Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 16. The Jungle of Doom (Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Tod Craven; Jim Craven; Chota the Chimp

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #216 (May 1956)
The Jungle of Doom
Show/hide 17. The Highway to Tomorrow Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #3 (June-July 1956)
The Highway to Tomorrow
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 2012) ([October] 2012)
The Highway to Tomorrow
Show/hide 18. The Man Who Outsped Johnny Quick (Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #188 (May 1953)
The Man Who Outsped Johnny Quick
Show/hide 19. At Last Complete Photo Developing Kit in One Outfit (The Sampson School of Instruction) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Sampson School of Instruction
Show/hide 20. Health and Strength for All! (Gym Supplies Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gym Supplies Co.
Code
C/11/50

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