Century Plus Comic #45

Published
February 1960
Page count
116
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/577687

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Attack of the Silent Avenger! (Pow-Wow Smith) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Pow-Wow Smith
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #76 (July-August 1959)
Attack of the Silent Avenger!
Show/hide 1. Attack of the Silent Avenger! (Pow-Wow Smith) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 2. The Mermaid from Metropolis! (Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Aquaman; Superman; Topo; Dr. Hanson

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #12 (October 1959)
The Mermaid from Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #1 ([June 1964?])
The Mermaid from Metropolis!

Synopsis

Lois Lane is rescued by Aquaman but her injuries require emergency surgery that turns her into a mermaid.

Show/hide 3. The Human Lie Detector Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #19 (November 1957)
The Human Lie Detector

Synopsis

A man's face changes colors when in the vicinity of someone lying. He aids the police until gangland hears of his ability and kidnaps him. As he escapes from them, he hits high-voltage wires and loses his ability.

Show/hide 4. The Secret of the Super-Safe! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo; Mr. Roxroyd

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #265 (October 1959)
The Secret of the Super-Safe!
Also printed
United States
The Aquaman Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 (2003)
The Secret of the Super-Safe!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Secret of the Super-Safe!

Synopsis

Aquaman has to raise a super heavy safe from the bottom of the sea.

Show/hide 5. Revolt in Painted Canyon! (Matt Savage, Trail Boss) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Matt Savage, Trail Boss
Genre
Western
Characters
Matt Savage; Red; Clay; Mary Beth Hale; Luther Jones; Arizona Bill Pinto; Jed Crogan; Hank Blaine; Grant; Dixon; Biscuits Baker

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Morris Waldinger, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #78 (November-December 1959)
Revolt in Painted Canyon!
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975)
Revolt in Painted Canyon!
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #64 ([October 1975?])
Revolt in Painted Canyon
 
Australia
The Gunfighter (Federal, 1983?) ([August 1983?])
Revolt in Painted Canyon

Synopsis

Matt concocts a ruse with his men to capture Jed Crogan and his men, who have been menacing a town and its ranchers.

Show/hide 6. The Four-Footed Lighthouse Keeper! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #19 (January-February 1955)
The Four-Footed Lighthouse Keeper!

Synopsis

While visiting an uncle's lighthouse, a storm knocks out the power cable and generator. Danny's Uncle Erik have Rex swim to a passing ship to warn it of danger. Swimming and "surfing" aboard, Rex delivers the message - and knocks down smugglers who hijacked the ship to force it into port.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Jerry Lewis) Comic story, 8 pages

"Jerry, why are you swimming at this hour?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Lewis
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Owen Fitzgerald, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (DC, 1957 series) #52 (May-June 1959)
Untitled

Synopsis

The party starts and Jerry practices using the art of disguise to mingle with the guests. And while he's mingling, the jewels are stolen.

Notes

Part 2. Part 1 is not printed in this issue.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Jerry Lewis) Comic story, 8 pages

"Hurry, Jerry! We've got to stop them..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry Lewis
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Owen Fitzgerald, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (DC, 1957 series) #52 (May-June 1959)
Untitled

Synopsis

Jerry has figured out who the crooks are through the use of deductive eavesdropping. They take him hostage, which just makes him more dangerous. By forcing corks to pop out of their wine casks, he convinces the crooks they're surrounded by cops, and gets them to surrender

Notes

Part 3.

Show/hide 9. Prisoner of the Electric Eye! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Kly Toler; Jedro

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #53 (August 1959)
Prisoner of the Electric Eye!

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Show/hide 10. The Man-Ape Skin Diver! (Congorilla) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congorilla
Genre
Superhero; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Golden Gorilla; Congorilla; foreign spies (villains)

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #257 (October 1959)
The Man-Ape Skin Diver!
Show/hide 11. The Screaming Eagle Ambush! (Johnny Thunder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Thunder
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #109 (October-November 1959)
The Screaming Eagle Ambush
Also printed
Australia
The Gunfighter (Federal, 1983?) ([August 1983?])
The Screaming Eagle Ambush!
Show/hide 12. The Man Who Owned King Arthur's Sword Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #14 (June 1957)
The Man Who Owned King Arthur's Sword

Synopsis

Criminals use a phony sword of King Arthur to defraud the public, but when one of the criminals kills his partner and then loses the sword in the ocean he must dive for it. Below he finds the real sword of King Arthur, but it severs his air hose and he dies too.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Flippity and Flop) Comic story, 6 pages

"Out you go -- Bag and baggage -- You're fired!"

Featuring

Feature
Flippity and Flop
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original Editor [as Lawrence Nadle]
 
Larry Nadle, original Editor [as Lawrence Nadle]

Reprint history

First print
United States
TV Screen Cartoons (DC, 1959 series) #129 (July-August 1959)
Untitled

Synopsis

The dog tosses Flop out of the house for trying to catch Flippity too many times, but Flippity pleads Flop's case and convinces the dog to bring him back.

Show/hide 14. The Creature Who Hated Earth Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
George Roussos, line art
 
George Roussos, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #42 (October 1959)
The Creature Who Hated Earth

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller
  • Guy Budziak

AusReprints ID

  • 56

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 27/05/2022

Index completed

  • 27/05/2022

Last updated

  • 27/05/2022