Giantsize Adventure Comic #2

Published
June 1958
Page count
92
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
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
John Dixon, line art [attributed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Artist identification by Kevin Patrick.

Show/hide 1. Dead Man's Gold (Buster Crabbe) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Buster Crabbe

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Harold Straubing, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Buster Crabbe (Lev Gleason, 1954 series) #1 (December 1953-January 1954)
Dead Man's Gold
Show/hide 2. Untitled [Fortune Telling Scale] (Poison Ivy) Comic story, 1 page

"But I tell you that scale predicts the future with uncanny accuracy!"

Featuring

Feature
Poison Ivy
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Gill Fox , scripter
Art
Gill Fox , line art
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
Feature Comics ? (Quality Comics, 1939 series) #?
Show/hide 3. Dark of the Moon (Buster Crabbe) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Buster Crabbe
Genre
Science fiction; celebrity

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Mike Peppe, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Harold Straubing, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Buster Crabbe (Lev Gleason, 1954 series) #2 ([February 1954?])
Dark of the Moon
Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Adventures of Buster Crabbe (M. Rubin, 1955 series) #2 ([1955?])
Dark of the Moon
Show/hide 4. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, 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) #224 (January 1957)
Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
Also printed
United Kingdom
Silhouette War Stories Library (Reigate, 1961? series) #1 ([May 1961?])
Untitled
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #93 ([May 1967])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #98 ([October 1967?])
Show/hide 5. The Jungle of Death (Buster Crabbe) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Buster Crabbe
Genre
Adventure; celebrity

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Leav, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Harold Straubing, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Buster Crabbe (Lev Gleason, 1954 series) #2 ([February 1954?])
The Jungle of Death
Show/hide 6. Untitled [The Big Cigar Man] (The Green Skeleton) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Skeleton
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Peter Chapman, scripter
Art
Peter Chapman, line art
Text
Peter Chapman , letterer
Show/hide 7. Untitled [Antilla] (The Saint) Comic story, 21.5 pages

"Scene--The Causeway terminal yacht basin, Miami Beach, Florida."

Featuring

Feature
The Saint
Genre
Spy
Characters
Don Mucklow; Olga Ramos

Credits

Writing
Leslie Charteris, scripter
Art
Jack Spranger, line art [as John Spranger]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
The Saint daily (New York Herald-Tribune) 1953-10-02 - 1954-05-16

Notes

This reprint has been edited and might not include all stips from Antilla, the 20th daily story, which ran 29 September 1953 - 24 January 1954.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Honey in Hollywood) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hello Honey! Hello, Lydia. I hear you hired a publicity agent."

Featuring

Feature
Honey in Hollywood
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (DC, 1952 series) #39 (August 1957)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #292 (September 1962)
Untitled

Notes

This feature is near the end of the Saint story.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Kid Eternity) Comic story, 12 pages

"When raiders from space attack…"

Featuring

Feature
Kid Eternity
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kid Eternity; Mr. Keeper; Padre Junipero Sierra; Louis Pasteur; Bucephalus; Steinmetz (scientist); Lt. Kona (villain, Martian leader); other un-named Martians (villains)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Pete Riss, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hit Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #50 (January 1948)
No title recorded
Also printed
Australia
Kid Eternity Adventure Comics (Frew, 1955 series) #2 ([November 1952?])
Untitled

Synopsis

Eternity warns the U.S. Air Force about a Martian invasion, in which the invaders were using a green "mould" that caused semi-paralysis over Junction City. The Martians ordered everyone to vacate the country as Kid Eternity was taken to the Martian leader. Meanwhile, a scientist named Steinmetz identified the Martian mould making machine and found a way to neutralize the mould.

Show/hide 10. Untitled [Misfortune Hunter] (Big Brother) Comic story, 8 pages

"They're strictly suckers, Big!"

Featuring

Feature
Big Brother

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Pete Riss , line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hit Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #43 (November 1946)
Untitled [Misfortune Hunter]
Show/hide 11. Untitled Cartoon, 1 page

"Hello, Martha? Just wanted to say I'd be late for supper!"

Show/hide 12. Be a Man She'll Admire Get Big Husky Muscles! (Gym Supplies Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gym Supplies Co.
Code
June, '58

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  • Jeff Battista
  • James McIntosh

AusReprints ID

  • 72701

Entry created

  • 24/03/2012

Cover added

  • 01/07/2023

Last updated

  • 01/07/2023