Mighty Comic #48

Published
August 1965
Page count
84
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]; 0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd (1949–1975)
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd (1949–1975)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled [Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!] (Justice League of America) Cover, 1 page

"I've lost my super powers Hawkman, but my invulnerable body will shield you against the energy blasts of Brain Storm!"

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman; Brain Storm

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
 
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #32 (December 1964)
Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!
Also printed
United States
Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1994 series) #5 ([July] 1999)
Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #2 ([July] 2007)
Justice League of America #32
Show/hide 1. 111 Stamps for !/- (Seven Seas Stamps Pty. Ltd.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Stamps Pty. Ltd.
Show/hide 2. Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior (Justice League of America) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman]; Brain Storm [Axel Storm] (introduction, villain)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #32 (December 1964)
Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!
Also printed
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #111 (May-June 1974)
Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!
 
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #133 ([October 1976?])
Attack of The Star-Bolt Warrior
 
United States
Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1994 series) #5 ([July] 1999)
Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #2 ([July] 2007)
Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!

Synopsis

Brain Storm gathers the JLA as witnesses to his execution of Green Lantern for the murder of his brother.

Notes

This story is told across 24 pages in three chapters: unnumbered part one (originally 8.67 pages), part two (originally 4.67 pages), part three (9.67 pages). The part pages have been extened to ful pages with minimal filler art.

Show/hide 3. Secret of the Superman Sphinx (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Clark Kent robot; Perry White

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
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) #240 (May 1958)
Secret of the Superman Sphinx
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #132 ([July 1958])
Secret of the Superman Sphinx
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #100 (August 1958)
Secret of the Superman Sphinx
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #53 ([May 1970?])
Secret of the Superman Sphinx

Synopsis

Lois discovers a Clark Kent robot in a closet at the Daily Planet, and a strange Sphinx with a Superman head and kryptonite vision goes into orbit around the Earth.

Notes

Pages are numbered 3-14, suggesting that this is reprinted directly from the previous Australlian reprint in Superman 132.

Show/hide 4. Untitled [Records of the Sea] Comic story, 1 page

"Sailing, sailing, o'er the bounding main -"

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
George Kashdan, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #9 (May-June 1963)
Records of the Sea
Show/hide 5. Case of the Hooded Hijackers (The Atom) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The "Highbrow" Dillon Gang (villains); Jean Loring; Bullets Andrews (villain); Hooded Hijackers (villains)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited]
Art
Gil Kane, penciller [credited]
 
Sid Greene, inker [credited]
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #17 (February-March 1965)
Case of the Hooded Hijackers!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
Case of the Hooded Hijackers!

Synopsis

The Atom and Jean Loring become embroiled in a struggle between rival criminal gangs.

Notes

The original story in two parts of 5.67 pages and 7.67 pages. The part pages have been extended to full pages in this issue with minimal art.

Show/hide 6. The Glow that Doomed a City Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Bill Ely, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #150 (April 1965)
The Glow That Doomed a City

Synopsis

A manufacturing accident gives some new long-lasting bulbs weird effects when they are turned on.

Notes

The original printing's final part page has been extended to a full page with minimal artwork.

Show/hide 7. The League of Challenger Haters (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Challenger-Haters [Multi-Man; Volcano Man; Kra; Drabny] (first, also in 45, 48, 55, 60, 61, 62)

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #42 (February-March 1965)
The League of Challenger-Haters

Notes

The original printing of this story included 2/3 pages on page 8 and page 13. The pages have been extended to full pages for this printing.

Show/hide 8. Challenge of the Round Table! (Silent Knight) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silent Knight
Genre
Period
Characters
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Robert Kanigher, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #10 (February-March 1957)
Challenge of the Round Table
Show/hide 9. This Wonderful World Atlas [only 6/-!] (Magazine Services Ltd.) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Special offer 50% off. … Magazine Services Ltd., 142 Clarence St., Sydney."

Details

Printed
1965
More...
This Wonderful World Atlas [only 6/-!]

Notes

In February 1962, Publishers Holdings (KG Murray) acquired the Scientific Magazines Publishing Company Pty. Ltd., a long established company producing automobile technical manual that also exported its products to the United Kingdom and United States.

Show/hide 10. Free Coins (Worth Six Shillings) (Mosman Coin Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mosman Coin Company
Code
KGM.M.865
Show/hide 11. Free New "Tiny Countries" Stamp Collection Free… (Rocket Stamps) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rocket Stamps
Code
KGM.M.865

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 738

Entry created

  • 08/12/2003

Cover added

  • 12/03/2023

Index completed

  • 20/07/2008

Last updated

  • 12/03/2023