Action Comic

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Trans-Tasman Magazines Limited

New Zealand (Aotearoa).

Published
1960
Page count
84?
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 NZP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Silver Age size (185mm x 265mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Picture stories of action and adventure!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Action Comic (Red Circle, 1958? series) ([1958?])
Untitled

Notes

This cover is loosely based on scenes from the story "Trapped in Space".

Show/hide 1. The Trapping of Robin Hood (Robin Hood) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Robin Hood Tales (Quality, 1956 series) #1 (February 1956)
The Trapping of Robin Hood

Notes

Pages 8 and 9 of this story appear to have been expanded from a single page. The original story is 10 pages.

Show/hide 2. The Sleeping Giants Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
7655

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Unknown Worlds (Western [Atlas/Marvel], 1951 series) #37 [2] (December 1950)
The Sleeping Giants!
Show/hide 3. The Strange Rocket! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
7828 (?)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Venus (Atlas [Marvel], 1948 series) #12 (February 1951)
The Strange Rocket!
Show/hide 4. Blue Bolt the American (Blue Bolt) Comic story, 6 pages

"A wild goose chase changes into a rousing adventure when Blue Bolt gets on the trail of a meek, mild little man with a deadly trigger finger!"

Featuring

Feature
Blue Bolt

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tom Gill, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Robert Wheeler, original editor [as Robert D. Wheeler] (editor and General Manager)
 
Jane Spaulding Nye, original Managing Editor
 
Mel Cummin, original Art Director
 
Peggy Crowley, original Associate Editor [as Peggy Ann Crowley]
 
Helen Schmid, original Editoral Assistant [as Helen Doig Schmid]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Blue Bolt (Novelty Press, 1940 series) v7#1 (June 1946)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. The Bomb That Bounced Back Comic story, 5 pages

Credits

Writing
Bob Powell, scripter
Art
Bob Powell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not Magazine (Harvey, 1953 series) #1 (September 1953)
The Bomb That Bounced Back
Show/hide 6. Trapped in Space Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
8210

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Unknown Worlds (Western [Atlas/Marvel], 1951 series) #5 (June 1951)
Trapped in Space
Also printed
Canada
Journey into Unknown Worlds (Bell, 1951? series) #40 (1951)
Trapped in Space
 
Australia
Journey into Unknown Worlds (Jubilee, 1953? series) #3 ([1953?])
Trapped in Space

Synopsis

The Master of Zodus captures Earth people for slaves by setting up The Room of No Return in carnival attractions. The Master of Zodus captures Earth people for slaves by setting up The Room of No Return in carnival attractions.

Notes

The original story has speech on the last page that reads, "I'm going to show it to the editor of 'Unknown Worlds'! I bet he can use it!" This reprint changes the text to "I'm going to show it to an author that I know! I bet he can use it!"

Show/hide 7. The Boy from Back East! (Staight Arrow) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 8. The Black Gun Gang! (Bob Allen Frontier Marshal) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bob Allen Frontier Marshal
Genre
Western
Characters
Bob Allen; Lucius P. Potts (deputy, schoolmaster)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Harry Anderson, line art
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Al Grenet, original Editor [as Alfred Grenet]
 
Richard Arnold, original Associate Editor
Management
Busy Arnold, original General Manager [as Everett M. Arnold]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Western (Quality, 1949 series) #77 (March 1952)
The Black Gun Gang
Also printed
Australia
Heroes of the West Giant Edition (Jubilee, 1971) #41018 (May 1971)
The Black Gun Gang
 
Australia
Heroes of the West Jumbo Edition (Jubilee, 1974) #44151 (1974)
The Black Gun Gang!

Synopsis

Lucius P. Potts played a game of blind bluff with the west's most venomous gang of desperados, to Bob's amazement. Lucius P. Potts played a game of blind bluff with the west's most venomous gang of desperados, to Bob's amazement.

Show/hide 9. A Vision Saved Two Ships Comic story, 5 pages

Credits

Writing
Howard Nostrand, scripter
Art
Howard Nostrand, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not Magazine (Harvey, 1953 series) #1 (September 1953)
A Vision Saved Two Ships
Show/hide 10. The Killers on the Cliffs! (Red Hawk) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Red Hawk
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Powell, line art [signed as Powell]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Straight Arrow (Magazine Enterprises, 1950 series) #12 (April 1951)
The Killers on the Cliffs!
Also printed
Australia
Straight Arrow Comics (Red Circle, 1950 series) #15 (March 1952)
The Killers on the Cliffs!
 
Australia
Red Hawk Giant Edition (Jubilee, 1962? series) #3 ([January 1964?])
The Killers of the Cliffs
Show/hide 11. The Black Knight of Castle Fury (Robin Hood) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ogden Whitney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
None, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Robin Hood Tales (Quality, 1956 series) #1 (February 1956)
The Black Knight of Castle Fury
Show/hide 12. The Peril of the Pioneers! (Straight Arrow) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Straight Arrow
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Fred Meagher, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Straight Arrow (Magazine Enterprises, 1950 series) #2 (April-May 1950)
The Peril of the Pioneers!
Also printed
Australia
Straight Arrow Comics (Red Circle, 1950 series) #47 (November 1954)
Peril of the Pioneers

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 75564

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