Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly #9

Published
January 1966
Page count
84
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]; 0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 255mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Colossal Kids! (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

""Wow! Those titanic tots make Superman and Batman look like weaklings!" Guest Stars Jimmy Olsen Lois Lane"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #152 (August 1965)
The Colossal Kids
Show/hide 1. The Colossal Kids! Part 1 (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #152 (August 1965)
Part I-The Colossal Kids
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #37 ([May 1968?])
The Colossal Kids Part 2: The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk

Synopsis

Two kids with super powers terrorize Metropolis and challenge Batman and Superman to figure out their secret.

Show/hide 2. The Colossal Kids (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #152 (August 1965)
Part II- The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #37 ([May 1968?])
The Colossal Kids Part 2: The Magic of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk

Synopsis

Force Boy and Speed Kid's true identities are revealed.

Notes

The final half page of this story has been expanded to a full page, mainly with white space.

Show/hide 3. The Case of the Cosmonik Quartet (A Star Hawkins Story) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Star Hawkins Story
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Gil Kane, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #176 (May 1965)
The Case of the Cosmonik Quartet
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #37 (May 1968)
The Case of the Cosmonik Quartet

Synopsis

Star Hawkins has to figure out the connection between Ilda's favorite singing group, the Cosmoniks, and a series of robberies that coincide with their concerts.

Show/hide 4. Scienti-Fact (Scienti-Fact) Comic story, 0.33 pages

"It has been estimated that every gram of the Earth's soil is populated…"

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz , scripter
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #342 (August 1965)
Types of Soil Bacteria
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #37 (May 1968)
Scienti-Fact

Synopsis

Information on micro organism, including images of types of soil bacteria.

Show/hide 5. The Trickster's Toy Thefts! (The Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #152 (May 1965)
The Trickster's Toy Thefts
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #50 ([June 1969?])
The Trickster's Toy Thefts!

Notes

This story is in two parts. The final part page has been extended to a full page mainly through additional white space.

Show/hide 6. The Human Skyscraper (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #28 (April 1958)
The Human Skyscraper
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #132 ([July 1958?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #100 (August 1958)
The Human Skyscraper
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #2 (September 1964)
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #53 ([May 1970?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The Human Skyscraper

Synopsis

When Prof. Potter gives Jimmy the wrong pill for a toothache, Jimmy ends up several stories tall, with the mind of a child. Trying to relieve Jimmy's toothache pain, Superman stumbles on the very antidote necessary to reverse Jimmy's transformation.

Show/hide 7. Honeymoon in Space Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #16 (October-November 1953)
Honeymoon In Space
Show/hide 8. The Giants Who Slept 1,000,000 Years (J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #153 (September 1965)
The Giants Who Slept 1,000,000 Years
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #128 ([November 1979?])
The Giants Who Slept 1,000,000 Years

Notes

This story is in two parts. The last partial page of part one has been extended to a full page, mainly through the use of additional black inks.

Show/hide 9. The Great Space-Train Robbery! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #19 (April-May 1954)
The Great Space Train Robbery

Notes

The final part page has been extended to a full page mainly through additional white space.

Show/hide 10. The Curse of Lena Thorul! (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #23 (February 1961)
The Curse of Lena Thorul!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #6 ([May 1961?])
The Curse of Lena Thorul
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Curse of Lena Thorul
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #8 ([November 1966?])
The Curse of Lena Thorul

Synopsis

Strange events lead Lois to believe that librarian Lena Thorul is the reincarnation of a witch put to death in the seventeenth century. However, Superman learns that Lex Luthor is trying to scare Lois off because he fears that she may discover that Lena is Luthor's sister, and he doesn't want anyone to know -- not even Lena.

Notes

This story reprints the introduction of Lena Thorul, Luthor's sister.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 104

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 20/07/2015

Index completed

  • 06/06/2009

Last updated

  • 20/07/2015