Colossal Comic Annual #nn [1]

Published
August 1956
Page count
148
Cover price
3/6
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman; Batman and Robin; Aquaman) Cover, 1 page

"148 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman and Robin; Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer (original)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #37 (November-December 1948)
 (Aquaman added)
Show/hide 1. The Man Who Was Honest (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 2. Dick Grayson's Nightmare (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #80 (December 1953-January 1954)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #80 (December 1953-January 1954)
Dick Grayson's Nightmare!

Notes

This is mainly a Robin story; Batman makes only a token appearance.

Show/hide 3. Silver Gloves Sellout (Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #134 (November 1948)
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #4 ([May 1949?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #40 ([February 1967?])
Show/hide 4. Atomical Tom The Boy Inventor (Atomical Tom The Boy Inventor) Comic story, 1 page

"It's the very latest in cameras, dad ---- takes pictures automatically, developes the neg an' enlarges too!!"

Featuring

Feature
Atomical Tom The Boy Inventor
Genre
Humor (comedy)

Credits

Script
Jim Borella Swan
Art
Jim Borella Swan

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Printed in
Australia
Superman Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #2 ([July 1947?])
Atomical Tom the Boy Inventor
Show/hide 5. The Amazing Animal Bandits (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 6. Superboy Meets Mighty Boy (Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
William Woolfolk ?
Art
Al Wenzel
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Superboy Meets Mighty Boy!
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
Superboy Meets Mighty Boy
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
Superboy Meets Mighty Boy!

Synopsis

A young boy is duped by an unscrupulous promoter into thinking he's stronger than Superboy.

Show/hide 7. Quick Quiz (Quick Quiz) Activity, 1 page

"What difference is there between a frog and a toad?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Show/hide 8. Quick Quiz (Quick Quiz) Activity, 1 page

"About a "Boat""

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Show/hide 9. The Five Different Batmen (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (Managing Editor), Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (story editors)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #65 (July-August 1953)
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #39 ([June 1966?])

Synopsis

Five people tell their memories of Batman, who appears to be dead.

Show/hide 10. That Old Class of Superboy's (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
[Jack Schiff
Mort Weisinger]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #46 (May-June 1947)
That Old Class of Superboy's
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #2 ([July 1947?])
That Old Class of Superboy's
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #6 ([October 1965?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #6 ([October 1965?])
That Old Class of Superboy's

Notes

Reprints the first mention of Superboy in Superman.

Show/hide 11. Exiled from the Sea (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
John Daly
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #134 (November 1948)
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #40 ([February 1967?])

Synopsis

After being accidentally bathed in chemicals Aquaman emits an odor that enrages fish, so he must stay out of the sea for 30 days.

Show/hide 12. Superboy--Super-Salesman (Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
George Roussos ?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #130 (July 1948)
Show/hide 13. His Lordship, Clark Kent (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 14. Rocket Plane (Superboy's Workshop) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy's Workshop
Genre
Activity

Credits

Art
Al Wenzel
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original, credited)
Jack Schiff (original, actual)
Adam Phillips (collected edition)
Nick J. Napolitano (associate, collected edition)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Rocket Plane
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
 
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
Rocket Plane
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #nn [1] ([August 1956?])
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
Rocket Plane

Synopsis

How to make a rubber-band powered rocket, and a tin-can string telephone.

Show/hide 15. The Original Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #195 (May 1953)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #49 ([June 1954?])

Notes

The final page and a bit of this reprint has artwork reduced and combined to merge two pages from the original story.

Show/hide 16. Varsity Vic (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.66 pages

"The book's not here!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor (comedy)

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 17. Superboy's Report Card (Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
George Roussos?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #133 (October 1948)
Superboy's Report Card
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
Superboy's Report Card

Synopsis

Since the truant officer wants Superboy to go to school, he has to pass through all the grades in one day, in order not to jeopardize his secret identity.

Show/hide 18. Razor Blade Radio (Superboy's Workshop) Activity, 1 page
Show/hide 19. Susie Reforms (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon

AusReprints ID

  • 1091

Entry created

  • 01/01/2004

Cover added

  • 01/01/2004

Index completed

  • 01/04/2010

Last updated

  • 01/04/2010