Colossal Comic Annual #nn [1]

Published
August 1956
Page count
148
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
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 Untitled (Superman; Batman and Robin; Aquaman) Cover, 1 page

"148 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman and Robin; Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, original line art

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
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Superhero

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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. Untitled (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
Humour

Credits

Writing
Jim Borella Swan, scripter
Art
Jim Borella Swan, line art

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Printed in
Australia
Superman Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #2 ([July 1947?])
Untitled
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

Writing
Bill Woolfolk , scripter [as William Woolfolk]
Art
Al Wenzel, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (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. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 1 page

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

Featuring

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

"About a "Boat""

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz

Credits

Writing
Horace Elmo, scripter [as H. T. Elmo]
Art
Horace Elmo, line art [as 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

Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

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

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
George Roussos , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Assistant Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Assistant Editor [attributed]

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?])
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

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (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

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
George Roussos , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Rocket Plane
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
Rocket Plane
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
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)
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

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
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

Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
George Roussos , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (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

Featuring

Feature
Superboy's Workshop

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Assistant Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #6 (January-February 1950)
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #68 (October 1958)
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #30 ([June 1967?])
Show/hide 19. Susie Reforms (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Ira Yarbrough, penciller
 
Stan Kaye , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Assistant Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #47 (July-August 1947)
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #8 ([January 1948?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #4 ([August 1965?])

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

  • 13/09/2019