Colossal Comic #35

Published
November 1965
Page count
164
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
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) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Blind Boy of Steel (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #259 (April 1959)
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
This version
United States
Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
The Blind Boy of Steel
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
The Blind Boy of Steel
Original
Adventure Comics 259, April 1959
This version
Giant Superboy Annual 1, Summer 1964

Synopsis

A freak bolt of lightning strikes a meteor containing kryptonite, catching Superboy in the blast and giving him diamond vision which he can't turn off, so he must keep his eyes shut at all times.

Show/hide 2. The Tomb of Ramfis Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 3. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 4. The Secret of the Space Souvenirs (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder , scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #122 (July 1958)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #12 (May 1981)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #122
 
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #122 (July 1958)

Synopsis

Superman is compelled to collect trophies from space, but doesn't know why.

Show/hide 5. Professor Eureka (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 2 pages

"Yes, Dr. Floogle, I'm retiring at last! No more work on these experiments!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #28 (February 1959)
Professor Eureka
Show/hide 6. The Girl in the Iron Mask Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 7. The Day Superboy was a Coward (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #72 (April 1959)
The Day Superboy Was a Coward
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325 (October 1964)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #126 ([August 1959?])
The Day Superboy Was a Coward
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325 (October 1964)
The Day Superboy Was a Coward!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #10 ([February 1966?])
The Day Superboy was a Coward

Synopsis

Superboy loses all confidence after he apparently kills an escaping criminal.

Show/hide 8. The Mad Hatter of Metropolis (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, 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) #31 (September 1958)
The Mad Hatter of Metropolis
Show/hide 9. Hi! Kids! Superboy (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Hi! Kids! Be sure to buy your copy of the great Superboy comics! ---On sale now!"

Details

Printed
1957? to 1959?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Hi! Kids! Superboy
Show/hide 10. I was Tried by the Jury of Villains Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira, line art [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #15 (May-June 1957)
I Was Tried by the Jury of Villains
Printed in
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #31 ([October 1957])
I Was Tried By the Jury of Villains
Show/hide 11. Crimes Under Glass (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
Rosalind Kirby, backgrounds [as Roz Kirby]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #99 (February 1959)
Crimes Under Glass
Also printed
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
Crimes Under Glass
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
Crimes under Glass
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #99 (February 1959)
 
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #99

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy take down a gang of robbers using lenses in their crimes.

Show/hide 12. The Secret of Batman Island! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October 1958)
The Secret of Batman Island
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
The Secret of Batman Island!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #29 ([1974?])
The Secret of Batman Island
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October, 1958)

Synopsis

The founder/owner of Batman Island is followed home by criminals seeking films the man has been shooting that could finger them for a crime they committed.

Show/hide 13. Little Brother (Little Brother) Comic story, 1 page

"Garsh! Gee, that's a dandy dog you found, brother!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Brother
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Phil Berube, scripter
Art
Phil Berube, line art
Text
Phil Berube, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #124 (September 1948)
Little Brother
Also printed
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #19 (January-February 1955)
Untitled
 
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #21 (May-June 1955)
Little Brother
Printed in
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #31 ([October 1957])
Little Brother

Notes

Phil Berube's sigature on the original is not included in this reprint.

Show/hide 14. Krypto, the Human Superdog (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #71 (March 1959)

Synopsis

One of Superboy's experiments backfires and switches Krypto's mind with his.

Show/hide 15. I Had the Midas Touch of Gold Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 16. Moolah the Mystic (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"Aha - I see you will meet a man soon - tall, dark and handsome."

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour
Code
J-854

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
United States
Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #S-13 (September-October 1970)
Show/hide 17. The Unmasked Archers (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
 
Jack Kirby , plotter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
Rosalind Kirby, backgrounds [as Roz Kirby]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #98 (December 1958)
The Unmasked Archers!
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #197 (October-November 1970)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #23 (July 1982)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
The Unmasked Archers!

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy's secret IDs are almost revealed in a practical joke.

Show/hide 18. The Great Superman Swindle (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 19. The Airborne Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Stan Kaye, inker [as Bob Kane]
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #120 (December 1958)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #120 (December 1958)
The Airborne Batman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #107 ([April 1959?])
Show/hide 20. The Legend of the Golden Lion Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
George Roussos, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #67 (October 1957)
The Legend of the Golden Lion
Printed in
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #33 ([December 1957])
The Legend of the Golden Lion
Based on
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #33 ([December 1957])
The Legend of the Golden Lion

Synopsis

A fearless hunter finds that he can't shoot a golden lion, and instead frees him from a rope-trap. Later, the lion returns the kindness, protecting the hunter from a gorilla.

Show/hide 21. The Body in the Bat-Cave (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #121 (February 1959)
The Body in the Bat-Cave
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #218 (January-February 1970)
The Body in the Bat-Cave
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #21 ([October 1970?])
The Body in the Bat-Cave
From GCD
From Batman #121 (February, 1959)
Show/hide 22. The Spendthrift and the Miser (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 23. The Human Time Capsule Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 24. The Super-Sword (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon
  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1094

Entry created

  • 01/01/2004

Cover added

  • 12/11/2011

Index completed

  • 12/11/2011

Last updated

  • 13/09/2019