Colossal Comic #36

Published
February 1966
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

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. Chapter I: The Return of Jor-El and Lara! (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) #74 (July 1959)
Superboy's Voyage to New Krypton, Part 1: The Return of Jor-El and Lara
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #129 ([November 1959?])
The Return of Jor-El and Lara Part 2: The Voyage To New Krypton Part 3: The Orphan of Steel
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #129 ([November 1959?])
 
United States
Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
The Return of Jor-El and Lara
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
Chapter I: The Return of Jor-El and Lara
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
Chapter II: The Voyage to New Krypton!
Original
Superboy 74, July 1959
This version
Giant Superboy Annual 1, Summer 1964
From GCD
from Superboy (1949 series) #74 (July 1959)

Synopsis

When a space creature breathes red kryptonite flame on Superboy, he falls sick. Surprisingly, Jor-El and Lara show up and nurse him back to health.

Notes

The original cover title "Superboy's Voyage to New Krypton" is not used in this reprint.

Show/hide 2. Chapter II: The Voyage to New Krypton! (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 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) #74 (July 1959)
Superboy's Voyage to New Krypton, Part 2: The Voyage to New Krypton
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #129 ([November 1959?])
The Return of Jor-El and Lara Part 2: The Voyage To New Krypton Part 3: The Orphan of Steel
 
United States
Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
The Voyage to New Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
Chapter II: The Voyage to New Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
Chapter II: The Voyage to New Krypton!
Original
Superboy 74, July 1959
From GCD
from Superboy (1949 series) #74 (July 1959)

Synopsis

The Super-family makes plans to leave Earth in search of a new home.

Notes

The original cover title "Superboy's Voyage to New Krypton" is not used in this reprint.

Show/hide 3. Chapter III: The Orphan of Steel! (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 7 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

Based on
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #74 (July 1959)
Superboy's Voyage to New Krypton, Part 3: The Orphan of Steel!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
Chapter III: The Orphan of Steel!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #129 ([November 1959?])
The Return of Jor-El and Lara Part 2: The Voyage To New Krypton Part 3: The Orphan of Steel
 
United States
Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1 (Summer 1964)
The Orphan of Steel
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([June 1965?])
Chapter II: The Voyage to New Krypton!
From GCD
from Superboy (1949 series) #74 (July 1959)
Original
Superboy 74, July 1959

Synopsis

New Krypton is imperiled by a falling moon.

Notes

The original cover title "Superboy's Voyage to New Krypton" is not used in this reprint.

Show/hide 4. Professor Eureka (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 2 pages

"Well, Dr Johnson, we finally finished our rocket ship!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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First print
Unknown
Show/hide 5. The Invisible Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, editor
 
George Kashdan, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #124 (June 1959)
The Invisible Batman
Show/hide 6. We Discovered the Edge of the World Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art [signed as C]
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) #18 (November-December 1957)
We Discovered the Edge of the World
Printed in
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #36 ([March 1958])
We Discovered the Edge of the World
Show/hide 7. Dr. Floogle (Dr. Floogle) Comic story, 1 page

"I hope we can find Professor Noodle's laboratory out here!"

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Floogle
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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First print
Unknown
Show/hide 8. The Super Nose for News (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.66 pages
Show/hide 9. Curious Names of Western Mines! (Curious Names of Western Mines!) Comic story, 0.33 pages

"Some prospectors believed in the magic power of opposites--"

Featuring

Feature
Curious Names of Western Mines!
Genre
Fact; western

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker [as Tommy Nicolosi]
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #93 (February-March 1957)
Poor Man's Mine
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #139 ([February 1959])
Curious Names of Western Mines
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #107 ([March 1959])
Untitled

Notes

This feature is called "Poor Man's Mine" in GCD.

Show/hide 10. I Died a Thousand Times Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, line art
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) #16 (July-August 1957)
I Died a Thousand Times
Printed in
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #32 ([November 1957])
I Died a Thousand Times
Also printed
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
I Died a Thousand Times
From GCD
from My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #16 (July-August 1957)
Show/hide 11. Lefty Looie (Lefty Looie) Comic story, 1 page

"I'm hungry! One hamburger!"

Featuring

Feature
Lefty Looie
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #297 (November 1961)
"I'm hungry!"
Show/hide 12. The Curse of the Wizard's Arrow! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Lee Elias, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #261 (June 1959)
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Curse Of The Wizard's Arrow!

Synopsis

A mysterious wizard predicts Oliver Queen will kill his best friend with an arrow.

Show/hide 13. Jimmy Hits the Jackpot (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 14. Warden Willis (Warden Willis) Comic story, 1 page

"Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy. It's killing my back!"

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #267 (May 1959)
Warden Willis
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #53 ([June 1966?])
Warden Willis
Show/hide 15. Three Fearful Wishes Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Art
Jay McArdle, line art [as Jim McArdle]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #65 (August 1957)
Three Fearful Wishes
Printed in
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #32 ([November 1957])
Three Fearful Wishes
Show/hide 16. The Mystery Seeds from Space (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake , scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, editor
 
George Kashdan, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #124 (June 1959)
The Mystery Seeds from Space
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #111 ([September 1959?])
The Mystery Seeds from Space
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #111 ([September 1959?])
The Mystery Seeds from Space!
Original
Batman 124, June 1959
Show/hide 17. Dream Girl Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 18. Peter Puptent Explorer (Peter Puptent Explorer) Comic story, 1 page

"This is indeed a strange, mysterious island we are on!"

Featuring

Feature
Peter Puptent Explorer
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
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #21 (July-August 1959)
Peter Puptent, Explorer
Show/hide 19. Moolah the Mystic (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"We've done enough digging for today. I think we should all get some sleep now!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #87 (June 1959)
Moolah the Mystic
Show/hide 20. The Son of Superman (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7 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

Based on
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #30 (August 1958)
The Son of Superman
Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #137 ([December 1958?])
The Son of Superman  (Reprinted from this seven page version)
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #2 (September 1964)
The Son of Superman
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Son of Superman
From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC 1954 series) #30 (August 1958)

Notes

This version of the story has been reduced by one page with removal of the splash panel on page 1, the bottom tier on page 5 and the top tier on page 6. The pages have been amalgamated together to merge the gaps.

Show/hide 21. The Menace of the Maze Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 22. Superman's New Power! (Superman) Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman , scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #125 (November 1958)
Superman's New Power!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #139 ([February 1959])
Superman's New Power
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #107 ([March 1959])
Superman's New Power
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
Superman's New Power!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
Superman's New Power!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #125

Synopsis

When Superman is exposed to the radiation from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself with his powers to carry out his super-duties.

Show/hide 23. 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 24. The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #259 (April 1959)
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #154 (December 1965)
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #11 ([March 1966?])
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Green Arrow's Mystery Pupil
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC 1938 series) #259 (April 1959)

Synopsis

Millionaire Hector Vance offers a million dollars to charity if Green Arrow will teach him archery. Shortly after the archery lessons stop, The Crimson Archer starts a crime spree and GA learns that Hector Vance is really underworld kingpin Herb Vraney.

Show/hide 25. Science Says Your Wrong if You Believe That… (Science Says Your Wrong if You Believe That…) Comic story, 1 page

"There are canals on Mars…"

Featuring

Feature
Science Says Your Wrong if You Believe That…
Genre
Fact

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, line art
Text
Mort Drucker, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #23 (August 1952)
Science Says Your Wrong if You Believe That…
 
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #15 (May-June 1957)
Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That --
 
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #32 ([November 1957])
Untitled
 
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #33 (June 1960)
Untitled

Notes

The feature name is incorrectly spelled "Your".

Show/hide 26. The Secret of the Everglades (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
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #123 (April 1959)
The Secret of the Everglades
Printed in
United States
Batman #123 [Pizza Hut Collectors' Edition Vol. 1] (DC, 1977 series) (1977)
The Secret of the Everglades

Synopsis

While vacationing in Florida, Batman and Robin end up in an adventure in the Everglades

Show/hide 27. The Microscopic Man Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira, line art [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #68 (November 1957)
The Microscopic Man
Show/hide 28. The Lady and the Lion (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #243 (August 1958)
The Lady and the Lion
Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #137 ([December 1958?])
The Lady and the Lion
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 (January 1959)
The Lady and the Lion
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
The Lady and the Lion
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
The Lady and the Lion
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Lady and the Lion
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Lady and the Lion
Original
Action Comics 243, August 1958
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #243 (August 1958)
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #243

Synopsis

Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote.

Show/hide 29. The Fugitive Batman (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
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #123 (April 1959)
The Fugitive Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #110 ([August 1959?])
The Fugitive Batman
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #110 (August 1959)
The Fugitive Batman!
 
United States
Batman #123 [Pizza Hut Collectors' Edition Vol. 1] (DC, 1977 series) (1977)
The Fugitive Batman
Original
Batman 123, April 1959
From GCD
from Batman #123 (DC, 1940 Series) April 1959

Synopsis

Robin and Ace the Bat-Hound, acting on orders from Comissioner Gordon, attempt to track down a fugitive Batman.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon

AusReprints ID

  • 1095

Entry created

  • 01/01/2004

Cover added

  • 13/11/2011

Index completed

  • 13/11/2011

Last updated

  • 13/11/2011