Colossal Comic #37

Published
May 1966
Page count
164
Cover price
0.35 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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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
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. The Super-Duel in Space (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Lois Lane; Brainiac (villain, intro); Professor Kimda; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Kandor (intro); Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)
The Super-Duel in Space
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #102 (October 1958)
The Super-Duel In Space
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #16 ([November 1970?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973 series) #23 ([May 1974?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Krypton Chronicles (Murray, 1982?) ([August 1982?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Duel in Space

Synopsis

While Clark Kent and Lois Lane are passengers on an experimental rocket, the rocket is snagged by the alien Brainiac. Clark switches to Superman, but can't penetrate Brainiac's force shield, so moves the rocket out of the control of Brainiac's ship. Brainiac turns to his primary goal, which is to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth in order to restore them to normal size and repopulate his own planet, whose native people have all been wiped out by a plague. Superman returns to Metropolis, expecting Brainiac to also snatch that city, and through that gain entrance into Brainiac's ship. Once inside, he finds a bottle with a shrunken Kryptonian city. He enters the bottle, but loses his powers under its artificial gravity. There he seeks the help of a scientist who helps him plan a way to restore the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for the trip back to his own planet. But unfortunately there isn't enough power to restore Kandor, so Superman places it in his Fortress until he can find a way, as Brainiac's ship rockets away, with Brainiac unaware that he is returning home empty-handed.

Notes

This is the first appearance of Brainiac and Kandor (known as Krypton City)

Show/hide 2. The Incredible Land of Yesteryear (Green Arrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #208 (January 1955)
The Incredible Land of Yesteryear
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #108 (June 1959)
The Incredible Land of Yesteryear!
Show/hide 3. The Bat-Ape (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #114 (March 1958)
The Bat-Ape
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #108 (June 1959)
The Bat-Ape
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #108 ([June 1959])
The Bat-Ape
Show/hide 4. Untitled ["What a wonderful vacation I had!"] (Ollie) Comic story, 1 page

"What a wonderful vacation I had--took lots of pictures!"

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, editor (Superman)
 
George Kashdan, editor (backups)

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #232 (September 1957)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Jimmy Olsen, Foreign Correspondent (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #26 (February 1958)
Jimmy Olsen, Foreign Correspondent
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #99 ([July 1958])
Jimmy Olsen, Foreign Correspondent
Show/hide 6. Across the Ages Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #60 (September 1955)
Across The Ages
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #16 ([December 1955?])
Across The Ages
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Across the Ages
Show/hide 7. The Indestructible Robot (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jonathan Kent; "Ace" Farrow; Superboy robot

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #69 (December 1958)
The Indestructible Robot

Synopsis

When criminals develop a kryptonite flame thrower only Superboy's robots can stop them, but he only has one in working order, and it is slowly destroyed by the gangs super weapons.

Show/hide 8. Aquaman vs the Sea (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron , scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #156 (September 1950)
Aquaman vs. the Sea
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #36 ([April 1958?])
Aquaman Versus the Sea
Show/hide 9. The Arch-Rivals of Gotham City (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; GS: Batwoman.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October 1958)
The Arch-Rivals of Gotham City
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #108 (June 1959)
The Arch-Rivals of Gotham City
Show/hide 10. Flying Saucers over Mars Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Joe Millard, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #45 (August 1958)
Flying Saucers Over Mars!
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #14 (October 1981)
Flying Saucers over Mars
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Buck Skinner) Comic story, 1 page

"It's been raining for three days…I'm soaked!"

Featuring

Feature
Buck Skinner
Genre
Humour; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Skinner

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Editor

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First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #52 (November 1957)
Untitled
Show/hide 12. The Human Missile (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Gadget Grim (Villain, Intro)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #120 (March 1958)
The Human Missle
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #103 (November 1958)
The Human Missile
Show/hide 13. The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus (Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
Rosalind Kirby, inker [as Roz Kirby]
Text
Pat Gordon , letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor-in-Chief

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #97 (October 1958)
Menace of the Mechanical Octopus
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus
 
United Kingdom
Superman Annual (KGM, 1951 series) December 1963 (December 1963)
The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Menace Of The Mechanical Octopus
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus

Synopsis

Crooks are using a mechanical octopus to commit robberies.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger , penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi , inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

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First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #20 (August-September 1965)
Untitled

Notes

Information on the space between atoms.

Show/hide 15. The Forbidden Wish Comic story, 3 pages
Show/hide 16. The Superman Book That Couldn’t Be Finished (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 17. Rip van Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Dick Grayson]; Robin; Al Hackett (villain)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October 1958)
Rip Van Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
Rip Van Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
Rip Van Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
Rip Van Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Rip Van Batman

Synopsis

Looking for criminal Al Hackett, Batman enters a greenhouse with exotic flowers and accidentally trips over a vine, smashing into a case with a flower that gives off a strange vapor, and he passes out. When he awakes, he finds himself in the future -- but circumstances reveal that Dick Grayson is now Batman and has taken on a new partner as Robin.

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Honey in Hollywood) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Ready for your screen-test, miss?"

Featuring

Feature
Honey in Hollywood
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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Based on
Unknown
First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #25 (December 1957)
Untitled
Show/hide 19. I was a Teen-age Superboy (Superboy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254 (November 1958)
I Was a Teen-Age Superboy
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959])
A Teen-Age Superboy!
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959])
I Was a Teen-Age Superboy

Synopsis

Superboy mysteriously gives different super powers to various people in Smallville.

Show/hide 20. Interplanetary Parcel of Peril (Space Cabbie) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Space Cabbie
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #27 (August-September 1955)
Interplanetary Parcel of Peril
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #36 ([April 1958?])
Interplanetary Parcel of Peril
Show/hide 21. The Secret of the Sea King (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Roy Mason

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #237 (June 1957)
The Secret of the Sea King
Show/hide 22. The Superman Hall of Trophies (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 23. Space-Flight to Danger (Space Cabbie) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Space Cabbie
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #28 (October-November 1955)
Space-Flight to Danger!
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #219 (July-August 1969)
Space Flight to Danger
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #59 (March 1970)
Space-Flight to Danger!
Show/hide 24. The First Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Lew Moxon [I & D]; Joey Chill

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #235 (September 1956)
The First Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4 (Winter 1963)
The First Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #255 (March-April 1974)
The First Batman
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The First Batman
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #2 (November-December 1979)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The First Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The First Batman

Synopsis

The discovery of an old Batman-type costume in Bruce Wayne's attic re-opens the Wayne murder case, and helps him realize that Joey Chill had ONLY been hired to kill his parents....and the real man responsible was still alive and free.

Show/hide 25. Big Success for Little Cost! (Melody School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Melody School of Music

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon

AusReprints ID

  • 1096

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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