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

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 Super-Duel in Space (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)
The Super-Duel in Space
Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
The Super-Duel in Space
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #102 (October 1958)
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 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?])
 
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?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #23 ([May 1974?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Krypton Chronicles (Murray, 1982?) ([August 1982?])
 
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
Original
Action Comics 242, July 1958

Notes

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

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

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, 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, 1952 series) #108 (June 1959)
The Incredible Land of Yesteryear!
Original
Adventure Comics 208, January 1955
Show/hide 3. The Bat-Ape (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
Jack Schiff , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #114 (March 1958)
The Bat-Ape
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #108 ([May 1959])
The Bat-Ape
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #108 (June 1959)
The Bat-Ape
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Ollie) Comic story, 1 page

"What a wondervul 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

Notes

Begins: "What a wondervul vacation I had--took lots of pictures!"

Show/hide 5. Jimmy Olsen, Foreign Correspondent (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

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 (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #99 ([July 1958])
Jimmy Olsen, Foreign Correspondent
Original
Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen 26, February 1958
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, 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

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Original
Superboy 69, December 1958
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
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 156, September 1950
Show/hide 9. The Arch-Rivals of Gotham City (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 [as sheldon Moldoff]
 
Lew Schwartz , inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, 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, 1952 series) #108 (June 1959)
The Arch-Rivals of Gotham City
Original
Batman 119, October 1958
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
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Original
Mystery in Space 45, August 1958

Notes

Science fiction story

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Buck Skinner) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buck Skinner
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Notes

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

Show/hide 12. The Human Missile (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Plastino, scripter [as Art: Al Plastino]
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #120 (March 1958)
The Human Missle
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 (November 1958)
The Human Missile
Original
Superman 120, March 1958
Show/hide 13. The Menace of the Mechanical Octopus (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Rosalind Kirby, inker [as Roz Kirby]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
Original
World's Finest Comics 97, October 1958
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-Fiction

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 (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 17. Rip van 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
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
Original
Batman 119, October 1958
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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #25 (December 1957)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #69 ([November 1968?])

Notes

Begins: "Ready for your screen-test, miss?"

Show/hide 19. I was a Teen-age Superboy (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

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254 (November 1958)
I Was a Teen-Age Superboy
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959?])
Printed in
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959])
A Teen-Age Superboy!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #124 ([June 1959?])
I Was a Teen-Age Superboy
Original
Adventure Comics 254, November 1958
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
 
Bernard Sachs, inker

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
Original
Mystery In Space 27, August-September 1955
Show/hide 21. The Secret of the Sea King (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 237, June 1957
Show/hide 22. The Superman Hall of Trophies (Superman's Pal, 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
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

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!
Original
Mystery in Space 28, October-November 1955
Show/hide 24. The First Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

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?])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
The First Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
 
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?])
 
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
Original
Detective Comics 235, September 1956

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon

AusReprints ID

  • 1096

Entry created

  • 01/01/2004

Cover added

  • 01/01/2004

Index completed

  • 26/09/2004

Last updated

  • 13/09/2019