Colossal Comic #48

Published
February 1969
Page count
164
Cover price
35 cents
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #135 (January 1967)
Show/hide 1. Clark Kent's New Mother and Father (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 2. Jimmy Olsen, Prince of Clowns (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. Giants of the Telescope Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
?

Notes

Information on Dr Robert G Aitkin

Show/hide 4. The Joker's Movie Crimes (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

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)
The Joker's Movie Crimes!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #48 ([June 1954])
Show/hide 5. The Lost Secret of Space (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #174 (November 1952)
Show/hide 6. Batman Pounds a Beat (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Pencils
Lew Schwartz
Bob Kane (figures only)
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #77 (June-July 1953)
Batman Pounds a Beat!
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #44 ([February 1954?])
Batman Pounds a Beat!
Show/hide 7. The Rival for Aquaman (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #222 (March 1956)
Show/hide 8. The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #81 (February 1954)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #81 (February 1954)
The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City!
Show/hide 9. Superman Marries Lois Lane (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #206 (July 1955)
Superman Marries Lois Lane
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #104 ([March 1956])
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #104 ([March 1956])
Superman Marries Lois Lane
Show/hide 10. Animal Time-Sense Comic story, 1 page
Show/hide 11. The Planeteer from the Past (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #159 (August 1951)
Show/hide 12. Science Say's Your're Wrong if you believe that-- (Science Says You're Wrong If you Believe That…) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Science Says You're Wrong If you Believe That…
Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
?

Notes

Information on sphere and cube on an inclined plane; heavy and light cream; salt melting snow; and mass of planets with moons.

Show/hide 13. The Clue from Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #100 (September 1955)
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #104 ([March 1956])

Notes

Superman's origin is retold in this story.

Show/hide 14. Chief Hot Foot (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Look what I found, Chief."

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Gags

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Begins: Look what I found, Chief."

Show/hide 15. Hy Wire (Hy Wire) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I'll go over and see how the sideshow is doing!"

Featuring

Feature
Hy Wire
Genre
Gags

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Printed in
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #15 ([December 1957?])
Hy Wire

Notes

Begins: "I'll go over and see how the sideshow is doing!"

Show/hide 16. The Babe of Steel (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
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #221 (February 1956)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #89 ([July 1956?])
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #89 ([July 1956])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #22 ([July 1962?])
Show/hide 17. The Emperor of the Sea (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #205 (October 1954)
Show/hide 18. Public Chimp Number One (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
Super-hero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Creig Flessel
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #38 (January 1955)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 ([April 1956])
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 (April 1956)
Show/hide 19. The Man who was Mightier than Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #209 (October 1955)
Show/hide 20. Superboy's Two Rivals (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
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Art: Curt Swan
Art
Curt Swan
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #42 (July 1955)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 (April 1956)
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 ([April 1956])
Show/hide 21. Bruce Wayne--Crime Reporter (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #65 (June-July 1951)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #65 (June-July 1951)
Bruce Wayne--Crime Reporter!
Show/hide 22. The Amazing Adventures of Superboy's Costume (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
Super-hero

Credits

Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #44 (October 1955)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 (April 1956)
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 ([April 1956])

Notes

Last two pages of original story amalgamated in this reprint.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1099

Entry created

  • 01/01/2004

Cover added

  • 01/01/2004

Index completed

  • 31/10/2006

Last updated

  • 03/11/2007