Colossal Comic #48

Published
February 1969
Page count
164
Cover price
0.25 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) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Colours
, colourist
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #135 (January 1967)
No title recorded
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
Non-Fiction

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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Superhero

Credits

Art
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller (figures only)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #77 (June-July 1953)
Batman Pounds a Beat!
Also printed
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
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
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
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Non-Fiction

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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Humour

Credits

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

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
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

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

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
Show/hide 17. The Emperor of the Sea (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Show/hide 19. The Man who was Mightier than Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #42 (July 1955)
Superboy's Two Rivals
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 ([April 1956])
Superboy's Two Rivals
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 (April 1956)
Superboy's Two Rivals

Synopsis

Pa Kent mysteriously tries to hire the world's greatest detective and the world's strongest man.

Show/hide 21. Bruce Wayne--Crime Reporter (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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

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

  • 13/09/2019