Superman Color Comics #20

Published
January 1949
Page count
36
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 AUP]
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Too Many Heroes! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"There are headaches aplenty for the Man of Steel when everybody tries to steal his thunder in..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Stan Kaye, line art
 
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, penciller (background figures)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #55 (November-December 1948)
Too Many Heroes!
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Blacklock Bones Daffy Detective) Comic story, 1 page

"Gosh Doc, just look at this kid running!"

Featuring

Feature
Blacklock Bones Daffy Detective
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Auld, scripter
Art
Auld, line art
Text
Auld , letterer

Notes

One of the later episides of Blacklock Bones Daffy Detective is signed 'Auld'.

Show/hide 2. Too Many Heroes! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Trundle; Peter Lorloff ; Carole Lorloff; Stella Lorloff; Felix Lorloff

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #55 (November-December 1948)
Too Many Heroes!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #20 ([January 1949])
 
United Kingdom
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #7 ([October 1950?])

Synopsis

Actor Peter Loroff wills all his money to the person who performs the most heroic deed in the week after his death.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Lefty the Trouble Shooter) Comic story, 2 pages

"Gee I feel low --- it's been an unlucky day for me!"

Featuring

Feature
Lefty the Trouble Shooter
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Yaroslav Horak, scripter [signed as Horak]
Art
Yaroslav Horak, line art [signed as Horak]
Text
Yaroslav Horak , letterer [as Larry Horak]
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hey, bud -- want to earn two shillings?"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #54 (September-October 1948)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Untitled [The Coils of Death!] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"Aye, we must in some way dispose of the 'All Powerful One'"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 115

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-11-09

Notes

Also published in The Daily Telegraph 14 November 1948. The title 'The Coils of Death!' of death is from the end of the previous episode.

Show/hide 6. Untitled [The Great Hunt] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"Quickly Blake! We've got to save him!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 116

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-11-16

Notes

Also published in The Daily Telegraph 21 November 1948.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"But Blake is worshipped by the Natives!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 117

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-11-23

Notes

Also published in The Daily Telegraph 28 November 1948.

Show/hide 8. Untitled [Terror Unleashed] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"Blake! Blake! Call them off!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 118

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-11-30

Notes

Also published in The Daily Telegraph 5 December 1948.

Show/hide 9. The Secret of the Chinese Dragon (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

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) #54 (September-October 1948)
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Doc Foozle, the Test Tube Wizard) Comic story, 1 page

"Twiddleswitch, on sip will prove my new compound as the greatest gloom-chaser of all time!"

Featuring

Feature
Doc Foozle, the Test Tube Wizard
Genre
Humour
Show/hide 11. It's a Fact! (Kraft Cheese) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kraft Cheese
Show/hide 12. Secrets of the Deep! (Kraft Fish Paste) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kraft Fish Paste
Show/hide 13. Breakfast at the Zoo (Kellogg's) Advertisement, 1 page

"I'd change my spots any day for those tastier Kellogg's Corn Flakes!"

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace

AusReprints ID

  • 124

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 05/04/2022

Index completed

  • 21/11/2003

Last updated

  • 06/04/2022