Superman Color Comics #21

Published
February 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 Untitled (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Featuring The World's Greatest Adventure Character!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Hambone the Hunter) Comic story, 1 page

"Oscar, I am about to introduce science into the art of bunny-nabbing. Stand by that burrow over there--"

Featuring

Feature
Hambone the Hunter
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Hart Amos, scripter
Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed]
Text
Hart Amos, letterer [signed]

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First published in this issue

Notes

In black and white on inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Modern Nostradamus (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #125 (October 1948)
The Modern Nostradamus!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 (April 1958)
The Modern Nostradamus!
Show/hide 3. Lemmy Loo (Lemmy Loo) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hedgehog for dinner--that's what we'll eat..but the little devil is quick on his feet..."

Featuring

Feature
Lemmy Loo
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lloyd Piper, scripter [credited]
Art
Lloyd Piper, line art [credited]
Text
Lloyd Piper, letterer [credited]

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 4. Untitled [The Sea Rover Acts] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"So Black-Beard and his friends are at a village only 20 miles away!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
Warwick 119

Reprint history

Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus, Melbourne:1848-1957) 1948-12-07

Synopsis

Blake meets the Sea Rover.

Notes

Based on a segment from "The Ovaltiney Show every Sunday around tea-time" on radio stations across Australia. Each week the previous episode was presented as a cartoon strip in the Saturday edition of some newspapers. This seems to be a reprint of those serials. "The Ovaltiney Show" was a celebrated UK produced radio show of the 1930s, which included a troupe of child actors who sang, danced and told jokes. As well as being a popular children's programme, it boosted sales of Ovaltine. Title from end of previous episode.

Show/hide 5. Untitled [A Planned Attack] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"Blackbeard and his men have captured my village…"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
Warwick 120

Reprint history

Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus, Melbourne:1848-1957) 1948-12-14

Notes

Ovaltine advertisement. Title from the end of the previous episode. Includes a coupon to order The Sea Rover Annaul.

Show/hide 6. Untitled [River of Death] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"The Boy hasn't a chance!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
Warwick 121

Reprint history

Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus, Melbourne:1848-1957) 1948-12-21

Notes

Ovaltine advertisement. Title from the end of the previous episode. Includes a coupon to order The Sea Rover Annaul.

Show/hide 7. Untitled [Trapped in the Flames] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"We'll show "The Sea Rover" that we won't be beaten!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
Warwick 122

Reprint history

Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus, Melbourne:1848-1957) 1948-12-28

Notes

Ovaltine advertisement. Title from the end of the previous episode. Includes a coupon to order The Sea Rover Annaul.

Show/hide 8. The Richest Man in the World (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #55 (November-December 1948)
The Richest Man in the World!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 (April 1958)
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 (April 1958)
The Richest Man in the World!

Synopsis

Millionaire Stephen Van Schuyler wants to marry Lois Lane, so she stages a contest to see who can give her the most spectacular gifts, Schuyler or Superman. Millionaire Stephen Van Schuyler wants to marry Lois Lane, so she stages a contest to see who can give her the most spectacular gifts, Schuyler or Superman.

Show/hide 9. Strangers from the Clouds (Peter Fury Adventurer) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Peter Fury Adventurer
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
Len Lawson, scripter [as Keith Leonard]
Art
Len Lawson, line art [as Keith Leonard]

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 10. Breakfast at the Boarding House Advertisement, 1 page

"… These Kellogg's Corn Flakes are bigger, crisper, more delicious! And only 30 seconds from packet to plate! Always say "Kellogg's" before you say corn flakes!"

Details

Printed
1949?
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Breakfast at the Boarding House

Notes

There was a series of these Australian drawn Kellogg's advertisements. Some are signed "Vivian", which is probably Ronald Charles Vivian (1914-1973) who drew Ginger Meggs from 1952 until his death in 1973.

Show/hide 11. Kraft: It's a Fact! Vikings Lived on Cheese (It's a Fact) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"When the vikings crossed the stormy atlantic they lived on cheese. Cheese is one of the most delicious and nourishing foods made by man… Calcium keeps your balance … Kraft cheese -- twice as rich in energy calories as beef! Tastes better because it's blended better. Kraft Cheese."

Details

Printed
1949?
Genre
Fact
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Kraft: It's a Fact! Vikings Lived on Cheese

Notes

There was a series of Kraft advertisements, which were normally printed in pairs.

Show/hide 12. Kraft: Secrets of the Deep! [Auguste Piccard] (Secrets of the Deep) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Auguste Piccard, French Scientist who went 10 miles into the stratospher (1935) is now preparing to tackle the mysterious deep… There's no secret about the bonzer flavour of Kraft fish paste. Tell mum you want some on your school sandwiches!"

Details

Printed
1948?
Genre
Fact
More...
Kraft: Secrets of the Deep! [Auguste Piccard]

Notes

There was a series of these Kraft advertisements, which were generally printed in pairs.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 125

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 13/08/2011

Index completed

  • 27/09/2008

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019