All Star Adventure Comic #54

Published
December 1968
Page count
84
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 270mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Spectre) Cover, 1 page

"The Spectre"

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1 (November-December 1967)
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
Show/hide 1. The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull! (The Spectre) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1 (November-December 1967)
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #494 (December 1982)
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Spectre (DC, 2012 series) #1 ([April] 2012)
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!

Synopsis

The use of an experimental anesthetic on a sniper-shot ambassador causes him to be possessed by his ancestor, an 18th century pirate named Captain Skull who has received strong supernatural powers in the process. Only the Spectre can stand against him.

Show/hide 2. Tip Top [Teen Titans] (The Teen Titans) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Don't miss the fabulous adventures of the Teen Titans in every issue of Tip Top. On sale everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
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Tip Top [Teen Titans]

Notes

Image is from page 20 of Teen Titans #16, July-August 1968 (Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl, Robin). Who would have thought "Superhero eats hot dog" could be turned into an advertisement? Image spotted by Mark Cannon.

Show/hide 3. Superman's Supacomic (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"If it's action you want--buy Superman's Supacomic. 20c. On sale everywhere."

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Superman's Supacomic

Notes

The title in this advert was only used on the earliest 1959-1960 issues. It was quickly changed Superman Supacomic. The image is from page 20 of "The Race to the End of the Universe" in The Flash 175, December 1967 (pencils: Ross Andru, inks: Mike Esposito).

Show/hide 4. Welcome… to the House of Mystery! (Cain) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cain
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Orlando, scripter
Art
Joe Orlando, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #176 (September-October 1968)
Welcome... to the House of Mystery!

Notes

Cain's skeletons in the closet. Credits from Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1.

Show/hide 5. The House of No Return! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Sid Greene, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #176 (September-October 1968)
The House of No Return!
Show/hide 6. Wonder Comic [Aquaman] (Aquaman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Heart freezing adventure is yours in every power packed issue of Wonder Comic. On sale everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1968? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Wonder Comic [Aquaman]

Notes

Featuring Aquaman.

Show/hide 7. Moolah the Mystic (Moolah The Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"I hear you're good at telling the future from bumps on the head!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah The Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #46 (January 1956)
Moolah the Mystic
Show/hide 8. Probability Zero Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-supernatural

Credits

Writing
Sid Gerson, scripter
Art
Frank Giacoia, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #32 (May 1953)
Probability Zero
Also printed
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #106 (April-May 1968)
Probability Zero
 
Australia
The House of Mystery (Federal, 1983 series) ([December 1983?])
Probability Zero

Notes

This reprint is not headed "A Demand Classic" and probably comes from the original, rather than the contemporary The Unexpected #106. The final half page of artwork has been stretched, mainly with white space, to fill the whole page.

Show/hide 9. The 300-Year-Old Manhunt Comic story, 7.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-supernatural

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #143 (June 1964)
The 330-Year Old Manhunt
Show/hide 10. Scienti-Fact (Scienti-Fact) Comic story, 0.4 pages

"The masses of some asteroids are so small…"

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Text
Milt Snapinn , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #15 (October-November 1964)
Scienti-Fact

Synopsis

Factual information on the small mass of some asteroids.

Show/hide 11. The Vengeance of the Element Man (Blackhawk) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Chuck Cuidera, inker [as Charles Cuidera]
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #195 (April 1964)
The Vengeance of the Element Man [Chapter 1]

Synopsis

A man is trapped in a mine cave-in and undergoes a strange transformation that enables him to take the form of elements in the area. He seeks vengeance on the others in his mining crew who he thinks deserted him.

Notes

The last half page of this story has been extended, mainly with black and white space, to fill the whole page.

Show/hide 12. Half-Man--Half-Alien! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
John Rosenberger, line art
 
, inker
Editing
Dick Giordano, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #213 (July-August 1968)
Half-Man...Half-Alien!

Synopsis

Scientist Kirk Haggard switches some body parts with an alien invader when his experimental teleporter malfunctions.

Show/hide 13. Blackhawk (Blackhawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Battle the forces of evil with Blackhawk in his own magazine. On sale everywhere 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
War
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Blackhawk

Notes

Pencils by Dick Dillon.

Show/hide 14. Designs for Disaster (A Demand Classic) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Demand Classic
Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #19 (April 1959)
Designs for Disaster
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #43 ([December 1959?])
Designs for Disaster
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #210 (March 1968)
Design for Disaster
 
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #21 (July 1972)
Designs for Disaster
 
Australia
Doomsday Album (Murray, 1977 series) #15 ([February 1980])
Designs for Disaster

Synopsis

Set designer Dane Foote lights his office with an ancient candle found amongst some props he has purchased. Under the light of the candle, he dreams up the perfect set design and the perfect special effect for the movie he is working on. Unfortunately, after the set is built and the scene is shot, a real-life town falls victim to the same thing that happens to the town in the film.

Show/hide 15. World's Finest Comic [The Flash] (The Flash) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Now pulse-stopping action in every thrill packed issue of World's Finest Comic. On sale everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
World's Finest Comic [The Flash]

Notes

The source of this image is unknown.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1324

Entry created

  • 11/02/2004

Cover added

  • 18/07/2015

Index completed

  • 11/02/2004

Last updated

  • 18/07/2015