Colossal Comic #44

Published
February 1968
Page count
164
Cover price
0.35 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 (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

"164 Pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-171

Credits

Art
Irv Novick, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #388 (June 1969)
No title recorded
Show/hide 1. Bullet-Hole Club (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #50 (February-March 1951)
Bullet-Hole Club
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #254 (January-February 1974)
Bullet-Hole Club
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #31 ([1975?])
Bullet-Hole Club

Synopsis

A private detective petitions Batman and the other members of the pretigeous "Bullet Hole Club" to become a member----even if he has to purposely put himself in the way of bodily harm to do it! A private detective petitions Batman and the other members of the pretigeous "Bullet Hole Club" to become a member----even if he has to purposely put himself in the way of bodily harm to do it! A private detective petitions Batman and the other members of the prestigious "Bullet-Hole Club" to become a member...even if he has to purposely put himself in the way of bodily harm to do it!

Show/hide 2. 'Scoop' Smith, Boy Reporter (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #58 (May-June 1952)
"Scoop" Smith, Boy Reporter!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

A teen age genius becomes the Daily Planet's star reporter- and then publisher of a rival paper! A teen age genius becomes the Daily Planet's star reporter- and then publisher of a rival paper! A teenage genius becomes the Daily Planet's star reporter and then publisher of a rival paper!

Show/hide 3. The School without a Teacher (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #19 (April-May 1952)
The School Without a Teacher!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #23 ([May 1952])
The School Without a Teacher!

Synopsis

All of Smallville's teachers are quaranteened so Superboy has to take their places.

Show/hide 4. The Worst Circus on Earth (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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz , scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #16 (September-October 1951)
The Worst Circus on Earth!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([April 1952])
The Worst Circus on Earth
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #22 ([April 1952?])
The Worst Circus on Earth
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([April 1952])

Synopsis

Superboy brings a run down circus to Smallville and then has to help spruce the acts up. Superboy brings a run down circus to Smallville and then has to help spruce the acts up.

Show/hide 5. The Richest Crook in the World (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman and Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #60 (September-October 1952)
The Richest Crook in the World!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
Show/hide 6. The Superman Pageant! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #56 (January-February 1952)
The Superman Pageant!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

Famed silent film director Karl Kruger stages a comeback with a pageant starring a Superman robot- but at the last minute Superman has to take the robot's place. Famed silent film director Karl Kruger stages a comeback with a pageant starring a Superman robot, but at the last minute Superman has to take the robot's place.

Show/hide 7. Superboy's School of Hard Knocks (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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
 
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #173 (February 1952)
Superboy's School of Hard Knocks!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
Show/hide 8. The Funny Man Pranks (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman and Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #57 (February-March 1950)
The Funny Man Crimes!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

The Joker escapes from prison intent on proving that he is the world's greatest comedian.

Show/hide 9. The Greatest Pitcher in the World (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #77 (July-August 1952)
The Greatest Pitcher in the World!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([March 1953?])
The Greatest Pitcher in the World
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #36 (May 1983)
The Greatest Pitcher in the World!

Synopsis

Superman loses his memory and becomes a baseball star.

Notes

This story was adapted from Superman radio show.

Show/hide 10. Sir Oliver Queen of Dornee Castle (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #53 ([June 1953])
Sir Oliver Queen of Dornee Castle!
First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #46 (June-July 1950)
Sir Oliver Queen of Dornee Castle!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

Oliver inherits a castle in Scotland.

Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Show/hide 11. Superboy on Mars! (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
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #16 (September-October 1951)
Superboy on Mars!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #21 ([March 1952?])
Superboy on Mars
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #21 ([March 1952])
Superboy on Mars
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

Superboy and Marsboy switch places to see who has an easier life. Superboy and Marsboy switch places to see who has an easier life.

Show/hide 12. The Human Firefly (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #184 (June 1952)
The Human Firefly!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
The Human Firefly
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Human Firefly!

Synopsis

Garfield Lynns, a disgruntled special effects creator, turns to crime and tries to rob the rich of Gotham City during a gala premiere. The robbery is stopped by Batman and Robin, who pursue Lynns into the swamps, where a lowly firefly distracts the two heroes long enough for Lynns to make his escape. Lynns decides to take on the super-villain persona of Firefly and launches a series of spectacular crimes.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 1 page

"We should bring back a lot of data after our six month expedition here."

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #26 (May-June 1960)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #104 ([October 1957])
Professor Eureka
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #26 ([August 1963?])
Untitled
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325 (October 1964)
Untitled
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #64 (December 1964)
Untitled
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February 1973)
Untitled  (Edited to a half page.)
Show/hide 14. The Airborne Archers (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #213 (June 1955)
The Airborne Archers
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #11 ([October 1959?])
The Airborne Archers
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
Show/hide 15. The Strong Man Club (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #78 (September-October 1952)
The Strong Man Club!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #48 ([June 1954?])
The Strong Man Club
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #48 ([June 1954])
The Strong Man Club
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"What a miserable day fishing. Not one nibble!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor (oiginal story editor)
Management
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #212 (May 1955)
Untitled

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1351

Entry created

  • 10/04/2004

Cover added

  • 10/04/2004

Index completed

  • 27/12/2010

Last updated

  • 25/08/2019