The All Favourites Comic Annual #2

Published
1956
Page count
148
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
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, Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Hopalong Cassidy) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman, Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"I hear this movie is awful!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "I hear this movie is awful!"

Show/hide 2. The Books that Couldn't Be Bound (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
World's Finest Comics 29, July 1947
Show/hide 3. The Oracle of Smallville (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

Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #4 (September-October 1949)
The Oracle of Smallville!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #12 ([January 1950?])
The Oracle of Smallville
Original
Superboy 4, September-October 1949
Show/hide 4. Bruce Wayne…Amateur Detective (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #64 (May-June 1953)
Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966])
Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective
Original
World's Finest Comics 64, May-June 1953
Show/hide 5. The Bulletproof Bandit (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #90 (June 1954)
Bulletproof Bandit
Also printed
Australia
Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #66 ([1954?])
The Bulletproof Bandit!
Original
Hopalong Cassidy 90, June 1954
Show/hide 6. Just an Ordinary Guy (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer , line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Action Comics 113, October 1947
Show/hide 7. The Way to Stop Superboy (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
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #144 (September 1949)
The Way to Stop Superboy
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #12 ([January 1950?])
The Way to Stop Superboy!
Original
Adventure Comics 144, September 1949
Show/hide 8. The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern , scripter (Writer 'A', possibly David Vern)
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #82 (March 1954)
The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966?])
The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints
Show/hide 9. Undersea Big-Game Hunt (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 10. Track of the Timberwolf (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker

Reprint history

Original
Hopalong Cassidy 91, July 1954
Show/hide 11. The Cross-Country Chess Crimes (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Mxyztplk

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #112 (September 1947)
The Cross-Country Chess Crimes
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (KG Murray, 1948 series) #9 ([February 1948?])
The Cross-Country Chess Crimes
Show/hide 12. The Superboy Savings Bank (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
Bill Finger , scripter
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #143 (August 1949)
The Superboy Savings Bank
Printed in
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
The Superboy Savings Bank
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
The Superboy Savings Bank
Original
Adventure Comics 143, August 1949
Show/hide 13. The Flying Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Gene McDonald , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #82 (March 1954)
The Flying Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #52 ([September 1954])
The Flying Batman
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #52 ([September 1954?])
The Flying Batman
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #193 (July-August 1967)
The Flying Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #16 ([November 1968?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #16 ([November 1968?])
The Flying Batman
Original
Detective Comics 153, November 1949

Notes

Artwor partly combined and reduced to include Boltinoff gag at end.

Show/hide 14. Marooned in the Deep (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Black Jack

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #138 (March 1949)
Printed in
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
Marooned in the Deep
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
Original
Adventure Comics 138, March 1949

Notes

vs Black Jack

Show/hide 15. Journey To the Moon (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
Bill Woolfolk, scripter [as William Woolfolk]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #140 (May 1949)
Journey to the Moon
Also printed
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
Journey To the Moon
 
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #10 ([November 1949?])
Journey To the Moon
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
Journey to the Moon
Original
Adventure Comics 140, May 1949
Show/hide 16. The Ship that Dared Not Land (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #135 (December 1948)
The Ship That Dared Not Land!
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #3 ([April 1949?])
The Ship That Dared Not Land
Original
Adventure Comics 135, December 1948
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Bebe) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"Mother, can I have the candy that was left in the box on the dining room table?"

Featuring

Feature
Bebe
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "Mother, can I have the candy that was left in the box on the dining room table?"


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 1371

Entry created

  • 17/04/2004

Cover added

  • 23/04/2018

Index completed

  • 17/04/2004

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019