All Favourites Comic #24

Published
April 1961
Page count
116
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 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 (Sea Devils) Cover, 1 page

"Now 116 pages"

Featuring

Feature
Sea Devils
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
, line art
 
Russ Heath, designer (concept)
 
, penciller (Australian reworking)
Colours
, colourist

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #29 (November-December 1960)
The Last Dive of the Sea Devils!

Notes

The original cover by Russ Heath is a wash drawing that may not have reproduced with the Australian reprints' cruder printing processes.

Show/hide 1. The Last Dive of the Sea Devils! (Sea Devils) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sea Devils
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Horro; US Coast Guard crewmen; Vasto

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Russ Heath, line art [signed]
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Robert Kanigher, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #29 (November-December 1960)
The Last Dive of the Sea Devils!

Synopsis

As the radio reports a UFO sighting, the Sea Devils, out in the boat Sea Witch, meet a giant "King Neptune" spearing boats from a giant sea horse. The sunken UFO's recorded message warns that Horro was a dictator on Venus banished to space. The Sea Devils dodge the mad giant until they can steer a dud torpedo into him. Whroom! But the Sea Witch was sunk, their transportation gone!

Show/hide 2. The Secret of the Screaming Eagle (Foley of the Fighting 5th) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Foley of the Fighting 5th
Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #71 (June-July 1953)
The Secret of Screaming Eagle
Show/hide 3. Earth's One-Man Space Fleet! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Walt Franklin; Molly Franklin; Ed; Mac; The Vronn (alien race); Evrod Kull (Commander of the Fenn aliens)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #124 (January 1961)
Earth's One-Man Space Fleet!

Synopsis

Walt Franklin finds himself alone on the Earth with all other Earthlings replaced by robots and the Vronn attacking.

Show/hide 4. Untitled [Homer Goes Underground] (Homer) Comic story, 1 page

"This is your first trip in an underground cave, isn't it Homer?"

Featuring

Feature
Homer
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #32 (October-November 1960)
Untitled

Notes

Strip includes a block stating "Giant Superman Annual Now on Sale!"

Show/hide 5. The Frontier Pupil (Tomahawk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Western; period

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Ray, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #72 (January-February 1961)
The Frontier Pupil
Show/hide 6. The Amazing Stone Face! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #47 (February 1956)
The Amazing Stone Face
Also printed
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #62 (May 1957)
The Amazing Stone Faces

Notes

Story is followed by an internal full page advert (for Seven Seas Stamps).

Show/hide 7. Untitled [The Genie] (The Adventures of Jerry Lewis) Comic story, 26 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis
Genre
Humour
Characters
Princess Fatima; the Pasha of Poom

Credits

Writing
Bob Oksner, scripter
Art
Owen Fitzgerald, penciller
 
Graham Place, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Larry Nadle, original Editor [as Lawrence Nadle]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (DC, 1957 series) #53 (July-August 1959)
No title recorded

Synopsis

Jerry finds a magic lamp in a swap shap, but the only thing the genie knows how to do is make jewels.

Notes

Story is followed by an internal full page advert (for The Mystery Book Guild). Part 1

Show/hide 8. I Made a Deal with Doom Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #51 (January 1961)
I Made a Deal with Doom

Synopsis

Explorer Wally Peters is given two pills that give him amazing powers that he can use to find a hidden cave and some ancient scrolls, but the pills have a potentially deadly side effect.

Show/hide 9. The Vanishing Landmark (Rodeo Rick) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rodeo Rick
Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Assistant Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Art Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #42 (November-December 1953)
The Vanishing Landmark

Notes

Story is followed by an internal full page advert (for the Adventurers Club).

Show/hide 10. The Genie Who Feared June (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Super hero; adventure; hero team
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; June Robbins; Malvolio and his henchmen; Ahmed (a genie)

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan , scripter
Art
Bob Brown, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #17 (December 1960-January 1961)
The Genie Who Feared June
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
The Genie Who Feared June

Synopsis

While shopping with Ace in town, June drools over opals. Next door, a giant genie bursts out of the bank. Oddly, he only stole sacks of pennies. Summoning the team, the Challengers track red clay to pits outside town. Malvolio, 'the magician turned to crime', stirs a cauldron. Adding copper, Malvolio blows a ram's horn. The genie, Ahmed, appears and blows the Challengers away with a gale. But when June raises a hand and utters 'magic words', the genie recoils and flees with Malvolio. The crooks need brass and iron to bring the genie to full power. The Challengers pursue to a brass factory. Ace tries June's trick, but the genie attacks. The heroes knock a scaffolding on him. When June arrives, the genie flees. Seeking iron ore, they scout an old iron mine. June baits Malvolio's henchmen, who get jumped by brawling Challengers. Ace advances with raised hand and a magic incantation, and this time forces the genie back. Grabbing and smashing the ram's horn, Ace ends the menace. The trick? June was wearing a ring of opal, once used to combat black magic. Now Ace wears one too!

Show/hide 11. Challenge of Black Cloud (Strong Bow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Strong Bow
Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #74 (December 1953-January 1954)
Challenge of Black Cloud
Show/hide 12. The Attack of the Oil Demons Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #120 (September 1960)
Attack of the Oil Demons

Notes

Cover story


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Geoff Harrison

AusReprints ID

  • 1409

Entry created

  • 16/05/2004

Cover added

  • 09/10/2021

Index completed

  • 16/05/2004

Last updated

  • 09/10/2021