Colossal Comic #53

Published
May 1970
Page count
164
Cover price
0.35 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
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 (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
 
, inker (Australian)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #357 (December 1967)
The Kryptonite Rumble!

Notes

Artwork has been touched up or redrawn.

Show/hide 1. The Return of Two-Face (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
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller (figures only)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #50 (December 1948-January 1949)
The Return of Two-Face!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #35 ([April 1953])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #35 ([April 1953])
The Return of Two-Face!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
The Return of Two-Face
Original
Batman 50, December 1948-January 1949
Show/hide 2. The Great Superman Swindle (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. Peg (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Notes

Bagins: "All the girls are doing it--it should be fun."

Show/hide 4. The Magic Key (Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 5. The Bride of Futureman (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 6. The Laws that Backfired (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
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela, penciller
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #172 (January 1952)
The Laws That Backfired!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #39 ([April 1952?])
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #39 ([April 1952?])
The Laws That Backfired
Printed in
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #39 ([May 1952?])
The Laws that Backfired!
Original
Adventure Comics 172, January 1952
Show/hide 7. The Man Who Hated Green Arrow (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #54 (October-November 1951)
The Man Who Hated Green Arrow
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #54 ([November 1951])
The Man Who Hated Green Arrow
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #27 ([June 1952])
The Man Who Hated Green Arrow
Original
World's Finest Comics 54, October-November 1951
Show/hide 8. The Riddle of the Rarest Animals (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

Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #39 ([April 1952?])
Original
Superboy 19, April-May 1952
Show/hide 9. Portrait in Peril (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #40 ([May 1952?])
Original
Adventure Comics 158, November 1950
Show/hide 10. The Lost Legion of Space (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman of 3051 (Brane Taylor)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #67 (October-November 1951)
The Lost Legion of Space
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([March 1952])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([March 1952])
The Lost Legion of Space
Original
Batman 67, October-November 1951

Notes

Features Batman of 3051 (Brane Taylor)

Show/hide 11. The New Clark Kent (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

Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 ([February 1953?])
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 ([March 1953])
Original
Superboy 22, October-November 1952
Show/hide 12. The Spendthrift and the Miser (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 13. The Joker's Utility Belt (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 14. The New Lana Lang (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
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #174 (March 1952)
The New Lana Lang
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #40 ([May 1952?])
The New Lana Lang
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #40 ([June 1952])
The New Lana Lang
Show/hide 15. The Human Skyscraper (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #28 (April 1958)
The Human Skyscraper
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #132 ([July 1958?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #100 (August 1958)
The Human Skyscraper
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #2 (September 1964)
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #9 (January 1966)
The Human Skyscraper
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Human Skyscraper
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The Human Skyscraper

Synopsis

When Prof. Potter gives Jimmy the wrong pill for a toothache, Jimmy ends up several stories tall, with the mind of a child. Trying to relieve Jimmy's toothache pain, Superman stumbles on the very antidote necessary to reverse Jimmy's transformation.

Show/hide 16. Secret of the Superman Sphinx (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 17. Varsity Vic (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hello, Elsie. How about a date this week-end?"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Notes

Begins: "Hello, Elsie. How about a date this week-end?"

Show/hide 18. The Forbidden Cellar (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #59 (June-July 1950)
The Forbidden Cellar!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([March 1952])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #22 ([March 1952])
The Forbidden Cellar!
Original
Batman 59, June-July 1950

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1431

Entry created

  • 30/05/2004

Cover added

  • 30/05/2004

Index completed

  • 30/05/2004

Last updated

  • 16/09/2019