Colossal Comic #14

Published
July 1960
Page count
164
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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman and Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

"Now 164 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos?

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue

Notes

The cover image suggests that this issue was probably on the stands at the time of the Rome Olympics in August/September 1960. The interior stories include inconsistent page numbering, which appears to be either from the original comics or earlier reprints.

Show/hide 1. The Batman Machine (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #224 (October 1955)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #69 ([February 1956?])

Notes

Page Numbering is 1-12

Show/hide 2. When Superboy Couldn't Fly (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

Script
William Woolfolk?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Mort Weisinger (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #32 (April 1954)

Notes

Page numbering is 13-22

Show/hide 3. Untitled [Murder In the Sky] (Captain Triumph) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Triumph
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Reed Crandall
Editing
George Brenner

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #48 (May 1947)

Notes

Title taken from the cover of the original comic. No page numbering.

Show/hide 4. Chip (Chip) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Chip
Genre
Humour

Credits

Art
?

Notes

Begins "Say it with Flowers"

Show/hide 5. "The Human Race" (Curiosity Corner) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Curiosity Corner
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Art
?

Notes

Facts about siblings, quadruplets, sleeping, baby crying, hair, and people living to be aged over 100.

Show/hide 6. The Brain of Steel (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. Fake 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

Script
Edmond Hamilton?
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950)
Fake Superboy!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #17 ([June 1950?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #51 ([November 1969?])

Notes

This story includes the grey tone colouring of some early KGM reprints. No page numbering.

Show/hide 8. Untitled [Gossip Leads To Murder] (Captain Triumph) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Triumph
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Reed Crandall
Editing
George Brenner

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #56 (September 1948)

Notes

Title from cover of original comic. No page numbering.

Show/hide 9. Professor Pry (Professor Pry The Wise Guy) Comic story, 1 page

"Another one!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Pry The Wise Guy
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Lloyd Piper
Art
Lloyd Piper

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 ([June 1954])
Professor Pry
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #49 ([June 1954?])
No title recorded
Show/hide 10. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 11. A Sword, a Rifle, and a Bow (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #52 (June-July 1951)

Notes

Page numbering is 13-22.

Show/hide 12. The Boy who Talked too Much (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

Script
Bill Finger?
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #151 (April 1950)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #151 (April 1950)
The Boy Who Talked Too Much
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #17 ([June 1950?])

Notes

This story includes the grey tone colouring of some early KGM reprints. No page numbering.

Show/hide 13. The Evil of Silvertip (Captain Triumph) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Triumph
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bill Quackenbush ?
Editing
George Brenner

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
Captain Triumph All Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #3 ([June 1947?])
No title recorded
First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #44 (September 1946)
The Evil of Silvertip
Also printed
Australia
Captain Triumph All Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #3 ([June 1947?])
The Evil of Silvertip

Notes

The splash page of this story is the basis for the cover to Crack Comics 44, September 1946. Pages 1-5 of this story are unnumbered, other pages numbered 6-14, with the final page unnumbered.

Show/hide 14. Jockey Olsen Rides Star Flash (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 15. Mystery of the Sky Museum (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 16. The First Undersea Newspaper (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (Managing Editor), Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (story editors)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #210 (March 1955)

Notes

Pages are numbered 9-14

Show/hide 17. The Undersea Archers (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Jack Schiff (managing editor), Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (story editors)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #211 (April 1955)

Notes

Pages are numbered 9-14

Show/hide 18. Untitled [The Wealthy Sandwich Man] (Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
Al Bryant?
Editing
George Brenner

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #56 (September 1948)

Notes

Character known as Hack O'Hara in the original. Changed to Taxi O'Hara for reprints in Captain Triumph comics. Pages are numbered 21-26. Pages 25 and 26 are printed in reverse order. The last two pages have grey-tone colouring typical of some early Murray reprints.

Show/hide 19. Varsity Vic (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"I'll put another sixpence in the Juke Box, then we can dance some more."

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Begins: "I'll put another sixpence in the Juke Box, then we can dance some more."

Show/hide 20. Journey to the Top of the World (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #93 (August 1955)
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #223 (July-August 1970)
 (80 Page Giant G73)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #22 ([1971?])

Notes

Pages are numbered 15-22.


Notes

The cover image suggests that this issue was probably on the stands at the time of the Rome Olympics in August/September 1960. The interior stories include inconsistent page numbering, which appears to be either from the original comics or earlier reprints.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • David Studham

AusReprints ID

  • 1443

Entry created

  • 05/06/2004

Cover added

  • 05/06/2004

Index completed

  • 19/04/2006

Last updated

  • 21/10/2017