Colossal Comic #14

Published
September 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

Credits

Editing
, editor

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, line art
Colours
, colourist

Notes

The cover image suggests that this issue was probably on the stands at the time of the Rome Olympics in August-September 1960.

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
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Batman Machine

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #224 (October 1955)
The Batman Machine
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #69 ([February 1956])
The Batman Machine!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #69 ([May 1956?])
The Batman Machine

Notes

Page numbering is 1-12.

Show/hide 2. When Superboy Couldn't Fly (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Blimp Beagle (intro, villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #32 (April 1954)
When Superboy Couldn't Fly!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #73 ([March 1955?])
When Superboy Couldn’t Fly

Synopsis

When Superboy's powers go haywire, the Mayor bans him from flying in Smallville.

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
Characters
Captain Triumph; Steel Craddock (first appearance); Yorwood (first appearance; villain); Blacky (first appearance; villain); Steve Rodley (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Reed Crandall, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

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

Notes

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

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

"Say it with Flowers."

Featuring

Feature
Chip
Genre
Humour
Characters
Chip

Credits

Writing
Harry Lampert, scripter
Art
Harry Lampert, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #101 (November 1948)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #209 (February 1955)
Flowers are the language of love
 
United States
The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #42 (December 1956-January 1957)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. The Human Race (Curiosity Corner) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Curiosity Corner
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter
Art
Martin Naydel, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Larry Nadle, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Buzzy (DC, 1945 series) #49 (May-June 1953)
The Human Race

Notes

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

Show/hide 6. The Brain of Steel (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. Fake Superboy (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent (named); Henry Winters; "Shark" Sloan (villain); Whitey (villain); Johnny Winters

Credits

Writing
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) #149 (February 1950)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950)
Fake Superboy!

Notes

This story includes the grey tone colouring of some early KGM reprints. No page numbering. This sequence reprints the first story where Pa Kent is named Jonathan and shown running the Smallville General Store.

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

Featuring

Feature
Captain Triumph
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph; Walt Sullivan (first appearance; villain; death); Machine-Gun Maloney (first appearance; villain); Bobbie Frank (first appearance; villain); Mr. Frank (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Reed Crandall, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

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

Notes

Title from the cover of the original pringint. This story has no page numbering.

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

"Another one!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Pry The Wise Guy
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lloyd Piper, scripter
Art
Lloyd Piper, line art
Text
Lloyd Piper , letterer

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 ([June 1954])
Professor Pry
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #49 ([September 1954?])
No title recorded
Show/hide 10. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lois Lane; Editor Morton

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #128 (May 1948)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #1 ([February 1949?])
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1956-57 (1956)
How Clark kent Met Lois Lane
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane

Synopsis

Clark wins a contest to work as a cub reporter on the Daily Planet for one week. And so does Lois Lane.

Notes

Page numbering is 1-10.

Show/hide 11. A Sword, a Rifle, and a Bow (Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Daniel Boone; King Arthur

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, 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) #52 (June-July 1951)
A Sword, A Rifle, and A Bow
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #69 ([February 1956])
A Sword, a Rifle, and a Bow

Synopsis

Green Arrow, Daniel Boone, and King Arthur visit the planet Tropicus.

Notes

Page numbering is 13-22.

Show/hide 12. The Boy Who Talked Too Much (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Danny Peale

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
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?])
The Boy who Talked too Much!
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1956-57 (1956)
The Boy Who Talked too Much

Synopsis

Superboy has to teach Danny Peale a lesson when he spreads gossip via ham radio.

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 , line art
Editing
George Brenner, editor

Notes

The splash page of this story is the amended cover of Crack Comics (Quality) #44 that was first used on Captain Triumph (KG Murray) #3. 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 (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 15. Mystery of the Sky Museum (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: John Goss (I), Marty Fleer (I)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton] (credit by O'Hearn)
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker (verified by Paris)
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #94 (September 1955)
Mystery of the Sky Museum!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #70 ([March 1956])
The Mystery of the Sky Museum!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #70 ([June 1956?])
Mystery of the Sky Museum
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #6 (Winter 1963-64)
Mystery of the Sky Museum!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #6 ([December 1964?])
Mystery of the Sky Museum
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Mystery of the Sky Museum!

Synopsis

The Dynanic Duo fly out to the famed Sky Museum to talk with the curator about a problem he has been having and they find the man struggling to keep an old air relic in the sky. The mystery deepens when a series of attempts on Batman and Robin's lives occur using vintage aircraft against them!

Notes

Pages are numbered 1-8.

Show/hide 16. The First Undersea Newspaper (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

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

Notes

Pages are numbered 9-14.

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

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Chief Talang

Credits

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

Reprint history

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

Synopsis

The Archers go underwater to solve the riddle of the Devil Fish.

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
Characters
Hack O'Hara

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Bryant , line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

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

Notes

Taxi O'Hara is called as Hack O'Hara in the original. The name was changed for KG Murray's early reprints, including Climax (1948), Taxi O'Hara (1948) and Captain Triumph (1949) 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. Untitled (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

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #46 (January 1956)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #7 (February 1959)
No title recorded
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
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; aka Bruce Martin]; Robin [Dick Grayson; aka Dick Green]; Hans Verglas (introduction, expedition leader); Paul Frechet (introduction, French mountaineer); Ramon Nosotro (introduction, Brazilian climber); Sidney Smythe (introduction, English renowned climber); impersonator of Sidney Smythe (villain, death)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #93 (August 1955)
Journey to the Top of the World!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #223 (July-August 1970)
Journey to the Top of the World!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #22 ([1971?])
Journey to the Top of the World

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are informed of the loss of valuable microfilm atop Mount K-4, which reveals the names of many members of an international crime cartel. Their job: recover it before the criminals do!

Notes

Pages are numbered 15-22.


Notes

Interior stories in this issue 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

  • 13/10/2022