Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly #37

Published
May 1968
Page count
84
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 270mm)
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 Race to the End of the Universe! (The Flash) Cover, 1 page

""Superman--I quit..I can't…beat you…" "I finally got you to admit you're not the fastest man alive, Flash!" Race to the End of the Universe"

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #175 (December 1967)
Race to the End of the Universe!
Show/hide 1. The Race to the End of the Universe! (The Flash) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #175 (December 1967)
The Race to the End of the Universe
Also printed
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-48 (1976)
The Race To The End Of The Universe

Notes

Part of page 20 of this story was used for a long-running Superman Supacomic advertisement.

Show/hide 2. Mighty Comic (The Justice League) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Like Now… on sale Mighty Comic Featuring all your favorite heroes in another action packed episode of… The Justice League Atom Superman Flash Green Lantern Hawkman Batman. He Kids, Look for this comic at your local newsagent. Price 20c"

Details

Printed
1968
Genre
0
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Mighty Comic

Notes

There is also another variation of this advertisement, but both predominantly use JSA, not JLA, members. The faces of the JSA and JLA members appear to be based on the splash page of Justice League of America 37, August 1965 (reprinted in Mighty Comic 51).

Show/hide 3. Superman's Supacomic (Superman; Batman and Robin; Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Get with the people that count-Superman Batman and Robin Superboy. In every issue of Superman's Supacomic. Hey kids, look for this comic at your local newsagent Price 20c"

Details

Printed
1967 to 1968
Genre
0
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Superman's Supacomic

Notes

The title in this advert is "Superman's Supacomic" (with an apostrophe s), a title that was only used on the earliest 1959-1960 issues. The title was soon changed to Superman Supacomic.

Show/hide 4. Manhunter's Stolen Identity (J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 10.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Editing
George Kashdan, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #172 (January-February 1968)
Manhunter's Stolen Identity!
Show/hide 5. Tip Top Comic [Doom Patrol] (The Doom Patrol) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"For the most in chills & thrills join the Doom Patrol in their battle against evil & terror this month in… Tip Top Comic. Hey kids, look for this comic at your local newsagent. Price 20c"

Details

Printed
1968
Genre
Superhero
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Tip Top Comic [Doom Patrol]
Show/hide 6. The Case of the Cosmonik Quartet (A Star Hawkins Story) Comic story, 7.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Star Hawkins Story
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Gil Kane, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #176 (May 1965)
The Case of the Cosmonik Quartet
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #9 (January 1966)
The Case of the Cosmonik Quartet

Synopsis

Star Hawkins has to figure out the connection between Ilda's favorite singing group, the Cosmoniks, and a series of robberies that coincide with their concerts.

Show/hide 7. Scienti-Fact (Scienti-Fact) Comic story, 0.4 pages

"It has been estimated that every gram of the earth's soil is populated…"

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz , scripter
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #342 (August 1965)
Types of Soil Bacteria
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #9 (January 1966)
Scienti-Fact

Synopsis

Information on types of soil bacteria.

Show/hide 8. The Bewitched Bow! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #80 (January-February 1956)
The Bewitched Bow!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #1 ([June 1956])
The Bewitched Bow
Show/hide 9. Case of the Colorless Cash! (The Elongated Man) Comic story, 8.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Sid Greene, inker
Text
John Duffy , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #370 (December 1967)
Case of the Colorless Cash!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #Vol. One ([July] 2006)
Case of the Colorless Cash!
Show/hide 10. Get with the Action [Hey kids] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Get with the action- Go buy- today's top comics Wonder Comic World's Finest All Favourites Mighty Hey kids, look for these comics at your local newsagent. Price 20c. Each!"

Details

Printed
1968
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Get with the Action [Hey kids]
Show/hide 11. The Lady Loved the Killer! (The Durango Kid) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Durango Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Fred Guardineer, line art [signed]
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid (Magazine Enterprises, 1949 series) #28 (March-April 1954)
The Lady Loved the Killer!
Show/hide 12. Blackhawk's Secret Furlough (Blackhawk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk
Genre
War

Credits

Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Chuck Cuidera, inker [as Charles Cuidera]
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #184 (May 1963)
Blackhawk's Secret Furlough
Also printed
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #12 ([April 1979])
Blackhawk's Secret Furlough

Synopsis

Blackhawk tries to take a furlough from duty, but everywhere he goes he finds something that reminds him of the Blackhawks.

Notes

The final part page of this story has been stretched to fill the whole page, mainly with white space.

Show/hide 13. The Toy Superman Contest (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #100 (September 1955)
The Toy Superman Contest

Notes

The final part page of this story has been stretched to fill the whole page, mainly with areas of black ink.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1599

Entry created

  • 27/08/2004

Cover added

  • 21/07/2015

Index completed

  • 28/03/2009

Last updated

  • 21/07/2015