Colossal Comic #39

Published
November 1966
Page count
164
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]; 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 No title recorded (Superman and Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Rockdust Bandits (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ed Hollis (Mayor of Saddle Fork); Roaring Pete (Deputy); Catawampus Jones (villain, prospector); the Rockdust Bandits [Hardpan, others un-named](villains)

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter [as Jerry Siegel]
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller [as Joe Shuster]
 
Ed Dobrotka , inker [as Joe Shuster]
Text
Ira Schnapp, 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) #30 (September-October 1947)
Sheriff Clark Kent
Also printed
Australia
Superman Comics (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #39 ([August 1950])
The Rockdust Bandits
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #11 (February 1951)
The Rockdust Bandits
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1955 series) ([July 1956?])
The Rockdust Bandits

Notes

Story often called "Sheriff Clark Kent" based on large print in notice on splash page.

Show/hide 2. The Invisible Spaceman Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"Here's a fine rug, Moolah!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #11 (March 1957)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #84 ([June 1957?])
Moolah the Mystic
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #46 ([April 1965])
Untitled
Show/hide 4. The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 5. The Masked Mystery Boy (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Land Ho) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Land Ho
Genre
Non-Fiction

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #9 (May-June 1956)
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #25 ([September 1956?])

Notes

Information on signs to help at see.

Show/hide 7. The Isle of Giant Insects (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 8. The Man in the Mummy's Mask Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #25 ([September 1956?])
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #51 ([June 1968?])
Original
House of Mystery 48, March 1956

Notes

An "invisible man" story.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Peter Puptent Explorer) Comic story, 1 page

"What a Magnificient Ancient Building!"

Featuring

Feature
Peter Puptent Explorer
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Notes

Begins: "What a Magnificient Ancient Building!"

Show/hide 10. My Pal--Superboy (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 11. The Masked Bowman of Canyon County (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 12. The Discovery of Supermanium (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 13. The Trial of Bruce Wayne (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Ollie) Comic story, 1 page

"The bell would ring while I'm taking a shower!"

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Notes

Begins: "The bell would ring while I'm taking a shower!"

Show/hide 15. The Return of the Conqueror Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #40 (January 1954)
The Return of the Conqueror
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #51 ([February 1966])
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #51 ([February 1966])
The Return of the Conqueror
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
Return of the Conqueror
Original
Strange Adventures 40, January 1954

Notes

Science fiction story. Last two pages of the original have been combined to reduce the page count from 6 pages.

Show/hide 16. Superboy, Bodyguard (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 9 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

Based on
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #3 (July-August 1949)
Superboy, Bodyguard!
Printed in
Australia
Superboy Comics (Color Comics, 1949 series) #9 ([October 1949?])
Superboy, Bodyguard
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1955 series) ([July 1956?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1955 series) ([July 1956?])
Superboy, Bodyguard
Original
Superboy 3, July-August 1949
Show/hide 17. Strange Gift from Space Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 18. The Duel of Speed (Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Mercury (Trick Tate, only appearance); Professor Gill (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Charles Sultan, line art
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) #142 (July 1949)
The Duel of Speed
Also printed
Australia
Batman Comics (Color Comics, 1950 series) #3 ([August 1950?])
The Duel of Speed
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1955 series) ([July 1956?])
The Duel of Speed

Notes

Johnny uses the formula 6xy18yz8a to get double the speed.

Show/hide 19. The Maze of Mars Comic story, 7 pages

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #64 (January 1956)
The Maze of Mars
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #21 ([May 1956])
The Maze of Mars
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Maze of Mars
Show/hide 20. The Conquest of Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 21. The Game of Science Comic story, 6 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1796

Entry created

  • 26/09/2004

Cover added

  • 17/07/2006

Index completed

  • 26/09/2004

Last updated

  • 18/09/2019