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 (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #11 (February 1951)
The Rockdust Bandits
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
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

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 135, December 1948
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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Al Plastino, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #13 (April 1951)
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
Original
Superman 64, May-June 1950
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

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan , scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #13 (April 1951)
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
Original
Adventure Comics 154, July 1950
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

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman Comics (Color Comics, 1950 series) #3 ([August 1950?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
Original
Batman 57, February-March 1950
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, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
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, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #13 (April 1951)
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #nn [1] ([1955??])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #8 ([November 1966?])
Original
Action Comics 142, March 1950
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