The Hundred Comic Monthly #1

Published
October 1956
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Janu, the Human Chimp (Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [as Whit Ellsworth]

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #207 (August 1955)
Janu, the Human Chimp
Show/hide 2. I Discovered a "Million Dollar Mountain" Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Leonard Starr, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [credited]
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Art Editor

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First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #7 (January-February 1956)
I Discovered a "Million Dollar Mountain"
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([February 1968?])
[I discovered a] Million Dollar Mountain

Synopsis

Larry Gates works tirelessly to secure his claim on a valuable sulphur mine, but a saboteur may make him fail to meet his contractual obligations.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 2 pages

"I want to get a good seat at the ball game!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #12 (April 1956)
Shorty
Show/hide 4. The Bad Luck Archers (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

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

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #224 (May 1956)
The Bad Luck Archers

Synopsis

An inn atop Superstition Mountain has trouble attracting customers.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Buzzy) Comic story, 6 pages

"I'd better make sure I have my thesis with me before I leave for school -- yep, I've got it all right!"

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Humour; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Susie; Wolfie; Miss Stebins

Credits

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

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

Synopsis

Wolfie steals Buzzy's paper so that Buzzy will have to stay after school for a week and he can make time with Susie.

Show/hide 6. The Comanche Conspiracy (The Wyoming Kid) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Wyoming Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, 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
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #63 (March-April 1953)
The Comanche Conspiracy
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #34 ([February 1968?])
The Comanche Conspiracy
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Casey The Cop) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hello, Sarge. Casey reporting - what's new?/We just got a tip that Muggsy O'Doul is at the ball park!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey The Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #74 (December 1952-January 1953)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Mr. District Attorney (DC, 1948 series) #61 (January-February 1958)
No title recorded
Show/hide 8. The Mystery of the Stolen Worlds (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [as Whit Ellsworth]

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #215 (April 1956)
The Mystery of the Stolen Worlds
Show/hide 9. The Man of a Hundred Hoaxes (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen; Daniel Martin (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #230 (April 1956)
The Man of a Hundred Hoaxes!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #36 ([April 1968?])
The Man of a Hundred Hoaxes
Show/hide 10. A Tall Story! (The Dodo and the Frog) Comic story, 4 pages

"Hello, Dopey! What're you doing?"

Featuring

Feature
The Dodo and the Frog
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
The Dodo and the Frog (DC, 1954 series) #80 (September-October 1954)
A Tall Story!
Show/hide 11. The Day the Earth Split in Two Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 12. Gadget Boom in Camelot (Shining Knight) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Shining Knight
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Shining Knight

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #165 (June 1951)
Gadget Boom in Camelot!

Notes

Possibly Ramona Fradon's first work at DC. In an interview at http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/interviews/fradon.shtml she says that her first work at DC was "a four page Shining Knight", but none of the Shining Knight stories were 4 pages and this is the earliest Shining Knight story she worked on.

Show/hide 13. The Man Who was Aquaman's Double (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Tommy Leeds

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #177 (June 1952)
The Man Who Was Aquaman's Double!

Synopsis

Aquaman uses Tommy Leeds, a lookalike who can't swim, to impersonate him so he can appear to be in two places at one time. In doing so, he restores Tommy's luster in the eyes of his girl friend who thought her beau was rather dull.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Misnamed Animals) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"You'll look in vain for a Sea Butterfly flying over water, for the creature is a marine Mollusk..."

Featuring

Feature
Misnamed Animals
Genre
Non-Fiction

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First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #25 (January-February 1956)
Fire Brat, Sea Butterfly, Glass Snake

Synopsis

Information on Sea Butterfly; Fire Brat; and Glass Snake.

Show/hide 15. Time to Snooze (Peter Panda) Comic story, 6 pages

"As our story opens, we find Peter Panda returning to town after a long trip..."

Featuring

Feature
Peter Panda
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals
Code
36

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Peter Panda (DC, 1953 series) #11 (April-May 1955)
Time to Snooze!
Show/hide 16. The Cartoon That Came to Life Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Don Doyle; Editor Barton

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Bill Ely, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

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First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #1 (February-March 1956)
The Cartoon That Came to Life

Synopsis

An alien creature uses cartoonist Don Doyle and his comic strip to prepare an invasion of Earth.

Show/hide 17. The Vigilante vs. The Prairie Troubadour (Vigilante) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, 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
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #164 (January 1952)
The Vigilante vs. the Prairie Troubadour
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([February 1968?])
The Vigilante vs. The Prairie Troubadour
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Indian Talk) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"On a clear day, the Plains Warrior could relay a message by smoke over 100 miles in a few minutes."

Featuring

Feature
Indian Talk
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #1 (October-November 1955)
Indian Talk!

Synopsis

Information on smoke signals, mirror signals and sign language.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1876

Entry created

  • 20/10/2004

Cover added

  • 20/10/2004

Index completed

  • 17/06/2009

Last updated

  • 01/11/2020