Super Adventure Comic #23

Published
May 1952
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (195mm x 265mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman; Batman; Superboy) Cover, 1 page

"Charity football game"

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman; Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
Untitled

Notes

The orginal cover has been edited to replace Robin with Superboy.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"Just one more thing --"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
Never Forget to Salute
Show/hide 2. The City that Exiled Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
The City That Exiled Superman
Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #38 ([July 1967?])
The City That Exiled Superman

Synopsis

A fake Superman convinces Metropolis that the real one has lost control of his powers

Notes

This story includes several 1/3 page advertisements: MacRobertson's Cherry Ripe (page 6); Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum (page 9); and MacRobertson's Vanilla Nougat (page 11). In each case, the original artwork has been slightly trimmed and compressed to fit the advertisements (there are no part-page advertisements in the original).

Show/hide 3. Bruce Wayne - Crime Reporter! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #65 (June-July 1951)
Bruce Wayne--Crime Reporter!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #48 ([February 1969?])
Bruce Wayne--Crime Reporter

Notes

Pages 3 to 7 of this story are composed of two pages of the original story printed on side, two-up. The original story was 12 pages.

Show/hide 4. The School Without a Teacher! (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #19 (April-May 1952)
The School Without a Teacher!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
The School without a Teacher

Synopsis

All of Smallville's teachers are quaranteened so Superboy has to take their places.

Notes

All pages of this story are composed of two pages of the original story printed on side, two-up. The original story was 9 2/3 pages. The artwork of the final partial page has been padded out to fill the space.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Sagebrush Sam) Comic story, 2 pages

"So long Charlie. See you when I get back!"

Featuring

Feature
Sagebrush Sam
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
Oilstrike?

Notes

The name of the company in the final panel has been changed from "American Oil Co." to "International Oil Co."


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace

AusReprints ID

  • 1920

Entry created

  • 30/10/2004

Cover added

  • 06/09/2014

Index completed

  • 06/09/2014

Last updated

  • 05/05/2018