Five-Score Comic Monthly #8

Published
December 1958
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/868655

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Sleeping Beauty of Space! Cover, 1 page

"Jupiter! An Earth girl cast away in a life capsule!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #29 (September 1958)
Untitled [The Sleeping Beauty of Space!]
Show/hide 1. The Sleeping Beauty of Space Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Karko; Smitty; Momar; Tana Dante; Professor Dante

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #29 (September 1958)
The Sleeping Beauty of Space

Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “American Baseball” changed to “Football”.

Show/hide 2. The Hole in the Sky Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Paul Briggs; Dag; Tra

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #12 (September 1958)
The Hole in the Sky

Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 3. The Man Who Aged Backwards! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Daryl Dawson

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Manny Stallman, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, 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) #96 (September 1958)
The Man Who Aged Backwards!

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 4. The Day the Earth Vanished! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Bobby Fulton; Commander Fulton; The Flann (alien invaders)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
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) #96 (September 1958)
The Day the Earth Vanished!

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 5. The Man Who Remembered 100,000 Years Ago! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Quentin Ross

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, 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) #60 (September 1955)
The Man Who Remembered 100,000 Years Ago
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Man Who Remembered 100,000 Years Ago

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story. pp6: words “top-priority crash program” changed to “top-priority project”. Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (18 August)

Show/hide 6. The Riddle of Spaceman X! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
John Jackson

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, 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) #85 (October 1957)
The Riddle of Spaceman X!
Also printed
United States
Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #27 (Summer 1976)
The Riddle of Spaceman X!

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 7. The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X" (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #29 (June 1958)
The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X"
Also printed
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #131 (September 1970)
The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X"
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #7 ([September 1972??])
The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X"
 
Australia
Superman (KG Murray, 1977 series) #1 ([1977])
The Amazing Spectacles of Doctor "X"

Synopsis

Jimmy accidentally gets hold of spectacles from a scientific villain, and finds out that they can show the future. One of the visions he sees shows his death from drowning. Trying to avoid that fate, on the fateful day he makes sure he is not going to be where the vision shows he will drown; just to have Superman take him there anyway. But then he finds out Superman wants him to be an actor in a "safety first" film about the dangers of drowning.

Notes

DC logos and “Jimmy Olsen” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 8. Search for a Star! (Space Cabby) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Space Cabby
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Space Cabby; Jak Bruce

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Bernard Sachs, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #46 (September 1958)
Search For A Star!

Notes

DC logos and “Mystery in Space” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 9. The Detective with 1,000 Traps! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Detective Mike Farra; Samuel (Sneaky Sam) Briggs; Chief Collins; The Burrows Gang; “Gimmick” Gaxton

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #65 (August-September 1958)
The Detective with 1,000 Traps!

Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: Word "jewelry” changed to “jewellery”.

Show/hide 10. Aquaman Leaves the Sea! (Aquaman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Snead

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #172 (January 1952)
Aquaman Leaves the Sea!

Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “water faucet” changed to “water tap”. pp4: words “If that fish man shows his face, I’ll shoot the scales off ‘im, one by one!” changed to “If that fish man shows his face, he’ll be mighty sorry!” and gun deleted from gangster’s hand. pp5: words “Yes I will Snead... even if I have to crack you open like a clam” changed to “Yes I will Snead... no matter how long it takes me!”

Show/hide 11. The Mystery Witness! (Mr. District Attorney) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. District Attorney
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Durkin; Pratt; Ann Tyler; Mr. District Attorney; Len Harrington; Miss Miller

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mr. District Attorney (DC, 1948 series) #65 (September-October 1958)
The Mystery Witness!

Notes

DC logos and “Mr. District Attorney” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: word “precinct” changed to “station”, and “neighborhood” changed to “neighbourhood”. pp2 and pp4: word “gonna” changed to “going to”. pp3: words “$50,000 bail” changed to “large bail”. pp4: word “jail” changed to “gaol”. pp5: word “gotta” changed to “got to”.

Show/hide 12. The 13th Hour Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Bill Prentiss; Jane; Sorcerer (unnamed); Kari; Maldro

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited] (credited original editor)
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #78 (September 1958)
The 13th Hour

Notes

The timeless world of Emiton.

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1).

Show/hide 13. I Was Big-Game on Neptune Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
George Weller

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #20 (March-April 1958)
I Was Big-Game on Neptune
Also printed
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
I Was Big-Game on Neptune

Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1). pp1: words “$500” changed to “£500”. pp4: word “traveled” changed to “travelled”.

Show/hide 14. I Stole Earth's Greatest Secret Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Professor John Farragut; Professor Alan Case; Dr. Martins

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #23 (September 1958)
I Stole Earth's Greatest Secret

Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from every page of story. pp4: word “program” changed to “programme”. pp5” word “equaling” changed to “equalling”.

Show/hide 15. The Prophetic Camera Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Clyde Henshaw

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jay McArdle, line art [as Jim McArdle]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #77 (August 1958)
The Prophetic Camera

Synopsis

An old man finds an alien camera that takes pictures of future events. A crook steals it and tries to use it for profit, but nothing works out for him.

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: word “jewelry” changed to “jewellery”. pp3: words “$10,000” changed to “£10,000”. pp4: words “$5,000” changed to “£5,000”, and words “here’s a dollar for you” changed to “here’s a present for you”. pp5: words “$40,000” changed to “£40,000”. pp6: words “this blasted camera” changed to “this darned camera”.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 1996

Entry created

  • 16/11/2004

Cover added

  • 23/02/2014

Index completed

  • 10/08/2021

Last updated

  • 10/08/2021