Strange Adventures #5

Published
January 1955
Page count
24
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Human Phantom! Cover, 1 page

"Science made him the super-escape artist of all time… "The Human Phantom!""

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction; mystery

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #48 (September 1954)
The Human Phantom!
Show/hide 1. The Human Phantom! Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 2. Devil's Island in Space (Captain Comet) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Comet
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Comet; Mag-a-til; Prof. Zackro

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #28 (January 1953)
Devil's Island in Space
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #12 ([January 1960?])
Devil's Island in Space
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #30 ([October 1967?])
Devil's Island in Space
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #44 (December 1968)
Devil's Island in Space!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Devil's Island in Space!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Devil's Island in Space!

Synopsis

The ruling Septarch of the planet Lamia have chosen Earth as the place to exile their incorrigible criminals. But after the criminals steal a hydrogen bomb to fule their spacecraft in order to return to Lamia, Captain Comet tracks down the aliens and returns them to Lamia as prisoners.

Show/hide 3. The Seven Hills of Rome! (A Special Spy Thriller) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Special Spy Thriller
Genre
Spy

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Carmine Infantino , penciller
 
Howard Sherman , inker
Text
Pat Gordon , 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) #69 (March-April 1954)
The Seven Hills of Rome!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
The Seven Hills of Rome
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #30 ([October 1967?])
The Seven Hills of Rome

Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Art credits by Craig Delich 6/04. Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Art credits by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 4. Scientific Word Origins… (Scientific Word Origins) Comic story, 1 page

"Because of the apparent resemblance between the tails of comets and long hair streaming in the wind…"

Featuring

Feature
Scientific Word Origins
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, line art
Text
Mort Drucker, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

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Based on
Unknown
First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #29 (February 1953)
Untitled [Uranium, Aurora, Solstice]
 
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #40 (August 1959)
Untitled [Comets, Helium, Robot]

Notes

This feature mergest to separate episodes of Scientific Word Origins. The artwork on the top tier has been slightly extended to fill the space. The second had the feature name in a strip across the top, which has been removed for this printing.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Gillies

AusReprints ID

  • 2002

Entry created

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