Colossal Comic #51

Published
November 1969
Page count
164
Cover price
0.35 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos , line art

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
 (probably)
Show/hide 1. The Robot Cop of Gotham City (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
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures only)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #70 (April-May 1952)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #29 ([October 1952])
Show/hide 2. The Boy Without a World! (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Assistant Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #8 (May-June 1950)
The Boy Without a World!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #20 ([September 1950?])
The Boy Without a World
Show/hide 3. Warning from Another World Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Henry Sharp, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #51 (December 1954)
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #14 (October 1981)
Show/hide 4. Superman's Last Job (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 5. The Parasols of Plunder (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures only)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #70 (April-May 1952)
The Parasols of Plunder
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 (December 1965)
 (80 Page Giant G-17)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 (December 1965)
The Parasols of Plunder
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #10 ([July 1966?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #10 ([July 1966?])
The Parasols of Plunder
Show/hide 6. Fake Superboy (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

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950)
Fake Superboy!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #17 ([June 1950?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #14 ([September 1960?])
Show/hide 7. The Super-Joke on Superman (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter [as William Woolfolk]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #93 (November 1954)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #61 (July 1955)
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #61 ([July 1955])
Show/hide 8. Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That (Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That
Genre
Non-Fiction

Notes

Information on the moon, melting of polar ice; galaxies colliding; and the corona of the sun.

Show/hide 9. Batman--Boss of the Big House (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #169 (March 1951)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #169 (March 1951)
Batman -- Boss of the Big House!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #28 ([September 1952?])
Show/hide 10. The Man Who Stopped the Clock Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Sy Barry, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #50 (November 1954)
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #372 (February 1968)
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #72 ([May 1969?])
Show/hide 11. The Ghost that Haunted Smallville (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

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) #20 (June-July 1952)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #45 ([October 1952?])
Show/hide 12. The Private Life of Commissioner Gordon (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #53 (August-September 1951)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #29 ([October 1952])
Show/hide 13. Amazing Ratios (Amazing Ratios) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Amazing Ratios
Genre
Non-Fiction

Notes

Information on molecules, energy, x-rays and nebulae.

Show/hide 14. The New Superman (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #181 (June 1953)

Notes

The artwork on several pages of the story has been adjusted to spread the panels over additional pages. The original version was 12 pages.

Show/hide 15. The Brain Giants Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Henry Sharp, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #49 (October 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #9 ([May 1955?])
Show/hide 16. The Meek Man's Club (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #101 (November 1955)
Show/hide 17. The Boy in the Lead Mask (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Australian Mad Classics (nextmedia, 2008 series) #64 ([March 2018?])
Show/hide 18. Puzzle Planet Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #50 (November 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #8 ([April 1955?])

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2090

Entry created

  • 26/12/2004

Cover added

  • 09/05/2015

Index completed

  • 09/12/2006

Last updated

  • 20/02/2020