Colossal Comic #50

Published
August 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

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

"164 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos , line art

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Junior Jury of Smallville (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
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #213 (June 1955)
The Junior Jury of Smallville
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 ([September 1955?])
The Junior Jury of Smallville
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 (September 1955)
The Junior Jury of Smallville
Show/hide 2. Superboy's Robot Twin (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
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #212 (May 1955)
Superboy's Robot Twin!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #78 (August 1955)
Superboy's Robot Twin
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #78 ([August 1955])
Superboy's Robot Twin!

Synopsis

When Superboy disappears for a week Prof Wilson builds a robot to take his place. Superboy, meanwhile, after an encounter with a comet, has lost his memory.

Notes

credits by Bob Hughes 8/05

Show/hide 3. The Boy who Proved the Impossible (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
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #28 (October-November 1953)
The Boy Who Proved the Impossible!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #78 ([August 1955])
The Boy Who Proved the Impossible!
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #78 (August 1955)
The Boy Who Proved the Impossible

Synopsis

Alan tries to prove Clark is not Superboy so that Lana will go out with him instead.

Show/hide 4. Superman's Future Wife (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #131 (August 1959)
Superman's Future Wife
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #116 ([December 1959])
Superman's Future Wife
 
United States
Lois Lane Annual (DC, 1962 series) #1 (Summer 1962)
Superman's Future Wife
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
Superman's Future Wife!

Synopsis

In an enchanted cottage, Lois has visions of the future and learns that Superman will marry and father twins...but doesn't learn WHO Superman will marry!

Show/hide 5. How Superboy Learned to Fly! (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 6. The Bride of Bizarro! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #255 (August 1959)
The Bride of Bizarro!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #6 ([December 1959?])
The Bride of Bizarro
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #117 ([January 1960])
The Bride of Bizarro!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Bride of Bizarro!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Bride of Bizarro!

Synopsis

Bizarro keeps the real Superman from revealing to Lois that she has been proposed to by Bizarro's duplicate, whom he calls New Bizarro, with a kryptonite meteorite, but Lois realizes New Bizarro is not the true Man of Steel. But New Bizarro doesn't give up easily, and the duplicates fight each other. Bizarro seeks out Superman's help and destroys the kryptonite, turning it into a dust cloud which destroys New Bizarro. Bizarro resumes courting Lois, until Lois creates a duplicate of herself so that Bizarro can have his own Bizarro-Lois.

Show/hide 7. The Satellite 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
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #266 (April 1959)
The Satellite of Gotham City
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #6 ([December 1959?])
The Satellite of Gotham City
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #115 ([January 1960?])
The Satellite of Gotham City!
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #115 ([January 1960?])
The Satellite of Gotham City

Synopsis

Batman and Robin face the challenge of Astro's Satellite of Crime.

Show/hide 8. Batman's Armoured Rival (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #271 (September 1959)
Batman's Armored Rival
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #6 ([December 1959?])
Batman's Armored Rival

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are assisted by a new hero, the Crimson Knight. But whose side is the mystery man really on?

Notes

The lettering in the title of this story has been noticably changed from "Armored".

Show/hide 9. Superman's Secret Past (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #90 (July 1954)
Superman's Secret Past
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([October 1956?])
Superman's Secret Past!
Show/hide 10. The Secret of the Fantastic Weapons (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #263 (January 1959)
The Secret of the Fantastic Weapons

Synopsis

In a Mayan jungle in Mexico, Batman and Robin confront three criminals with super weapons.

Show/hide 11. The MC of the Midnight Scare Theatre (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Forte, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

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First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #38 (July 1959)
The MC of the Midnight Scare Theater!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The MC of the Midnight Scare Theatre

Synopsis

Jimmy fills in for Phanto as host of the late night horror movie, but every night he seems to scare someone to death.

Show/hide 12. The Robberies in the Bat-cave (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
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #177 (November 1951)
The Robberies in the Bat-Cave
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #23 ([April 1952])
The Robberies in the Bat-Cave
Show/hide 13. Mayhem in the Meal-o-Mat (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #127 (April 1948)
Mayhem in the Meal-o-mat!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #71 ([May 1956?])
Mayhem in the Meal-o-mat
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
Mayhem in the Meal-o-Mat

Synopsis

Johnny gets involved in a war between two restaurants.

Show/hide 14. Johnny Quick Makes History (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Charles Sultan, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #137 (February 1949)
Johnny Quick Makes History
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #73 ([July 1956?])
Johnny Quick Makes History
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
Johnny Quick Makes History
Show/hide 15. The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68 (January-February 1954)
The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #62 ([July 1955?])
The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2092

Entry created

  • 26/12/2004

Cover added

  • 26/12/2004

Index completed

  • 24/10/2015

Last updated

  • 24/10/2015