Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly #4

Published
September 1956
Page count
100
Cover price
0.20 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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12544

Credits

Editing
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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman; Batman; Robin; Rex the Wonder Dog) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman; Robin; Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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First published in this issue
Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #42 (September-October 1949)
The Wyoming Kid!

Notes

The original image has multiple artists: Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye (Superman); Win Mortimer (Batman & Robin); Howard Sherman (Wyoming Kid).

Show/hide 1. The Man Superman Feared (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Alfred Huntley (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #93 (November 1954)
The Man Superman Feared!
Show/hide 2. Rex, Foreign Legion Fighter (Rex) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

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First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #26 (March-April 1956)
Rex, Foreign Legion Fighter
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
Rex, Foreign Legion Fighter
Show/hide 3. The Wild Boy of the Frontier (Daniel Boone) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Daniel Boone
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

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First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #5 (April 1956)
The Wild Boy of the Frontier
Show/hide 4. Batman-- Frontier Marshal (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Jack Farr (newspaper reporter); Seward Small (stagecoach company owner); Bat Masterson; Pecos Pete (villain); Harris Harper (villain); Gila Bill (villain)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #99 (April 1956)
Batman -- Frontier Marshal

Synopsis

Attempting to refute a newspaper article from the frontier days that claims he once used a gun, Batman travels back in time to investigate the article in more depth.

Show/hide 5. Bobo's Amazing Jungle Gym (Detective Chimp) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Detective Chimp
Genre
Animal; detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #28 (July-August 1956)
Bobo's Amazing Jungle Gym!

Synopsis

The Goliath Gang steals safes and breaks them open. The Sheriff asks Bobo for help, and Bobo opts for brawn over brains. He builds a huge crazy jungle gym in the back yard to work out. From atop, he spots the gang but gets brushed off. Finally he topples a painter's scaffold on the villains. And opts for brains over brawn from now on.

Show/hide 6. The Origin of Speedy (Green Arrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
White Cloud; Chief Thunderhead; Speedy (origin); John Harper (flashback); Anna Harper (flashback)

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #209 (February 1955)
The Origin of Speedy

Synopsis

Speedy reveals how his parents were killed and he was raised by Chief Thundercloud.

Show/hide 7. The Secret of the Roaring Cave (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #110 (February 1956)
The Secret of the Roaring Cave!
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Leave it To Binky) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Leave it To Binky
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original editor
Show/hide 9. Robotman -- Servant for a Day (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robotman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Certa , line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #192 (February 1953)
Robotman - Servant for a Day
Show/hide 10. The Magic Necklace! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Prof Lang

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #40 (April 1955)
The Magic Necklace!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
The Magic Necklace!

Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn

Show/hide 11. The One-Man Safari (Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Bombo the Elephant

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller , scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #217 (June 1956)
The One-Man Safari

Synopsis

Somebody makes a movie about Congo Bill in which he appears to have super-strength, so Bill has to develop super-strength in real life.

Show/hide 12. The Secret of Cell Sixteen Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery; historical

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller , scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

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Based on
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #1 (February-March 1956)
The Secret of Cell Sixteen
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #157 (May 1966)
The Secret of Cell Sixteen
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #17 ([September 1966?])
The Secret of Cell Sixteen

Synopsis

Charles Duval searches for the one way out of his cell.

Show/hide 13. The Fastest Movie Ever Made (Johnny Quick) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Paul Norris, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #184 (January 1953)
The Fastest Movie Ever Made

Notes

The original image has multiple artists: Wayne Boring/Stan Kaye (Superman); Win Mortimer (Batman & Robin); Howard Sherman (Wyoming Kid)

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