Colossal Comic #13

Published
April 1960
Page count
164
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
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 (Superman and Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Phantom's Skull Ring [Beautifully plated with gold] (The Phantom) Advertisement, 1 page

"Phantom Stick-Pin with Luminous Eyes… Rubber Skill Ring… Golden Stick-Pin… The Phantom's Ring in Silver-Like Metal… Send this coupon now! To The Phantom, 149 Castlereagh St., Sydney…"

Details

Printed
1959? to 1960
Genre
Adventure
More...
The Phantom's Skull Ring [Beautifully plated with gold]

Notes

149 Castlereagh Street was the address used by Tricho Publications, an indicia publisher in some comics from Frew, the Australian Phantom publishers. It was also the address of several publishers associated with Ayers & James/Magazine Management.

Show/hide 2. The Titanic Thefts! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #90 (July 1954)
The Titanic Thefts
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #88 ([December 1954])
The Titanic Thefts
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #61 ([April 1955?])
The Titanic Thefts
Show/hide 3. The Scoop of 1869! (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #7 (September 1955)
The Scoop of 1869!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([November 1967?])
The Scoop of 1869
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
The Scoop of 1869!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #7.
Show/hide 4. Superboy Meets Superlad! (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 [as WHitney Ellsworth]

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #199 (April 1954)
Superboy Meets Superlad
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #71 ([January 1955?])
Superboy Meets Superlad
Printed in
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #71 ([January 1955?])
Superboy Meets Superlad!
Original
Adventure Comics 199, April 1954
Show/hide 5. The Historian of Crime! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #45 (April-May 1950)
The Historian of Crime!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #3 ([September 1950?])
The Historian of Crime
Show/hide 6. The Big Game Hunt of Metropolis! (Superman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Jack Borden; Dan Wheeler

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #97 (May 1955)
The Big Game Hunt of Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])
The Big Game Hunt of Metropolis

Synopsis

The Swindle Syndicate dupe Jimmy Olsen with free passes to Jack Borden's Big Game Hunt in an attempt to stop Clark Kent from figuring out who their leader is.

Show/hide 7. The Amazing Mirages (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.66 pages
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Spike) Comic story, 0.33 pages

"I'm gonna try fishing like the Eskimos!"

Featuring

Feature
Spike
Genre
Humour

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #78 (September-October 1955)
"I'm gonna try fishing like the Eskimos."
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #31 ([November 1967?])
Spike
Show/hide 9. The Safari in 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

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #201 (June 1954)
The Safari in Smallville
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #73 ([March 1955?])
The Safari In Smallville
Original
Adventure Comics 201, June 1954
Show/hide 10. The Court-Martial of Moby Dick II (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #213 (June 1955)
The Court-Martial of Moby Dick II
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Comic story, 1 page

"What is the most abundant metal yielded by the earth?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-Fiction

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #54 ([July 1953?])
Quick Quiz

Synopsis

Information on Aluminum; monkey's crying, a bat's sight, tea leaves, birds' nest soup, and hurricane power.

Show/hide 12. Three Letters to Batman! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #88 (December 1954)
Three Letters To Batman!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])
Three Letters to Batman
Show/hide 13. Jimmy Olsen, Crooner (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 14. Clark Kent, Dog Catcher! (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
 
Sy Barry, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #35 (September 1954)
Clark Kent, Dog Catcher!

Synopsis

When Lana is appointed Smallville Mayor for the Day, she appoints Clark Kent dogcatcher.

Show/hide 15. The Golden Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 11.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #193 (June 1954)
The Golden Superman
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #88 ([December 1954])
The Golden Superman
First print
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #61 ([April 1955?])
The Golden Superman

Notes

The final two pages of this story have been reduced and combined to fit on 1 1/3 page.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.66 pages

"I've got to watch these prisoners closely."

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Casey the Cop
 
Unknown
Also printed
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Casey the Cop
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Captain Triumph) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Triumph
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Bryant , line art
Editing
George Brenner, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #45 (November 1946)
King, the Jack of All Trades
Printed in
Australia
Captain Triumph All Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #4 ([August 1947?])
King, the Jack of All Trades
Also printed
Australia
Yogi Bear Fun Album (Murray, 1980? series) #2 ([April 1980])
The Daredevil Bruin

Notes

This version of the story is sourced directly from Captain Triumph All Color Comics 4, including use of the modified cover as the splash page (with issue number retained). The first page in thiis version has been further modified to create a black background, remove the words "All Color" and the price.

Show/hide 18. The King of Marbles (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 19. The Bravest Cowards in the World! (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #170 (November 1951)
The Bravest Cowards in the World
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])
The Bravest Cowards in the World
Show/hide 20. The Aqua-Mailman (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #215 (August 1955)
The Aqua-Mailman
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
The Aqua-Mailman
Original
Adventure Comics 215, August 1955
Show/hide 21. Untitled (Ruthie Riddles) Cartoon, 1 page

"Dear Guys & Gals, do you want to have a lot of fun?"

Featuring

Feature
Ruthie Riddles
Genre
Humour

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Cartoons and jokes, including making trousers last; pitcher's handle; travelling downwards; man with four hands; growing older and stone in water.

Show/hide 22. The Boy Olympics! (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #5 (May-June 1955)
The Boy Olympics!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
The Boy Olympics!
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #5.
Show/hide 23. Untitled (Casey The Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2212

Entry created

  • 30/01/2005

Cover added

  • 29/11/2011

Index completed

  • 29/11/2011

Last updated

  • 20/09/2019