Mammoth Comic Annual

KG Murray

Australia

Published
December 1956
Page count
148
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 No title recorded (Superman, Superboy, Batman, Robin) Cover, 1 page

"All the champions in one volume!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman, Superboy, Batman, Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

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First published in this issue

Notes

Dave Studham suggests the cover may represent Olympic rings, indicating the 1956 Olympic games, held November-December 1956.

Show/hide 1. Superman, Stunt-man (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mike Foss (villain)

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Al Plastino, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)
Management
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #120 (May 1948)
Superman, Stunt Man!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (KGM, 1948 series) #15 ([August 1948?])
Superman, Stunt Man
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #12 ([May 1965?])
Superman, Stunt Man!
Show/hide 2. The Man who Hated Water (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Otto Baybridge; Jim Logan

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #140 (May 1949)
The Man Who Hated Water
Also printed
Australia
Batman Comics (Color Comics, 1950 series) #2 ([July 1950?])
The Man Who Hated Water

Synopsis

Johnny Quick tries to bring two men together, one who hates water, and one who can't stand being without it.

Show/hide 3. Around the World in 80 Minutes (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
Characters
Superboy; Matt Briggs

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #138 (March 1949)
Around the World in 80 Minutes
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #40 ([February 1967?])
Around the World in 80 Minutes

Synopsis

Mr. Briggs hates kids, but the only job he can find is as a school bus driver.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"Isn't he terrific, Peg"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour
Characters
Peg

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #57 (February-March 1950)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. The Powder-Keg Rider (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, 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) #88 (April 1954)
The Powder-Keg Rider!
Show/hide 6. The Man Who Could See Tomorrow (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
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron , scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967?])
Original
Superboy 1, March-April 1949
Show/hide 7. Ride, Bat-Hombre, Ride (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 8. The Courtship of the Three Lois Lanes (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

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

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Also printed
Australia
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #35 ([April 1950?])
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #14 (May 1951)
Original
Superman 61, November-December 1949
Show/hide 9. Superboy, "Telegraph Boy" (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
Super-hero

Credits

Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #40 ([February 1967?])
Original
Adventure Comics 139, April 1949
Show/hide 10. The Treasure Beneath the Lake (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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Original
Adventure Comics 129, June 1948
Show/hide 11. A Greater Detective than Batman (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #56 (December 1949-January 1950)
A Greater Detective Than Batman!
Also printed
Australia
Batman Comics (Color Comics, 1950 series) #2 ([July 1950?])
A Greater Detective than Batman
Original
Batman 56, December 1949
Show/hide 12. The Slowdown of Johnny Quick (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Super-hero

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Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #10 (January 1951)
Show/hide 13. Superman Returns to Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #14 (May 1951)
Original
Superman #61 1939 Series - DC, November-December 1949

Notes

Superman learns his origin for the first time.

Show/hide 14. A Dog-Catcher's Life (Zatara the Master Magician) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
W. F. White, line art [as William White]
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #34 (May-June 1948)
A Dog-Catcher's Life!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #14 (May 1951)
A Dog Catcher's Life
Show/hide 15. The Boy Vandals (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
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter
Art
Ed Dobrotka, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967?])
Original
Superboy 1, March-April 1949
Show/hide 16. The Tenderfoot Outlaw (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Original
Hopalong Cassidy 87, March 1954

Notes

Issue also includes Blockbusters (1 page); Quick Quiz (1 page).

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2213

Entry created

  • 30/01/2005

Cover added

  • 30/01/2005

Index completed

  • 17/06/2007

Last updated

  • 22/09/2019