Five-Score Comic Monthly #3

Published
July 1958
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/868650

Credits

Editing
, original Editor

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Show/hide Cover The Day I Became a Martian! Cover, 1 page

"Dad--you've turned into a Martian--just like the one in this science fiction television play!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction; mystery

Credits

Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #90 (March 1958)
The Day I Became a Martian!

Notes

Cover has been recoloured.

Show/hide 1. The Day I Became a Martian! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Rhett Mason; Bob Maso

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #90 (March 1958)
The Day I Became a Martian!

Synopsis

A science fiction writer is transformed into a Martian, and he figures out that real Martians are observing him to test how they can survive on Earth, so he tricks them into believing that they could not.

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 2. I Found the City under the Sea Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction; adventure
Characters
Joe; Ellery Jones; Caal (alien)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor (uncredited associate editor)
 
Murray Boltinoff ), editor (uncredited associate editor)
 
George Kashdan, editor (uncredited associate editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #15 (May-June 1957)
I Found the City under the Sea
Also printed
United States
Pulp Fiction Library: Mystery in Space (DC, 1999 series) ([September] 1999)
I Found the City Under the Sea
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
I Found the City under the Sea

Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Why, it's 'Panhandler' Pete. We've been trying to arrest him!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Code
5373

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #115 (April 1958)
Untitled

Notes

DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from above story

Show/hide 4. The Road to Nowhere Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Roger Lane; Lamont

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
Pat Gordon , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #65 (August 1957)
The Road to Nowhere
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #35 (August 1953)
The Road to Nowhere

Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “Center City” changed to “Centre City”. pp5: word “Jail” changed to “gaol”.

Show/hide 5. The Diamonds of Peril (Big Town) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Ian Clarke; Steve Wilson; Ellen Borland; Mark; Brack; Mr. Dunforth; Hank

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Manny Stallman, penciller
 
John Giunta, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #47 (September-October 1957)
The Diamonds of Peril!

Notes

DC logos and “Big Town” banner removed from every page of story. pp9: words “certified check for two million dollars” changed to “certified cheque for one million pounds”.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"After two weeks on Mars…"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour; science fiction

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #15 (July 1957)
Untitled
Show/hide 7. Sinister Shadow Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Roussos, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #66 (September 1957)
Sinister Shadow
Show/hide 8. The Life Battery! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #78 (March 1957)
The Life Battery!
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #230 (May-June 1971)
The Life Battery
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([October 1971?])
The Life Battery

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 9. The Boy from Mars (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jaxx 4928; Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #27 (March 1958)
The Boy from Mars
Also printed
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #95 (August-September 1966) —80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G25
The Boy from Mars
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #4 ([September 1969?])
The Boy From Mars
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
The Boy from Mars

Notes

DC logos and “Jimmy Olsen” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 10. The Thing from the Skies Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Rupert Corbin; Sam; Maxton; Professor Wesley Lucas

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #13 (May 1957)
The Thing From the Skies

Synopsis

Rupert Corbin sees a small spaceship land, but is told by its inventor that it is only a mechanical prop. Corbin figures he can make money to pay back his gambling debts from pictures of the craft anyway, and kills Professor Lucas to do it. But Corbin is visited by small space travelers who reveal that Lucas was their contact on Earth and they take him home to their planet to face justice.

Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: wording “ I haven’t got a wooden nickel” changed to “I haven’t got a penny left”, and “dollars and cents” changed to “cold hard cash”.

Show/hide 11. They Made Me a Human Bull's-Eye Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Jordan; Van Meer; Pleeth; Ali Zihn; Coroza

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #17 (September-October 1957)
They Made Me a Human Bull's-Eye

Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from every page of story. pp2, pp3 and pp8: wording “$25,000” changed to “£25,000”. pp3: wording “$10,000” changed to “£10,000”.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"It was nice of you to invite me to play golf!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #17 (September-October 1957)
The Golf Caddy

Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from above story.

Show/hide 13. The Mystery of the Museum House (Mr. District Attorney) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. District Attorney
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Mr. District Attorney; J. William Phelps; Claremont; Wilkins; Len Harrington; Petie Arndt; “Bullets” Jackson; “Plates” Vernon; Ace Spadell; “Hands” Greer; Egbert

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
JL, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mr. District Attorney (DC, 1948 series) #59 (September-October 1957)
The Mystery of the Museum House

Notes

DC logos and “Mr. District Attorney” banner removed from every page of story. pp1 and pp2: word “jail” changed to “gaol”. pp4: wording “$5,000,000” changed to “£5,000,0000”. pp8: wording “$100,000” changed to “£100,000”.

Show/hide 14. Secret of the Man-Ape! Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Daxon; Professor Amos Scott; Hal Todd

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #75 (December 1956)
Secret of the Man-Ape!
Also printed
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #23 (July-August 1973)
Secret of the Man-Ape!

Synopsis

An alien race sends an advance spy to Earth in the form of a gorilla.

Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Warden Willis) Comic story, 1 page

"This is a member of the prison board."

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Gag

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #254 (April 1958)
Untitled

Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from above story.

Show/hide 16. Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad
Also printed
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
Aquaman's Super Sea Squad
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad

Synopsis

Aquaman has to carefully deliver a nuclear projectile to the military before it detonates.

Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 17. Mars Calling Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Mr. Hall; Professor Timkins

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #2 (January-February 1957)
Mars Calling

Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “admission receipts” changed to “admission money”, “$3,000” changed to “£3,000”, and “dough” changed to “money”.

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Gosh, it's one of the hottest days of the year!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #61 (October-November 1950)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Congo Bill (Colour Comics, 1951 series) #1 ([May 1951?]) —The Adventures of Congo Bill
Untitled

Notes

Printed on inside back cover. Original story artwork extended and altered to make it into a full page instead of 0.75 page.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 2223

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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