Colossal Comic #21

Published
April 1962
Page count
164
Cover price
3/6
Colour
Black & white
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 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

Notes

This issue also includes fillers by Henry Boltinoff: Moolah The Mystic, Peg, Little Pete, and Casey the Cop

Show/hide 1. The Radioactive Boy (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 2. The Man Who Was Three Men Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Sid Gerson, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #43 (April 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #56 ([December 1966?])
Show/hide 3. Earth's Unlucky Day Comic story, 4 pages
Show/hide 4. The Rainbow Batman (Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #241 (March 1957)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #241 (March 1957)
The Rainbow Batman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #86 ([July 1957?])
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 (August 1966)
 (80 Page Giant G-24)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #11 ([November 1966?])
Show/hide 5. The Make-Believe Archer (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
George Papp, 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) #236 (May 1957)
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #10 ([March 1957?])
Show/hide 6. Batman's Secret Helper (Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #106 (March 1957)
Show/hide 7. The Elephant Who Saved The Earth Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Sid Gerson, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #43 (April 1954)
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #42 ([December 1966?])
Show/hide 8. Superman of Skid Row (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #89 (May 1954)
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #89 (May 1954)
Superman of Skid Row
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #90 ([February 1955])
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #63 (June 1955)
Show/hide 9. The Traffic Cop of Space Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #43 (April 1954)
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #42 ([December 1966?])
Show/hide 10. Collector's Item Comic story, 4 pages
Show/hide 11. The Phantom Prize Fighter (Captain Comet) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Comet
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #43 (April 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #56 ([December 1966?])
Show/hide 12. Clark Kent, Prisoner (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
Jerry Coleman , scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #37 (December 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #90 ([August 1956?])
Show/hide 13. The Man Who Sped Up Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 14. The Planet of Ancient Children (Captain Comet) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 15. The Interplanetary Counterfeiters Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #45 (June 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #56 ([December 1966?])
Show/hide 16. The Man Who Couldn't Die Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Writing
Sid Gerson, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #44 (May 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #56 ([December 1966?])

Notes

This seems to be the story listed in GCD as "The Man Who Wouldn't Die".

Show/hide 17. Terror at Mystery Castle (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #264 (February 1959)
 (Murder At Mystery Castle)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #89 ([October 1957?])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #6 (Winter 1963-64)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #6 ([December 1964?])
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #2 (November-December 1979)
Show/hide 18. The Greatest Show on Earth (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
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, 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) #220 (January 1956)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #90 ([August 1956?])
Show/hide 19. From Eternity to Here Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 20. Last Day on Earth Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Sy Barry, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #41 (February 1954)
Also printed
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #35 (February-March 1968)
 (A Demand Classic)
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #66 ([August 1968?])
Show/hide 21. The Plant that Plotted Murder (Captain Comet) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Comet
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #44 (May 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #1 ([September 1954?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #20 ([December 1966?])

Notes

This issue also includes fillers by Henry Boltinoff: Moolah The Mystic, Peg, Little Pete, and Casey the Cop

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2313

Entry created

  • 11/03/2005

Cover added

  • 11/03/2005

Index completed

  • 20/07/2008

Last updated

  • 20/07/2008