Climax Adventure Comic #4

Published
June 1965
Page count
84
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/577749

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Devil Bat Cover, 1 page

"Featuring Devil Bat"

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Based on
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #2 — Devil Bat (page 3)
Show/hide 1. Devil Bat Comic story, 6 pages

"You dirty rats! What is this piracy?"

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
F-271

Credits

Art
Jay Scott Pike, line art [signed]
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #2 (February 1955)
Devil Bat
Show/hide 2. Trapped by the Porcupine! (Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-583
Characters
Porcupine

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Dick Ayers, line art
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #53 (March 1964)
Trapped by the Porcupine
Also printed
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
Trapped by the Porcupine!
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #53
Show/hide 3. Adventure Story! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
F-284

Credits

Art
Dick Ayers, penciller [signed as Ayers]
 
Ernie Bache, inker
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #2 (February 1955)
Adventure Story!
Show/hide 4. White Death Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
F-466

Credits

Art
Dick Ayers, penciller
 
Ernie Bache, inker
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #3 (April 1955)
White Death
Show/hide 5. When Wakes the Colossus! (The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Larry Lieber, penciller [as L. D. Lieber]
 
Don Heck, inker [as D. Heck]
Text
Ray Holloway, letterer [as R. Holloway]
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #53 (March 1964)
When Wakes the Colossus
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #8 (May 1967)
When Wakes the Colossus
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
When Wakes the Colossus!
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #53
 
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #53 (March 1964)
Show/hide 6. Cave-In! Comic story, 5 pages

"Mack! What a swell guy! He and I were in Korea, same outfit!"

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; War
Code
F-285

Credits

Art
John Severin, line art [signed]
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #2 (February 1955)
Cave-In!
Show/hide 7. Men Without Masters (The Fight for Freedom) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fight for Freedom
Genre
War
Code
H-761

Credits

Art
Syd Shores , line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Battlefront (Marvel, 1952 series) #39 (March 1956)
Men Without Masters
Show/hide 8. The Painter of a Thousand Perils! (The Human Torch) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Robert Bernstein, scripter [as R. Berns]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #108 (May 1963)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #10 (September 1967)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
 
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #8 (1975)
The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #8 (November 1975)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #108 (May 1963)

Synopsis

Johnny captures a gang of truck hijackers, and a gang robbing a costume party. Meanwhile, gang leader "Scar" Tobin is visited by counterfeiter Wilhelm Van Vile, a painter notorious for his carelessness, which causes Tobin to fear he's been followed by the cops, and tells him to hit the road! But Van Vile demonstrates his new "talent"-- the ability to quickly make paintings which come magically to life, and follow his telepathic commands! These include a 3-headed gorilla, a gun that wears tons, and a flying carpet. While zooming over the city, Van Vile tells Tobin's gang how he found the paints, left behind by aliens from space, in an underground cavern while tunneling out of jail. His ambition is to create an army of crime, and he feels beating The Human Torch (who helped send him to jail) will be a good test-case. But despite sending painting-images of Reed, Sue & Ben to kill him, Johnny triumphs, destroys the alien paints and rounds up the gang.

Show/hide 9. Swamp! Comic story, 5 pages

"I'm Brad McKay, an engineer! I was sent to the swamp country to survey the uncharted, unknown interior of the great swamp..."

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
F-513

Credits

Art
Chuck Miller, line art [signed]
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #3 (April 1955)
Swamp!
Show/hide 10. The Red Pirate! Comic story, 6 pages

"Heads up, men! They're gonners… and the beast may come for us next!"

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
F-467

Credits

Art
Don Heck, line art [signed]
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #3 (April 1955)
The Red Pirate!
Show/hide 11. Jungle Story! Comic story, 6 pages

"I wanted a Jaguar as a trophy, and I was going to get one!'"

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
F-514

Credits

Art
Harry Anderson, line art
Editing
Stan Lee , editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Rugged Action (Atlas [Marvel], 1954 series) #3 (April 1955)
Jungle Story

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 2330

Entry created

  • 19/03/2005

Cover added

  • 17/06/2012

Index completed

  • 17/02/2010

Last updated

  • 08/05/2021