Congo Bill #1 The Adventures of Congo Bill

Published
May 1951
Page count
28
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Adventures of Congo Bill) Cover, 1 page

"plus Superman"

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Meet Batman! [No price] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Meet Batman! He's terrific! He's one of the world's best known adventure characters! You can follow the adventures of Batman and his young assistant Robin every month in Batman Comics at all Newsagents."

Details

Printed
1951
Genre
Superhero
More...
Meet Batman! [No price]
Show/hide 2. The Adventures of Aladdin's Lamp! (The Adventures of Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Phineas Welch

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #130 (March 1949)
The Adventure of Aladdin's Lamp!

Synopsis

Bill works to prevent the theft of the alleged "Aladdin's lamp."

Show/hide 3. When Congo Bill Fails (The Adventures of Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Curt Mallin; Kathy Hale; Jack Butts

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #128 (January 1949)
When Congo Bill Fails!

Synopsis

Bill proves that a mine manager is a thief.

Show/hide 4. The Scrambled Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #131 (April 1949)
The Scrambled Superman!

Notes

This story is printed on side "two up". The original is 13 pages

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Yes sir, Chief. I'll keep all the people away from the fence during the game!"

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

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #60 (August-September 1950)
Untitled

Notes

This story is printed on side "two up". The original is 1 page.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Oh boy-new skates!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour
Characters
Little Pete

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #161 (July 1950)
Untitled

Synopsis

Pete enjoys his new roller skates.

Notes

This story is printed on side "two up". The original is 1 page.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"R-ring. Mercy!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour; teen

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #66 (September-October 1950)
Untitled

Notes

This story is printed on side "two up". The original is 1 page.

Show/hide 8. High-Water Peril! (The Adventures of Congo Bill) Comic story, 3.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Jack; Ann; Johnny Bane; Judge Norman; Hefty

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #120 (May 1948)
High-Water Peril!

Synopsis

Bill rescues a judge from a flood and capture a trio of convicts.

Notes

This story is printed on side "two up". The original is 7 pages.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Touchdown! Look at Jerry go--they don't even come near him!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #155 (August 1950)
Untitled
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Annual (KGM, 1951 series) December 1963 (December 1963)
Untitled

Notes

The original is 1 page.

Show/hide 10. 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; Sarge

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)

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #61 (October-November 1950)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #3 ([July 1958])
Untitled
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"This is a swell shortcut, we kids found, to get to our ball field!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #146 (July 1950)
Untitled

Status

This issue includes help from

  • David Studham
  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 2343

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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