Century Comic #96

Published
June 1964
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 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 The Ghost of Batman! (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

"Batman is dead! And it's because of you, Superman!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #139 (February 1964)
The Ghost of Batman!
Show/hide 1. The Ghost of Batman (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Sphinx Gang; Ned Garver; Al Regan; Alfred; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jim Mooney, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #139 (February 1964)
The Ghost of Batman
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([October] 2008)
The Ghost of Batman

Synopsis

Criminals seem to assassinate Batman while Superman is disguised as him. Now they can't reveal Batman is still alive without revealing his true identity.

Show/hide 2. Ghosts for Sale! (The Phantom Stranger) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Phantom Stranger
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Greystone; Marcia Mitchell; Phillip Mitchell; Tabor; Al; Mrs. Mitchell

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Phantom Stranger (DC, 1952 series) #3 (December 1952-January 1953)
Ghosts for Sale!

Synopsis

A magician's assistants vanish on stage. They are kidnapped and held for ransom by the stage manager.

Show/hide 3. The Dynamiters! (Tim Holt) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tim Holt
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Frank Bolle, line art
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tim Holt (Magazine Enterprises, 1948 series) #12 (December 1949)
The Dynamiters!
Show/hide 4. LEt's Go--Ghost GIs! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Characters
Eddie Rath

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #84 (December 1963)
Let's Go--Ghost GIs!

Synopsis

He needed the best help in the world to accomplish his nightmarish mission -- because lives depended on it! But still, Lieutenant Eddie Rath wasn't sure he'd succeeded when he cried… Let's Go -- Ghost GIs!

Show/hide 5. The Sea Girl! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Mystery (DC, 1952 series) #113 (January-February 1953)
The Sea Girl!

Synopsis

Jim Spencer is marooned on an enchanted island. He lives in the company of an undine, a dryad and a sylph. Spencer falls in love with Celia, the mermaid. She offers him treasures if he leaves her, because the price for their love will be her becoming human. Spencer chooses Celia and they live happily ever after. The dryad and the sylph explain that everything has been a masquerade to shock Celia out of believing she is an undine.

Show/hide 6. The Fantastic Wigs of Mr. Dupre (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #35 (August 1962)
The Fantastic Wigs of Mr. Dupre!
Also printed
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #103 (August 1970)
The Fantastic Wigs of Mr. Dupre!
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #8 ([June 1971?])
The Fantastic Wigs of Mr. Dupré!
Show/hide 7. The Tyrant Ruler of Atlantis! (Aquaman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Kashdan, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #14 (March-April 1964)
The Tyrant Ruler of Atlantis!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 (2008)
The Tyrant Ruler of Atlantis!
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Flash Facts) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash Facts
Genre
Non-Fiction
Show/hide 9. The Year of the Lion Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy; adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Roussos, line art
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
George Kashdan, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #141 (March 1964)
The Year of the Lion

Synopsis

An archaeologist becomes cursed while on an expedition to China, which bonds him to a lion for an entire year -- whatever happens to the lion will happen to him.

Show/hide 10. The Straw Soldiers of Devil Pass (Tomahawk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Fred Ray, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #91 (March-April 1964)
The Straw Soldiers of Devil Pass!

Notes

Plot reused from "Amazing Stand at Fort Scarecrow" in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #101 (May 1959).

Show/hide 11. Jimmy Olsen's Secret Love! (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [as Magi the Magnificent]; Lucy Lane [as Sandra Rogers]; Superman; Perry White

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #74 (January 1964)
Jimmy Olsen's Secret Love!
Also printed
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #177 (June-July 1976)
Jimmy Olsen's Secret Love
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #118 ([May 1977?])
Jimmy Olsen's Secret Love

Synopsis

Disguised Jimmy, (Magi), meets disguised Lucy, (Sandra), and they begin to fall for each other without disclosing their true identites.

Show/hide 12. Queen of the Snows (Johnny Peril) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Peril
Genre
Supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Lee Allen; Subara; Bill Davis; Jack Gordon

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #107 (January-February 1952)
Queen of the Snows!
Also printed
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #127 (September 1971)
Queen of the Snows
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #110 ([June 1974])
Queen of the Snows!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Queen of the Snows!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Queen of the Snows!

Synopsis

Johnny Peril finds his friend Lee Allen, who just before he dies swears he has seen Subara the Ice Queen, who the natives believe lives on frozen Mt. Subara. Johnny returns to the mountain with two more friends, but only he encounters Subara. They refuse to believe he met the mythical woman until he produces her crown of roses.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Guy Budziak

AusReprints ID

  • 2645

Entry created

  • 23/07/2005

Cover added

  • 13/06/2021

Index completed

  • 23/07/2005

Last updated

  • 13/06/2021