Color Giant #1

Published
1956
Page count
100
Cover price
2/6 [0-2-6 AUP]
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"100 pages! All Color!"

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Shuddery Shadows Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, line art
Colours
, colourist
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) #116 (July-August 1953)
Shuddery Shadows

Synopsis

Information on beliefs about unseen spirits from native cultures around the world.

Show/hide 2. Three Tests for a Chief! (Captain Compass) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Compass
Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #220 (June 1955)
Three Tests for a Chief!
Show/hide 3. Play Ball (Congo Bill) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Action Comics 149, October 1950
Show/hide 4. Hi! Kids! Hopalong Cassidy Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages
Show/hide 5. Rex, Honorary Indian Chief (The Adventures of Rex The Wonder Dog) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Rex The Wonder Dog
Genre
Animal

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Original
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog 24, November-December 1955
Show/hide 6. Hi! Kids! Superboy Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages
Show/hide 7. I was a Prisoner on Island X Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Art
Bill Ely, line art

Reprint history

Original
My Greatest Adventure 7, January-February 1956
Show/hide 8. Superboy Meets Superman (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 9. The Phantom Bodyguard (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Joe Certa, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #229 (March 1956)
The Phantom Bodyguard
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Phantom Bodyguard
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Dizzy Dog) Comic story, 5 pages

"Go away! I'm not home!"

Featuring

Feature
Dizzy Dog
Genre
Anthropomorphic-Funny Animals

Credits

Writing
Sheldon Mayer, scripter
Art
Sheldon Mayer, line art
Show/hide 11. The Secret of the Amazon Ring! (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Harry Peter, line art [as Harry G. Peter]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Wonder Woman 82, May 1956
Show/hide 12. The Man Who Hid His Powers (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-Mystery

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Detective Comics 234, August 1956
Show/hide 13. The Topsy-Turvy World! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 196, January 1954
Show/hide 14. Around the World in Eighty Arrows! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 190, July 1953
Show/hide 15. The Robot Magician Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Original
Mystery In Space 31, April-May 1956
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Doodles Duck) Comic story, 5 pages

"I say he'll never do it!"

Featuring

Feature
Doodles Duck
Genre
Anthropomorphic-Funny Animals

Credits

Writing
Sheldon Mayer, scripter
Art
Sheldon Mayer, line art

Notes

Begins: "I say he'll never do it!"

Show/hide 17. Mountie for a Day (vigilante) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
vigilante
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bob Brown, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Original
Action Comics 179, April 1953
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Show/hide 20. If You Can Whistle or Hum a Tune (The Sampson Guitar Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Sampson Guitar Club

Notes

The stories in this issue appear to have been recoloured for this edition. The colours are more muted and pastel than usual, looking almost like they have been done with a felt tip pen. The colours don't have obvious "dots". Despite the spelling of "color" in the title, other words in the issue are Australianised, including "gaol" and "manoeuvre".

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 2646

Entry created

  • 23/07/2005

Cover added

  • 01/04/2022

Index completed

  • 21/04/2006

Last updated

  • 01/05/2022