Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly #35

Published
March 1968
Page count
84
Cover price
0.20 AUD
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

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Maniaks) Cover, 1 page

"Now in my new play, Silver, you are madly in love with me because I'm such a rugged handsome specimen of manhood!"

Featuring

Feature
The Maniaks
Genre
Humour
Characters
The Maniaks [Jangle [Gilbert Jeffries]; Silver Shannon; Pack Rat [Byron Williams]; Flip [Philip Folger]]; Woody Allen

Credits

Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #71 (November-December 1967)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. What Swings, Fiddle Strings? [Chapter 1] (The Maniaks) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Maniaks
Genre
Humour
Characters
The Maniaks [Jangle [Gilbert Jeffries]; Silver Shannon; Pack Rat [Byron Williams]; Flip [Philip Folger]]; Woody Allen; Twiggly (Twiggy)

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original Editor

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First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #71 (November-December 1967)
What Swings, Fiddle Strings?

Synopsis

Woody Allen approaches the Maniaks to star in a Broadway musical he's written called "Confederate Yankees". The songs were written by George M. Coldham (Editor notes he was last seen in INFERIOR FIVE #2). "Twiggly" and many goofy parodies of actors join in. Off to the theater!

Show/hide 2. Part Two, Act 1, of "Confederate Yankees!" Confused? (The Maniaks) Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Maniaks
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original Editor

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First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #71 (November-December 1967)
Part Two, Act 1, of "Confederate Yankees!" Confused?

Synopsis

The show goes on, a Northern-Southern feud set during the Civil War. Many bad song parodies ensue.

Show/hide 3. Act II -- Part III (or Should That Be Part III -- Act II?) (The Maniaks) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Maniaks
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original Editor

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First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #71 (November-December 1967)
Act II -- Part III (or Should That Be Part III -- Act II?)

Synopsis

The musical lurches along with spies, betrayals, reversals, and people falling in love. More song parodies lead to the finale. Woody Allen waits for the reviews. The Maniaks wait for the readers to "buy... buy!" copies of their Showcase tryout. "Bye, bye!"

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Cap's Hobby Hints) Activity, 0.5 pages

"Why don't you put white walls on your tires"

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Hints
Code
6557

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #71 (November-December 1967)
Untitled

Notes

Idea from Craig Sluth, Spokane, Wash.

Show/hide 5. An Eye for an Eye! (Deadman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Deadman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jeff Carling; Heldrich (cameo flashback); Constable Ramsey (cameo flashback); Morty (biker); Magda (biker); Martia (Jeff's girl)

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Neal Adams, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn , letterer
Editing
Jack Miller, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #206 (November 1967)
An Eye for an Eye!
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #223 (May-June 1974)
An Eye For An Eye!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
An Eye for an Eye
 
United States
Deadman (DC, 1985 series) #1 (May 1985)
An Eye for an Eye!

Synopsis

Lorna's criminal brother Jeff shows up at the circus eager to get his hands on the insurance money from Boston Brand's death, and Deadman suspects him of the murder.

Notes

Story across 17 pages, but pages 8 and 17 are 1/2-pages. Script miscredited to Miller in later reprints.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Cap's Hobby Hints) Activity, 0.5 pages

"I see you're making a model out of balsa wood."

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Hints
Code
6573

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Jack Miller, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #206 (November 1967)
Untitled

Notes

Idea from Anthony Mosibella, Dorchester, Mass.

Show/hide 7. Waif of the Wilderness (Beast Boy the Jungle Kid) Comic story, 9.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Beast Boy the Jungle Kid
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Beast Boy [Gar Logan] (origin); Mark Logan (death); Marie Logan (death); Dean Verne; Mr. Marquand; King Tawaba; Mobu (villain); Maroba; Salaham; Arku; Nicholas Gantry (villain)

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Bruno Premiani, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

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First print
United States
The Doom Patrol Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4 ([February] 2008)
Waif of the Wilderness

Synopsis

The origin of Beast Boy.

Notes

This is the first segment of a 3-issue solo series on Beast-Boy. It provides more details on his origin.

Show/hide 8. The Beautiful Witch (The Ghost Rider) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Ghost Rider
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Ayers, penciller [signed]
 
Ernie Bache, inker
Text
Dick Ayers, letterer
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Ghost Rider (Magazine Enterprises, 1950 series) #11 [A-1 #75] (March 1953)
The Beautiful Witch
Show/hide 9. The Do-It-Yourself Villains (Blackhawk) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk (also as Copter-Man); Chuck; Andre; Hendrickson; Chop-Chop; Olaf; Stanislaus (cameo)]; Mr. Whoo; King Kangaroo; Balloon Man; Magneto; Lightning Man

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Chuck Cuidera, inker [as Charles Cuidera]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #175 (August 1962)
The Do-It-Yourself Villains

Synopsis

Mr. Whoo sells costume kits to commit crimes, with his fee being 50 percent of the loot. Blackhawk captures one of the costumed crooks and figures out a way to foil the leader's plans.

Show/hide 10. Liquid Larceny! (Zatara) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara; Soapy

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #50 (February-March 1951)
Liquid Larceny!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([July 1956])
Liquid Larceny!

Synopsis

Zatara campaigns against wasting water.

Show/hide 11. The Caveman Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Dr. William Sayre (archaeologist, introduction); Tiger Man [Rog] (introduction); Rog's tribe [Chief Warra; others unnamed] (introduction for all); Borr (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #93 (August 1955)
The Caveman Batman
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([July 1956])
The Caveman Batman
 
United States
80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #12 (July 1965)
The Caveman Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #9 ([May 1966])
The Caveman Batman

Synopsis

An amazing find by a noted scientist, showing dinosaur and man together, threatens that scientist's reputation until the Dynamic Duo go back in time to prove it true.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I'd like a volunteer!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #132 (September 1952)
Untitled
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Little Pocahontas) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Going to school, Pocahontas?"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pocahontas
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #25 (July 1954)
"Going to school, Pocahontas?"

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