All Favourites Comic #37

Published
June 1963
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

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Adam Strange) Cover, 1 page

"The ultra-sonic vibrations of my gamma metal gong have frozen Adam Strange motionless! My next victims will be--the Justice League."

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Justice League

Credits

Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #75 (May 1962)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill!
Show/hide 1. The Planet that Came to a Standstill! (Adam Strange) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Adventure; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath; Justice League of America [JLA; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Snapper Carr; The Zoorans; Kanjar Ro (villain); Hyathis (villain); Kromm (villain); Sayyar (villain)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #75 (May 1962)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill!
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #235 (March-April 1972)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #80 ([April 1973?])
The Planet that Came to a Standstill!
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill
 
United States
Justice League of America Super Spectacular, No. 1, 1975 Issue (DC, 1999 series) ([March] 1999)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #1 ([December] 2005)
The Planet That Came To A Standstill
 
United States
The Adam Strange Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 2 ([November] 2006)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([August] 2007)
The Planet That Came to a Standstill!

Synopsis

Adam Strange and the Justice League team up to capture Kanjar Ro.

Show/hide 2. A Chief without a Tribe (Tomahawk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter; Thunder Cloud; Chief Wolf-Slayer

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Ray, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

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First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #76 (September-October 1961)
The Chief without a Tribe

Synopsis

Tomahawk meets a chief who has been exiled to a small territory that all are forbidden to enter or leave.

Show/hide 3. The Man Who Saved the Challenger's Lives, Chapter 1 (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Wilfred Clayton; Barton; Sir Lawrence Revere; President Domingo

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake , scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

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First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #31 (April-May 1963)
The Man Who Saved the Challenger's Lives, Chapter 1

Synopsis

Wilfred Clayton insists he saved the Challengers' lives at their plane crash and they all owe him. Each thinks back to their lives before they became Challengers. Rocky was wrestling a brute named Barton and, despite the mob drugging his water, he won the match. Prof was a spoiled heir with a new yacht who sideswiped a work boat containing his hero, Sir Lawrence Revere, slaving to salvage a statue for local fishermen, and in helping him Prof starts to grow up.

Notes

This story is followed by a full page ad: Nestlé's new Yogi bar.

Show/hide 4. Chapter 2: The Secret from the Challengers' Past (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Wilfred Clayton

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake , scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

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First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #31 (April-May 1963)
Chapter 2: The Secret from the Challengers' Past

Synopsis

Before they all met, Red worked on a radio tower for President Domingo in a South American country where a kid asks Red to stop the dictator's evil plans, teaching Red true heroism. Ace ran a tiny air service delivering nitro to prospectors and when a crate breaks loose he heroically delivered the cargo. Flying to their appearance on the Heroes TV show, Ace's plane crashes and they become men "living on borrowed time." Clayton claims that what they don't know is that he saved their lives after the crash. In return, he wants them to go to South America and assemble a giant statue for him.

Show/hide 5. Chapter 3: The Warrior from 1,000 A.D. (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure; superhero
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan]; Wilfred Clayton; Dr. Steuben

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake , scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

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First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #31 (April-May 1963)
Chapter 3: The Warrior from 1,000 A.D.

Synopsis

In South America, trying to assemble the statue, Prof and Red are attacked by its flying arm and sword. They are able to reattach the arm, but realize the statue is actually a robot. Clayton binds and imprisons them along with Dr. Steuben, the robot's inventor. Meanwhile, Ace and Rocky secure the robot's other arm and are about to reattach it to the statue, when it seemingly goes crazy and batters the statue. Ace had reprogrammed the arm to destroy the robot because he realized there was one detail Clayton had gotten wrong in the Challengers' origin story.

Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 6. We Found the Super-Tribes of Tomorrow Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, line art [as Alexander Toth]
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

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First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #77 (March 1963)
We Found the Super-Tribes of Tomorrow

Synopsis

A band of explorers find two warring tribes in the South American jungle that are fighting with super-scientific weapons.

Show/hide 7. The Treasure at Rainbow's End (Hopalong Cassidy starring William Boyd) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy starring William Boyd
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Jimmy Wakely (DC, 1949 series) #6 (July-August 1950)
The Treasure at Rainbow's End!

Notes

This story was originally a Jimmy Wakely feature and has been partly redrawn to turn it into a Hopalong Cassidy story.

Show/hide 8. The Riddle of the Two-Faced Astronaut (The Atom) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Wizardo the Great; Chief Baxter; Peter Venner; Howard Crane (villain)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited]
Art
Gil Kane, penciller [credited]
 
Murphy Anderson, inker [credited]
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

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First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #6 (April-May 1963)
The Riddle of the Two-Faced Astronaut!

Synopsis

Ray Palmer's old friend Wizardo uses an assistant dressed as an astronaut in his magic act, but when it appears that the astronaut is using the magic act as a cover for burglary the Atom must figure out the truth.

Show/hide 9. The Punishment of Zeus Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Galatea; Griffins; Hank; minotaur; Paphos; Peter; spirit of unnamed god of Olympus; Zeus; one of Zeus' warriors

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, penciller [as Meskin]
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
George Kashdan, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #132 (March 1963)
The Punishment of Zeus

Synopsis

Hank and Peter discover the Temple of Zeus and the golden apples within and either fall unconscious or have an adventure with the Greek gods.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2736

Entry created

  • 02/09/2005

Cover added

  • 02/09/2005

Index completed

  • 02/09/2005

Last updated

  • 10/04/2020