Colossal Comic Annual #2

Published
April 1957
Page count
148
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/579361

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"148 pages!"

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Hopalong Cassidy

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Hart Amos , letterer
Show/hide 1. Superman Turns On the Heat! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hiram Brownlee; Mayor Hawkins; Perry White

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Ira Yarbrough, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #52 (May-June 1948)
Superman Turns On the Heat!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #14 ([July 1948?])
Superman Turns on the Heat!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #47 ([June 1965?])
Superman Turns on the Heat

Synopsis

A small town farmer asks Superman for a favor which results in unforeseen consequences.

Notes

DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 2. The Testing of Batman! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.34 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Thorson (a psychologist, introduction); Hatchet Marley (villain, introduction); Marley's gang (villains, introduction for all); Dr. Rinely (villain, introduction); The Gulden Mob (villains, introduction for all)

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) #83 (April 1954)
The Testing of Batman!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #53 ([October 1954])
The Testing of Batman!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #53 ([January 1955])
The Testing of Batman
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #15 ([July 1966])
The Testing of Batman

Synopsis

Batman agrees to help a psychologist with some of his experiments, but a crime boss learns of this and replaces the psychologist with a phony, captures the Dynamic Duo and puts them through a series of horrific tests while the gang seeks to rob the Gotham Mint.

Notes

DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp9: All 6 panels reduced in size, with first two panels of pp10 added. Panel two of pp10 incorrectly appears before panel one of pp10 when both panels placed on pp9. pp10: only the last two panels of original pp10 appear - rest of page taken up with reprinted ‘Casey the Cop’ strip.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.66 pages

"Officer, quick! There's a burglar trying to get into my house!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #151 (December 1950)
Untitled
Show/hide 4. Super Safety Boy! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Johnny West; Mrs. Green

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #4 (September-October 1949)
Super Safety Boy!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
Super Safety Boy

Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. “Green Cross For Safety” logo changed to “Safety First”. Wording: “In Cooperation With The National Safety Council and The Advertising Council” deleted. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

"There, it's mailed!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
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)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #67 (November-December 1950)
Untitled

Notes

All instances of wording “US Mail” changed to “Mail”. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.

Show/hide 6. One-Day Boom Town (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Lee Perry; Spike; Mosley Tex; Matt Eggers; Judge Cole; Betty Lewis; Luke Larrabee; Dexter Fox

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #89 (May 1954)
One-Day Boom Town

Notes

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. pp10: original version was four panels with an advertisement beneath it - in this version the advertisement is deleted and artwork extended in all four panels to fill the page. Word “Jail” changed to “Gaol” in story.

Show/hide 7. Superboy Storekeeper! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mrs. Edwards; Mr. Cooper; Mr. Smith; Mr. Olsen; Lucy Olsen; Jonathan Kent

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [credited] (unoriginal credited editor)
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [credited] (unoriginal credited editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #6 (January-February 1950)
Superboy Storekeeper!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
Superboy Storekeeper!

Synopsis

Clark takes over the general store when Pa turns his ankle.

Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.

Show/hide 8. The Birth of Batplane II! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Flying Tiger" Haggerty (introduction); Mr. Lane (airline manager); Colonel Webb; Commissioner James Gordon; The Boley Brothers [Bull Boley; Slats Boley; Dave Boley] (villains, introduction for all); unnamed air traffic controllers; unnamed guards; unnamed yacht captain; unnamed yacht radio operator; unnamed yacht crewmen

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #61 (October-November 1950)
The Birth of Batplane II!

Synopsis

When criminals steal the Batplane to use in crimes, Batman and Robin race to build a new Batplane to stop them.

Notes

Batplane II created in this story. DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.

Show/hide 9. The Wizard of Winter! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Lois Lane; Perry White; Miracle Jack Muldoon (real estate developer)

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Ira Yarbrough, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #116 (January 1948)
The Wizard of Winter
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #11 ([April 1948?])
The Wizard of Winter
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #3 ([July 1965?])
The Wizard of Winter!

Synopsis

When J. Wilbur Wolfingham tries swindle a real estate developer by selling him tropical land in the artic, Superman out-manuevers Wolfingham by turning the frozen land into a tropical paradise.

Notes

DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Last panel of story: word “dime” changed to “sixpence”.

Show/hide 10. Cowboy of the Coral Seas! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Cowboy Charlie; BlackJack

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #148 (January 1950)
Cowboy of the Coral Seas

Synopsis

Cowboy Charlie tries to herd seals.

Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.

Show/hide 11. Superboy Meets Supergirl! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Queen Lucy [Lucy Regent; Supergirl]; Duke Norvello; Elena

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [credited] (unoriginal credited editor)
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [credited] (unoriginal credited editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #5 (November-December 1949)
Superboy Meets Supergirl!

Synopsis

Queen Lucy of Borgonia enrolls in school in Smallville incognito, where her athletic ability and intelligence alienate her from all of the students except Clark Kent. When she helps Superboy stop some thieves, the mayor asks her to appear in a benefit with Superboy as Supergirl where Superboy makes it appear that she can perform the same sort of feats that he can. Lucy is kidnapped back to Borgonia by Duke Norvello who attempts to discredit her in the eyes of her people. Superboy arrives and reveals Duke Norvello's duplicity and Lucy takes her place as queen of her people.

Notes

No relation to Kara Zor-El Supergirl.

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp4: words “Your America is a marvelous country, Clark!” changed to “Your country is a marvelous place, Clark!”

Show/hide 12. Superman in Valhalla! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jack Allen; Daniel Drake; Bushy Barnes [also as Odin]; Thor (imposter); Loki (imposter)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #52 (May-June 1948)
Superman in Valhalla!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #14 ([July 1948?])
Superman In Valhalla!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([May 1965?])
Superman in Valhalla

Synopsis

Superman goes searching for a lost movie company and ends up seemingly in Valhalla, home of the Norse gods.

Show/hide 13. Human Target! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Prince Michael Gruyere; Fred Venable (aka The Human Target); Marianne Venable; Turk Vincent; Perry Davison; Moreno the Magician; Jim Lovett; Blinky Grove

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #201 (November 1953)
The Human Target
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #54 ([February 1955?])
Human Target
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #15 (July 1966)
The Human Target

Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Word “Jail” changed to “Gaol”, words “Fort Knox” changed to “The World”, word “50c” changed to “2/-” in story.

Show/hide 14. The 13 Robbers of Rimfire Ridge! (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Deadshot Derkin; Grandpa Grabble; Curly Clark; Lew Losey; Matt Morgan; Joe Crawford

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
 
Sy Barry, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #88 (April 1954)
The 13 Robbers of Rimfire Ridge!

Notes

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. pp10: original version was four panels with a ‘Fearless Fosdick’ gag strip beneath it - in this version the gag strip is deleted and artwork extended in all four panels to fill the page. Word “yuh” changed to “you”.

Show/hide 15. The Un-Super Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Biff Buller; an actor playing Superman

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron , scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, editor [credited] (unoriginal credited editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #34 (May-June 1948)
The Un-Super Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #16 ([September 1948?])
The Un-Super Superman!
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([July 1965])
The Un-Super Superman!

Synopsis

Superman suddenly finds himself without powers and must stop a bomb threat.

Notes

DC logos and “World’s Finest Comics” banner removed from every page of story.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon
  • Mark Muller
  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 2945

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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