Colossal Comic #25

Published
May 1963
Page count
164
Cover price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman and Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

"164 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Super-Newspaper of Gotham City (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #80 (January-February 1956)
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #71 ([May 1956?])
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #188 (October 1969)
 (80 Page Giant #G64)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #106 ([February 1974?])
 
United States
World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 1999 series) #1 (1999)
Show/hide 2. Cark Kent Gaolbird! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #104 (March 1956)
Clark Kent Jailbird!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #74 ([August 1956?])
Clark Kent Gaolbird!
Show/hide 3. The Return of Mr. Future (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter (pgs 1-7)
 
Bill Finger, scripter (pgs 7-8)
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #98 (March 1956)
The Return of Mr. Future
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #74 ([August 1956?])
The Return of Mr. Future

Notes

Reprints the first Arnold Drake story for DC.

Show/hide 4. Human Time Capsules Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #31 (April 1953)
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #6 ([February 1955])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #47 ([March 1969?])
Show/hide 5. Johnny Quick Makes History (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Charles Sultan, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #137 (February 1949)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #137 (February 1949)
Johnny Quick Makes History
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #73 ([July 1956?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #50 (August 1969)
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"Here comes the new tattooed man!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "Here comes the new tattooed man!"

Show/hide 7. The Human Phantom Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 8. A Visit from Superman's Pal (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #55 (March 1957)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 ([September 1957?])
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
 
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #114 (September 1968)
 (One page edited out)
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
Show/hide 9. Riddle of the Portuguese Cat (Special Spy Story) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Special Spy Story
Genre
Spy

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Carmine Infantino , penciller
 
Howard Sherman, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68 (January-February 1954)
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68 (January-February 1954)
Riddle of the Portuguese Cat
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #6 ([February 1955])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #71 ([March 1969?])

Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published.

Show/hide 10. The Living Toys (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #193 (June 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 ([September 1957?])
Show/hide 11. The Revolt of the Thinking Machine (Captain Comet) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Comet
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Sy Barry, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #49 (October 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #6 ([February 1955])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #47 ([March 1969?])
Show/hide 12. The Superman of Yesterday (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 13. I Flew a Flying Saucer Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 14. The Eye-Dropper World Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #42 (March 1954)
Show/hide 15. Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #193 (October 1953)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #72 ([June 1956])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #72 ([June 1956])
Show/hide 16. 1,001 Rides with Superboy (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Lem 'n' Lime) Comic story, 1 page

"I'm reading a book on anatomy. It tells all about the human skeleton!"

Featuring

Feature
Lem 'n' Lime
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "I'm reading a book on anatomy. It tells all about the human skeleton!"

Show/hide 18. The Living Bat-Plane (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #91 (April 1955)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #72 ([June 1956])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #72 ([June 1956])
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #228 (January 1971)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #23 ([1971?])
Show/hide 19. The Seven Hills of Rome (A Special Spy Thriller) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Special Spy Thriller
Genre
Spy

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Carmine Infantino , penciller
 
Howard Sherman , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #69 (March-April 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #30 ([October 1967?])

Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail 6, which was never published.

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 1 page

"I've been sending messages for weeks, trying to contact Mars!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour; science fiction
Characters
Professor Eureka

Credits

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

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #49 (April 1956)
Untitled

Synopsis

The Professor thinks a real Martian has come in response to his interplanetary communications.

Show/hide 21. The True History of Superman and Batman (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 22. Untitled (Buck Skinner) Comic story, 1 page

"I'll stop off and see Jeb."

Featuring

Feature
Buck Skinner
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "I'll stop off and see Jeb."

Show/hide 23. Mayhem in the Meal-o-Mat (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #127 (April 1948)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #127 (April 1948)
Mayhem in the Meal-o-mat!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #71 ([May 1956?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #50 (August 1969)

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2991

Entry created

  • 17/07/2006

Cover added

  • 17/07/2006

Index completed

  • 18/05/2008

Last updated

  • 26/09/2019