Colossal Comic #24

Published
January 1963
Page count
164
Cover price
3/6
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Issue contents Hide all

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

"164 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Three Lives of Jimmy Olsen (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 2. Batman the Giant! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #243 (May 1957)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #243 (May 1957)
Batman the Giant!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #88 ([September 1957?])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
 (The Giant Batman)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #14 ([November 1967?])
 (The Giant Batman)

Synopsis

Batman & Robin are invited to his lab to witness inventions he has just created to aid law enforcement: the Maximizer and the Minimizer. Unfortunately, the Maximizer plays on the Capred Crusader, who begins to grow uncontrollably, and finds he must leave Gotham City for the people's protection, allowing crime to seemingly run rampant.

Show/hide 3. They Call me the Prince of Liars Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bill Ely
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #47 (February 1956)
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #15 ([June 1956])
Show/hide 4. The Outlaws from Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 5. Amazing Ratios! (Amazing Ratios) Comic story, 0.66 pages

"The Earth's Atmosphere is so immense that there is approximately two million tons of air for every human being on Earth!"

Featuring

Feature
Amazing Ratios
Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
?

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #90 (March 1958)
Amazing Ratios!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #101 ([October 1958?])
Amazing Ratios!

Synopsis

Information on Earth's atmosphere; glaciers; and sweat glands.

Show/hide 6. The Big Batman Quiz (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. The Amazing Swami Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #50 (May 1956)
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #22 ([January 1957])

Synopsis

A newspaper reporter investigates a phoney swami and a million dollar robbery.

Show/hide 8. Superboy's Adviser (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman?
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Mort Weisinger (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #31 (March 1954)
 (Superboy's Advisor)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #82 ([December 1955?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
Show/hide 9. The Coward and the Hero (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 10. The Lazy Man's Best Friend (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #91 (August 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #86 ([October 1954])
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #59 (February 1955)
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #18 ([November 1965?])
Show/hide 11. The Sleeping Beauty of Space (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Editing
Whit Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #221 (October 1956)
Printed in
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #23 ([February 1957])
The Sleeping Beauty of Space!
Show/hide 12. The Man with the Stolen Eyes Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 13. Quick Quiz (Quick Quiz) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Has the moon any light of its own?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #47 ([March 1969?])

Synopsis

Questions on Moon, moonlight, Barrel Cactus; and Alligators.

Show/hide 14. The Strange Circus of Mr. Sinistro (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Dave Wood?
Art
George Papp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief), Jack Schiff (managing editor)
Murray Boltinoff (assoc), George Kashdan (assoc)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #89 (July-August 1957)
Show/hide 15. The Super Hobby of Superboy (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 16. Clark Kent Outlaw (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #98 (July 1955)
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([September 1955?])
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #41 ([October 1967?])
Show/hide 17. The Floating Hall of Fame (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 18. The Robot Named Think Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 19. The Interplanetary Restaurant (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 20. The Six Lives of Lois Lane (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #71 (February 1956)
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #198 (November 1954)
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([September 1955?])
 
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #77 (October 1967)
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #41 ([October 1967?])
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #5 ([June 1968?])

Notes

The last two pages of this story have been in part reduced and re-laid out to fit the "Casey the Cop" strip onto the last page.

Show/hide 21. Casey the Cop (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.66 pages

"Oh, Casey! I just remembered something--am I in trouble!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 22. We Found a World of Tiny Cavemen Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 23. Nicholas-Louise de Lacaille (1713-1762) (Giants of the Telescope) Comic story, 1 page

"In 1751, French astronomer Lacaille led an expedition to the Cape of Good Hope..."

Featuring

Feature
Giants of the Telescope
Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
?

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #71 (November 1961)

Synopsis

Science information on mathematician and astronomer Nicholas-Louise de Lacaille


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2992

Entry created

  • 17/07/2006

Cover added

  • 17/07/2006

Index completed

  • 09/12/2006

Last updated

  • 08/10/2011