Colossal Comic #11

Published
September 1959
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
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc. (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; The Fang; Paul James; Jeff (The Fang's henchman)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #73 (November-December 1954)
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #57 ([March 1955?])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #57 ([March 1955])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #170 (October 1967)
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #3 ([November 1968?])
Batman and Superman, Swamis Inc.
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
Batman and Superman Swamis, Inc.

Synopsis

Batman poses as a Swami in a circus to lure out a superstitious criminal, and Superman helps him by making his predictions come true.

Show/hide 2. The Airborne Archers (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #213 (June 1955)
The Airborne Archers
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
The Airborne Archers
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
Show/hide 3. Disappearance of Superman (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Perry White; Jumbo (pilot of the Flying Newsroom); Joe Cobb (mob chief)

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #4 (March-April 1955)
Disappearance of Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([May 1965?])
The Disappearance of Superman
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #25 ([May 1967])
Disappearance of Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
Disappearance of Superman!

Synopsis

Superman hasn't been seen in a few days and Jimmy investigates his disappearance.

Show/hide 4. Batman, Babysitter (Batman with Robin The Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin The Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennworth; Jane (Bruce Wayne's cousin, introduction); Junior (Jane's baby, introduction); Whitey Wills (villain, introduction); Wills' gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
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)
Batman, Baby-Sitter!

Synopsis

Unexpectedly, Bruce's cousin Jane drops off her child for him to care for, and Bruce is forced to not only care for the child, but to fight crime as well!

Show/hide 5. They Wanted Wings! (Zatara the Master Magician) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara; Clipper and other convicts (villains)

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
W. F. White, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #105 (February 1947)
They Wanted Wings!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1950 series) #37 ([June 1950])
They Wanted Wings
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #12 (March 1951)
They Wanted Wings
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 7. Superman's Last Job (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 8. Archers of Yesteryear (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #63 (March-April 1953)
Archers of Yesteryear
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])
Archers of Yesteryear
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 11. When Superman's Identity Is Exposed (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Varrel Mob

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #78 (September-October 1955)
When Superman's Identity Is Exposed
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #67 ([January 1956])
When Superman’s Identity Is Exposed!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
When Superman's Identity is Exposed
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
When Superman's Identity Is Exposed

Synopsis

Someone has been announcing that Clark Kent is Superman and challenging Superman to prove it false. Superman asks Batman and Robin to help him find the culprit.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 13. Mail-Order Magic! (Zatara the Master Magician) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
W. F. White, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #122 (July 1948)
Mail Order Magic
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #32 ([January 1950?])
Mail Order Magic!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #8 (November 1950)
Mail Order Magic
Show/hide 14. Tests of a Warrior (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Morwatha (villain); Hun-Sha

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #200 (January 1955)
Tests of a Warrior!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
Tests of a Warrior

Synopsis

The son of an Indian chief asks for and receives Superman’s help in getting his father to pass a series of tests set up by an evil medicine man.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Show/hide 16. The Riddle of the Five Trophies (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #217 (October 1955)
The Riddle of the Five Trophies
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #46 ([August 1968?])
The Riddle of the Five Trophies

Synopsis

Green Arrow and Speedy are stumped as crooks raid houses all over the city and steal trophies with no monetary value. A deceased designer left duplicates of the trophies. The last is an archery trophy, the "Archie". Green Arrow competes in the contest - hanging upside down - as crooks grab the Archie. GA and Speedy are caught. The trophies hold a combination to a safe, but it fails. GA's arrow ring changed an "8" to look like a "3" - as they wrap up the crooks.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 18. When Gotham City Challenged Metropolis (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Andy the Odd Job Man) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Andy the Odd Job Man
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Ted Widocks, scripter
Art
Ted Widocks, line art
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 20. The Boy of 100 Faces (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 21. The Amazing Robot Archer (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver]; Speedy [Roy]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, 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) #58 (May-June 1952)
The Amazing Robot Archer!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #68 ([January 1956?])
The Amazing Robot Archer
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #68 ([January 1956?])
The Amazing Robot Archer
Show/hide 22. Superman's Sweetheart (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dora Dell; Professor Worthington; Eric; Aldine; Duke Glennon

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #92 (September 1954)
Superman's Sweetheart!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #5 ([November 1950?])
Superman's Sweetheart
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #43 ([December 1967?])
Superman's Sweetheart

Synopsis

When Lois finds an 800-year-old image of Superman married to another woman, she demands an explanation. Unable to offer one, the Man of Steel travels back in time to investigate.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 3087

Entry created

  • 20/12/2006

Cover added

  • 15/06/2021

Index completed

  • 21/12/2006

Last updated

  • 15/06/2021