The Hundred Comic Monthly #3

Published
December 1956
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 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 (The Flash) Cover, 1 page

"100 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero

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First published in this issue
Based on
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 — Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (page 11)
Show/hide 1. "Slim" Chance ("Slim" Chance) Comic story, 1 page

"What a night! I pity any pilot that gets caught in this soup!"

Featuring

Feature
"Slim" Chance
Genre
Gags

Credits

Writing
Hi Mankin, scripter [as Hy Mankin]
Art
Hi Mankin, line art [as Hy Mankin]
Text
Hi Mankin, letterer [as Hy Mankin]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

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First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #5 (September-October 1955)

Notes

Begins: "What a night! I pity any pilot that gets caught in this soup!" Called "Out of Gas" in GCD.

Show/hide 2. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt (The Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter [as Bob Kanigher]
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Joe Kubert, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

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First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 (September-October 1956)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 (September-October 1956)
Also printed
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February-March 1973)
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February-March 1973)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes (Crown, 1976 series) (1976)
 
United States
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes (Crown, 1976 series) (1976)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #131 ([June 1976?])
 
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #131 ([June 1976?])
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#8 (May 1981)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told (DC, 1991 series) (1991)
 
United States
The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told (DC, 1991 series) (1991)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Showcase 4 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
 
United States
The Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (DC, 1992 series) ([November] 1992)
 
United States
The Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (DC, 1992 series) ([November] 1992)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
The Flash Archives (DC, 1994 series) #Volume 1 ([June] 1996)
 
United States
The Flash Archives (DC, 1994 series) #Volume 1 ([June] 1996)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Showcase 4 (DC, 2000 series) (January 2000)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Showcase 4 (DC, 2000 series) (January 2000)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 (September-October)

Notes

Reprints the origin and first appearance of the Flash

Show/hide 3. Village of 1,000 Idols (Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #204 (May 1955)
Show/hide 4. I Was the Man in the Iron Mask Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
Bill Ely, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #50 (May 1956)
Show/hide 5. Dizzy Dog (Dizzy Dog) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dizzy Dog
Genre
Funny animals

Credits

Art
Sheldon Mayer, line art
 
, inker

Notes

Solid Gold Grass/Rich Country Cousin

Show/hide 6. The River-Toll Bandits (The Wyoming Kid) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Wyoming Kid
Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
Show/hide 7. The Wooden World War Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 8. Liz (Liz) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Liz
Genre
Teen

Credits

Writing
Frank Harry , scripter
Art
Frank Harry, line art

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First print
Unknown

Synopsis

Liz draws up a time budget.

Notes

Liz stories appeared in a range of titles, including The Adventures of Bob Hope; Here's Howie Comics; Leave it to Binky and Scribbly.

Show/hide 9. Hard Luck Lester (Hard Luck Lester) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Good day madam -- I'd like to give you a demonstraion of our new vacuum cleaner."

Featuring

Feature
Hard Luck Lester
Genre
Gags

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #226 (July 1956)

Notes

Begins: "Good day madam -- I'd like to give you a demonstraion of our new vacuum cleaner." ("The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman")

Show/hide 10. Wonder Woman Meets Robin Hood (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Robin Hood; Paula Von Gunther; Friar Tuck; Little John; Sheriff of Nottingham

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Harry Peter, line art [as Harry G. Peter]
Text
Jimmy Wroten, letterer
 
Margaret Wroten, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Robert Kanigher, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #82 (May 1956)
Wonder Woman Meets Robin Hood

Synopsis

Paula sends Wonder Woman back to the time of Robin Hood.

Show/hide 11. Strange Satellites (Strange Satellites) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Strange Satellites
Genre
Fact

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Also printed
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #42 (March 1961)

Notes

Information on Black sky and Jupiter's eclipse.

Show/hide 12. The Man Nobody Could See Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 13. Buzzy (Buzzy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Teen

Synopsis

Buzzy visits the grand opening sale to get Popsy a birthday gift

Show/hide 14. The Mystery of the Space Mutiny (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [as Whit Ellsworth]

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #207 (August 1955)
Show/hide 15. The Broadway Posse (Vigilante) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 16. The Dodo and the Frog (The Dodo and the Frog) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Dodo and the Frog
Genre
Funny animals

Notes

Turkeyitis

Show/hide 17. The Queen of the Sea (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #187 (April 1953)
Show/hide 18. Willy the Office Boy (Willy the Office Boy) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Willy, I'm going to be very busy for the next two hours. I want to be alone."

Featuring

Feature
Willy the Office Boy
Genre
Gags

Notes

Begins: "Willy, I'm going to be very busy for the next two hours. I want to be alone."


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 3096

Entry created

  • 08/04/2007

Cover added

  • 08/04/2007

Index completed

  • 04/04/2009

Last updated

  • 26/09/2019