Colossal Comic Annual #5

Published
August 1958
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/579364

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

"148 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Lois Lane - Queen of the Amazons! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; A tribe of Amazons (Intro); Manya

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #59 (July-August 1949)
Lois Lane - Queen of the Amazons!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #28 ([September 1949])
Lois Lane, Queen of the Amazons

Synopsis

Under a mysterious spell, Lois joins a tribe of Amazon women in the Amazon jungle.

Notes

Previously credited to Bill Woolfolk, but not in his pay records according to Martin O'Hearn.

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

Show/hide 2. The Isle of Menace! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; the Planner; Martha Kent; Joyce; Paul

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)
The Isle of Menace!

Synopsis

A crime boss creates a secret identity as the Planner in order to get other racketeers to pay him to get rid of Superboy.

Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp2: wording “One Million Dollars” changed to “£100,000”; “Here’s Fifty G’s!” changed to “Here’s fifty”; “We are ten grand over the million” changed to “We are ten thousand over”; and word balloon “You guys are pikers. Here’s $200,000” deleted. pp3: wording “And this was my favorite rod!” changed to “And this was my favorite gun!”. pp7: wording “I have a hunch whoever learns who he is won’t live long!” changed to ““I have a hunch whoever learns it will be sorry!” pp9: wording “It’s that same gang committing a crime.” changed to “It’s that same gang”.

Show/hide 3. The Walking Mummy! (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]; Andrews (villain, introduction); Kiron (villain, introduction, flashback); Professor Brink; unnamed gem shop owners; Punchy Pete

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #57 (February-March 1950)
The Walking Mummy!

Synopsis

An ancient mummy comes to life and goes on a crime spree in Gotham.

Notes

Story possibly inspired by "The Mummy" movie series. The Batplane is wrecked in this story, Batman comments that they have an improved model in the Batcave that is almost completed.

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

Show/hide 4. The Invisible Bandit of Grizzly Gulch! (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Matt; Milo; Tex Larkin

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) #97 (January 1955)
The Invisible Bandit of Grizzly Gulch
Also printed
Australia
Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #70 ([April 1955?])
The Invisible Bandit of Grizzly Gulch!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #52 ([August 1968])
The Invisible Bandit of Grizzly Gulch

Notes

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story.Grizzly Gulch.

Show/hide 5. Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #58 (May-June 1949)
Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #28 ([September 1949])
Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent

Synopsis

Lois' doctor advises her to try to transfer her love for Superman to a normal human, but her attempt to fall in love with Clark fails.

Notes

Previously credited to Bill Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn.

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

Show/hide 6. When Superboy Was a Superbaby (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superbaby [Clark Kent] (introduction); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, 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) #8 (May-June 1950)
When Superboy Was a Superbaby

Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: Red Cross logo deleted. pp2-3 deleted from story (originally 12pp).

Show/hide 7. The Origin of the Bat-Cave! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed museum curator; Professor Carter Nichols; Jeremy Coe (doubles as an Indian); a tribe of Indians (villains)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #205 (March 1954)
The Origin of the Batcave
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #57 ([February 1955])
The Origin of the Bat-Cave
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #57 ([May 1955?])
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #57 ([May 1955?])
The Origin of the Bat-Cave!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
The Origin of the Bat-Cave
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The Origin of the Bat-Cave!
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Origin of the Bat-Cave!

Synopsis

When the Caped Crusaders discover an ancient piece of pottery in the Bat-Cave, they have Professor Nichols send them back in time to see if they can discover the origin of this artifact.

Notes

This story claims that Bruce Wayne bought Wayne Manor after he became Batman. Later stories contradict this account of events.

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “That looks like American Indian symbols, Robin!” changed to “ That looks like ancient Indian symbols, Robin!”. pp9: words “Well, I swan!” changed to “Well, I’ll be”.

Show/hide 8. The Two Baffling Clues! (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Nappy Nelson; Pete Bellew

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, 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) #92 (August 1954)
Two Clues to Crime
Also printed
Australia
Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #69 ([March 1955?])
Two Clues to Crime!

Notes

Original story title: “Two Clues to Crime!”

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. pp4: wording “Some guy paid us 100 iron men apiece” changed to “Some guy paid us 100 dollars”. pp6 and pp8: wording “jail” changed to “gaol”. pp7: wording “Someone paid us to kill you” changed to “Someone paid us to ambush you”; and “jailed” changed to “gaoled”.

Show/hide 9. The Seventh Wonder of the World! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ali; Mä-Kläk (General of the King's soldiers); King Cheops; General Isen-Ho; Jo-Milla (court scribe); Na-Tse (villain, a high priest, dies)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel , scripter [signed]
Art
Joe Shuster, line art [signed]
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) #32 (January-February 1948)
The Seventh Wonder of the World!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #10 ([March 1948])
The Seventh Wonder of the World

Synopsis

On a way back from a case, Superman stops over in Egypt to admire the pyramids and is swept back into time by way of a time bridge to aid the forces of King Cheops against an evil high priest AND to actually build one of the pyramids!

Notes

DC logos and “World's Finest Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: wording “It could enclose Madison Square Garden!” changed to “It could enclose a big city block!”; and “$1.00” changed to £1”. pp3: wording “I could make a touchdown this way!” changed to “I could play football this way!”.

Show/hide 10. The Hobby Robber! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Humpty Dumpty (first appearance); The Hobby Robber (first appearance)

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron , 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)
The Hobby Robber!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1954-55 (1954)
The Hobby Robber!

Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. Page printed out of order: original pp6 as pp3. pp2: wording “Two Cents!” changed to “Sixpence!”. pp7: wording “the kind most Americans are used to!” changed to “the kind most of us are used to!”.

Show/hide 11. The Synthetic Man (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Adam Newman [Johnny Marden] (athlete, introduction); Professor Vilmer (villain, introduction); Vilmer's men (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #87 (October 1954)
The Synthetic Crime King!

Synopsis

A miffed college professor decides to get revenge on his former employer by creating what is believed to be a synthetic man and using him as a weapon, But Batman discovers that this creature is actually a human being being used by Vilmer, stops Vilmer and restores the athlete to his former self.

Notes

Original story title: “The Synthetic Crime-King!”

DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: word “jail” changed to “gaol”. pp6: wording “$100,000” changed to “£100,000”; and “I’ll withhold the elixir, and you’ll die!” changed to “I’ll withhold the elixir”. pp9: wording “And now at last we can unmask him, before we kill him!” changed to “And now at last we can unmask him”; and “$100,000” changed to “£100,000”. Last page of original story: house ad deleted and artwork extended and altered to make it into a full page instead of 0.67 page.

Show/hide 12. The Sweetheart of the Seven Seas! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Esther Grable

Credits

Writing
, 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) #130 (July 1948)
The Sweetheart of the Seven Seas!
Also printed
Australia
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy (Color Comics, 1949 series) #5 ([June 1949?])
The Sweetheart of the Seven Seas

Notes

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

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 1 page

"Ellen, are you there? I found the door open!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

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
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #39 (March 1955)
Untitled

Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed.

Show/hide 14. Super-Cowboy! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Slim Dawson; Norman Burwick; Paul Strong; Mr. Dunhill

Credits

Writing
Dorothy Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #134 (July 1949)
Super-Cowboy!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #32 ([January 1950?])
Super Cowboy
 
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #32 ([April 1950?]) —Superman Color Comics
Super-Cowboy!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #8 (November 1950)
Super Cowboy

Notes

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

Show/hide 15. The Ghost of Gotham City! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Judge Whipple; District Attorney Robert J. Pierce; Judge Whipple; Dr. Paul Visio [as Rifle Rafferty] (villain, introduction); Lefty (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #150 (August 1949)
The Ghost of Gotham City!

Synopsis

A clever doctor uses a phony "ghost" of executed mobster Rifle Rafferty and a group of stool pigeons within Gotham City's mobs in order to convince the Police and the Dynamic Duo that Rafferty has come back from the dead to exact revenge.

Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp3: wording “claims innocence of murder which sent him to the chair” changed to “claims innocence of murder”.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Danny the Errand Boy) Comic story, 1 page

"Sure, son! Presto's staying here!"

Featuring

Feature
Danny the Errand Boy
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Hart Amos, scripter [signed]
Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
, editor

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Cosmo Cat Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #5 (1948)
Untitled

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 37831

Entry created

  • 24/02/2009

Cover added

  • 13/05/2022

Index completed

  • 06/09/2021

Last updated

  • 13/05/2022