Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly #28

Published
August 1960
Page count
116
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 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/868675

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Moon Monster! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #97 (April 1960)
The Moon Monster!

Notes

Text box and speech bubble rearranged.

Show/hide 1. The Moon Monster Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Martin Kell; Dr. Gaines; Karaba; Chief Sutaya (flashback)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #97 (April 1960)
The Moon Monster
Also printed
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #11 (March-April 1971)
The Moon Monster

Synopsis

Radiation from a meteorite transforms a man into a strange creature that affects gravity like the moon.

Notes

DC logos and 'House of Mystery' banner removed from every page of story. p. 2: Words 'Blast it!' changed to 'Curse it!'; and “Blazes' changed to 'Goodness'.

Show/hide 2. The Fantastic Lunar-Land Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Blair; Ghu; Jan’na

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #49 (May 1960)
The Fantastic Lunar-Land

Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. Splash page: original indicia removed - artwork slightly extended at bottom.

Show/hide 3. Johnny Law vs Johnny Lawless (Johnny Law, Headquarters Detective) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Law, Headquarters Detective
Genre
Crime
Characters
Johnny Law; Captain Morley; Mullins; Herb Harrison; Mr. Carlton; Eddie Darrow

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #9 (September 1951)
Johnny Law vs Johnny Lawless

Notes

DC logos and 'Big Town' banner removed from every page of story. p. 1: words 'Fooled Yuh' changed to 'Fooled You'. p. 2: words 'Get away copper, before I blast yuh!' changed to 'Get away copper, before I' and 'Plug this flatfoot' changed to 'Stop this flatfoot'. p. 3: words 'a hundred thousand dollars' changed to 'a hundred thousand pounds'.

Show/hide 4. The World Inside the Earth! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tom Hendrix; Doctor Pauls; Toran Xol

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #116 (May 1960)
The World Inside the Earth

Synopsis

Two scientists discover that the Earth was formed around a huge spaceship which became incapacitated millions of years ago, and its occupants are finally ready to resume their voyage through space.

Notes

DC logos and 'Strange Adventures' banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 5. When You Buy Comics Know the Score! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"When you buy comics know the score! What do you want? 32 pages for 1/- or 116 pages for 2/- The answer's just simple arithmetic, isn't it? These are your big value comics. All are 116 pages - price 2/- All Favourites. Centurey. Mighty. Five-Score. Hundred."

Details

Printed
1960 to 1961
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When You Buy Comics Know the Score!
Show/hide 6. Quest of the Curious Robots! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Major Tom Onslow

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #115 (April 1960)
Quest of the Curious Robots!

Notes

DC logos and 'Strange Adventures' banner removed from every page of story. p. 6: words 'Washington, D.C.' changed to 'The Capital' and 'our Congressional Library' changed to 'our National Library'.

Show/hide 7. Off-Duty Patrolman Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
John Madden

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Eddie Robbins, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #48 (October-November 1955)
Off-Duty Patrolman

Notes

DC logos and 'Gang Busters' banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 8. The House That Couldn't Be Destroyed Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Foreman Dodson; Jasper Purdy; Cyrus Purdy; Farley; Cullens; Adams

Credits

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

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #41 (August 1955)
The House That Couldn't Be Destroyed

Synopsis

A wrecking crew is unable to demolish a house until the last descendant of its ancestral family dies.

Notes

DC logos and 'House of Mystery' banner removed from every page of story. Words 'British' changed to 'Redcoats' throughout story.

Show/hide 9. The Inter-Dimensional Duel Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Marcus Hadley; Roy Demerest; Rouk

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #98 (May 1960)
The Inter-Dimensional Duel

Synopsis

A lab accident throws Marcus Hadley into another dimension, where he helps its inhabitants against an invasion of giant creatures.

Notes

DC logos and 'House of Mystery' banner removed from every page of story

Show/hide 10. Prisoner of Formula Zero Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Ronald D. Hampton; Mr. Duncan

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #32 (May 1960)
Prisoner of Formula Zero

Notes

DC logos and 'House of Secrets' banner removed from each page of story (none on p. 1). Splash page: original indicia removed - artwork slightly extended at bottom. p. 3: word 'Blazes!' changed to 'Curses!'

Show/hide 11. I Fought the Sonar Creatures Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Professor Duncan; Frank

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #43 (May 1960)
I Fought the Sonar Creatures

Synopsis

A scientific experiment goes wrong and creates monsters from sound waves.

Notes

DC logos and 'My Greatest Adventure' banner removed from each page of story (none on p. 1). Splash page: original indicia removed - artwork slightly extended at bottom.

Show/hide 12. Steal Planet Xerbo Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Kar Daley; Captain Garbo; Professor Shore

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Russ Heath, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #49 (May 1960)
Steal Planet Xerbo

Notes

DC logos and 'Tales of the Unexpected' banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 13. The Test Tube World (Mark Merlin) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mark Merlin
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Professor Garston; Philip Thaler

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #32 (May 1960)
The Test Tube World

Notes

DC logos and 'House of Secrets' banner removed from every page of story.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (The Magic Genie) Comic story, 1 page

"I am at your command, master!"

Featuring

Feature
The Magic Genie
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #93 (December 1959)
Untitled

Notes

DC logos and 'House of Mystery' banner removed from above story.

Show/hide 15. The Man Who Cheated Death! (Big Town) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Steve Wilson; Ben Grayson; Derek Dorini; Lorelei Kilbourne; Inspector Calahan; Harry the Hack

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Manny Stallman, penciller
 
John Giunta, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #26 (March-April 1954)
The Man Who Cheated Death!

Notes

DC logos and 'Big Town' banner removed from each page of story (none on last page). Last page of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into eight pages instead of 7.67 pages. p. 4: words 'Whatta Story!' changed to 'What story!'.

Show/hide 16. Beauty and Bullets! (Big Town) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Steve Wilson; Lorelei Kilbourne; Harry the Hack; Mr. Kerns

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jack Lehti, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #9 (September 1951)
Beauty and Bullets!

Notes

DC logos and 'Big Town' banner removed from every page of story. pp. 2, 4, 5, 9: '$100,000' changed to '£50,000'.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Michael Mead
  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 37840

Entry created

  • 12/07/2009

Cover added

  • 09/08/2010

Last updated

  • 09/08/2010