Superman #53

Published
January 1952
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
?

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Superman Who Couldn't Fly (Superman) Cover, 1 page

""Why don't you go after them, Superman?" "Ha! Ha! He can't! He's grounded! An' we're gonna clean out his town!" You won't believe it until you read--"The Superman Who Couldn't Fly!""

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #157 (June 1951)
The Superman Who Couldn't Fly!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #26 (May 1952)
The Superman Who Couldn't Fly
Show/hide 1. Meet Batman! [No price] (Batman and Robin) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Meet Batman! He's terrific! He's one of the world's best known adventure characters! You can follow the adventures of Batman and his young assistant Robin every month in Batman Comics at all Newsagents."

Details

Printed
1951
Genre
Superhero
More...
Meet Batman! [No price]
Show/hide 2. The Superman Who Couldn't Fly (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 3. Varsity Vic (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"Wasn't that picture simply super, Vic?"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Art
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #16 (April 1960)
"Wasn't that picture simply super, Vic?"

Notes

This reprint has been extended to a full page with crude Australian additions to the artwork.

Show/hide 4. The Girl Archer! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #167 (August 1951)
The Girl Archer!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #26 (May 1952)
The Girl Archer

Notes

This story is reprinted landscape on the page, "two-up". The original story was 10 pages.

Show/hide 5. The Private Life of Perry White! (Superman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
Al Plastino?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #72 (September-October 1951)
The Private Life of Perry White!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #26 (May 1952)
The Private Life of Perry White

Notes

This story is reprinted landscape on the page, "two-up". The original story was 12 pages.

Show/hide 6. Casey the Cop (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Hey, Casey, look at this!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Art
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Show/hide 7. Varsity Vic (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"That gorgeous cutie, Lola Thompson, just moved on this street."

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Art
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #118 (July 1951)
Untitled
 
Unknown
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #86 ([July 1957?])
Untitled

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38998

Entry created

  • 22/02/2009

Cover added

  • 20/09/2010

Index completed

  • 05/06/2012

Last updated

  • 05/06/2012