Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly #1

Published
June 1956
Page count
100
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

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The All Favorites Comic! Cover, 1 page

"Hopalong Cassidy; Batman; Daniel Boone; Superboy; Rex the Wonder Dog; The All Favourites Comic!"

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Million-Pound Mistake (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #102 (January 1956)
The Million Dollar Mistake
Show/hide 2. The Two Four-Legged Champions (The Adventures of Rex The Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Rex The Wonder Dog
Genre
Animal

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #26 (March-April 1956)
The Two Four-Legged Champions
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
The Two Four-Legged Champions
Show/hide 3. Misnamed Animals (Misnamed Animals) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Misnamed Animals
Genre
Non-Fiction

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Notes

Information on the Flying Fox, Guinea Pig and Centipede.

Show/hide 4. The Time Bandits of Twin Rivers (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 5. Cowboy Money (Cowboy Money) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"In the early days of the west, the 50c piece was the smallest change in circulation."

Featuring

Feature
Cowboy Money
Genre
Non-Fiction

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #34 ([February 1968?])

Synopsis

Information on cowboy change, fightin' wages and get-away money.

Show/hide 6. The Bewitched Bow (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #80 (January-February 1956)
The Bewitched Bow!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #37 (May 1968)
The Bewitched Bow!
Show/hide 7. The Great Kryptonite Hunt (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein , inker
Text
, 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)
The Great Kryptonite Hunt!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
The Great Kryptonite Hunt!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #64 ([April 1968?])
The Great Kryptonite Hunt
Show/hide 8. Boone--Son of Chief Black Fish (The Legends of Daniel Boone) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legends of Daniel Boone
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #1 (October-November 1955)
Boone -- Son of Chief Black Fish
Also printed
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #6 (January-March 1970)
Son of Chief Black Fish!
Show/hide 9. The Joker Announces Danger (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #97 (February 1956)
The Joker Announces Danger
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([February 1968?])
The Joker Announces Danger

Synopsis

When Batman appears as an announcer on a TV show, the Joker decides to use announcers as part of his next crime spree.

Show/hide 10. Bygone Prisons (Bygone Prisons) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bygone Prisons
Genre
Non-Fiction

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First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([February 1968?])

Notes

Historic information on prisons, including an iron cage hung on a tree, a bag hung out of a window for food, stocks, and various names for prinsons.

Show/hide 11. Arabian Knight (Zatara the Master Magician) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
Detective-Mystery

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan , scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #51 (April-May 1951)
Arabian Knight
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([February 1968?])
Arabian Knight
Show/hide 12. The Rainbow Doom (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #101 (November 1955)
The Rainbow Doom
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([February 1968?])
The Rainbow Doom
Show/hide 13. The Mystery of the Missing Mummy (Detective Chimp) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 14. Robinson Crusoe, 20th Century (Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and His Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #155 (August 1950)
Robinson Crusoe, 20th Century
Show/hide 15. Superboy, Stowaway (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 16. The Fugitive of Cherokee Point (The Legends of Daniel Boone) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legends of Daniel Boone
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #1 (October-November 1955)
The Fugitive of Cherokee Point
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([February 1968?])
The Fugitive of Cherokee Point

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 42

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 13/12/2008

Index completed

  • 31/01/2009

Last updated

  • 02/09/2019