Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly #2

Published
July 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
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/577650

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"The All Favourites Comic!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Daniel Boone; Green Arrow; Hopalong Cassidy; Superboy; Rex, the Wonder Dog

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Try These Tricks with Scotch Tape (Scotch Brand) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Scotch Brand
Show/hide 2. The Midget Menace (Superman) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry [White]; Lois Lane; The Thurans (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #102 (January 1956)
The Midget Menace
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
The Midget Menace
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
The Midget Menace
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #42 (November 1983)
The Midget Menace
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Solar System Sizes!) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"Mercury -- the smallest planet in the solar system…"

Featuring

Feature
Solar System Sizes!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker [as Tommy Nicolosi]
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #55 (April 1955)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
Solar System Sizes
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
Untitled

Notes

This illustration has 3 panels each dealing with a separate fact about our solar system.

Show/hide 4. Untitled [The Trail of the Lucky Stars] (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal
Characters
Rex, the Wonder Dog; Danny Dennis; Detective John Wallace; James Duncan (a petty thief)

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #25 (January-February 1956)
The Trail of the Lucky Stars!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
The Trail of the Lucky Stars
 
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #32 ([January 1959?])
The Trail of the Lucky Stars
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
The Trail of the Lucky Stars

Synopsis

James Duncan, a petty thief, uses his horoscopes to determine what he should be stealing; Police Detective John Wallace enlists Rex's assistance in tracking down Duncan, to stop his crime wave.

Show/hide 5. Three Notches on a Gun! (Hopalong Cassidy) Comic story, 7.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hopalong Cassidy
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, 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) #112 (April 1956)
Three Notches on a Gun!
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Curious Names of Western Mines) Cartoon, 0.4 pages

"In their great anxiety to find a gold mine, two prospectors agreed to take turns digging…"

Featuring

Feature
Curious Names of Western Mines
Genre
Non-fiction; western-frontier

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker [as Tommy Nicolosi]
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #96 (December 1954)
Untitled
Show/hide 7. The Million-Pound Arrow (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor-in-Chief

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77 (July-August 1955)
The Million-Dollar Arrow  (Million-Dollar Arrow)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
The Million-Dollar Arrow

Notes

The original story title The Million-Dollar Arrow" was changed to poinds for Australian market.

Show/hide 8. Clark Kent's Best Pal! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Billy Todd (intro); Ma and Pa Kent

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #47 (March 1956)
Clark Kent's Best Pal!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
Clark Kent's Best Pal!

Synopsis

Despite his better judgement, Clark lets Billy Todd become his best friend, but Billy seems to be spying on him.

Show/hide 9. The Bookworm Frontiersman (The Legends of Daniel Boone) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legends of Daniel Boone
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #3 (January 1956)
The Bookworm Frontiersman
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #64 ([April 1968?])
The Bookworm Frontiersman
Show/hide 10. The Caveman Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Dr. William Sayre (archaeologist, introduction); Tiger Man [Rog] (introduction); Rog's tribe [Chief Warra; others unnamed] (introduction for all); Borr (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #93 (August 1955)
The Caveman Batman
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #12 (July 1965)
The Caveman Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #9 ([May 1966])
The Caveman Batman

Synopsis

An amazing find by a noted scientist, showing dinosaur and man together, threatens that scientist's reputation until the Dynamic Duo go back in time to prove it true.

Show/hide 11. Liquid Larceny! (Zatara the Master Magician) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara; Soapy

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Text
, 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) #50 (February-March 1951)
Liquid Larceny!

Synopsis

Zatara campaigns against wasting water.

Show/hide 12. Superman for Sale (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Henry Drebbin (villain, introduction); Edward Jorgens (villain, introduction); Paul Quillan (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #102 (January 1956)
Superman For Sale
Also printed
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #174 (December 1975-January 1976)
Superman for Sale
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #200 ([June 1976?])
Superman for Sale
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1978 series) #15 ([April 1980?])
Superman for Sale
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1978 series) #15 ([April 1980?])
Show/hide 13. Untitled [Where There's Smoke -- There's Trouble!] (Detective Chimp) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Detective Chimp
Genre
Animal; detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #25 (January-February 1956)
Where There's Smoke -- There's Trouble!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
Where There's Smoke -- There's trouble

Synopsis

Bobo retrieves the loot from the bus terminal robbery.

Show/hide 14. The Mechanical Fortune Teller! (Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Professor Larum; Mrs. Larum; Larum's daughter; Benny the Bookie; Benny's unnamed underlings; Eustace Gold

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #198 (March 1954)
The Mechanical Fortune Teller!
Show/hide 15. Lana Lang's Super Powers! (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
Characters
Lana Lang; Alvin Lang (her brother)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #48 (April 1956)
Lana Lang's Super Powers!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
Lana Lang's Super Powers!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #36 ([April 1968?])
Lana Lang's Super Powers

Synopsis

Superboy must convince Lana that Martians have given her, Alvin, and Clark super powers.

Show/hide 16. The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills! (Vigilante) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Vigilante

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #172 (September 1952)
The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills
Also printed
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #35 ([May 1968?])
The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Dow Sales Mail Order House) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dow Sales Mail Order House

Credits

Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. This Free Booklet [Motor Car Engineering] (Australian Technical Schools) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Australian Technical Schools
Code
756

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art (illustration)
Text
, typeset

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 43

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 15/05/2017

Index completed

  • 24/07/2021

Last updated

  • 24/07/2021