The Big Four #1

Published
1956?
Page count
24
Cover price
1/-
Colour
Some colour
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Australia's Biggest Comic! Cover, 1 page

"Australia's Biggest Comic! Contents equal 4 ordinary comics! Superman. Captain Compass. TV Detective. Man from Mars."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Show/hide 1. Superman's Three Mistakes (Superman) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #105 (May 1956)
Show/hide 2. The World's Deadliest Cargo (Captain Compass) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Compass
Genre
Detective

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Joe Certa
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #211 (September 1954)
Show/hide 3. Outcast Heroes Comic story, ? pages

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Robert Kanigher

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First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #2 (May-June 1956)
Show/hide 4. The Paleface Medicine Man (The Legends of Daniel Boone) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legends of Daniel Boone
Genre
Western

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

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First print
United States
The Legends of Daniel Boone (DC, 1955 series) #4 (March 1956)
Show/hide 5. Buzzy (Buzzy) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Teen
Show/hide 6. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (John Jones Manhunter From Mars) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones Manhunter From Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Art
Joe Certa
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955)
Also printed
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175 (May 1968)
 (Editors' Round Table)
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175 (May 1968)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #226 (November-December 1974)
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #226 (November-December 1974)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #72 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #72 ([March 1976?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #1 ([October 1982?]) —Superman and Manhunter from Mars
 
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #1 ([October 1982?]) —Superman and Manhunter from Mars
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Detective Comics 225 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Detective Comics 225 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel

Synopsis

A scientist builds a robot brain which teleports a Martian to Earth. After the scientist dies the Martian is trapped here, so he decides to become a police detective.

Show/hide 7. The Flying Ambulance (Wonder Woman) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Harry G. Peter
Letters
Jim Wroten
Margaret Wroten
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Robert Kanigher (actual)

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First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #83 (July 1956)
The Flying Ambulance
 
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #83 (July 1956)
Also printed
Australia
Wonder Woman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([January 1977?])
 
Australia
Wonder Woman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([January 1977?])
The Flying Ambulance

Synopsis

Dr. Cloud works on the first all-woman ambulance crew, and Wonder Woman helps to make sure she's a success.


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AusReprints ID

  • 46236

Entry created

  • 05/06/2010

Cover added

  • 05/06/2010

Last updated

  • 16/07/2011