Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly #56

Published
December 1969
Page count
68
Cover price
0.20 AUD
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

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Show/hide Cover Return to Paradise Island! (Wonder Woman) Cover, 1 page

""Mother!" "You're too late, Diana…""

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Editing
Mike Sekowsky, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #183 (July-August 1969)
Return to Paradise Island!
Show/hide 1. Return to Paradise Island (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Code
M-107

Credits

Writing
Mike Sekowsky, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Editing
Mike Sekowsky, editor

Synopsis

A messenger brings Diana back to Paradise Island, which has been attacked by Ares, who seeks to wrest the secret of inter-dimensional travel from Hippolyta. Felled in the initial battle, Hippolyta lies in a coma, and so it falls to Diana to make the decision to fight on. Horribly outnumbered and battered by another battle, Diana must come up with a new plan to turn the tide.

Show/hide 2. The Tunnel of Fear Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #113 (June-July 1969)
The Tunnel of Fear
Also printed
Australia
Doomsday Album (Murray, 1977 series) #11 ([February 1979?])
The Tunnel of Fear

Notes

The title has the word "love" crossed out and replaced with "fear".

Show/hide 3. Robbers Roost (Tim Holt) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tim Holt
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Hickock; Redmask; Bat Masterson

Credits

Art
Frank Bolle, line art
Editing
Raymond C. Krank, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tim Holt (Magazine Enterprises, 1948 series) #28 (February-March 1952)
Robbers Roost!
Show/hide 4. Ten Years to Live--One Second to Die (The Flash) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-182

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #190 (August 1969)
Ten Years to Live--One Second to Die!
Show/hide 5. The Eyes of Death Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as D. W. Holtz]
Art
Pat Boyette, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #113 (June-July 1969)
The Eyes of Death
Also printed
Australia
Haunted Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #40 ([July 1980])
The Eyes of Death
Show/hide 6. The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #131 (August 1959)
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #206 (May 1968)
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #35 ([February 1979?])
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyzptlk returns and this time he has an alarm in his hat to warn him when he is about to say his name backwards.

Notes

The last two pages of the story have been reduced and merged to reduce the page count from 9 to 8 pages. This story reprints the first "modern" spelling of Mr. Mxyzptlk's name.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 616

Entry created

  • 07/12/2003

Cover added

  • 21/04/2018

Index completed

  • 01/04/2010

Last updated

  • 21/04/2018