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

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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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
Mike Sekowsky

Reprint history

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

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Job code
M-107

Credits

Script
Mike Sekowsky
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
Mike Sekowsky

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #183 (July-August 1969)
Return to Paradise Island
Also printed
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #198 (January-February 1972)
Return to Paradise Island  (Reprints Wonder Woman 183 and 184)
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #86 ([June 1972?])
Return to Paradise Island
 
United States
Diana Prince: Wonder Woman (DC, 2008 series) #Volume 1 ([February] 2008)
Return to Paradise Island!

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

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Murray Boltinoff

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
Editing
Raymond C. Krank

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
Job code
S-182

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Julius Schwartz

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
Show/hide 6. The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger

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