5 Star Comics #5

Times Printing Works Ltd.

New Zealand (Aotearoa).

Published
1949
Page count
24?
Cover price
5d [0-0-5 NZD]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (185mm x 250mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Credits

Art
?
Harry Sahle (layout)

Reprint history

First print
Australia
5 Star Comics (Young's, 1949? series) #5 ([1949?])

Notes

This cover is based closely on the splash page of the Hickory story in this issue.

Show/hide 1. Untitled [The New Columbus] (The Sprit) Comic story, 7 pages

"I thought it would be good sportsmanship to have a little party together…"

Featuring

Feature
The Sprit
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Quality staff
Letters
Martin DeMuth
Editing
George Brenner

Reprint history

First print
United States
Police Comics (Quality, 1941 series) #67 (June 1947)
Untitled [The New Columbus]

Synopsis

When a tramp called the New Columbus puts a curse on Ronny Beech's gang, one of the group takes advantage of the opportunity to cover up murder.

Notes

Originally from The Spirit (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) 1945-03-04.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Hickory) Comic story, 5 pages

"Yessiree, Hickory! This shore is some handy gadget…"

Featuring

Feature
Hickory
Genre
Humor
Characters
Hickory; Paw; Mr. Miller

Credits

Art
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Editing
Jesse C. Rogers, Jr.
Everett M. Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (general manager)

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Humor Comics (Quality, 1946 series) #14 (Summer 1949)
Untitled

Synopsis

Hickory's new "1001 jiffy do-Anything" engine is supposed to make all his jobs easy, but ends up destoying the farm.

Show/hide 3. Untitled [The Problem of Sophia] (Lassie) Comic story, 7 pages

"Lassie and Laddie are invited to rich Uncle Balty's for a visit…"

Featuring

Feature
Lassie
Genre
Animal
Characters
Lassie; Laddie; Uncle Balty; Aunt Sophia; Pipwilliger

Credits

Script
Bernard Dibble
Art
Bernard Dibble
Editing
George Brenner

Reprint history

First print
United States
National Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #56 (October 1946)
The Problem of Sophia

Synopsis

Lassie and Laddie visit Uncle Balty. His sister Sophia is stern at first, but takes her brother's advice to act more like the children, and goes on a spree with a confiscated slingshot. Lassie and Laddie promote a romance for Sophia, freeing Balty from her presence. He's delighted.

Show/hide 4. The Land That Time Forgot (Perky) Comic story, 4 pages

"Car hit me so I hit car back!"

Featuring

Feature
Perky
Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Script
Gill Fox ?
Art
Gill Fox (signed)
Editing
Jesse C. Rogers

Reprint history

First print
United States
Doll Man (Quality, 1941 series) #23 (July 1949)
The Land That Time Forgot

Synopsis

Perky travels into the distant past to try to help cavemen become civilized.


Notes

This substantially a reprint of 5 Star Comics (Young's Merchandising Company, 1949 ? series) #1. It has no changes to the cover other than the price, but it includes only four features. "Lady Luck" is not reprinted.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 76620

Entry created

  • 01/12/2012

Cover added

  • 23/12/2018

Last updated

  • 23/12/2018