All Favourites Comic #54

Published
May 1966
Page count
84
Cover price
0.20 AUD; 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
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superbaby's First Fight (Superbaby) Cover, 1 page

"Naughty man! You hit your friend two times right after he shake hands with you, so me punch you back--twice!"

Featuring

Feature
Superbaby
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #124 (October 1965)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Superbaby's First Fight (Superbaby) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superbaby
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #124 (October 1965)
Superbaby's First Fight!
Show/hide 2. The Strange Schemes of the Gargoyle (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter [credited]
Art
Bob Brown, line art [credited]
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

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First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #46 (October-November 1965)
The Strange Schemes of the Gargoyle

Synopsis

On the rooftops, the Gargoyle broods. The Challengers rush him, as he's wanted for burglaries, but the Gargoyle escapes. He lands next to a blind woman, Laura, and an odd friendship begins. The Gargoyle needs a gang, so he snatches some prisoners, leaving two police officers in peril who the Challs must rescue. Later, after the Gargoyle promises to pay for Laura's eye operation, the Challs find him again, but again he escapes. When Laura's bandages come off, she is horrified at her evil benefactor, who tries to toss her off the hospital. The Challs save her, but the Gargoyle gets away for now.

Notes

Story is in 2 parts, each ending with a 2/3 page.

Show/hide 3. The Best Challenger Wins (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter [credited]
Art
Bob Brown, line art [credited]
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #46 (October-November 1965)
The Best Challenger Wins

Synopsis

June proposes a contest to determine the leader of the Challengers. She gives them each a gift to help them get the Gargoyle. Ace uses his hour-glass to escape from a robot pterodactyl and parachute into the castle. Underwater, Ace uses the ink of his pen to blind a minisub, but needs Ace to rescue him. Red rappels down the mountain and uses his key to grind the gears of a giant robot hand, but he's knocked out and Ace rescues him too. Rocky uses his balloon as a slingshot against a gorilla, but he too needs Ace's help. June crowns Ace the leader because he used his gift and saved the others.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Cap's Hobby Centre) Comic story, 1 page

"I want to see something in the way of missiles for my son!"

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Centre
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #155 (February 1966)
No title recorded
Show/hide 5. I Was the Man With Animal Powers (Animal Man) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Animal Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #180 (September 1965)
I Was the Man with Animal Powers
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #22 (June 1982)
I Was the Man with Animal Powers
 
United States
Weird Secret Origins (DC, 2004) (October 2004)
I Was the Man With Animal Powers

Synopsis

An alien space ship temporarily gives Buddy Baker animal powers, which he uses to round up escaped circus animals and fight an alien creature with the same powers.

Notes

Story is told in two chapters of 8.67 and 6.67 pages. Story was not originally intended as a continuing feature: Animal Man is not named, does not appear in costume and his powers are gone at the end of the story.

Show/hide 6. The Robot Jimmy Olsen (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #35 (March 1959)
The Robot Jimmy Olsen
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #4 ([June 1959])
The Robot Jimmy Olsen

Synopsis

Superman lets Jimmy borrow a robot suit with super-powers intended for his 21st birthday present, but then is unable to remove it. When Superman gets called away on an emergency, Jimmy uses the suit to perform heroic deeds around Metropolis.

Show/hide 7. Fingerprint Oddities Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #27 (April-May 1952)
Fingerprint Oddities!
Also printed
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #46 (July-August 1957)
Fingerprint Oddities
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #266 (April 1959)
Fingerprint Oddities!
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #178 (February 1966)
Fingerprint Oddities!
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (Murray, 1978 series) #9 ([July 1978?])
Fingerprint Oddities

Notes

Information about photographing; forged finger prints; poroscopy; Argentina; and John Dillinger

Show/hide 8. The Nightmare Express Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Jack Sparling, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #155 (December 1965)
The Nightmare Express

Synopsis

Detective John Sutter inadvertently finds himself on a subway train from another dimension. When he disembarks, he helps the other-dimensional police solve a crime, which helps him solve a similar crime when he returns to his own world.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Dial H for HERO) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial H for HERO
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #156 (January 1966)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #184 (April 1972)
Dial H for Hero

Synopsis

Teen genius Robby Reed discovers a mysterious dial that can transform him into different super-heroes when he dials the letters "H-E-R-O." He uses his newfound powers to battle the Thunderbolt Gang, but their leader, Mr. Thunder, escapes.

Notes

Origin for Robby Reed and the dial.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 943

Entry created

  • 13/12/2003

Cover added

  • 13/12/2003

Index completed

  • 29/05/2005

Last updated

  • 24/08/2019