Colossal Comic #42

Published
August 1967
Page count
164
Cover price
0.35 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

"164 Pages"

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos , line art

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Two Faces of Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #70 (May-June 1954)
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #70 (May-June 1954)
The Two Faces of Superman!
Show/hide 2. Batman--Clown of Crime (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter [as David Vern Reed]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #85 (August 1954)
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 (August 1966)
 (The Joker Batman)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #11 ([November 1966?])
Show/hide 3. Undersea Artist (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950)
Show/hide 4. Superman and Robin (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75 (March-April 1955)
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75 (March-April 1955)
The New Team of Superman and Robin
Also printed
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #7 (Summer 1964)
 (The New Team of Superman and Robin)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #7 ([July 1965?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #60 ([June 1974?])
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)

Notes

The original has the word "Batman" crossed out in the title, replaced with Superman. That word is removed in this reprint, leaving a gap between the words "Superman" and "and Robin".

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"Gosh, a flat tyre!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "Gosh, a flat tyre!"

Show/hide 6. The Man who Could See Tomorrow (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron , scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
Ed Dobrotka , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Also printed
Australia
Mammoth Comic Annual (KGM, 1956? series) ([December 1956?])
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)

Synopsis

Brandar the Great predicts the future. At a party attended by young Clark Kent he predicted that Margo Griffiths, now a young nurse in Metropolis, would cease to exist on her 21st birthday.

Show/hide 7. The Second Fastest Man (Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Ralph Mayo, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #197 (February 1954)
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #69 ([March 1956?])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #69 (March 1956)
Show/hide 8. Luthor's Amazing Rebus (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 9. The Hobby Robber (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #6 (January-February 1950)
Show/hide 10. The Johnny Quick Shave (Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Charles Sultan, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #138 (March 1949)
Show/hide 11. The Contest of Heroes (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 12. Superboy's Initiation (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #150 (March 1950)

Synopsis

Smallhi Fraternity invites Clark to join as a joke, so they can humiliate him with initiation stunts.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 1 page

"-And with the costume I got for us, Jerry we should be a cert for the first prize."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

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Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #144 (May 1950)

Notes

Begins: "-And with the costume I got for us, Jerry we should be a cert for the first prize."

Show/hide 14. Susie's Enchanted Isle (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 15. The Poison Planet (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #144 (May 1950)
The Poison Planet
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1949 series) #20 ([September 1950?])
The Poison Planet
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967?])
Show/hide 16. Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #202 (March 1955)
Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #94 ([June 1955])
Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #67 (October 1955)
Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision

Synopsis

Lois Lane acquires a pair of specially-treated glasses that give her X-ray vision.

Show/hide 17. A Martian Adventure (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Daly, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #144 (September 1949)
A Martian Adventure
Also printed
Australia
Holiday Bumper Comic! (KGM, 1956? series) ([1956?])
A Martian Adventure

Synopsis

Aquaman visits a hidden valley on Earth with canals inspired by those of Mars.

Show/hide 18. The Boy Vandals (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter
Art
Al Wenzel, penciller
 
Stan Kaye , inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949)
Also printed
Australia
Mammoth Comic Annual (KGM, 1956? series) ([December 1956?])
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superboy No. 1 (DC, 2001 series) (February 2001)
Show/hide 19. The Guardian of 100 Cities (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 949

Entry created

  • 14/12/2003

Cover added

  • 13/07/2015

Index completed

  • 14/12/2003

Last updated

  • 11/09/2019