All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic #3

Published
May 1958
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
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 No title recorded (Robin Hood Tales) Cover, 1 page

"Featured… "The Seige of Robin Hood Town!""

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood Tales
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Hart Amos , line art

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First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. The Siege of Robin Hood Town (Robin Hood Tales) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood Tales
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Robert Kanigher, editor

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Printed in
United States
Robin Hood Tales (DC, 1957 series) #9 (May-June 1957)
The Siege of Robin Hood Town!
Original
Robin Hood Tales 9, May-June 1957
Show/hide 2. Crazy Crow's One-Man War (Tomahawk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Bob Brown, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor
 
Jack Schiff, original editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original editor
 
George Kashdan, original editor

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First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #42 (August 1956)
Crazy Crow's One-Man War
Also printed
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #36 ([August 1968?])
Crazy Crow’s One-Man War
Show/hide 3. The Lady Loan Shark Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

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First print
United States
Mr. District Attorney (DC, 1948 series) #57 (May-June 1957)
The Lady Loan Shark
Show/hide 4. A Good Skate (Peter Porkchops) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Peter Porkchops
Genre
Anthropomorphic-Funny Animals

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Otto Feuer, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Larry Nadle, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Leading Screen Comics (DC, 1950 series) #70 (September 1954)
A Good Skate!
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 6. I Met the First Martian Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

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First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #16 (July-August 1957)
I Met the First Martian
Show/hide 7. The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box Part 2: Dragon Seed Part 3: The Freezing Sun Part 4: The Whirling Weaver (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
 
Joe Simon , plotter (plot, script)
 
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
 
Rosalind Kirby , inker [as Roz Kirby] (blacks)
 
Marvin Stein , inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #6 (January-February 1957)
The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box! [Chapter 1]
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #94 ([January 1973?])
The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box! [Chapter 1]
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box!

Synopsis

Four heroes are being flown to appear on the radio show "Heroes" when their jet crashes in a storm. Miraculously, all four survive unharmed, even down to a working watch. Since they are "living on borrowed time", they vow to make the best use of it, taking risks to benefit others, challenging the unknown. In their first official case, they are summoned by Morelian, a descendant of Merlin, to open four chambers of a dangerous alchemist's box and "witness things not seen on this Earth since the dawn of Man!"

Notes

First appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown. According to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby historians, Jack Kirby brought the proposal for the Challengers to DC. DC bought the concept and folded it into Showcase. Mark Evanier suspects that Dave Wood may have begun scripting with the second issue and believes this story was scripted by Simon and (mostly) Kirby. Possible Stein inks per Mark Evanier and Nick Caputo. Although Stein had conversations with Greg Theakston denying he inked any Challengers stories it's possible Stein forgot he worked on them. This story also looks like Kirby may have inked a few pages on his own. An epilogue occurs in Secret Origins 12 (1987), when the Challengers are reunited with the box to solve its final mystery. Letterer credit from Rodrigo Baeza via the editor e-mail list on 2007-3-5.

Show/hide 8. The Siege of Fort Desolation (Foley of the Fighting 5th) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Foley of the Fighting 5th
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

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Original
All-Star Western 95, June-July 1957
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 10. Friday the 13th Club Comic story, ? pages
Show/hide 11. Oh, Say Can You Ski (Pinky and Winky) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Pinky and Winky
Genre
Anthropomorphic-Funny Animals

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Original
Leading Screen

Notes

Funny animals strip

Show/hide 12. The Secret of Nighthawks' Signature (Nighthawk) Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Feature
Nighthawk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Julius Schwartz, Assistant Editor

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Original
Western Comics 64, July-August 1957
Show/hide 13. The Walking Nightmare (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Harry Peter, line art [as Harry G. Peter]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

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Original
Wonder Woman 88, February 1957

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 965

Entry created

  • 17/12/2003

Cover added

  • 17/12/2003

Index completed

  • 17/12/2003

Last updated

  • 11/09/2019