Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly #5

Published
September 1965
Page count
84
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]; 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

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Doctor Fate and Hourman) Cover, 1 page

""My magic doesn't work on the emotion-controlling mask of the Psycho-Pirate!" "My super-charged powers have no effect on him either!" "Perils of the Psycho-Pirate!" Special feature: Superboy Jimmy Olsent"

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Fate and Hourman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #56 (May-June 1965)
Show/hide 1. Perils of the Psycho-Pirate (Doctor Fate and Hourman) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Fate and Hourman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #56 (May-June 1965)
Show/hide 2. Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder (Superboy the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor (story story editor)
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 (October 1958)
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #120 ([February 1959?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #120 (February 1959)
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #67 ([October 1968?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #36 (November-December 1971)
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #52 ([December 1972?])
Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder

Synopsis

Prof Nichols sends Robin into the past to destroy a machine that will one day kill Superman.

Show/hide 3. Hitchhiker of Space (Space Cabbie) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Space Cabbie
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #24 (February-March 1955)
Also printed
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #18 (August-September 1972)
Show/hide 4. The Devil Horse (Tim Holt) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tim Holt
Genre
Western

Credits

Art
Frank Bolle, line art
Show/hide 5. The Haunted Island (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #43 (May 1965)

Synopsis

The Challengers enter a museum to guard a recently unearthed sarcophagus thought missing. An anonymous tip says it will be stolen, and in flies a harpy-man who grabs it! The Challs try to stop him but are brushed off. Pursuing in their jet, they reflect on recent bizarre thefts of not-extinct object such as Montezuma's Crown and a dodo. Arriving at Skull Island, they find it's a lost island recently resurfaced. The heroes find an underground lab and museum of not-extinct creatures, including the stolen artifacts and a live T-Rex and giant scorpion! A Frankenstein lookalike thumps them, and the Challengers fight back and pursue - only to be trapped and gassed. They awaken in new yellow-red uniforms with hourglass emblems for the "sands of time running out". Their costumers are a council of "oddballs": a snaky man, harpy-man, frog-man, porcupine-man, and Frankenstein-man. They were scientists mutated by radiation into freaks, so have "created their own world" of things that should be dead. Since the Challengers should be "extinct", they are invited to bathe in radiation and join the group. The heroes pass - "Give us 20 years to think about it!" - and run. The mutants release the scorpion. The Challengers steer it near the T-Rex case, and the flailing stinger shatters the glass. T-Rex and scorpion battle. The Challengers run, but are ringed by fire. If they won't mutate, they'll be displayed in suspended animation forever. Prof, oddly, freaks at the idea of "living death" and runs to the radiation machine - to mutate himself to free his friends. He's transformed into an octo-cloud, but his mind is affected and he strangles his pals. Ace dodges towards a transformer. When octo-Prof hits it, his energy is siphoned off and he reverts to normal. But the transformer blows and tears the island apart. The guys flee in their jet as all is destroyed. But they decide to keep the new uniforms, and hope the sands of the hourglass don't run out too soon.

Show/hide 6. The Man Who Saved a Monster Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #151 (June 1965)
Show/hide 7. Jimmy Olsen's Four Fads (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon

AusReprints ID

  • 966

Entry created

  • 17/12/2003

Cover added

  • 17/12/2003

Index completed

  • 07/06/2010

Last updated

  • 11/09/2019