All Star Adventure Comic #78

Published
December 1972
Page count
52
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 270mm)
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 The Last Mile of Space! Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. The Last Mile of Space Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 2. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Comic story, 0.33 pages

"In the vicinity of the sun, the period of revolution of our Milky Way Galaxy…"

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-Fiction
Code
S-693

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz , scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #229 (March-April 1971)
Scienti-Fact

Synopsis

Science fact on the orbital velocity of the Milky Way in the vicinity of our sun.

Show/hide 3. Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself (Eclipso) Comic story, 13.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Eclipso
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Eclipso (intro; origin); Bruce Gordon; Mona Bennett; Professor Bennett; Mophir (Flashback)

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #61 (July-August 1963)
Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #66 ([October 1963?])
Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #411 (April 1972)
Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself
 
United States
Even More Secret Origins (DC, 2003 series) (June 2003)
The Genius Who Fought Himself
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Eclipso (DC, 2009 series) ([August] 2009)
Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself

Synopsis

Bruce Gordon becomes Eclipso for the first time, destroying Solar City. Flashback explains how Bruce Gordon was transformed into Eclipso during a solar eclipse.

Notes

This printing of the story is sourced from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #411 (April 1972).

Show/hide 4. Wonder Comic [Aquaman] (Aquaman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Heart freezing adventure is yours in every power packed issue of Wonder Comic. On sale everywhere. 20c"

Details

Printed
1968? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
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Wonder Comic [Aquaman]

Notes

Featuring Aquaman.

Show/hide 5. Trail of the Fadeaway Footprints! (The Elongated Man) Comic story, 8.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1252
Characters
Elongated Man, Sue Dibny; Amos Fitch

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Dick Giordano, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #426 (August 1972)
Trail of the Fadeaway Footprints!
Show/hide 6. All Favourites Comic [Batman] (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Shattering Suspense Can your favourite super heros (sic) be destroyed as they fight evil?--Find out in every issue of All Favourites Comic"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1973?
Genre
Superhero
More...
All Favourites Comic [Batman]

Notes

The Batman image is drawn from "Doom, What is Thy Shape" in The Brave and the Bold 76 (pencils: Mike Sekowsky; inks: Jack Abel). Thanks to Graeme Fitzgerald for identifying the source.

Show/hide 7. Terror Rides the Rails (The Atom) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1179
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #98 (August 1948)
Terror Rides the Rails
Also printed
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #99 (June 1972)
Terror Rides the Rails!

Notes

"Hall of Golden Age Heroes". This printing of the story is sourced from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #99 (June 1972). For the Australian reprint, an extensive introductory text box on the first page about the publication history of the Golden Age Atom has been replaced with just the story title.

Show/hide 8. Challenge of the Rival Starman! (Adam Strange) Comic story, 13.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-1169
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Xanthos (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #76 (June 1962)
Challenge of the Rival Starman!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #34 ([December 1962?])
Challenge of the Rival Starman
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #236 (May-June 1972)
Challenge of the Rival Starman!
 
United States
The Adam Strange Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 2 ([November] 2006)
Challenge of the Rival Starman!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([August] 2007)
Challenge of the Rival Starman!

Synopsis

An alien wants to battle Adam, so he can learn his strategy and use that to battle a fellow champion on his home planet.

Show/hide 9. Bumper Western Comic [20 cent] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Read blazing tales of the old west in Bumper Western Comic. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1974?
Genre
Western
More...
Bumper Western Comic [20 cent]

Notes

There is a later variation of this advertisement without the price.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 972

Entry created

  • 18/12/2003

Cover added

  • 04/09/2011

Index completed

  • 10/12/2004

Last updated

  • 29/12/2019