K. G. Murray, 1959? Series
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Price
5/0 [0-5-0 AUP]
Pages
292
On-sale date
1959 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. G. Murray Publishing Company
Brand
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
Color
Colour cover with black and white interior
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

A few lines of the publisher's indicia indicating printing and publishing ownership are printed on the bottom of the 96th, 192nd and 288th page (approximately). This indicates that this 292-page issue may have been manufactured from three of 100-page comics that were remaindered. Each of these three sections restarts the page numbering at three. The outside advertising in this issue is only on the inside front and inside back cover (for postage stamps) and the back cover (for guitar lessons). All story credits are taken from the existing indexing of the story reprinted.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Biggest Comic Ever Printed!
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Aquaman; Tomahawk (coonskin cap), Pow-Wow Smith (in tan fringe), Hopalong Cassidy (cowboy hat), The Silent Knight, Rex the Wonder Dog, Wonder Woman
Synopsis
In a nighttime sky, Superman wears a Santa beard and pulls a sleigh full of heroes from the DC universe from 1958. No gifts in sight.

Heart of the Solar System! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The pulsing heart of the solar system was dying!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Secret of the Black Abyss! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Dangerous Coat of Dan Brewster! (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Town / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Space-Rescue by Proxy! (Table of Contents: 4)

Darwin Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Magnetic Prison (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Invaders of the Dark (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Congo Bill, Stone Age Man (Table of Contents: 7)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
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Movie Men from Mars! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Mirage Beneath the Sea (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

The Secret Life of Badge #22 (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

The Anti-Gravity Menace (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Flying Prison (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. District Attorney / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Menace of the Falling Moon! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Frozen City (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A few lines of the publisher's indicia indicating printing and publishing ownership are printed below the last page here (on the bottom of the 96th, 192nd and 288th page, approximately). This indicates that this 292-page issue may have been manufactured from three of 100-page comics that were remaindered. Each of these three sections restarts the page numbering at three.

Robin Hood and the Tiger! (Table of Contents: 15)

Robin Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Robin Hood
Reprints

The Undersea City (Table of Contents: 16)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Horace Wakely (intro)
Reprints

The Mystery of the 13 Arrows (Table of Contents: 17)

Tomahawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter
Synopsis
Tomahawk and Dan stumble on a gathering of Indian chiefs planning a large-scale attack on American frontier settlements.
Reprints

The Fiery Sky Dragon (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
3035
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch out down below!
Genre
humour
Synopsis
Ollie can't hear all his dangerous near-misses on his daily commute because of swimmer's earplugs.
Reprints

The Super Reporter! (Table of Contents: 20)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Harry Moran (intro, villain); Jim Wade
Synopsis
Gangster Harry Moran starts his own paper in order to drive legitimate papers off the newsstands.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Leave It to Binky / comic story / 5.6 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Seegar ?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya, Binky, ole boy! That's a nice tie you're wearing- Let me have a closer look!
Genre
humour; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs; Sherwood; Peggy Baxter
Synopsis
Peggy asks Binky to take Judo so that Sherwood can't bully him anymore.
Reprints

Measuring Rods (Table of Contents: 22)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

The Green Sword (Table of Contents: 23)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood ?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp ?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Green Arrow adopts a sword as his weapon and abandons his arrows.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green Hat.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Sagebrush Sam / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wal, I'll be a tenderfoot!
Genre
humour; western-frontier
Synopsis
Sam sees a mirage, but later sees a bag of money on the trail and leaves it, figuring that to be a mirage, too.
Reprints

The Great Brain of Space! (Table of Contents: 25)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Rifle Named "Betsy" (Table of Contents: 27)

Davy Crockett / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond] (first appearance, origin, villain, later called Dr. Alchemy); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
Reprints

The Master of Earth's Twin World! (Table of Contents: 29)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor
Synopsis
Every time Wonder Woman turns on a light, she is transported to a parallel world, where a diabolical villain has prepared deadly traps.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second instance of a parallel universe in DC Comics; the first was Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #59. The villain in this story is not named, but he does note that on his world, "crime-- not justice-- triumphs," similar to the world of the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3, introduced in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #29 (August 1964).

Wonder Woman makes dinner for Steve Trevor at Diana Prince's apartment.

Warning to Earth! (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Ambush of the Iron Horse (Table of Contents: 31)

Buffalo Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bill
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A few lines of the publisher's indicia indicating printing and publishing ownership are printed below the last page here (on the bottom of the 96th, 192nd and 288th page, approximately). This indicates that this 292-page issue may have been manufactured from three of 100-page comics that were remaindered. Each of these three sections restarts the page numbering at three.

I Fought the Champion from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

I Was Trapped in the Magic Mountains (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Elevator to the Future! (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Jackson
Synopsis
One day Tom Jackson departs the elevator in his office building and discovers he is now in the future where he helps free humanity from alien control.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Jimmy Olsen's Super-Pet (Table of Contents: 35)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Danny the Dino
Synopsis
Superman finds a dinosaur egg and Jimmy hatches it in hopes of winning an unusual pet contest.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur

Prisoners of the Tiny Universe (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Wizard of A! (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Birds of Fortune! (Table of Contents: 38)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Boy in the Moon! (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Prisoner in the Glass Cage (Table of Contents: 41)

Mr. District Attorney / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

The Guardian of the Past (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mr. Haver; Orab; Gamel; Rami
Synopsis
An expedition to the Egyptian tomb of Khardis III leads to the theft of emeralds and a strange time trip to the era of the Pharaohs and back.
Reprints

Assignment Unknown! (Table of Contents: 43)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Mars on Earth! (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed by Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Wanted -- Aqua-Crook (Table of Contents: 45)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ . Formerly credited to Otto Binder.

The Man Who Made Giants (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A scientist promises to turn a trio of criminals into giants for a fee, but it's all an elaborate trick to bilk them out of their money.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Amazing Ratios / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Job Number
555
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The largest star in the universe...
Genre
non-fiction; maths & science
Reprints

The Dragon of Times Square (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A few lines of the publisher's indicia indicating printing and publishing ownership are printed below the last page here (on the bottom of the 96th, 192nd and 288th page, approximately). This indicates that this 292-page issue may have been manufactured from three of 100-page comics that were remaindered. Each of these three sections restarts the page numbering at three.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Biggest Comic Ever Printed!"]
  2. 1. Heart of the Solar System!
  3. 2. The Secret of the Black Abyss!
  4. 3. The Dangerous Coat of Dan Brewster!
    Big Town
  5. 4. Space-Rescue by Proxy!
    Darwin Jones
  6. 5. The Magnetic Prison
  7. 6. Invaders of the Dark
  8. 7. Congo Bill, Stone Age Man
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. Movie Men from Mars!
  10. 9. The Mirage Beneath the Sea
  11. 10. The Secret Life of Badge #22
  12. 11. The Anti-Gravity Menace
  13. 12. The Flying Prison
    Mr. District Attorney
  14. 13. Menace of the Falling Moon!
  15. 14. The Frozen City
  16. 15. Robin Hood and the Tiger!
    Robin Hood
  17. 16. The Undersea City
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  18. 17. The Mystery of the 13 Arrows
    Tomahawk
  19. 18. The Fiery Sky Dragon
  20. 19. ["Watch out down below!"]
    Ollie
  21. 20. The Super Reporter!
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  22. 21. ["Hiya, Binky, ole boy! That's a nice tie you're wearing- Let me have a closer look!"]
    Leave It to Binky
  23. 22. Measuring Rods
  24. 23. The Green Sword
    The Green Arrow
  25. 24. ["Wal, I'll be a tenderfoot!"]
    Sagebrush Sam
  26. 25. The Great Brain of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  27. 26. ["When You Buy a 2/- Comic Insist on 100 Pages"]
  28. 27. The Rifle Named "Betsy"
    Davy Crockett
  29. 28. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  30. 29. The Master of Earth's Twin World!
    Wonder Woman
  31. 30. Warning to Earth!
  32. 31. The Ambush of the Iron Horse
    Buffalo Bill
  33. 32. I Fought the Champion from Outer Space!
  34. 33. I Was Trapped in the Magic Mountains
  35. 34. Elevator to the Future!
  36. 35. Jimmy Olsen's Super-Pet
    Jimmy Olsen
  37. 36. Prisoners of the Tiny Universe
  38. 37. The Wizard of A!
  39. 38. Birds of Fortune!
  40. 39. ["When You Buy a 2/- Comic Insist on 100 Pages"]
  41. 40. The Boy in the Moon!
  42. 41. The Prisoner in the Glass Cage
    Mr. District Attorney
  43. 42. The Guardian of the Past
  44. 43. Assignment Unknown!
  45. 44. Mars on Earth!
  46. 45. Wanted -- Aqua-Crook
    Aquaman
  47. 46. The Man Who Made Giants
  48. 47. ["The largest star in the universe..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  49. 48. The Dragon of Times Square
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