([January 1964])

K. G. Murray, 1959 Series
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Price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Pages
100
On-sale date
1964-01 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
Brand
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
Editing
?
Color
Colour cover; Black and white interior;
Dimensions
Standard comic (size varies slightly)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound (early issues); saddle-stitched (later issues)
Publishing Format
Was on-going series

The Menace of the Future Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman with Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First, I'm draining the color out of you, then you will disintegrate--this is the end of Superman, Batman and Robin!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Future Man; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Menace of the Future Man (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Stan Starkman ?
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Future Man [Rak Durr] (introduction); Carter Nichols; Thor; Alfred; Ace; Superman robot; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jon Durr; Commissioner Gordon
Synopsis
Superman and Batman chase the mysterious time-traveling Future Man into the future and the past. The Future Man combines kryptonite with Thor's hammer to create a future weapon.
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The Amazing Confession of Super-Perry White! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Alice White; Superman robots
Synopsis
To protect Perry White from criminals who are trying to kill him, Superman pretends to be Perry, but things get complicated when Lois learns his "secret identity" and publishes the story, and when Perry gets impatient and starts to pretend that he's Superman.
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Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Lana Lang; Superboy; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Chief Parker; Superman Robots; Lois Lane; Ed Lacy (villain); Benny the Blaster (villain)
Synopsis
As Clark Kent is faced with a choice between saving his friends and protecting his secret identity, the reader is shown three different scenarios explaining why Superman needs to preserve that secret.
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Indexer Notes

An Imaginary Story within a framing story.

The Return of the Penguin (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
David Huffine ?
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; The Friends of Birds Society; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains); "Big" John Tompkins (villain)
Synopsis
Emerging from semi-retirement, due to the mocking of the underworld, the Penguin renews his battle of wits with the Caped Crusaders with a series of new bird-related crimes.
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The Fantastic Dr. No-Face (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. No-Face; Commissioner James Gordon
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The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?; Mort Weisinger
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Professor Potter (Lana's Uncle); Alien Creatures
Synopsis
Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy
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[Part I] The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese; Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass] (most as projected images)
Synopsis
The Legion of Substitute-Heroes tries to fill in for the Legion, but the Legion tells the Subs to disband.
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Indexer Notes

Legion of Substitute Heroes stars

Part II: The Duel of the Legions! (Table of Contents: 8)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese; Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy]
Synopsis
The Substitutes realise the Legion has been replaced by aliens, chase the aliens away and save the real Legion.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace of the Future Man!
    Superman and Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Menace of the Future Man
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. The Amazing Confession of Super-Perry White!
    Superman
  4. 3. Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Return of the Penguin
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. The Fantastic Dr. No-Face
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang
    Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
  8. 7. [Part I] The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
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