Smash! #20
(18 June 1966)

IPC, 1966 Series
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Price
7d [0-0-7 GBP]
Pages
28
Indicia Frequency
Every Tuesday
On-sale date
1966-06-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Albert Cosser [as Cos]
Color
Colour Cover; Black & White Interior
Dimensions
9.75" x 12" (#1-162); 9.25" x 12" (#163-257)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First appearance of Batman in Smash! There is a Bob Kane credit on the newspaper strip but his work was ghosted by writer Whitney Ellsworth and artists Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino and Al Plastino among others.


Bat versus Cat [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Shelly Moldoff
Inks
Shelly Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman; Commissioner Gordon; Chief O'Hara
Reprints
  • From Ledger Syndicate distributed newspaper strip 1966

Indexer Notes

Cover story continues on inside cover in black and white.

Bat versus Cat (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Shelly Moldoff
Inks
Shelly Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman; Commissioner Gordon; Chief O'Hara
Reprints
  • Newspaper strip distributed by the Ledger Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bad Penny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Baxendale
Inks
Leo Baxendale
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been saving these rock cakes...
Genre
humour

The Monster and the Machine! (Table of Contents: 3)

Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rick Jones; General Ross; Betty Ross
Synopsis
Rick uses some of Banner's machinery to transform the Hulk, who was stuck in his monster persona, back into Bruce. Bruce is incredibly weakened by the transformation and takes a chance in using the machinery on himself again which transforms him back into the Hulk's body but with Bruce Banner's mind. Now Bruce and the Hulk can switch at will using the gamma ray machine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All artist-writer credits from Marvel reprints in Smash! and all Power Comics were deleted. This was in line with the British tradition of not crediting comic artists or writers.

["Oh boy! It's Robert the Bruce on the telly...] (Table of Contents: 4)

Charlie's Choice / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humour
Characters
Robert the Bruce; Charlie's Mum

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ronnie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coo! That's a fabulous model plane...
Genre
humour

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Meet...Mister Knowall / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly feature

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Be a Smasher - Write to Smash! / letters page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[Percy's pets are having their annual moth ball..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Percy's Pets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leo Baxendale ?
Pencils
Leo Baxendale
Inks
Leo Baxendale
Letters
?

Genre
humour

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly cartoon strip

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Legend Testers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Graham Baker
Pencils
Jordi Bernet
Inks
Jordi Bernet
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Count Cadavo, the evil master of death...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Count Cadavo; Rollo Stones; Danny Charters

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly strip. Credits by San Millan (2009-6-12, Ramon Schenk).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Swots and the Blots / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Baxendale ?
Pencils
Leo Baxendale
Inks
Leo Baxendale
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now children, we must practice the school song...
Genre
humour

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly cartoon strip

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

It's The Rubber Man! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are advantages to being made of rubber...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jonas Sleech; Mister Smith

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly strip

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Nervs / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Allen
Inks
Graham Allen
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fatty is being a football referee...
Genre
humour

Indexer Notes

Graham Allen drew in the style of Leo Baxendale and worked on many of the strips Baxendale had created.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Romans don't know who to look at...
Genre
science fiction

"S.O.S. Thunderbirds" Zoom Competition (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Grimly Feendish / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leo Baxendale
Pencils
Leo Baxendale
Inks
Leo Baxendale
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My favourite programme - 'Ghoul Gala'!
Genre
humour
Characters
Professor Wett; Mr. Shiek

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly cartoon strip

[Shipmates! Meet the Reverend Augustus Crump..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Queen of the Seas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Reid
Pencils
Ken Reid
Inks
Ken Reid
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humour
Characters
Reverend Augustus Crump

Indexer Notes

Ongoing weekly cartoon strip. Color back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bat versus Cat [Part 1]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Bat versus Cat
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["I've been saving these rock cakes..."]
    Bad Penny
  4. 3. The Monster and the Machine!
    Hulk
  5. 4. ["Oh boy! It's Robert the Bruce on the telly...]
    Charlie's Choice
  6. 5. ["Coo! That's a fabulous model plane..."]
    Ronnie Rich
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Meet...Mister Knowall
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Be a Smasher - Write to Smash!
  9. 8. [Percy's pets are having their annual moth ball..."]
    Percy's Pets
  10. 9. ["Count Cadavo, the evil master of death..."]
    The Legend Testers
  11. 10. ["Now children, we must practice the school song..."]
    The Swots and the Blots
  12. 11. ["There are advantages to being made of rubber..."]
    It's The Rubber Man!
  13. 12. ["Fatty is being a football referee..."]
    The Nervs
  14. 13. ["The Romans don't know who to look at..."]
    The Ghost Patrol
  15. 14. "S.O.S. Thunderbirds" Zoom Competition
  16. 15. ["My favourite programme - 'Ghoul Gala'!"]
    Grimly Feendish
  17. 16. [Shipmates! Meet the Reverend Augustus Crump..."]
    Queen of the Seas
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