([July 1956])

K. G. Murray, 1956 Series
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Price
2/0 [0-2-0 AUS]
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hart Amos
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
animal; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Superman; Batman; Daniel Boone; Green Arrow; Hopalong Cassidy; Superboy; Rex, the Wonder Dog
Synopsis
Superman appears to be playing chess using the other characters busts as game pieces.
Keywords
Chess

[Scotch Tape Advertisement] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Midget Menace (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry [White]; Lois Lane; The Thurans (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Solar System Sizes! (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
non-fiction; maths & science
Synopsis
This illustration has 3 panels each dealing with a separate fact about our solar system.
Reprints

The Trail of the Lucky Stars (Table of Contents: 4)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal
Characters
Rex, the Wonder Dog; Danny Dennis; Detective John Wallace; James Duncan (a petty thief)
Synopsis
James Duncan, a petty thief, uses his horoscopes to determine what he should be stealing; Police Detective John Wallace enlists Rex's assistance in tracking down Duncan, to stop his crime wave.
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Three Notches on a Gun! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hopalong Cassidy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

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

Curious Names of Western Mines! / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In their great anxiety to find a gold mine...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints
Keywords
Neversweat Mine; The Snowstorm Mine; Wake-Up Jim Mine

The Million-Pound Arrow (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally the story title was "The Million-Dollar Arrow" but it was changed to the local currency for the Australian market.

Clark Kent's Best Pal! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Todd (intro); Ma and Pa Kent
Synopsis
Despite his better judgement, Clark lets Billy Todd become his best friend, but Billy seems to be spying on him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from art spotters Jim Kealy, Bob Hughes, and Pat Lang. Rehashed in Superboy #86. Billy Todd is a precursor to Pete Ross.

The Bookworm Frontiersman (Table of Contents: 9)

Daniel Boone / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

The Caveman Batman (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Dr. William Sayre (archaeologist, introduction); Tiger Man [Rog] (introduction); Rog's tribe [Chief Warra; others unnamed] (introduction for all); Borr (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
An amazing find by a noted scientist, showing dinosaur and man together, threatens that scientist's reputation until the Dynamic Duo go back in time to prove it true.
Reprints
Keywords
Utility belt

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang, and inker credit verified by Paris.

Liquid Larceny! (Table of Contents: 11)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Soapy
Synopsis
Zatara campaigns against wasting water.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

Superman for Sale (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Henry Drebbin (villain, introduction); Edward Jorgens (villain, introduction); Paul Quillan (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Where There's Smoke -- There's Trouble! (Table of Contents: 13)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Letters
?

Genre
animal; detective-mystery
Reprints

The Mechanical Fortune Teller! (Table of Contents: 14)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Professor Larum; Mrs. Larum; Larum's daughter; Benny the Bookie; Benny's unnamed underlings; Eustace Gold
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Lana Lang's Super Powers! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Alvin Lang (her brother)
Synopsis
Superboy must convince Lana that Martians have given her, Alvin, and Clark super powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills! (Table of Contents: 16)

Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Dow Sales Mail Order House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Australian Technical Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Scotch Tape Advertisement]
  3. 2. The Midget Menace
    Superman
  4. 3. Solar System Sizes!
  5. 4. The Trail of the Lucky Stars
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  6. 5. Three Notches on a Gun!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  7. 6. ["In their great anxiety to find a gold mine..."]
    Curious Names of Western Mines!
  8. 7. The Million-Pound Arrow
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. Clark Kent's Best Pal!
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Bookworm Frontiersman
    Daniel Boone
  11. 10. The Caveman Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. Liquid Larceny!
    Zatara
  13. 12. Superman for Sale
    Superman
  14. 13. Where There's Smoke -- There's Trouble!
    Detective Chimp
  15. 14. The Mechanical Fortune Teller!
    Johnny Quick
  16. 15. Lana Lang's Super Powers!
    Superboy
  17. 16. The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills!
    Vigilante
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Dow Sales Mail Order House
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Australian Technical Schools
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