([August 1956])

K. G. Murray, 1956 Series
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Volume
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Price
3/6 [0-3-6 AUP]
Pages
148
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd
Brand
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / ? pages (report information)

Pencils
Hart Amos
Inks
Hart Amos
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
148 pages!
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Artwork based on cover of World's Finest Comics 37 (November - December 1948), with added figure of Aquaman.

The Man Who Was Honest! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough ?
Inks
Win Mortimer ?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Carl Sand (criminologist); Henry Royce (head of welfare league); John Carver (alderman candidate); Mrs. Bixby; Lloyd Marwick (president, Scientific Truth Society); Sam Nichols (photographer); Mike Chesney (mobster); Pinky (criminal); Nix (criminal)
Synopsis
After a famous criminologist states that no person is completely honest, Lois is assigned a story to find an honest man, with an assist from Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: wording “thousand-dollar bill” changed to “hundred-pound note”, and pp4 “$1,000” changed to “£100”. pp4: wording “candidate for alderman from the third ward” changed to “candidate for alderman”.

Dick Grayson's Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Doc (villain); Blinky (villain); Moose (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Actually a Robin story with Batman making only a token appearance. DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp10 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 10 pages instead on 9.67. pp2: wording “Chicago” changed to “down south”. pp3 and pp4: wording “dollars” changed to “pounds”.

Silver Gloves Sellout! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Kayo Burke; Tom Burke
Synopsis
Superboy battles gangsters trying to fix a title fight between school kids.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp5: wording “hoods” changed to “toughs”. pp6: wording “due to make half a million clams” changed to “due to make a fortune”.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Atomical Tom The Boy Inventor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Borella Swan
Pencils
Jim Borella Swan (signed)
Inks
Jim Borella Swan (signed)
Letters
Jim Borella Swan ?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the very latest in cameras, dad ---- takes pictures automatically, develops the neg an' enlarges too!!
Reprints
  • Reprint from Superman Color Comics (K. G. Murray Publishing Company, 1947 Series) #2 (July 1947)

The Amazing Animal Bandits! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hopalong Cassidy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Joe Giella; Sy Barry
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Bill Drake, Milo Riggs; Hardpan Hank; Natt Scott
Reprints
Keywords
bear; bobcat; eagle; porcupine; prairie dog; timber wolf

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. pp 4: word “unlimber” changed to “loosen”. pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 8 pages instead on 7.67 pages.

Superboy Meets Mighty Boy! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mighty Boy (introduction); Jay V. Atkins
Synopsis
A young boy is duped by an unscrupulous promoter into thinking he's stronger than Superboy.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis

Indexer Notes

Takes place in Metropolis. DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp2: wording “$50” changed to “£5”.

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo
Pencils
Horace Elmo
Inks
Horace Elmo
Letters
Horace Elmo
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Mort Weisinger (actual original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What difference is there between a frog and a toad? Why were pre-historic periods called the Stone Age… Bronze Age… Iron Age? Are there any snow-covered mountains on the equator? How much air does the average individual breath in one day?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artwork spaced out with additional borders to fill .75 page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo
Pencils
Horace Elmo
Inks
Horace Elmo
Letters
Horace Elmo
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is a zebra white or black? Where is the world’s largest clock?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only two of four panels reprinted.

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 1 ? page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (only "About a Boat" panel); Horace Elmo
Pencils
Martin Naydel (only "About a Boat" panel); Horace Elmo
Inks
Martin Naydel (only "About a Boat" panel); Horace Elmo
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
About a “Boat”. What is another proof that the world is round? Is there a difference between a thief and a robber? Did the “Irish” potato originate in Ireland? Is the horn of a Rhinoceros made of bone?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page made up of five panels from three different comics containing "Quick Quiz" and "Fun an' Fact" features.

The Five Different Batmen! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (original managing editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Commissioner Gordon; Vicki Vale (blonde hair); Guy Banning; “Soupy” Sellers; Charlie Williams; The Blaster; “Spots” Derrow
Synopsis
Five people tell their memories of Batman, who appears to be dead.
Reprints
Keywords
Explosives

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “World's Finest Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp7: word “dollars” changed to “pounds”.

That Old Class of Superboy's! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (uncredited assistant editor); Mort Weisinger (uncredited assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy] (as Superboy in flashback); Lester "Pudge" Smythe (introduction); Stanley "Flip" King (introduction); Benjamin "Dizzy" Dowling (introduction); Peggy "Red" Watson (introduction); Lois Lane
Synopsis
Clark Kent does a story researching how his school classmates lived up to their ambitions. But as he did as Superboy when they were younger, Superman must step in to help them when needed.
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Indexer Notes

First mention of Superboy in Superman. DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story.

Exiled from the Sea! (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Blackjack
Synopsis
After being accidentally bathed in chemicals Aquaman emits an odor that enrages fish, so he must stay out of the sea for 30 days.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.

Superboy -- Super-Salesman! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
George Roussos ?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Herbert Binns; Hugo Crowl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. Word “dollars” changed to “pounds” throughout story. pp5: words “copper pennies” changed to “pennies”, and “ten dollars” changed to “ten shillings”. pp6: words “pine tree pennies” changed to “ancient pennies”. pp6 and pp7: word “dollar” changed to “shilling”. pp8 and pp10: words “a million dollars” changed to “a thousand pounds”. pp10: words “a dollar bill for a nickel” changed to “a pound note for a penny”.

His Lordship, Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (original managing editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Julian Fyffe (villain); Mr. Mayhew; Lord Edgestream; Lady Althea; Eddie Pike [Bertram Keith-Innes Fyffe]; unnamed king; unnamed queen
Synopsis
An English lord sends a representative to the United States to notify Clark that he is the long lost heir to an English fortune.
Reprints
Keywords
London

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp8 deleted from original story. pp3: Wording “$20,000,000” changed to £5,000,000”. pp7: wording “America taught me that a change for the better” changed to “A change for the better”. pp7: last panel Lois and Clark’s word balloons deleted and caption changed from: “Meanwhile... Lois and Clark stroll through the Famous London fog.” to “Unperturbed by the sensation he has caused, Clark leaves London with Lois.” pp8 (original pp9): wording changed from “Meanwhile, Julian Fyffe has not” changed to “Julian Fyffe has not”. pp10 (original pp11) wording “all I did was give it to some miners to raise” changed to “ “all I did was give it to some miners to rise”.

Rocket Plane (Table of Contents: 15)

Superboy's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed. Screentone textures and shades added.

The Original Batman (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Hugo Marmon; Commissioner Gordon; John Vulney; Lefty Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Acrobat; circus

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp6: “$” symbol changed to “£” symbol on money bags; words “street cars” changed to “trams”. pp11: Both pp11 (all) and pp12 (except panels 5-6) of original story combined into a single page by rearranging and altering panels to fit. Last two panels of original pp12 placed on new .33 page with a ‘Varsity Vic” gag strip beneath them.

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The book's not here!
Genre
humour; teen
Reprints

Superboy's Report Card (Table of Contents: 18)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
George Roussos ?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Perkins the Truant Officer; Miss Davis
Synopsis
Since the truant officer wants Superboy to go to school, he has to pass through all the grades in one day, in order not to jeopardize his secret identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Icarus; Truant officer

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp5: word “jails” changed to “gaols”. pp10: sentence “The most important product of Pennsylvania is steel!” changed to “The most important product of Newcastle is steel!” Superboy warns readers not to jump off roofs while wearing capes or fake wings because they can't really fly.

Razor Blade Radio (Table of Contents: 19)

Superboy's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (uncredited original editor); Mort Weisinger (uncredited original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed. Screentone textures and shades added.

Susie Reforms! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth; Jack Schiff (uncredited original editor); Mort Weisinger (uncredited original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Susie Tompkins; Tambu (villain, introduction); Kadir (villain, introduction); Crawley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois makes Susie promise to stop making up wild stories, so when Susie witnesses elephants from the zoo flying away, no one believes her!
Reprints
Keywords
dirigible; elephants; zoo

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story. pp12: wording “the richest crook in America” changed to “the richest man in the world”; plus “and the jail” changed to “and the A” - presumably word “jail” was to be changed to “gaol” but artist forgot to make final change.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["148 pages!"]
  2. 1. The Man Who Was Honest!
    Superman
  3. 2. Dick Grayson's Nightmare!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Silver Gloves Sellout!
    Superboy
  5. 4. ["It's the very latest in cameras, dad ---- takes pictures automatically, develops the neg an' enlarges too!!"]
    Atomical Tom The Boy Inventor
  6. 5. The Amazing Animal Bandits!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  7. 6. Superboy Meets Mighty Boy!
    Superboy
  8. 7. ["What difference is there between a frog and a toad? Why were pre-historic periods called the Stone Age… Bronze Age… Iron Age? Are there any snow-covered mountains on the equator? How much air does the average individual breath in one day?"]
    Quick Quiz
  9. 8. ["Is a zebra white or black? Where is the world’s largest clock?"]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. ["About a “Boat”. What is another proof that the world is round? Is there a difference between a thief and a robber? Did the “Irish” potato originate in Ireland? Is the horn of a Rhinoceros made of bone?"]
    Quick Quiz
  11. 10. The Five Different Batmen!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. That Old Class of Superboy's!
    Superman
  13. 12. Exiled from the Sea!
    Aquaman
  14. 13. Superboy -- Super-Salesman!
    Superboy
  15. 14. His Lordship, Clark Kent!
    Superman
  16. 15. Rocket Plane
    Superboy's Workshop
  17. 16. The Original Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. ["The book's not here!"]
    Varsity Vic
  19. 18. Superboy's Report Card
    Superboy
  20. 19. Razor Blade Radio
    Superboy's Workshop
  21. 20. Susie Reforms!
    Superman
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