([August 1957])

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Daddy Superman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz ? (as Alvin Schwartz)
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Edgar (father); unnamed mother; Al (baby); Hal (baby, Al's twin)
Synopsis
Twin babies are accidentally left on Clark Kent's doorstep.
Reprints

A Zoo for Sale! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (uncredited original editor); Mort Weisinger (uncredited original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Mr. Henchy; Jenny; Jimmy; Mr. Hidge; Mrs. Wiggins (flashback)
Synopsis
Superboy has to find a home for Henchy's private zoo animals after he busts Henchy for smuggling stolen diamonds.
Reprints
  • US from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #5 (November-December 1949) [DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp5: Price shown on Camel rides sign changed from 25c to 1/-.]

The Man Who Could Live Forever! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as a crime boss]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Gilson; Odo Neval (villain); Marden (villain, Neval's accomplice); Big Luke (villain, crime boss); other unnamed crime bosses (villains)
Synopsis
Odo Neval offers his immortality elixir to Gotham's underworld after "proving" that he himself is invulnerable, and the crime bosses immediately begin a crime wave in order to secure funds to buy it. Batman infiltrates the group as one of the crime bosses in order to stop the attempt.
Reprints
  • US from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #204 (February 1954) [DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: Logo wording changed from “with Robin the Boy Wonder” to "With Robin”. pp2: Gun deleted from robber’s hand and wording changed in first three panels to censor the implied violence. pp5, panel 1: gun left in artwork, but criminal’s wording changed to be less violent. All instances of the following wording wording changed throughout story: ‘Jewelry’ changed to ‘Jewellery’; ‘$100,000’ or ‘100 Grand’ changed to ‘£100.000’; ‘Jail’ changed to ‘Gaol’.]
Keywords
Gotham City

Sheriff King's Last Case! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hopalong Cassidy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Sheriff Jim King; Pete Ames (mentioned, but not shown); Lew Harris
Reprints
  • US from Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #94 (October 1954) [DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. Word ‘Jailbird’s’ changed to ‘Gaolbird’s’.]

Indexer Notes

Sage City.

The Task That Stumped Superman! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff (original assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (original assistant editor, uncredited)"); Whitney Ellsworth (original editor, credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jasper Hawk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Real estate developer Jasper Hawk creates a contest of a series of tasks designed to stump Superman. In reality, the tasks are designed to enrich Hawk, so Superman finds a way to accomplish the tasks but without benefitting Hawk.
Reprints
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #50 (January-February 1948) [DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story. Wording ‘$100,000’ changed to ‘£10,000’.]

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

Tommy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Yaroslav Horak ? (as Horak)
Pencils
Yaroslav Horak ? (as Horak)
Inks
Yaroslav Horak ? (as Horak)
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever play golf Tommy?
Genre
humour
Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

Not known if this is a reprint or original material.

Superboy's Initiation! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton ?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff (actual original editor)"); Whitney Ellsworth (original editor, credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Howard King; Arthur Dark; Reggie
Synopsis
Smallhi Fraternity invites Clark to join as a joke, so they can humiliate him with initiation stunts. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.
Reprints

The Costume of Doom! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.25 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Vicki Vale's newspaper Editor; Jerry Weiler (Batman impersonator); Farley Marden (Batman impersonator); Verreau (Batman impersonator); Mr. Weldon (a director); Twisty Rhodes (villain, introduction); Rhode's gang (villains, introduction for all); Hubert Hall (villain, Batman impersonator)
Synopsis
When Vicki arranges a photo shoot of all Batman impersonators, one of them is shot and attempts are made on many others, including Bruce Wayne. Wayne soon discovers that one of the impersonators is aiding a gang interested in stealing gold bullion.
Reprints
  • US from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #85 (August 1954) [DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp7, panel 7: wording “sprayed acid” changed to “exploded”. pp9: all of this page reduced/cropped to include first two panels of pp10; and pp10 has only last two panels of story, with a “Peg” cartoon inserted to fill other .75 of page.]

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

Peg / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Hello, Sandra! Why all the tears?"
Genre
teen; humour
Characters
Peg; Sandra
Synopsis
Sandra is upset her boyfriend is going to college.
Reprints

Undersea Artist! (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Walter Mason
Reprints
  • US from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #149 (February 1950) [DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Wording $3,000 prize’ changed to ‘3,000 prize’. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages.]

Christmastown, 1948. (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz (as Alvin Schwartz)
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Osborne (first name unknown); Danny Osborne; Santa Claus (as costume only)
Synopsis
Christmastown is flooded, but Superman helps turn the disaster into Central Valley's most amazing Christmas ever.
Reprints
  • US from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #117 (February 1948) [Original title of this story: “Christmastown, U.S.A.” DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: wording ‘Christmas, 1947’ changed to ‘Christmas, 1948’.]
Keywords
Christmas

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It seems like I've been driving for hours!
Genre
humour
Reprints

The Boy Who Stole a Brain! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Charley Hendricks; Fred
Synopsis
Superboy has to teach Charley Hendricks that cheating is not a victimless crime.
Reprints
  • US from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #9 (July-August 1950) [DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. Words ‘Brush Blaze’ changed to ‘Grass Fire’; ‘Druggist’ to ‘Chemist’; ‘Chicago’ to ‘Melbourne’.]

Batman -- Indian Chief! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Man-of-the-Bats]; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Little Raven]; Chief Man-of-the-Bats [Great Eagle] (introduction); Little Raven [Little Eagle] (introduction); Black Elk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Dynamic Duo come upon a duo dressing very much the same as the famed Batman and Robin, these being an Indian version. They are asked by the wounded "Man-of-the-Bats" to substitute for he and his fighting aide in battling against Black Elk, who has been terrorizing the countryside, and who suspects Man-of-the-Bats and Great Eagle to be the same man.
Reprints
  • US from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #86 (September 1954) [DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp10: artwork extended and altered to make it into one pages instead of .67 page.]
Keywords
Bat-Canoe; Bat-Cave; Bat-Plane; Bat-Signal in smoke; Gotham City

The Case of the Friendly Thief! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • US from Hopalong Cassidy (DC, 1954 series) #92 (August 1954) [DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. Word ‘Jail’ changed to ‘Gaol’. pp6: last two panels artwork and wording changed to censor the implied violence. pp8: artwork extended and altered to make it into one pages instead of .67 page.]

Her Majesty Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prime Minister Zangar (intro); Bobo (intro); Katrina (intro)
Synopsis
Lois Lane briefly becomes queen of Cornovia.
Reprints

Superboy's Great Amateur Hour! (Table of Contents: 17)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; The Maestro; Taps; Biceps; Canary; Mrs. Montgomery Mint; Wordsworth Mint; Artie Barnes; Joe; Sally Webster
Reprints
  • US from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #3 (July-August 1949) [DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. All references to ‘$’ changed to ‘£’ for monetary amounts.]
Keywords
goldenrod pollen; juggling; seals; Talent School; ventriloquist
Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman, Batman, Robin and Aquaman
  2. 1. Daddy Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. A Zoo for Sale!
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Man Who Could Live Forever!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Sheriff King's Last Case!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  6. 5. The Task That Stumped Superman!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Did you ever play golf Tommy?"]
    Tommy
  8. 7. Superboy's Initiation!
    Superboy
  9. 8. The Costume of Doom!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [""Hello, Sandra! Why all the tears?""]
    Peg
  11. 10. Undersea Artist!
    Aquaman
  12. 11. Christmastown, 1948.
    Superman
  13. 12. ["It seems like I've been driving for hours!"]
    Shorty
  14. 13. The Boy Who Stole a Brain!
    Superboy
  15. 14. Batman -- Indian Chief!
    Batman
  16. 15. The Case of the Friendly Thief!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  17. 16. Her Majesty Lois Lane!
    Superman
  18. 17. Superboy's Great Amateur Hour!
    Superboy
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