([April 1958])

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

Issue Notes

Keywords
speedboat

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Aquaman
Keywords
speedboat

The Richest Man in the World! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Mort Weisinger (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Stephen Van Schuyler III; Mary Jones
Synopsis
Millionaire Stephen Van Schuyler wants to marry Lois Lane, so she stages a contest to see who can give her the most spectacular gifts, Schuyler or Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: “$500,000” changed to “£100,000”. All other “$” or “Dollars” changed to “£” or “Pounds” throughout story.

Superboy's Man of Steel! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
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; Percy the robot (intro); Prof Harmon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: wording: “Trigger grabs a bulb of deadly chemical gas, and...” changed to “Trigger grabs a glass bulb, and......”; and “before he dies of asphyxiation!” changed to “before it harms him.”

The Nine Worlds of Batman! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Karnes (space college director); Karne's assistants [Hawley; Wilson; Smith; Venner]; Groff (villain, a spy); Duke (villain); Duke's men (villains)
Synopsis
When a gang uses an experimental missile to rob a bank vault, Batman suspects the device was taken from a space college and joins the college's volunteer staff to ferret out the truth.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from every page of story.

The Silver Badge of Courage! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Zake Enders; Lucas; Charles Drewson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. pp2, panel 5: wording changed from: “Aw, why don’t we plug the old guy?” to “Why don't we get rid of this old fellow”; and “Let him live!” changed to “Leave him alone”. Last page of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into a full page instead on 0.67 page.
Prairie Town.

The Modern Nostradamus! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (villain); Nostradamus (modern day hermit); Nostradamus (original, flashback); King Henry II (flashback)
Synopsis
A modern day Nostradamus predicts calamities that Superman must prevent, unaware that the "predictions" are part of Luthor's latest scheme.
Reprints
Keywords
Nostradamus

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: Three written predictions deleted from Nostradamus’s book; and wording changed from “I predict” to “ I predict 1: Superman will”.

Superboy Hunts for a Job (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ma Kent; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark goes to Metropolis during school vacation to try to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: wording: “--with Easter vacation starting, I’d go” changed to “that next holidays I’ll go”; and “Easter vacation” changed to “school vacation”. pp4: “busboy” changed to “waiter”. pp6: “frozen fudge” changed to “ice cream”; and “patrolman’ changed to “policeman”.

Batman Falls in Love! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Magda Lupescu (a model, introduction); Jacques Terlay (villain, international fugitive, introduction); Big Charley Vance (villain, introduction); Vance's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman is to guard a foreign model, whose life has been threatened by a smuggling ring. But Vicki Vale nearly messes everything up with her jealousy.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: wording: There’s a crime wave on!” changed to “There’s work to be done”. pp3: wording “gotten away” changed to “got away”. pp5, panel 3: word balloon deleted: “Death to Magda Luvescu! Ha-Ha!”. pp6: wording “acting like a sophomore in love!” changed to “like a kid in love!”. pp9 panel 1: wording “When I’ve killed you, no one will know!” changed to “When I take care of you Batman, no one will know”. pp9 panel 2: caption wording changed from “Soon after...” to “Soon after tying up his victims and closing all windows.” and word balloon changed from “After I’ve made an important phone call from the next room. I’ll shut the windows and turn on the kitchen gas! Ha-ha… bullets can be traced— but not gas! Have you any last requests, Batman-- before you die?” to “I have a little surprise for you Batman ha ha ha just wait a few minutes. Have you any last requests?”

The Sky-Riding Outlaws! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Pierre Dauphin; Smoky; Jack; Bill
Reprints
Keywords
Hot air Balloon

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Hopalong Cassidy” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: word “Jailed” changed to “Gaoled”. Last page of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into a full page instead on 0.67 page.

The Man of Steel's Super Manhunt! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Mort Weisinger (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Alan Shotwell (Intro, Dies, villain); Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Hunter; leopard; Rock of Gibraltor

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 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
Okay, Casey, let's go! I'll watch the prisoners from here...
Genre
humour
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Detective Comics” banner removed from above story.

The Man Who Knew Superboy's Secret Identity! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
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; Pete Bates
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superboy” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “$100” changed to “£100”. pp3: word “cached” changed to “hid”; and words “Later, after an auto trip to Smallville, U.S.A!” changed to “Later, after a car trip to Smallville.” pp4: words “cookie cutter” changed to “cake cutter”. pp5: words “cookie cutter” changed to “cutter”. pp12: words “normal American kid” changed to “normal everyday kid”.

Batman's Greatest Thrills! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Joe Hardy (MC for "Your Life Story"); King Zabot of Morbania (the "Man in the Iron Mask"); Janie; Johnny Taylor (Australian rancher); The Joker (villain); The Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats...until the Joker decides to break out of prison and do his own "honoring" of the Caped Crusader!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; Bat-Signal; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from every page of story. pp7: word “dollars” changed to “pounds”; and words “I thought you were in Australia operating a ranch” changed to “I thought you were in America operating a ranch”.
GCD previously credited the script to Bill Woolfolk, but this story is not listed in his records.

The Boy Who Went to Sea! (Table of Contents: 13)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Blackjack; Jerry Higgins
Reprints
Keywords
Magazine panel cartoon

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. Screentone textures and shades added to all pages. pp2: wording “They’re crooks, murderers... and they’re robbing the yacht and its passengers!” changed to “Great Heaven! Crooks attacking this yacht and its passengers.”. pp3 and pp6: word “jail” changed to “gaol”.

The Hunters' Club! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor credited); Jack Schiff (assistant editor uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor uncredited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Hunters' Club (introduction); John J. Vandergilt; Percy De Lancey; Tom Alden; Wells; Orr
Synopsis
When three older hunters are turned down for membership in the prestigious Hunters' Club, Superman helps give them the opportunity to capture rare trophies.
Reprints
Keywords
Bathysphere; Brontosaurus; Hunters; Mastodon; Sea-Serpent

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Superman” banner removed from every page of story. pp11 deleted from story. pp11 (was original pp12): words “trolley tracks” changed to “tram tracks”.

The Treasure of Tondimo! (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Tommy; The Forger
Synopsis
Clark and his friends search for buried treasure, but a bunch of convicts are looking for it also.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp5: word “jail” changed to “gaol”. pp10: words “twenty dollar note” changed to “twenty pound note”; word “jail” changed to misspelled “goal” [gaol]; words “$20 bills embedded” changed to “notes embedded”, and word “F.B.I” changed to “cops”. Also, on pp10: another instance of “jail” is crossed out but not edited.
Script previously credited to Bill Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Richest Man in the World!
    Superman
  3. 2. Superboy's Man of Steel!
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Nine Worlds of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. The Silver Badge of Courage!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  6. 5. The Modern Nostradamus!
    Superman
  7. 6. Superboy Hunts for a Job
    Superboy
  8. 7. Batman Falls in Love!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. The Sky-Riding Outlaws!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  10. 9. The Man of Steel's Super Manhunt!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Okay, Casey, let's go! I'll watch the prisoners from here..."]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. The Man Who Knew Superboy's Secret Identity!
    Superboy
  13. 12. Batman's Greatest Thrills!
    Batman and Robin
  14. 13. The Boy Who Went to Sea!
    Aquaman
  15. 14. The Hunters' Club!
    Superman
  16. 15. The Treasure of Tondimo!
    Superboy
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