([June 1958])

K. G. Murray, 1958 Series
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Price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd
Brand
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
Editing
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The Bird Boy of Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"It's a man!" "No--it's a bird!" "No--it's Jimmy Olsen with special wings--flying as fast as Superman!" Featuring The Bird Boy of Metropolis
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Reprints
Keywords
wings

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Private Pete, drive this jeep down to the motor pool!
Genre
humour; military
Characters
Private Pete
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside front cover. Original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1pp instead on 0.67pp.

The Birdboy of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Mort Weisinger (actual original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
wings

Indexer Notes

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

I Was a Human Guinea Pig (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Characters
Mark Wilton; Dr. Hugo Kress
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Mystery of the Unknown Invention! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hal Weston; Mr. Jalik; Dr. Ira Otis; T. Shaw; J. James; C. Miller; Y. Dale
Reprints
Keywords
astronomer; Mars; Martian; Phobos; telescope

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: word “neighborly” changed to “neighbourly”.

Who Am I? (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

“Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story.

Amazing Gift from Space! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Rick Hall
Synopsis
The Zaxians, a friendly alien race, send a spaceship to Earth as a gift, and the astronaut that is chosen to pilot it ends up saving the Zaxians from a hostile invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Vanishing Thief! (Table of Contents: 7)

Mr. District Attorney / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
detective-mystery; drama
Characters
Mr. District Attorney; The Great Navarro; Harrington; Chane
Reprints
Keywords
magic

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Mr. District Attorney” banner removed from every page of story. pp2” word “cooperating” changed to “co-operating”. pp7, panel 1: Gangster’s hand holding gun deleted, but his speech balloon remains.

The Phantom of the Flames! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Characters
Jess Hargrove; Hadalgo; Genie of the Flames
Reprints
Keywords
Genie; smoke

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp6: words “at the Precinct.” changed to “at the Police Station.”

21st Century Hercules! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hercules Smith; Professor Jason Smith; Dr. Joel Hench
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Mystery in Space” banner removed from every page of story. Word “program” changed to “programme” throughout.

The Menace of the Mole Men! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McArdle
Inks
Jim McArdle
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Characters
Jeff Cole; Hank; Tod Walker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Town That Went Underwater (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “on the Atlantic Coast” changed to “on the East Coast”.
The town of Beachcroft.

Mystery of Meteor Crater (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wyatt Achison; Koz; Jones
Synopsis
An alien invasion force hides in a canyon that is a tourist attraction, but a determined tourist finds them in spite of their efforts and helps to drive them off Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Jupiter; meteor

Indexer Notes

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

The Witch's Candles! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Roger Arness; Mr. Crandell
Reprints
Keywords
Old Salem; witch

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from every page of story. pp4: words “dollar” and “dollars” changed to “pound” and “pounds”.

The 100,000 Year-Old Weapon! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bookstore Dealer (unnamed); Dr. Jackson; Jan 356 (alien); Evar Tor (alien dictator)
Synopsis
A man from 100,000 years in the future travels back to 1958 to find a super-weapon he can use to overthrow a dictator in his own time.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; bookstore; dictator; invisibility

Indexer Notes

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

Puppets of Doom! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Characters
Tony Cochran; Professor Knowles; Colonel Gage; Lloyd Burns; Mordini; Dr. Warren Mills
Reprints
Keywords
Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon; puppet; Shakespeare

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp4: word “precinct” changed to “station”.

Secret beyond the Footlights! (Table of Contents: 16)

Big Town / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
crime
Characters
Steve Wilson; Kenyon Knowles; Wilson (editor); Charley Anderson; Asher
Reprints
Keywords
morse code

Indexer Notes

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Mort Weisinger (actual original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jeepers, have I got a swell date this afternoon!
Genre
humour
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside back cover. Original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1pp instead on 0.75pp. DC logos and “Action Comics” banner removed.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bird Boy of Metropolis
    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. ["Private Pete, drive this jeep down to the motor pool!"]
    Private Pete
  3. 2. The Birdboy of Metropolis
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. I Was a Human Guinea Pig
  5. 4. Mystery of the Unknown Invention!
  6. 5. Who Am I?
  7. 6. Amazing Gift from Space!
  8. 7. The Vanishing Thief!
    Mr. District Attorney
  9. 8. The Phantom of the Flames!
  10. 9. 21st Century Hercules!
  11. 10. The Menace of the Mole Men!
  12. 11. The Town That Went Underwater
    Aquaman
  13. 12. Mystery of Meteor Crater
  14. 13. The Witch's Candles!
  15. 14. The 100,000 Year-Old Weapon!
  16. 15. Puppets of Doom!
  17. 16. Secret beyond the Footlights!
    Big Town
  18. 17. ["Jeepers, have I got a swell date this afternoon!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
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