([July 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
? (original editor)

The Day I Became a Martian! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Dad-- you've turned into a Martian-- just like the one in this science fiction television play!"
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover recoloured.

The Day I Became a Martian! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rhett Mason; Bob Mason
Synopsis
A science fiction writer is transformed into a Martian, and he figures out that real Martians are observing him to test how they can survive on Earth, so he tricks them into believing that they could not.
Reprints
Keywords
Martians

Indexer Notes

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

I Found the City under the Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Stan Starkman ?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (uncredited associate editor); Murray Boltinoff (uncredited associate editor)); George Kashdan (uncredited associate editor)

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Joe; Ellery Jones; Caal (alien)
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; bathyspheres; whales

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from every page of story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
5373
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, it's 'Panhandler' Pete. We've been trying to arrest him!
Genre
humour
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Batman” banner removed from above story.

The Road to Nowhere (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Roger Lane; Lamont
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “Center City” changed to “Centre City”. pp5: word “Jail” changed to “gaol”.

The Diamonds of Peril! (Table of Contents: 5)

Big Town / comic story / 10 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
Ian Clarke; Steve Wilson; Ellen Borland; Mark; Brack; Mr. Dunforth; Hank
Reprints
Keywords
diamonds

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Big Town” banner removed from every page of story. pp9: words “certified check for two million dollars” changed to “certified cheque for one million pounds”.

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After two weeks on Mars...
Genre
humour; science fiction
Characters
Shorty; Elsie; Atro (Martian)
Reprints
Keywords
Martians

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from above story.

Sinister Shadow (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Sgt. Frank Hall; Tad Conroy; John Talley; Rolan Weems
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; Ra; shadows

Indexer Notes

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

The Life Battery! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sterling Marsh
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; Leonid meteor shower; meteorites

Indexer Notes

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

The Boy from Mars (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jaxx 4928; Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Indexer Notes

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

The Thing from the Skies (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rupert Corbin; Sam; Maxton; Professor Wesley Lucas
Synopsis
Rupert Corbin sees a small spaceship land, but is told by its inventor that it is only a mechanical prop. Corbin figures he can make money to pay back his gambling debts from pictures of the craft anyway, and kills Professor Lucas to do it. But Corbin is visited by small space travelers who reveal that Lucas was their contact on Earth and they take him home to their planet to face justice.
Reprints
Keywords
bolides; meteorites; Meteorologist

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: wording “ I haven’t got a wooden nickel” changed to “I haven’t got a penny left”, and “dollars and cents” changed to “cold hard cash”.

They Made Me a Human Bull's-Eye (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (original associate editor); Murray Boltinoff (original associate editor); George Kashdan (original associate editor)

Characters
Jordan; Van Meer; Pleeth; Ali Zihn; Coroza
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; giraffes; Ibexes; lions

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from every page of story. pp2, pp3 and pp8: wording “$25,000” changed to “£25,000”. pp3: wording “$10,000” changed to “£10,000”.

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (original associate editor); Murray Boltinoff (original associate editor); George Kashdan (original associate editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was nice of you to invite me to play golf!
Genre
humour
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from above story.

The Mystery of the Museum House (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
detective-mystery; drama
Characters
Mr. District Attorney; J. William Phelps; Claremont; Wilkins; Len Harrington; Petie Arndt; “Bullets” Jackson; “Plates” Vernon; Ace Spadell; “Hands” Greer; Egbert
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Mr. District Attorney” banner removed from every page of story. pp1 and pp2: word “jail” changed to “gaol”. pp4: wording “$5,000,000” changed to “£5,000,0000”. pp8: wording “$100,000” changed to “£100,000”.

Secret of the Man-Ape! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Daxon; Professor Amos Scott; Hal Todd
Synopsis
An alien race sends an advance spy to Earth in the form of a gorilla.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Warden Willis / 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); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a member of the prison board.
Genre
humour
Characters
Warden Willis
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad (Table of Contents: 16)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
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
Characters
Aquaman
Synopsis
Aquaman has to carefully deliver a nuclear projectile to the military before it detonates.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Mars Calling (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mr. Hall; Professor Timkins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “admission receipts” changed to “admission money”, “$3,000” changed to “£3,000”, and “dough” changed to “money”.

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Gosh, it's one of the hottest days of the year!
Genre
humour
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside back cover. Original story artwork extended and altered to make it into a full page instead of 0.75 page.