([November 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
?

The Planet of Lost Space Ships! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm trapped in this gravitational whirlpool -- and I'm being pulled down to that graveyard of wrecked space ships!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Planet of Lost Space Ships (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lt. Brice; Peter Van Meer
Reprints
Keywords
asteroids; Singapore

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp5: word “Dollars” changed to “Pounds”.

My Forbidden Face! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man awakens from unconsciousness not knowing who he is, and everyone recoils from his face for some reason.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Martian Barrier! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Tom Jameson; Kregg Linn
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; Martians; nuclear weapons

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “Driving Earthlike Autos! Motorcycles!” changed to “Driving Earthlike Cars and Motorcycles!”. pp4: words “Automobiles and Airplanes” changed to “Motor Cars and Aeroplanes”. Story set in 1968.

The Man Who Betrayed Earth (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Elliot Wright; Emmet; Professor King; Marston
Synopsis
A film director turns out to be the one man who can stop an alien invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
Ziron; Zironians

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “attacking New York” changed to “attacking The City” and words “a tidal wave in San Francisco Bay” changed to “a tidal wave In the harbour”. pp2: words “coast-to-coast hookup” changed to “State-by-State hookup”.

The Cub Who Cried Wolf (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman (Clark Kent); Bedone Gang; Rocky; Knuckles
Reprints
Keywords
brontosaurus; four-leafed clovers; rubies

Indexer Notes

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

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 2 pages (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
All right, men. Step to it!
Genre
humour
Characters
Warden Willis; Jenks
Reprints
Keywords
road; Road gang

Indexer Notes

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

Earth's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 7)

Darwin Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darwin Jones; Dalb; Rork
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Thief of Thoughts (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Burton; Jed Halleck; Mr. Elliot
Reprints
Keywords
Castles

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “I’ll see you back in the States” changed to “I’ll see you back home”.

D-Day on Planet Vulcan (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Knowland; General Thacker P. Kincade; Professor Kent
Synopsis
The planet Vulcan contacts Earth for help coming up with a military strategy to defend themselves against an aggressor element within their government.
Reprints
Keywords
Vulcan

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: word “Washington” changed to “headquarters”. pp5 and pp6: word “maneuver” changed to “manoeuvre”.

The Jungle Emperor (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sy Barry (signed)
Inks
Sy Barry (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
King Gorilla; Dr. Jonas Mills
Synopsis
Dr. Mills stops the mutated King Gorilla and returns him to normal gorilla intelligence.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from every page of story.
Story is the sequel to "The Gorilla Who Challenged the World" in Strange Adventures #55.

Murder in the Fish Preserve! (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Turk Wheeler Gang; Captain Braddock; Rocky
Reprints
Keywords
angler fish; electric eel; lantern fish; leatherback turtle; opah fish; rosefish; seacow; sergeant fish; tarpon

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Adventure Comics” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “Yellowstone National Park” changed to “Kruger Park”. pp 2: words “$1,000,000” changed to “£1,000,000”.

I Adopted a Martian Boy (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fred Marshal; Akza
Synopsis
When a Martian child crash-lands on his remote island, Fred Marshall is taught a lesson in turning his back on humanity.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Unlucky Birthstones (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris ?; Ramona Fradon ?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
crime; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jim; Joe; Swami Salo
Synopsis
A cursed bracelet of birthstones causes disaster for whoever holds the bracelet during the month of their birth.
Reprints
Keywords
birthstones

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: word “Jeweler” changed to “Jeweller” and “blast it” changed to “darn it”. pp 6: words “only a quarter” changed to “only a shilling”.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 2 pages (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
Moolah is a good guide!
Genre
humour
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Swamp Dragnet (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Characters
Detective Ed Kent; Ranger Stark; Ranger Collins
Reprints
Keywords
hydroplane; swamps

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from every page of story. pp1: words “Ed Kent was an old pro” changed to “Ed Kent was an old hand”; “The Everglades” changed to “The Territory”; “Okapi Swampland” changed to “Bunai Swampland”; and “Armored Car” changed to “Armoured Car”.

I Hunted the Flying Saucer Creatures (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Officer Bill Holliwell; Charlie; J.G. Strammer
Reprints
Keywords
Martians

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Gang Busters” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1).

The Eyes That Went Berserk (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jim Carr; John Welky
Synopsis
An artist agrees to participate in an experiment, but it has bizarre effects on his eyesight that keep changing.
Reprints
Keywords
infra red; spectrograph

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1).

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

Varsity Vic / 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); Mort Weisinger (actual original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Helen's father's car is sitting right in the driveway with a flat!
Genre
humour
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Planet of Lost Space Ships!
  2. 1. The Planet of Lost Space Ships
  3. 2. My Forbidden Face!
  4. 3. The Martian Barrier!
  5. 4. The Man Who Betrayed Earth
  6. 5. The Cub Who Cried Wolf
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. ["All right, men. Step to it!"]
    Warden Willis
  8. 7. Earth's Secret Weapon!
    Darwin Jones
  9. 8. The Thief of Thoughts
  10. 9. D-Day on Planet Vulcan
  11. 10. The Jungle Emperor
  12. 11. Murder in the Fish Preserve!
    Aquaman
  13. 12. I Adopted a Martian Boy
  14. 13. The Unlucky Birthstones
  15. 14. ["Moolah is a good guide!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  16. 15. Swamp Dragnet
  17. 16. I Hunted the Flying Saucer Creatures
  18. 17. The Eyes That Went Berserk
  19. 18. ["Golly, Helen's father's car is sitting right in the driveway with a flat!"]
    Varsity Vic
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