([May 1959])

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
?

Issue Notes

Cover title is only "Five-Score", not the usual "Five-Score Comic Monthly".
Issue contains 1 x full-page house advertisement in addition to usual inside-front, inside-back, and back covers.

The Creature from Inner Space! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Scott! It's even walking on water -- and burning everything in its path!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Creature from Inner Space (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Characters
Doctor Hertzall; Peter; Forbes
Reprints
Keywords
crystal

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp8). pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page.

The Cave Creatures of Xota! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Ed; Gar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp8). pp2: word “travelers” changed to “travellers”. pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page.

I Was the Gulliver of Space! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Lane; Noro; Kiga
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp8). pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page. pp8: word “maneuvers” changed to “manoeuvres” and “fueled” changed to “fuelled”.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've noticed you on your flying carpet, Moolah!
Genre
humour
Characters
Moolah the Mystic
Reprints
Keywords
flying carpets

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Challengers of the Unknown” banner removed from above story.

The Thing from Thermo-D (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bruce Carhill (engineer); Charlie (Geologist); Professor Martin; Professor Duncan
Reprints
Keywords
Engineers; Geologists; helicopters; meteorites; submarines

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp8). pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page. pp5: wording “Anyway, I’m phoning Washington!” changed to “Anyway, I’m phoning the Government!” and “Are you the men Washington sent?” changed to “Are you the men the Government sent?”

The Man Who Sold the Earth! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sy Barry
Inks
Sy Barry
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Julius Schwartz (actual original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sylvester "Silky" Sloane
Synopsis
The con-man "Silky" Sloane tries to sell the Earth to a group of aliens.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1). pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page. pp1: words “1954” changed to “1959”. pp 4: words “2,054 A.D.” changed to “2,059 A.D.”

The Martian in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Andrew
Reprints
Keywords
Martians; robots

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp4: words “The air is filled with floating bills!” changed to “The air is filled with floating notes!”

I Was Earth's First Exile (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In one moment, I was the first man to pilot a rocket into orbit--and soon after I found myself engaged in a strange battle on an alien world!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain "Ferg" Ferguson; Dzuga (dictator)
Synopsis
An astronaut on a test flight is transported to a distant planet where he gains super-powers and helps defeat a dictator.
Reprints
Keywords
dictator; spaceship; superpowers

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1 or pp8). pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page. pp3: words “The air’s fresh as you find in the Connecticut countryside!” changed to “The air’s fresh as you find anywhere in the countryside!”

The Devil Mask of Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Peter Brent; Pedro Vagar; Harry Gordon; Ellen; Dr. Rodney
Synopsis
A group of tourists in Rio de Janeiro dons native devil masks for a parade. One of them, Peter Brent, wants to harm a friend of his, but is hit by a curse before he can accomplish his evil plan.
Reprints
Keywords
devil masks; Rio de Janeiro

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: words “$100 in American money” changes to “£100 in my money”. pp5: words “Kill! Kill! Death to everybody!” changed to “Doom! Doom to everybody!”.

The Great Space Cruise Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Wells; Jim; Edna
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1 or pp8). pp4: word “signaling” changed to “signalling”. pp6: words “It’s like our own Florida Everglades” changed to “It’s like America’s Florida Everglades”. pp8 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page. The year 2350.

The Sleuth with the Super-Powers (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mr. Hall (Private Detective); Rocky Mason; alien law officer (unnamed)
Reprints
Keywords
Private Detectives

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp8). pp3 and pp6: words “$5,000” changed to “£5,000”. pp4: words “$5,000” changed to (incorrect) £6,000”. pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page.

The Man Who Invaded Earth (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor)

Characters
Bob Andrews; Mr. Dodd; Carl Zita (Martian)
Reprints
Keywords
Martians

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp6). pp4: words “The gag’s gotten out of control!” changed to “The gag’s completely out of control!”. pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page.

Planet That Ignored Earthmen! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6.67 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 Jared Endicott
Reprints
Keywords
Ants

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp7).

We Hunted the Forbidden Treasure (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We had probed the murky depths of the seven seas--trekked across the scorching deserts--and invaded the frigid Arctic in the quest of buried fortunes...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Clyde King; Andy; Boswell (curio dealer); Antib; Parker
Synopsis
An ancient Aztec curse seems to follow an expedition that seeks to find a lost treasure.
Reprints
Keywords
Aztec; Mexico

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp9). pp6: words “all right” changed to “alright”. pp9 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 1 page instead of .67 page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature from Inner Space!
  2. 1. The Creature from Inner Space
  3. 2. The Cave Creatures of Xota!
  4. 3. I Was the Gulliver of Space!
  5. 4. ["I've noticed you on your flying carpet, Moolah!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  6. 5. The Thing from Thermo-D
  7. 6. The Man Who Sold the Earth!
  8. 7. The Martian in the Iron Mask
  9. 8. I Was Earth's First Exile
  10. 9. The Devil Mask of Death!
  11. 10. The Great Space Cruise Mystery
  12. 11. The Sleuth with the Super-Powers
  13. 12. The Man Who Invaded Earth
  14. 13. Planet That Ignored Earthmen!
  15. 14. We Hunted the Forbidden Treasure
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