([June 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
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The Day the Earth Stopped! (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
That giant magnet in space -- it's pulling the earth out of its orbit!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover artwork amended to fit.

The Day The Earth Stopped (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mark Jarvis; Professor Storm; Duma and Fervel and Zvilla (from the planet Soria)
Reprints
Keywords
magnets

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. The year 2053.

I Was Slave to the Wizard's Lamp (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Emmet Mason; Mr. Hawkins; Katut; Landrow; Alice Mason
Synopsis
Emmet Mason purchases a lamp accompanied by a legend that the owner must keep it lit for ten years or be cursed with death. Mason protects the lamp at all costs until it is destroyed in a fire and a blue ruby found inside. The curse was a cover for the stolen gem, everyone is certain, except for Mason, who still wonders about the curse.
Reprints
Keywords
Hannibal; Landrow’s lamp; rubies

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp2: words “$200” changed to “£200”, and “check” changed to “cheque”.

You Stole Our Planet (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alec; Marcus; Intalla; Bwhalli
Synopsis
Working on a way to create a barrier against nuclear fallout, two scientists are visited by creatures accusing humans of having stolen their world. Eventually the creatures realize they are not on their planet and the scientists reverse their experiment, sending the creatures back to their universe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp1” words “that place is New York” changed to “that place is our city”. pp4: words “this is no Hollywood job” changed to “this is no movie job”.

The Man Who Couldn't Stop Growing (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Jaan Varlan; Professor Morgan; Raymond
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from every page of story. pp3: word “leveled” changed to “levelled”.

The Menace of the Alien Test Tubes! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Burke; Watkins; Colonel Stryker
Synopsis
An alien missile comes to Earth containing four unknown chemicals in test-tubes which cause powerful and dangerous reactions, and serve as a warning to two scientists who have developed a miraculous invention of their own.
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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 8 pages instead of 7.67 pages. pp3: word “colored” changed to “coloured”. pp6: word “humor” changed to “humour”.

The Ghost Planet (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ben Clark; Paul Stokely; Doctor Moore
Synopsis
Two scientists return from an underground expedition to discover that everyone on Earth has become invisible.
Reprints
Keywords
invisibility

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp6). pp2: words “Let’s go over to the terminal and find out what it’s all about!” changed to “Let’s go over to the terminal and find out”. pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 6 pages instead of 5.67.

The Gorilla World! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Albert Dawson; Cora Dawson
Reprints
Keywords
gorillas

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Strange Adventures” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1). pp2: word “neighboring” changed to “neighbouring”.

I Was the First Future Man (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Franklin; Professor Hans Hecker
Reprints
Keywords
Time Machines

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “My Greatest Adventure” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp6). pp1, pp4 and and pp5: words “year 1958” changed to “year 1959”. pp2: “2058” changed to “2059”. pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 6 pages instead of 5.67.

The Hand of Doom (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Ted Slawson; Professor Goode
Synopsis
Two giant hands appear in the sky and break off parts of famous landmarks.
Reprints
Keywords
Big Ben clock; Eiffel tower; Mount Rushmore; photographers; sphinx; Statue of Liberty; Taj Mahal

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets ” banner removed from every page of story. pp5: word “cooperation” changed to “co-operation”.

The Face in the Mist (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Luke Tinker; Ron Gilbert; Denton; Moore
Reprints
Keywords
black panthers; crocodiles

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Secrets” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp6). pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 6 pages instead of 5.67.

The Man Who Made Utopia (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mayor (unnamed); Mr. T. Erutuf
Synopsis
The mysterious Mr. Erutuf builds a futuristic city of houses for sale, but the people of Earth prove themselves unready for its scientific advances.
Reprints
Keywords
Futureville

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp1 and pp6). pp4: word “neighbor” changed to “neighbour”. pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 6 pages instead of 5.67.

Prisoner of the Empty Quarter (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited original editor); Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jim Conklin; Ned Larssens
Synopsis
A crooked oil surveyor plans to steal treasures from the Middle Eastern country he is working in, but magical forces prevent his crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
Djinn; The Book of Khans

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp6). pp3 and pp4: word “gonna” changed to “going to”. pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 6 pages instead of 5.67.

I Filmed the Cosmic Wonders! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gary Blair
Reprints
Keywords
Oracles

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “Tales of the Unexpected” banner removed from every page of story. pp6: word “program” changed to “programme”.

The Boy with the Super Powers! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy; Fred; Ann
Synopsis
Two strange men ask a farmer and his wife to take in a young boy, who is eventually revealed to be the heir to the throne of a faraway planet, in hiding from enemies who want to assume power.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; tractors

Indexer Notes

DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from each page of story (none on pp6). pp6 of original story artwork extended and altered to make it into 6 pages instead of 5.67.

Invasion of the Volcano Men (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Nash; Sergeant (unnamed); Roy Haney; Bill Gage
Reprints
Keywords
geologists; volcanoes

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day the Earth Stopped!
  2. 1. The Day The Earth Stopped
  3. 2. I Was Slave to the Wizard's Lamp
  4. 3. You Stole Our Planet
  5. 4. The Man Who Couldn't Stop Growing
  6. 5. The Menace of the Alien Test Tubes!
  7. 6. The Ghost Planet
  8. 7. The Gorilla World!
  9. 8. I Was the First Future Man
  10. 9. The Hand of Doom
  11. 10. The Face in the Mist
  12. 11. The Man Who Made Utopia
  13. 12. Prisoner of the Empty Quarter
  14. 13. I Filmed the Cosmic Wonders!
  15. 14. The Boy with the Super Powers!
  16. 15. Invasion of the Volcano Men
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