(February-March 1955)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Script and art credits for stories and fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


Sign of the Flaming Arrow! (Table of Contents)

Trigger Twins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

["Now- for the first time, you can share the world's most exciting exploits..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

My Greatest Adventure / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Sign of the Flaming Arrow! (Table of Contents)

Trigger Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
The local Cheyenne plan an uprising once a renegade, Bear Claw, arrives with a famed "flaming arrow", a flint arrowhead symbolic of victory. Walt ambushes Bear Claw, ineptly, and Wayne must save him. But Walt is captured and tied to a stake in a war dance. Wayne disguises as an Indian and gets close. Yet no one can find the flaming arrow - until it falls out of Wayne's holster at home!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1) Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [December 2007]. 2) A diagram shows the secret "Trigger Twins" cellar with spare costumes and hidden stable under Wayne's store.

Binky's Special Christmas Quiz "Christmas in Many Lands!" (Table of Contents)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen

Prisoner of the Magic Horn! (Table of Contents)

Strong Bow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
A shaman blows a magic horn that summons Strong Bow, but the "hero" steals furs and wampum. The real Strong Bow arrives, waylays the shaman, but is strung up by a trap to be shot with arrows by disbelieving tribesmen! Fast thinking and fast arrows spring Strong Bow so he can expose his evil double. The magic horn will be cast into a deep lake "to lie concealed for all time!"
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [December 2007].

["Nice car!"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[Ridin' and Ropin'] (Table of Contents)

Tex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:

The Blue-and-the-Gray and the U.S.A.! (Table of Contents)

Foley of the Fighting 5th / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Tracking renegade Indians, Lt Dan Foley is peeved that two "Vuh-ginian" and "Connecticut Yankee" troopers continue to fight the Civil War. When Foley calls for volunteers, they dare each other to scale a cliff, start an avalanche, and split the Indian forces in two while Foley captures the leader. The rivals shake hands. "Just remember you're all part of the U.S.A!"
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The Phantom Gold Mine (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (header)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (header)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Silver Badge of Courage! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
A short account of the Graham-Tewksbury feud.

Johnny Thunder vs the Tarantula! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Johnny Thunder rides into a town to learn that "Johnny Thunder is tanglin' with the Tarantula" across town! JT rides to a hay wagon fight - and is mobbed by thugs hidden under the hay. The Tarantula (an ordinary gunman, not costumed) wants to kill JT in a "fair fight" to encourage other gangs to capture towns. But Johnny jumps off the building, slashing his bonds, and fights "like a whirlwind" to stop the gang, even rescuing the Tarantula from a burning hay fire!

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sign of the Flaming Arrow!
    Trigger Twins
  2. 1. ["Now- for the first time, you can share the world's most exciting exploits..."]
    My Greatest Adventure
  3. 2. The Sign of the Flaming Arrow!
    Trigger Twins
  4. 3. Binky's Special Christmas Quiz "Christmas in Many Lands!"
    Binky
  5. 4. Prisoner of the Magic Horn!
    Strong Bow
  6. 5. ["Nice car!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  7. 6. [Ridin' and Ropin']
    Tex
  8. 7. The Blue-and-the-Gray and the U.S.A.!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  9. 8. The Phantom Gold Mine
  10. 9. Silver Badge of Courage!
  11. 10. Johnny Thunder vs the Tarantula!
    Johnny Thunder
  12. 11. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gene Reed
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ed Boner