(August-September 1955)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[none] (Table of Contents)

Golden Gladiator; Viking Prince; Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Russ Heath (Golden Gladiator figure); Joe Kubert (Viking Prince figure); Irv Novick (Silent Knight figure)
Inks:
Russ Heath (Golden Gladiator figure); Joe Kubert (Viking Prince figure); Irv Novick (Silent Knight figure)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Golden Gladiator; The Viking Prince; The Silent Knight
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kanigher has stated in more than one interview (Comics Journal, Alter Ego) that he did basic layouts and wrote the copy for all of his covers.

Hi there, Pal! Win Some of these 100 Silver Anniversary Prizes! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Characters:
George Jowett; John Sill
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Thunder of the Chariots! (Table of Contents)

Golden Gladiator / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Golden Gladiator (intro); Praetor Clodius Crassus; Cinna (villain); Caius; Lucia; Crixus; Cotta
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Indicia is on the first page of this story.

To the Boys and Girls of America -- (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
House ads for Action Comics #206 and Detective Comics #221.

Battle for the Dragon Ship! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Viking Prince; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Sardluck (villain); Thorvald (villain)
Reprints:

The Sea Rovers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; historical
Characters:
Vikings
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Never Underestimate a New Idea! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mrtimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky; Allergy

The Fighting Legions of Rome (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short acount of how the Roman Legionnaires were organized.

Indexer Notes

Script credit verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

Duel in Forest Perilous (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick (initialed)
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Silent Knight; Sir Oswald Bane (villain); Sir Edwin Kent; Sir Grot
Reprints:

["It's a grudge race!"] (Table of Contents)

Laughing Arena / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Maximus; Minimus
Synopsis:
Roman gladiator arena humor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla (Table of Contents)

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson ?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson
Inks:
Ray Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Thompson

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for Cloverine Brand Salve, a product of the Wilson Chemical Co.

Need Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad to recruit salespeople for greeting cards.

For Super Summer Fun! Buy and Shoot a Daisy Air Rifle! (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for several models of Daisy Air Rifles and a coupon for odering the Red Ryder Gun Book.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
    Golden Gladiator; Viking Prince; Silent Knight
  2. 1. Hi there, Pal! Win Some of these 100 Silver Anniversary Prizes!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Thunder of the Chariots!
    Golden Gladiator
  4. 3. To the Boys and Girls of America --
    DC Comics
  5. 4. Battle for the Dragon Ship!
    Viking Prince
  6. 5. The Sea Rovers
  7. 6. Never Underestimate a New Idea!
    Binky
  8. 7. The Fighting Legions of Rome
  9. 8. Duel in Forest Perilous
    Silent Knight
  10. 9. ["It's a grudge race!"]
    Laughing Arena
  11. 10. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  12. 11. Need Extra Spending Money?
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  13. 12. For Super Summer Fun! Buy and Shoot a Daisy Air Rifle!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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