(October-November 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:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Robert Kanigher (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Tales of Blazing Adventure (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Viking Prince
Reprints:

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sword of Attila! (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:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Golden Gladiator; Gorgo; Lucia; Cinna (villain); Attila (villain)
Synopsis:
The crafty Cinna sends Marcus on a suicide mission: to seize the sword of Attila the Hun who threatens Rome! Cinna's niece Lucia dresses as a soldier and joins him. Marcus dodges catapult fireballs but is captured. Vaulting atop Attila's giant victory drum, he fights with his iron armband to break and steal the Hun's sword - as Lucia arrives with getaway horses! Both are rewarded by the Emperor of Rome, but Cinna scowls.
Reprints:

The New Schwinn American (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What Are You Getting Out of School? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen

The Threat of the Phantom Vikings! (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:
Viking Prince; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Thorvald (villain)
Synopsis:
Jon, the amnesiac Viking Prince, trains villagers how to fight as an abandoned ship drifts into the bay. Jon investigates and is attacked by a shark! That night flames light up the village as the phantom ship drifts back. Jon finds the hold is packed with sharks and trap doors. His arch-enemy Thorvald attacks, but Jon mounts the dragon figurehead and leaps into battle. He bests Thorvald - but it's an impostor in a mask! Why does Thorvald seek Jon's destruction?
Reprints:

Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["That Lions's a giant!"] (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:
More Roman arena humor as a man battles a lion.

Indexer Notes

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

The Wall around the Island (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:
Short article about Roman siege weapons.

Indexer Notes

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

["Release those prisoners, Black Knight"] (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Sqyare Table / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Wings Winchester Stops a Robbery (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Winchester Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Knight for a Day! (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Silent Knight; Sir Oswald Bane (villain); Celia; Sir Grot; Slasher; Sir Duncan
Synopsis:
Brian rescues a lady (seen in the previous story) as she falls in the moat of savage fish. Sir Bane departs, but sends a message that Brian must bring the Sun Ruby to a castle across the Forest Perilous. Brian is waylaid by brigands, but the hawk Slasher drives them off - and leads Brian to the secret grove where hangs the uniform of the Silent Knight. Dressed, Brian battles thugs across a bridge and even underwater, drops off the armor, and arrives at the castle, mission accomplished.
Reprints:

Daisy Gunbook Ready! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

These 21 All-Occasion Greeting Cards Yours (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Artistic Card Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hollywood Bride Walking Doll (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tootsie Roll America's Facorite Candy (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tales of Blazing Adventure
    Viking Prince
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction Inc.
  3. 2. The Sword of Attila!
    Golden Gladiator
  4. 3. The New Schwinn American
    Schwinn Bicycles
  5. 4. What Are You Getting Out of School?
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Threat of the Phantom Vikings!
    Viking Prince
  7. 6. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone
    DC Comics
  8. 7. ["That Lions's a giant!"]
    Laughing Arena
  9. 8. The Wall around the Island
  10. 9. ["Release those prisoners, Black Knight"]
    Knights of the Sqyare Table
  11. 10. Wings Winchester Stops a Robbery
    Winchester Roller Skates
  12. 11. Knight for a Day!
    Silent Knight
  13. 12. Daisy Gunbook Ready!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  14. 13. These 21 All-Occasion Greeting Cards Yours
    Artistic Card Co.
  15. 14. Hollywood Bride Walking Doll
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  16. 15. Tootsie Roll America's Facorite Candy
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
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