(December 1955-January 1956)

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)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (18 August 2007). Credits for fillers and text article confrimed from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


[none] (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Silent Knight; Celia

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (18 August 2007)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople to sell plaques with religious and sentimental mottoes.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Invisible Wall! (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:
Golden Gladiator; Crassus the Conqueror (villain); Cassius; Horatio; Flavius; Augustus
Synopsis:
Golden Gladiator and a group of children protect a defenseless village with just a toy ship and a herd of goats.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Yoo Hoo It's Me My Name Is Pinky Lee (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pinky Lee
Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Tootsie Fudge, and Tootsie Caramels.
Keywords:
celebrity

["Here comes that boaster, Sir Bragg!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Wings Winchester Saves the Movie Theater (Table of Contents)

Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Wings Winchester; Winnie Winchester
Synopsis:
Ad for Winchester Roller Skates

The Hammer of Thor! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Viking Prince [Jon]; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Sardluk; Baron Thorvald
Synopsis:
When Captain Olaf is taken prisoner by Baron Thorvald, Jon frees him with the help of the hammer of Thor.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[A Kangaroo mother and son] (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the Curtiss Candy Company, makers of Baby Ruth.

How a Nation Is Born (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Caesar's Last Battle (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
Characters:
Julius Caesar
Synopsis:
An account of Caesar's final battle with the Gauls.

Challenge of the Black Lance! (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; Slasher; Sir Oswald Bane (villain); Sir Grot; Cedric the Black (villain); Celia
Reprints:

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

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Generic ad for all comics that carry the Superman DC National Comics symbol.

Kids! Be the First to Send for the New Plastic Kings' Knights (Table of Contents)

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for 26 different plastic toy knights.

Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Tale 'em Free! (Table of Contents)

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for 100 free stamps.

Get Your Own Man-Size Daisy Air Rifle (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Daisy Air Rifles and other related Daisy products.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Boys Girls Get These Prizes (Table of Contents)

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for packs of envelopes, cards and seals.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
    Silent Knight
  2. 1. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Invisible Wall!
    Golden Gladiator
  4. 3. Yoo Hoo It's Me My Name Is Pinky Lee
    Tootsie Rolls
  5. 4. ["Here comes that boaster, Sir Bragg!"]
    Knights of the Square Table
  6. 5. Wings Winchester Saves the Movie Theater
    Winchester Skates
  7. 6. The Hammer of Thor!
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. [A Kangaroo mother and son]
    Baby Ruth
  9. 8. How a Nation Is Born
  10. 9. Caesar's Last Battle
  11. 10. Challenge of the Black Lance!
    Silent Knight
  12. 11. To the Boys and Girls of America --
    DC Comics
  13. 12. Kids! Be the First to Send for the New Plastic Kings' Knights
    Josely Company
  14. 13. Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Tale 'em Free!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. Get Your Own Man-Size Daisy Air Rifle
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. Boys Girls Get These Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
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