(April-May 1956)

DC, 1955 Series
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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:
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

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


[The Blind Bowman!] (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood; King John
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (28 August 2007)

Need Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for greeting cards.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Blind Bowman! (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood; Prince John; Brother Tuck; Will Scarlet
Synopsis:
Prince John has captured Robin's men, but promise to free them if Robin wins three events - hunting, jousting and archery.
Reprints:

The One and Only Superman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer; Wayne Boring; Curt Swan; Al Plastino
Inks:
Win Mortimer; Stan Kaye; Stan Kaye; Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
House ads for World's Finest Comics #81, Superman #104, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #11, and Action Comics #214.

It's Fun to Belong! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky Biggs; Allergy Biggs
Synopsis:
Binky offers a solution for summer boredom.

Indexer Notes

Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies in the U.S.

The Ice Dragon! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; Captain Olaf; Baron Thorvald; Gunnda
Synopsis:
Baron Thorvald makes an Ice Dragon to capture the Viking Prince.
Reprints:

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz (Business Manager)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Listing of owners, publishers, and editors of The Brave and the Bold.

Fighting Galleys (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 description of galley ships used by the Romans.

Hunting Hawks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ross Andru
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Short feature describing and showing how hawks were trained for hunting.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Editorial records show the working title of this feature to be "Fighting Hawks."

Shield of Terror! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]; Celia; Slasher the falcon; Sir Grot; Malco; Robber Baron
Synopsis:
The Robber Baron attacks Brian and Celia when they look for herbs in the Forest Perilous.
Reprints:

["If youse can lick our -chuckle!- new member"] (Table of Contents)

Fearless Fosdick / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Fearless Fosdick
Synopsis:
Ad for Wildroot Cream-Oil.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

I Gained 53 Lbs. of Shapely Power-Packed Muscles! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
George Jowett
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Free! Wonderful Offer! Elizabeth Colonies Stamps from All Over the World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for free stamps and related products.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Blind Bowman!]
    Robin Hood
  2. 1. Need Extra Spending Money?
    Stuart Greetings. Inc.
  3. 2. The Blind Bowman!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. The One and Only Superman
    DC Comics
  5. 4. It's Fun to Belong!
    Binky
  6. 5. The Ice Dragon!
    Viking Prince
  7. 6. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912...
  8. 7. Fighting Galleys
  9. 8. Hunting Hawks!
  10. 9. Shield of Terror!
    Silent Knight
  11. 10. ["If youse can lick our -chuckle!- new member"]
    Fearless Fosdick
  12. 11. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. I Gained 53 Lbs. of Shapely Power-Packed Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  14. 13. Free! Wonderful Offer! Elizabeth Colonies Stamps from All Over the World
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
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