(May-June 1956)

DC, 1956 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 US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (29 August 2007). Script and art credits for stories and fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


Rider of the Winds! (Table of Contents)

Kings of the Wild / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (29 August 2007)

You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Jim Norman; Ken Grimm; R. Hirsch
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Rider of the Winds! (Table of Contents)

Kings of the Wild / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; western-frontier
Characters:
Indians; Eagle Feather, an Indian boy; Godfather, an eagle; Black Lightning, a mountain lion
Synopsis:
In the Old West, Young Eagle Feather is disgraced when Black Lightning, a mountain lion, kills his sheep. He's sent to battle the lion and is helped by Godfather, a mighty eagle.
Reprints:

Whatever Sugar wants -- Spike gets -- or vice versa! (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sugar; Spike
Synopsis:
House ad for Sugar & Spike #1.

Racer from Stone Age to Jet Age (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short feature about races through the ages.

Outcast Heroes (Table of Contents)

Kings of the Wild / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan, an orphan; Aunt Jane; a stray dog; townies; a rancher
Synopsis:
Dan comes West to stay with Aunt Jane, but is marked as a "bad penny". He finds a friend in a stray dog, and together they rescue an angry rancher's mother during a flood.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dog

Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman introduces a group of boys and girls to the public library.

Four-Footed Warrior (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
An article about the horse in warfare through the ages.

Amazing Animal Eyes (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about squirrels, alligators, honeybees, the dragonfly and sunfish.
Reprints:

Runaway Bear (Table of Contents)

Kings of the Wild / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Billy, a circus bear; a lion; an elephant; a hunter; a park ranger
Synopsis:
Billy the Bear was born in the circus, and yearns for adventure. He finds it when knocked off a circus train. Soon he's battling bears and timber wolves while protecting a hunter, and wonders if being free is worth it.
Reprints:

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents)

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Discount coupon for Palisades Amusement Park.

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.

Free! Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad to obtain names for Littleton Stamp Company's mailing list.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Davy to the Rescue (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Rider of the Winds!
    Kings of the Wild
  2. 1. You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Rider of the Winds!
    Kings of the Wild
  4. 3. Whatever Sugar wants -- Spike gets -- or vice versa!
    Sugar & Spike
  5. 4. Racer from Stone Age to Jet Age
  6. 5. Outcast Heroes
    Kings of the Wild
  7. 6. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books!
    Superman
  8. 7. Four-Footed Warrior
  9. 8. Amazing Animal Eyes
  10. 9. Runaway Bear
    Kings of the Wild
  11. 10. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. Free! Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Davy to the Rescue
    Cloverine Brand Salve
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Stangas
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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