(July-August 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:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Frogmen! (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
USN frogman; Japanese frogmen
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

1) Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (8 January 2008); original indexer credited pencils and inks to Russ Heath. 2) Gray-wash cover.

Free! Hard-to-Get Royal Family Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
As for Garcelon Stamp Co.
Keywords:
Stamp collecting

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

"The Frogmen!" Part I: The Making of a Frogman! (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
"Sardine"; "Shark"; "Whale"; kids (flashback); Mom (flashback); Drill Instructor; frogmen recruits
Synopsis:
A puny guy has volunteered to train as a frogman (USN UDT, precursors to USN SEALs), but is immediately nicknamed "Sardine" by guys called "Shark" and "Whale". He recalls being bullied and coddled as a kid, but looks as if he'll wash out. Then, as the team trains at raft-righting, a shark comes gunning for his teammates, and "Sardine" dives in the way!
Reprints:

Boys and Girls!... 5000 Terrific Prizes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Superman; Batman; Tomahawk
Synopsis:
Contest for prizes for sending in a slogan for DC Comics

The First Frogmen! (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ancient "frogmen"
Synopsis:
Historical article on Assyrian "frogmen" and Revolutionary War "submarines" trying to sink ships, then WWII frogmen
Keywords:
educational

Part II of "The Frogmen!" Flying Frogmen! (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The team kills the shark, and "Sardine" and the guys graduate as frogmen. Flying to the Pacific, their DC-4 is shot down, then rammed by a Jap cruiser. They're picked up by a PBY. At base, they get their first mission: to destroy an enemy ship menacing a beach landing. They fly in, but bailing out, become targets for Jap night fighters!
Reprints:

Freddie the Frogman (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sailors think frogmen have it easy, until Freddie climbs back aboard wearing an octopus!

The Fighting Frogmen (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the origins of modern frogmen and their jobs in wartime.
Keywords:
educational

Indexer Notes

Top illo of a frogman amid mines

"Do-It-Yourself Safety Rules" (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A teen and Officer Brown lecture on how to cross streets safely in the summer months.

Part III of "The Frogmen!" Silent War! (Table of Contents)

Frogmen / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The parachuting frogmen hurl TNT and blow up the night fighter. Swimming for the island, they dodge depth-charges. A sub net guards a sub berth. Shark sets a charge on a sub as Sardine and Whale continue with the mission. Then Whale is lost as he fights off Japanese frogmen. Sardine moves on and sinks the targeted cruiser with an explosive charge. And is thrilled to learn Shark and Whale made it. "We can't call that kid Sardine any more!" "Mission completed!"
Reprints:

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

advertisement / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
25-cent coupon for Palisades Amusement Park

Hey Skinny!.. Yer Ribs are Showing! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Charles Atlas bodybuilding program

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Stephens Credit Sales

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

Now! Own the Daisy Eagle (Table of Contents)

Daisy BB Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Daisy Eagle BB gun

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Frogmen!
    Frogmen
  2. 1. Free! Hard-to-Get Royal Family Stamps
  3. 2. "The Frogmen!" Part I: The Making of a Frogman!
    Frogmen
  4. 3. Boys and Girls!... 5000 Terrific Prizes!
    DC Comics
  5. 4. The First Frogmen!
    Frogmen
  6. 5. Part II of "The Frogmen!" Flying Frogmen!
    Frogmen
  7. 6. Freddie the Frogman
    Frogmen
  8. 7. The Fighting Frogmen
    Frogmen
  9. 8. "Do-It-Yourself Safety Rules"
  10. 9. Part III of "The Frogmen!" Silent War!
    Frogmen
  11. 10. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park...
  12. 11. Hey Skinny!.. Yer Ribs are Showing!
  13. 12. Do You Want Spending Money?
  14. 13. Now! Own the Daisy Eagle
    Daisy BB Guns
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