(August-September 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)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Spike Discovers the Ocean] (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Peg Wilson (partial);; Barbara Plumm (partial)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover is adapted from an interior story

The Shiny Round Roller (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Peg Wilson (partial); Barbara Plumm (partial)
Synopsis:
Spike gets a marble but then loses it in the vacuum cleaner, so he and Sugar plot to retrieve it.
Reprints:

Spike Discovers the Ocean (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Harvey Wilson (partial); Peg Wilson (partial); Barbara Plumm (partial); Bill Plumm (partial)
Synopsis:
Spike goes to the beach for the first time but he doesn't think much of the water.
Reprints:

Pint-Size Pin-Ups (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson
Synopsis:
paper doll page
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

fashions submitted by Marion Ford; Pamela Masi; Winifred Jorgens; Adelaide McCarthy; Peggy Ann Smith; Milton Maston

["Gosh, no wonder, look at the splinters!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Pete

Lobsters Away (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Peg Wilson (partial); Harvey Wilson (partial)
Synopsis:
When Spike's father decides he can't eat a lobster, Spike gets to bring it home from the restaurant as a pet. Since baby animals can understand and speak baby talk, the lobster asks the kids to do him a favor, and they send him back to the sea.
Reprints:

The Case of the Careless Camper! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Smokey Bear (unnamed); Wolfie
Synopsis:
Peter and Smokey Bear search for the camper who left his campfire unattended, and of course, it's Wolfie.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this story.
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Though Smokey Bear (mascot of the United States Forest Service) is not specifically named, he is wearing his familiar hat and performing his usual task of educating against forest fires.

You Be the Editor (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Synopsis:
put the six panels in the correct order
Reprints:

Anti-Auntie (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Aunt Minerva; Peg Wilson (partial); Uncle Charley (partial)
Synopsis:
Spike is afraid of his Aunt Minerva, who has been left to babysit, but Sugar's Uncle Charley saves the kids.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Spike Discovers the Ocean]
    Sugar & Spike
  2. 1. The Shiny Round Roller
    Sugar & Spike
  3. 2. Spike Discovers the Ocean
    Sugar & Spike
  4. 3. Pint-Size Pin-Ups
    Sugar & Spike
  5. 4. ["Gosh, no wonder, look at the splinters!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Lobsters Away
    Sugar & Spike
  7. 6. The Case of the Careless Camper!
    Peter Porkchops
  8. 7. You Be the Editor
  9. 8. Anti-Auntie
    Sugar & Spike
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