(October-November 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, 200)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

Cover incorrectly lists The Golden Gladiator as a feature instead of The Viking Prince.

Come On, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Challenge of the Grim Jester! (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood
Synopsis:
Prince John mockingly proclaims a "Champion Day" for a tournament. Robin Hood and his Merrie Men arrive, immune from capture for the event. But John sics a cruel jester on RH. He's given a giant bow to shoot, but cannot. He must quarter-staff duel a dwarf-acrobat, and loses. Even a target is a cheat as a man inside moves it. Robin's challenged to fight a knight ahorse without quitting a handkerchief, and finally wins. But the jester drops the gate bar. Can Robin crack that? Yes, by mounting a horse and shooting the giant bow! Robin is Champion!
Reprints:

Boys! Girls! Which Prize Do You Want? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!" (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:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Binky; Pete
Synopsis:
A teen learns a lesson about summer boredom.

327 Stamps All Different (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Own the Daisy Eagle Air Rifle (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Outcast Viking! (Table of Contents)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Jon; Gunnda
Synopsis:
Baldur, a wandering "seer", beats the sacred drum and demands Jon be driven out else the village will be ruined. Jon moves up the fjord to a glacier full of frozen "glacier beasts" (mammoths). A volcano erupts and the heat frees the mammoths to stampede toward the village. Jon sails his ice boat before them, hacks the ice, and drops the beasts into the freezing water. The village is saved. And wicked Baldur fled for his life!
Reprints:

Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Caesar's D-Day (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:
The story of Caesar's battle against The British.

Indexer Notes

Second page appears after the following sequence.

Here Are the Prizes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Contest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

The Secret of the Arabian Horse! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Synopsis:
Wicked Sir Edwin gifts Squire Brian (SK's secret identity) a white stallion. Brian and the horse bond. Brian dons the SK's outfit and horse and rider rescue Lady Celia from brigands. Yet the SK is captured and brought before Sir Edwin. Uh, oh. The horse is led out, and if he goes to the SK his secret is spilled. Yet the horse cleaves to Lady Celia. The SK catapults over the wall to freedom. Why did the horse pick Celia? "Like any other male, Brian - he can't resist sugar!"
Reprints:

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

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

Hey Kids!! Send for the New Disneyland Color Television Set (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If You Get a Stunning $10.98 Dress without Paying 1 cent (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fashion Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A New Scientific Toy! Nutty Putty (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. Come On, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Challenge of the Grim Jester!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. Boys! Girls! Which Prize Do You Want?
    Junior Sales Club of America
  5. 4. Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"
    Binky
  6. 5. 327 Stamps All Different
    Zenith Co.
  7. 6. Own the Daisy Eagle Air Rifle
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  8. 7. The Outcast Viking!
    The Viking Prince
  9. 8. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. Caesar's D-Day
  11. 10. Here Are the Prizes
    DC Contest
  12. 11. The Secret of the Arabian Horse!
    The Silent Knight
  13. 12. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. Hey Kids!! Send for the New Disneyland Color Television Set
    Josely Company
  15. 14. If You Get a Stunning $10.98 Dress without Paying 1 cent
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. A New Scientific Toy! Nutty Putty
    Lucky Products
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Clayton Emery
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner