(December-January 1956-1957)

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:
Robert Kanigher
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

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (11 January 2008). Script and art credits for stories and fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


["By Merlin's beard! Ambushers!"] (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Silent Knight; Robin Hood (inset)

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (11 January 2008)

Show Exciting New Sound FIlms in Your Own Home (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Three Arrows against Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Robin Hood
Synopsis:
In town, an elder auctions off three splintered arrows for charity. Robin Hood used them to best the Sheriff, but Prince John demands the story because "Robin Hood is dead". Flashbacks show how Robin loosed a dam spillway onto attackers, stopped up a chimney, and crossed a "moat" of wild boars. How can it be true? Because the "elder" is Robin in disguise, as he vanishes into the trees laughing!
Reprints:

323 Stamps Yours for only 25 cents (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Winchester Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gifts to the United Nations (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Peril of the Burning Sea! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; Gunnda
Synopsis:
A village boat ventures far for fish, but meets a fire troll looming in the mist and setting the sea afire! Jon insists they investigate, but cruel Jon demands they stay. The Vikings duel with sword and fiery war club, and Jon wins. Talking to Gunnda as she cooks, Jon eyes the big iron kettle... Venturing alone with an armored prow, Jon attacks the "fire troll" and shatters it. It was only a mist-hidden volcanic upthrust that crumbles into the sea!
Reprints:

Any Photo Copied (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Movyland Studios / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Please Give Me a Home (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

The First Commandos (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A brief story about Vikings and their raids.
Reprints:

Medieval Games of War (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:
How medieval knights trained for combat.

The Tale of the Falcon and the Stallion (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Silent Knight; Celia
Synopsis:
In the Forest Perilous, the animals discuss who better helps the Silent Knight. Is it Slasher the hawk, his "eyes". Or Tana the stallion, his "legs"? Slasher warned the Knight of arrow attacks. Tana leapt the Knight and Celia across a chasm. Now comes the SK needing both, as the three sweep brigands off a bridge. The wise Owl declares "both are invaluable!"
Reprints:

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

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

["If Columbus had followed his original plan..."] (Table of Contents)

Flag Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the flags of Spain, Alaska and Louisiana.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Martin Naydel's signature is missing from this feature but appears in the original publication.

We love those cough drops... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Wow! What an Amazing He-Man Tony Is Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Time to Get a Daisy and Get in on the Fun! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["By Merlin's beard! Ambushers!"]
    Silent Knight
  2. 1. Show Exciting New Sound FIlms in Your Own Home
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. Three Arrows against Doom!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. 323 Stamps Yours for only 25 cents
    Zenith Co.
  5. 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla
    Winchester Roller Skates
  6. 5. Gifts to the United Nations
  7. 6. Peril of the Burning Sea!
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. Any Photo Copied
    Movyland Studios
  9. 8. Please Give Me a Home
    Dean Studios
  10. 9. The First Commandos
  11. 10. Medieval Games of War
  12. 11. The Tale of the Falcon and the Stallion
    Silent Knight
  13. 12. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. ["If Columbus had followed his original plan..."]
    Flag Facts
  15. 14. We love those cough drops...
    Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops
  16. 15. Do You Want SPending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. Wow! What an Amazing He-Man Tony Is Now!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. Time to Get a Daisy and Get in on the Fun!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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