(April-May 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:
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)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue (added by Greg Fischer, August 2008). Script and art credits for fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


The Forest of Fearful Traps! (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue (added by Greg Fischer, August 2008).

Free! New Issues (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for British Empire stamps.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Robin Hood vs the Merrie Men (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz (Business Manager)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor and business manager of The Brave and the Bold.

Indexer Notes

No circulation figures are given.

Which of These Prizes Can We Send You? (Table of Contents)

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for flower and vegetable seeds.

Buzzy Learns about Careers in Nursing (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Buzzy

The Terror Stone (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince [Jon]
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Automatic Firing BB Machine Gun (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a plastic BB gun plus 21 other plastic toys.

Amazing Precision Miniature Secret Camera (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad that encourages people to take candid pictures with a palm-sized camera for only $1.98.

Target Shooting (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about different targets used in archery practice.
Reprints:

The Victory That Lost the 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
Characters:
William the Conqueror
Synopsis:
An account of the battle between William the Conqueror and the English army.

Forest of Fearful Traps (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]
Reprints:

Did You Enter the DC Slogan Contest? (Table of Contents)

DC Comics Contest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Announcement that DC Slogan Contest winners will appear in DC comics on sale in March!

100 Toy Soldiers Only $1.25 (Table of Contents)

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for toy soldiers that come in their own storage box.

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.

We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Load T-N-T in Your Fists (Table of Contents)

Joe Louis; National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Joe Louis
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for Dick Butterfingers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Mickey Mantle
Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for greeting cards.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Forest of Fearful Traps!
    Silent Knight
  2. 1. Free! New Issues
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. Robin Hood vs the Merrie Men
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912
  5. 4. Which of These Prizes Can We Send You?
    American Seed Company
  6. 5. Buzzy Learns about Careers in Nursing
    Buzzy
  7. 6. The Terror Stone
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. Automatic Firing BB Machine Gun
    Honor House Products
  9. 8. Amazing Precision Miniature Secret Camera
    Honor House Products Corp.
  10. 9. Target Shooting
  11. 10. The Victory That Lost the War
  12. 11. Forest of Fearful Traps
    Silent Knight
  13. 12. Did You Enter the DC Slogan Contest?
    DC Comics Contest
  14. 13. 100 Toy Soldiers Only $1.25
    Josely Co.
  15. 14. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Load T-N-T in Your Fists
    Joe Louis; National Sports Council
  17. 16. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for Dick Butterfingers
    Junior Sales Club of America
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