(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, 200)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; 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.

Free! New Issues (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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
Synopsis:
Ambushed, Robin is conked on the head and convinced he's Prince John's Captain of the Guards! He accosts Little John, Will Scarlet, and Friar Tuck, arresting them. Yet his head is still muzzy and he feels sad. The Merrie Men believe he's a traitor, and knock him against a wall - conking his head again and restoring his memory. Robin arranges for the prisoners to be shackled to a well-wheel outside the dungeon, then frees them, even dares them to kill him if they suspect he's a traitor. Convinced, the four fight free and reunite in Sherwood Forest.
Reprints:

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) (Expand) /

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

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:
?

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy

The Terror Stone! (Table of Contents)

The 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]
Synopsis:
In Jon's fishing village, tools and weapons suddenly are whisked away to sea, as if by magic! Boats lose nails and fall apart, and Gunnda disappears. Jon fashions a boat entirely of wood, dons a metal breastplate, and is drawn to a ship of - Baron Thorvald, his arch-enemy. The Baron found a "great stone that fell fiery from the sky" and used it to capture the Viking Prince! Jon fights as the stone is pitched overside - to hang from the keel. He cuts it loose, almost drowns, but his friends sail in and send the Baron's men packing.
Reprints:

Automatic Firing BB Machine Gun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Amazing Precision Miniature Secret Camera (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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.

The Forest of Fearful Traps! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick (initialed)
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]
Synopsis:
At Camelot, again Galahad and Lancelot vie to see who captures the Silent Knight. But Sir Bratho, a scoundrel, vows to use trickery to become a member of the Round Table. He lures the SK into quicksand with an empty suit of armor. But the SK escapes with his lance and turns the tables with his own tricks, and Sir Bratho flees. Later Squire Brian watches a duel at Camelot and wonders which knight he'll meet next.
Reprints:

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

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

100 Toy Soldiers Only $1.25 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Forest of Fearful Traps!
    The 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!
    The 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. The Forest of Fearful Traps!
    The 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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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