(April 1957)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexer's copy is stamped "February 19, 1957", which may indicate a purchase date.


Tank Busters! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Two US soldiers face an approaching Nazi tank: illustration is not directly related to the story of the same title.

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:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for stamp company.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Sniper! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Hank Adams
Synopsis:
Hank believes a sniper's job is the loneliest in the army, but finds plenty of action.

Indexer Notes

Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, show Ross Andru as being paid for the pencils and inks for this story, however Mike Esposito worked with Ross and scholars agree he inked this story (added by Greg Fischer, August 2008).

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for seed sales to earn prizes.

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:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buzzy; Dave
Synopsis:
Buzzy and a friend learn about the different types of nurses and why people get into a nursing career.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Walking Weapon! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Joe Dugan; Pvt. Wilson
Synopsis:
Comparing weapons to their army manual descriptions, it is shown how the soldier is the most versatile weapon of all.

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Greg Fischer, August 2008).

Automatic Firing BB Machine Gun (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for BB gun that comes with toy targets.

Amazing Precision Miniature Secret Camera (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for miniature camera.

No-Man's Land! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A solitary soldier crosses what should be an empty patch of ground, but encounters several enemy soldiers one-by-one.

Indexer Notes

Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, show Ross Andru as being paid for the pencils and inks for this story, however Mike Esposito worked with Ross and scholars agree he inked this story (added by Greg Fischer, August 2008).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

War Almanac / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Brief histories of three war events in American history: the November 4, 1796 treaty to pay tribute to Pasha Yusuf Caramelli, the March 3, 1863 Enrollment Act (first draft law), and the December 29, 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee Creek, the final battle of the Indian Wars.

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

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
House ad for contest running in DC Comics, with winners announced in March issues.

Action Behind The Lines (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Three short stories including the "Sailboat Submarine" of World War II, a Navy pilot landing while temporarily blinded, and disarming an unexploded bomb.

Indexer Notes

One illustration of the "Sailboat Submarine."

Tank Busters! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jack Hanlon
Synopsis:
Jack must watch a dog that his battalion takes on as a mascot.

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for plastic soldiers.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for motto plaque sales.

["We'll Ripple Your Body With Muscles And Load T*N*T In Your Fists"] (Table of Contents)

National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Joe Louis; Mickey Mantle; Bob Cousy; Robert Colville
Synopsis:
Ad for body building info from sports stars.

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:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Mickey Mantle; Dick
Synopsis:
Ad for greeting card sales to earn prizes.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tank Busters!
  2. 1. Free! New Issues
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Sniper!
  4. 3. Which of These Prizes Can We Send You?
    American Seed Company
  5. 4. Careers In Nursing
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Walking Weapon!
  7. 6. Automatic Firing BB Machine Gun
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. Amazing Precision Miniature Secret Camera
    Honor House Products
  9. 8. No-Man's Land!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    War Almanac
  11. 10. Did You Enter The DC Slogan Contest?
    DC comics
  12. 11. Action Behind The Lines
  13. 12. Tank Busters!
  14. 13. 100 Toy Soldiers $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"]
    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:
  • Glenn MacKay
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ed Boner