(August-September 1957)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-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:
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 Sleeping Knights! (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).

How to Gain up to 50 lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Jim Norman
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Silent Knight vs the Sleeping Knights (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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

Popeye Flashlight (Table of Contents)

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a flashlight and a plastic toy truck.

Circus Boy Ice Cream Maker (Table of Contents)

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a small ice cream machine.

[Flaming arrows were shot by Peruvian Indians at an eclipsing sun] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Odd fcats about arrows.

[Knights who offered their military services to feudal lords for a fee...] (Table of Contents)

Knight Time / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tmmy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Odd facts about knights, including games they played and lucky charms they wore.
Reprints:

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Discount coupons for Palisades Amusement Park.

Indexer Notes

Superman illo probably drawn by Morris Waldinger or Tommy Nicolosi. It does not look the work of one of the regular Superman artists.

Fighting Figurehead (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 [Jon]
Reprints:

Earn While You Learn (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Why a summer job is a good thing for students.

Battle of the Little Big Horn! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al McLean
Pencils:
Al McLean
Inks:
Al McLean
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al McLean

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
General Custer; Chief Crazy Horse
Synopsis:
Short account of Custer's Last Stand.
Reprints:

The Battle of Avaricum (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short account of one of Caesar's battles.

King Robin, the 1st! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Robin Hood
Reprints:

Free Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for stamps and a Discoverer Album availableat an amazingly low price.

Dad Read Why Daisy is the Right Gun (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
An ad extolling the virtues of Daisy Air Rifles and their various training materials.

Junior Sales Club Batting Tips (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Summer Fun (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for several different models of Daisy Air Rifles.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sleeping Knights!
    Silent Knight
  2. 1. How to Gain up to 50 lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Silent Knight vs the Sleeping Knights
    Silent Knight
  4. 3. Popeye Flashlight
    Josely Company
  5. 4. Circus Boy Ice Cream Maker
    Josely Company
  6. 5. [Flaming arrows were shot by Peruvian Indians at an eclipsing sun]
  7. 6. [Knights who offered their military services to feudal lords for a fee...]
    Knight Time
  8. 7. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. Fighting Figurehead
    Viking Prince
  10. 9. Earn While You Learn
  11. 10. Battle of the Little Big Horn!
  12. 11. The Battle of Avaricum
  13. 12. King Robin, the 1st!
    Robin Hood
  14. 13. Free Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. Dad Read Why Daisy is the Right Gun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. Junior Sales Club Batting Tips
    JUnior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. Summer Fun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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