(April-May 1959)

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

Script and art credits for stories and fllers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


Battling in -- Thunderous Tales of the Mystic Northland! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert; Jack Adler (wash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (and logo design)

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; Princess Asa
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1) Kubert's cover credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (27 January 2008). Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission. 2) Viking Prince becomes the solo feature.

Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Origin of the Viking Prince! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; The Mute Bard; Torgo the Dragon King (villain); King Harold (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Another new direction. No more Twelve Tasks of Thor to regain his kingdom, no more Gunnda... King Rikk, the Storm Cloud, raids England and trains teenage Jon to be his successor. He's also betrothed to Princess Asa, and they hate each other. But the Mute Bard draws sinister visions from the smoke of dragon ships, cages, and weeping...
Reprints:

["There was a weight lifter named Lane..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Flash #106] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

[Origin of the Viking Prince!] Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; Torgo the Dragon King (villain)
Synopsis:
Jon trains hard, fishing by hand, fighting blindfolded. Asa eschews womanly tasks to be a Viking Maiden. Then King Rikk's ship wrecks on rocks and is captured. Jon and the Bard escape by water. They crawl ashore and Jon infiltrates the castle. His father is held in a cage, Asa a captive. Jon battles them all, pulls down a canopy and defeats Torgo. They sail for home, wondering about "startling adventures we shall see..."
Reprints:

["There once was an archer named Park..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Famous Sailing Ships Throughout the World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Knight's Castle (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Figurehead of the Burning Sea! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; Princess Asa; King Harold; Jarl Eric the Axe (villain)
Synopsis:
While at her father's castle with Prince Jon, Asa vanishes into thin air. Jarl Eric, brother of the Dragon King, imprisoned her spirit in a wooden figurehead. Jon sets off to rescue her. He hauls her wooden form up in a net, but is captured. He must fight Jarl Eric wearing a hood, then escapes to his boat with the figurehead as a volcano sets the sea afire. Jon sacrifices his drinking water to save the wooden figurehead - and she returns to life! Fleeing, they skirt a maelstrom and Eric's ship sinks. Back in Asa's kingdom, Jon is rewarded with a kiss!
Reprints:

["There once was a rocket-ship ace..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Free! Rare Combination - Giant Collection (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battling in -- Thunderous Tales of the Mystic Northland!
    Viking Prince
  2. 1. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore
    Honor House Products Co.
  3. 2. Origin of the Viking Prince!
    Viking Prince
  4. 3. ["There was a weight lifter named Lane..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [The Flash #106]
    DC Comics
  6. 5. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  7. 6. [Origin of the Viking Prince!] Part 2
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. ["There once was an archer named Park..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. Famous Sailing Ships Throughout the World
  10. 9. Knight's Castle
  11. 10. The Figurehead of the Burning Sea!
    Viking Prince
  12. 11. ["There once was a rocket-ship ace..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. Free! Rare Combination - Giant Collection
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Instiute of Physical Training
  16. 15. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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