(April-May 1959)

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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:
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)
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.


[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert; Jack Adler (wash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Kubert's cover credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (27 January 2008)

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Ads for various gags and gadgets.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Origin of the Viking Prince! (Part 1) (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; Odin; Princess Asa; The Mute Bard; Torgo the Dragon King (villain)
Synopsis:
Origin of the Viking Prince.
Reprints:

[There was a weight lifter named Lane] (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Candy ad.

[The Flash #106] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash; Pied piper
Synopsis:
House ad for The Flash #106.

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)
Reprints:

[There once was an archer named Park] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Candy ad.

Famous Sailing Ships Throughout the World (Table of Contents)

filler / 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, has imprisoned her spirit in a wooden figurehead, so Jon sets off to rescue her.
Reprints:

[There once was a rocket-ship ace] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for stamps from the various countries in the British Empire.

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.

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

Jowett Instiute 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 back cover.

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Viking Prince
  2. 1. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore
    Honor House Products Co.
  3. 2. Origin of the Viking Prince! (Part 1)
    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]
    Tootse 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.
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