(April-May 1959)

DC, 1959 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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #160, 169, 178, 187, 196, 214, 229, 232)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue includes 5 pages of advertisements (inside front cover and rest at back).


The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Pied Piper
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (27 January 2008)

Menace of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Fred Pearson, star of the Central City Theatre's "The Great Gorilla" and friend of Barry Allen's, has been having blackouts, at the same time that a mysterious gorilla has been seen roaming Central City. As Flash wonders whether there is a connection, he also has to solve the mystery of the super-sonic vehicle that passes him like he's standing still.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ads are on bottom of story pages 8 & 15 of "Menace of the Super-Gorilla!".

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Brave and the Bold #23] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Indexer Notes

This sequence is between story page 8 & 9 of "Menace of the Super-Gorilla!".

["The average speed of 20.4 miles an hour..."] (Table of Contents)

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Facts on the average speed of the 100-yard run, the orbit of Halley's Comet, the speed of a hurricane wind and function of the spectroscope.

This sequence is between story page 8 & 9 of "Menace of the Super-Gorilla!".

[The Menace of the Super-Gorilla - Conclusion] (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Gorilla Grodd; Solovar
Synopsis:
Gorilla Grodd is the pilot of the super-sonic vehicle, and he has come to Central City to find Solovar, who is playing captive in the Central City Zoo. Grodd steals Solovar's "force of mind," and begins his plan to take over Gorilla City. But Solovar finds Barry Allen, explains the situation to him, and the two of them head to Gorilla City to confront Grodd.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This sequence is not another "chapter" in the "Menace of the Super-Gorilla!" story. It is one 15 page story (Total page count = 14.34) with ads & promos between them. It should be correctly merged at some piont and the various reprints altered to reflect this.

[Tootsie Roll Pop ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Comparative Speed Records (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Facts on speed records: three USAF B-52 superfortress planes non-stop around world, the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indianapolis Speedway Auto Race and swimming across the English Channel.

Amazing Apes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Courtney Ryley Cooper; Casey

The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; The Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway](first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Barry is on time for a dinner date with Iris for the first time, but he has to run out to deal with the Piper, the self-acclaimed Master of Sound.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Pied Piper of Peril!
    Flash
  2. 1. Menace of the Super-Gorilla!
    Flash
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. [The Brave and the Bold #23]
  5. 4. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  6. 5. ["The average speed of 20.4 miles an hour..."]
    Flash Facts
  7. 6. [The Menace of the Super-Gorilla - Conclusion]
    Flash
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pop ad]
  9. 8. Comparative Speed Records
  10. 9. Amazing Apes
  11. 10. The Pied Piper of Peril!
    Flash
  12. 11. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
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  • Peter Croome
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