(June-July 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 fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.


The Trail of the Black Falcon! & Curse of the Dragon's Moon! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

1) Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (2 February 2008). 2) Last appearance of the Viking Prince and end of the historical adventures. Next issue starts Task Force X / The Suicide Squad.

The $10,000 Challenge Only Joe Weider Dares to Make! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trail of the Black Falcon! (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; King Rikk; Princess Asa; Reya the Black (falcon)
Synopsis:
King Rikk trains son Jon to be his successor, then goes sailing. But he his crew are captured by pirates. Viking Prince sets out to rescue him, and Princess Asa sneaks aboard his tiny ship! They venture between pillar rocks and fetch on a chain - as a pirate ship attacks!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credits in The Brave and the Bold #117 reprint were in error. Credits were corrected with publication The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series). Update from Gene Reed (March 18, 2011).

[A fisherman called "Stinger" Ray] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Your Passort to Strange Journeys... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Fred Finds a Way! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Fred; Jimmy; baseball coach
Synopsis:
Fred finds that there are other ways to participate in his favorite activity of baseball, despite physical limitations or being rejected for the team.

Part II, Trail of the Black Falcon (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; Princess Asa
Synopsis:
Attacked, swept into the sea, Jon fights off a giant squid and hitches a ride on a shark with Princess Asa to enter the pirate's secret lair in a cleft. Jon beats down guards and sees his father forced to walk a gantlet. Jon rams the pirate ship ashore and battles to free his father and shipmates. They float the pirate ship and escape home, safe.
Reprints:

[A great golfer they call "Driver" Carr] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Invincible Vikings (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A brief recap of Viking history.

Viking Training (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How Viking children were trained to be warriors.
Reprints:

Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Curse of the Dragon's Moon (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; King Rikk; Princess Asa; Gorm; Klagg the Red
Synopsis:
The Viking Prince and Princess Asa swim, but are attacked by a sea dragon. Jon drives it off, but acquires a dragon-scar. He's cursed to lose his strength during the three days of the Dragon Moon! Klagg the Red takes advantage and challenges him for leadership. Jon treks to drive off the curse, plunging his arm into boiling springs, icy pools, even grappling an electric eel. But the scar and curse remain. Klagg fights him and Jon is weak - until the Dragon Moon fades. He beats down Klagg, but the dragon's curse remains.
Reprints:

[There once was a bowler named Chris] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Men...Immediate Training as Heavy Equipment Operators (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Northwest Schools, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Exact Replica Army Grenade (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trail of the Black Falcon! & Curse of the Dragon's Moon!
    Viking Prince
  2. 1. The $10,000 Challenge Only Joe Weider Dares to Make!
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. Trail of the Black Falcon!
    Viking Prince
  4. 3. [A fisherman called "Stinger" Ray]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Your Passort to Strange Journeys...
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Fred Finds a Way!
  7. 6. Part II, Trail of the Black Falcon
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. [A great golfer they call "Driver" Carr]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. The Invincible Vikings
  10. 9. Viking Training
  11. 10. Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Curse of the Dragon's Moon
    Viking Prince
  13. 12. [There once was a bowler named Chris]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. Men...Immediate Training as Heavy Equipment Operators
    Northwest Schools, Inc.
  15. 14. Exact Replica Army Grenade
    Josely Company
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. Free Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  18. 17. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given!
    Cloverine Brand Salve
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Clayton Emery
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner