(May-June 1966)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1966-03-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Miller
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Five [Awkwardman; The Blimp; White Feather; Dumb Bunny; Merryman]

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Inferior Five.

The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando; Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Inferior Five [Awkwardman; Blimp; Dumb Bunny; Merryman [Myron Victor]; White Feather] (intro, origin); The Freedom Brigade [The Patriot; Lady Liberty; Captain Swift; The Bowman; Princess Power; Mr. Might; The Mermaid]; Toho (flashback only);
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin. Super hero spoof. Jerry Grandenetti credit from Error Report #2582, from Mark Evanier.

"Digger" Dugan (Table of Contents)

"Digger" Dugan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
"Digger" Dugan
Synopsis:
"Digger" Dugan can't get any decent help in translating some hieroglyphics.

Indexer Notes

Single page gag.

Cap's Hobby Hints (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Model kit building tips.

Roll Out the Robot (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Inferior Five; Dr. Gregory Gruesome; Hermes (Dr. Gruesome's servant)
Synopsis:
The mad doctor needs a ruby for his device and creates a robot out of old junk to secure it for him. Fortunately, the Inferior Five stop the robot.
Reprints:

Inferior Five Dead Letter Office (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
How the Inferior Five came to be and who gets the blame!

Professor Eureka (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
6342

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Eureka; aliens
Synopsis:
Professor Eureka and another astronaut trade with an alien on a distant planet.

A Gruesome Revenge (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Inferior Five; Dr. Gregory Gruesome; Hermes
Synopsis:
Through dumb luck, the heroes defeat the mad scientist and are honored by the city government.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Inferior Five
  2. 1. The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents
    Inferior Five
  3. 2. "Digger" Dugan
    "Digger" Dugan
  4. 3. Cap's Hobby Hints
  5. 4. Roll Out the Robot
    Inferior Five
  6. 5. Inferior Five Dead Letter Office
  7. 6. Professor Eureka
    Professor Eureka
  8. 7. A Gruesome Revenge
    Inferior Five
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregg Whitmore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
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