(July-August 1966)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

Issue Notes

Second appearance of the Inferior Five.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

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

Conquer Man-Mountain -- Because He's There! (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Five [Awkwardman; Blimp; Dumb Bunny; Merryman; White Feather]; The Sparrow; The Speed Demon; The Masked Swastika; The Silver Sorceress; Man-Mountain [Brute Brainard]; Police Chief Geronimo; Doctor Gruesome
Synopsis:
The Masked Swastika assembles his old gang, formerly enemies of the Freedom Brigade, and with the help of the Silver Sorceress they are all rejuvenated. Unfortunately, the Brigade is retired and only their children, the Inferior 5, are available to stop the villains.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jerry Grandenetti credit from Error Report #2582, from Mark Evanier.
Villains are parodies of Marvel's Hulk and Avengers at the time of the this story: Man-Mountain (Hulk); Masked Swastika (Captain America), Sparrow (Hawkeye), Speed Demon (Quicksilver), Silver Sorceress (Scarlet Witch).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Donenfeld
Letters:
typeset

Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy

Part II Oh, No! Not Another Green-Skinned Monster! (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; superhero
Reprints:

["I always mess up the paint job on my models."] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

Part III Merryman's Last Stand (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; superhero
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Inferior Five Dead Letter Office / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Fake letters written by the editor.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Inferior Five
  2. 1. Conquer Man-Mountain -- Because He's There!
    Inferior Five
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight
  5. 4. Part II Oh, No! Not Another Green-Skinned Monster!
    Inferior Five
  6. 5. ["I always mess up the paint job on my models."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. Part III Merryman's Last Stand
    Inferior Five
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Inferior Five Dead Letter Office
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner