(October-November 1964)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1964
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Keywords:
celebrity

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; pretty girls; Roman soldier
Synopsis:
Bob Hope in ancient Roman costume, surrounded with pretty girls. Bob is about to be jabbed from behind with a spear.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; ancient Rome; klinai; laurel wreath; lyres; spears; togas

Indexer Notes

Cover is a re-working of the cover for Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #58.

Smoking Is For Squares (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Paulette Breen [Miss American Teenager]; Bob; Bob's friend
Synopsis:
Bob's friends insist he should try smoking, but Paulette Breen talks them out of it.
Keywords:
beauty queen; cigarette; smoking; teen; tobacco

Indexer Notes

"Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S." Paulette Breen is "winner of the Palisades Amusement Park National Contest."

A Comedy Of Eras (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard Harvard III; Tuesday Wednesday; Professor Blinkly; Captain Wednesday
Synopsis:
Tuesday Wednesday enlists Bob to help recover her stolen Golden Gazelle statuette, which conceals a map to vast treasures. Bob uses the Professor's time machine to visit the statuette's earlier owner, Captain Wednesday, as Wednesday takes off for World War I aerial combat.
Keywords:
biplane; dog; time travel; World War I

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of a book-length story. The name of Tuesday Wednesday riffs on the name of Tuesday Weld, a popular sex symbol of the day.

["Tootsie Rolls go on and on after other candy is gone!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Roll

["Well, that's finished."] (Table of Contents)

Homer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer; rich kid
Synopsis:
A rich kid hires Homer to wash and wax his Matchbox model car.
Keywords:
model car

["Nothing else is Silly Putty"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Ad for Silly Putty

Indexer Notes

Batman in the Infantino style

["Tra la la"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
L.C. (Lucky Charms) Leprechaun (advertising character); kids
Synopsis:
Ad for Lucky Charms cereal form General Mills; kids trap the leprechaun and steal his Lucky Charms.

Indexer Notes

Half of the ad is a comic story.

Aviator Bob, The Chicken Eagle (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / comic story / 2.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard Harvard III; Captain Wednesday; Baron von Fluglemop
Synopsis:
Bob and Harvard get tangled up in World War I aerial combat, saved only by Harvard's machine-gunning skill. Learning that Wednesday's great-great grandfather owned the statuette, they set their time control to December 26, 1776, when Nigel crossed the Delaware with Washington.
Keywords:
biplane; dog; time travel; World War I

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of a book-length story

["What makes a Tootsie Pop so special?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Pop

["Boys and girls!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Admission and discount coupons for any of 21 amusement parks nationwide

Indexer Notes

Superman in the Wayne Boring style

["Use coupon below and Bob Hope will be delivered to you regularly"] (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Bob Hope
Synopsis:
Promo with order coupon for subscriptions to any of four DC titles

A Ridiculous St. Nick-Ulous (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / comic story / 13.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard Harvard III; George Washington; Kelly (Nigel); Hessian soldiers; Cleopatra; Mark Antony; Tuesday Wednesday
Synopsis:
Washington convinces Bob to infiltrate the Hessian camp disguised as Mrs. Santa Claus, leaving time-bomb cuckoo clocks. Learning that Antony gave the statuette to Cleopatra, Bob and Harvard travel through time to the Battle of Actium. Cleopatra shows Bob the treasure's location, in exchange for which he and Harvard attack Octavian's fleet with horrible-smelling blue cheese. Returning to 1964, Bob and Harvard learn that Cleopatra honored them with giant statues... but the statues and the treasure are now beneath an artificial lake on the Nile.
Keywords:
American Revolution; Egypt; New Jersey; Romans; time travel; Trenton

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of a three-part book-length story. The damming of the Nile echoes the controversial dam that flooded the site of the temple of Abu Simbel at the time. The entire issue springboards from the current movie spectacular "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison -- although Antony in the story has the face of Marlon Brando.

["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"] (Table of Contents)

Rocky and Bullwinkle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Bullwinkle the Moose
Synopsis:
Ad, in comic story form, for Cheerios cereal from General Mills
Keywords:
whale

["I like chocolate fudge best!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Roll Fudge

How's Trix? (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Trix Rabbit (advertising character)
Synopsis:
Ad, in comic story form, for Trix cereal from General Mills
Keywords:
cowboy

["Hello, little girl,"] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Bebe; zookeeper
Synopsis:
Bebe is shocked to learn that a kangaroo is a native of Australia... her uncle married such a native.
Keywords:
kangaroo; zoo

["Bob's partial to gags about dogs."] (Table of Contents)

Bob's Gag Bag / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Gags relating to Bob Hope

["100 Magnets"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for 100 magnets from Magnets
Keywords:
magnet

["132 Roman Soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from Roman War Soldiers
Keywords:
Romans; Rome; war

["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from Revolutionary War Soldiers
Keywords:
American Revolution; Revolutionary War; War of Independence

["100 Toy Soldier Set"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from 100 Toy Soldiers
Keywords:
war

["Brother, can YOU spare a dime?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ben Rebhuhn; Bill Butler
Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for American Body Building Club
Keywords:
body building

["Boys, Girls, Men, Women"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad, with order coupon, for selling Christmas cards from Wallace Brown, Inc.
Keywords:
Christmas
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bob Hope
  2. 1. Smoking Is For Squares
  3. 2. A Comedy Of Eras
    Bob Hope
  4. 3. ["Tootsie Rolls go on and on after other candy is gone!"]
  5. 4. ["Well, that's finished."]
    Homer
  6. 5. ["Nothing else is Silly Putty"]
    Batman
  7. 6. ["Tra la la"]
  8. 7. Aviator Bob, The Chicken Eagle
    Bob Hope
  9. 8. ["What makes a Tootsie Pop so special?"]
  10. 9. ["Boys and girls!"]
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Use coupon below and Bob Hope will be delivered to you regularly"]
    Bob Hope
  12. 11. A Ridiculous St. Nick-Ulous
    Bob Hope
  13. 12. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle
  14. 13. ["I like chocolate fudge best!"]
  15. 14. How's Trix?
  16. 15. ["Hello, little girl,"]
    Bebe
  17. 16. ["Bob's partial to gags about dogs."]
    Bob's Gag Bag
  18. 17. ["100 Magnets"]
  19. 18. ["132 Roman Soldiers"]
  20. 19. ["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers"]
  21. 20. ["100 Toy Soldier Set"]
  22. 21. ["Brother, can YOU spare a dime?"]
  23. 22. ["Boys, Girls, Men, Women"]
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