(August-September 1965)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1965
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

Missile Beach Party! (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope
Synopsis:
Bob Hope surfing with pretty girl while being attacked by octopus.
Keywords:
celebrity; Muscle Beach; octopus; surfing; swimsuits

Summer at Home Can be Fun! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hank; Jack
Synopsis:
Comic story in which Jack (in the country) and Hank (in the city) learn to explore their own surroundings.

Indexer Notes

"Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for National Health, Welfare and Recreation Agencies of the U.S."

Missile Beach Party (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard-Harvard III; Colonel (unnamed); Hing the Heartless; Aquaman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Bob Hope and Harvard-Harvard try surfing in Florida, and are accidentally caught up in the blastoff of a rocket to Venus. They encounter strange creatures, including canine Emperor Hing the Heartless, before escaping back to Earth.
Keywords:
celebrity; Space travel; surfing; talking animals; Venus

Indexer Notes

Chapter titles are "Missile Beach Party"; "The Venus Flyer Trap"; and "The Dopey Diplomat". "Missile Beach Party" echoes the title of a popular movie, "Muscle Beach Party." Hing the Heartless echoes Ming the Merciless, villain of the Flash Gordon serials. Aquaman is drawn in the style of Nick Cardy.

Flight of the P-26 (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charley; Charley's friend (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Comic story in which Charley and his friend fly a wire-controlled P-26 model with AMF Wen-Mac gas engine.

Indexer Notes

Coupon for free 1/2 pint can of Wen-Mac Premium Engine Fuel.

Put Your Nose to the Dot (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops, with optical puzzle.

How to Build Prrrrfect Models (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Kat from AMT (advertising character)
Synopsis:
Comic story in which the Kat from AMT shows boys the latest model autos from AMT.

Be My Guest at World Famous Amusement Park (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? lettering

Characters:
Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Ad for Palisades Amusement Park. Coupon for parking and rides.

How's Trix? (Table of Contents)

Trix Rabbit / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Trix Rabbit (advertising character)
Synopsis:
Comic story in which the Trix Rabbit digs into a mine to get Trix cereal.

Cap's Hobby Center (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cap; customer (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Cap's young customer wants to buy an HO railroad engine, but can't afford one with a bell.
Keywords:
Model train

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

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

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

Characters:
Bullwinkle the Moose; Rocky the Flying Squirrel
Synopsis:
Comic story in which Bullwinkle extols Cheerios.

["What do you have when you cut a Tootsie Pop in half?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Pops, with optical puzzle.

["Join the fun with G.I. Joe!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for G.I. Joe "action figures" from Hasbro.

["We screened hundreds of Olsen adventures!"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Lucy Lane
Synopsis:
Promo with cover of "80 Page Giant" #13, "Featuring the greatest scoops of Superman's pal!"

["Fooey! Fooey! Chewy!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Rolls.

["For the very best funny comics reading"] (Table of Contents)

Sugar and Spike; the Fox and the Crow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Sugar; Spike; Fox; Crow
Synopsis:
Promo for upcoming issues of "Sugar and Spike" and "The Fox and the Crow", with covers

The Cuckoo Bird Yuks it Up! (Table of Contents)

Cuckoo Bird / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cuckoo Bird (advertising character); Gramps (advertising character)
Synopsis:
Cuckoo Bird goes cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

["10 issues of Bob Hope"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Oksner?
Inks:
Bob Oksner?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Bob Hope
Synopsis:
Promo for subscriptions to "The Adventures of Bob Hope"

Bob's Gag Bag (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bob Hope
Synopsis:
Joke page, putatively by Bob Hope. Cartoon of Bob Hope in title block.

["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Junior Sales Club of America

["If You Know Just 10 People... You Can Make at Least $50"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for selling Christmas cards form Wallace Brown, Inc.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Missile Beach Party!
    Bob Hope
  2. 1. Summer at Home Can be Fun!
  3. 2. Missile Beach Party
    Bob Hope
  4. 3. Flight of the P-26
  5. 4. Put Your Nose to the Dot
  6. 5. How to Build Prrrrfect Models
  7. 6. Be My Guest at World Famous Amusement Park
  8. 7. How's Trix?
    Trix Rabbit
  9. 8. Cap's Hobby Center
    Cap's Hobby Center
  10. 9. ["Are Cheerios you favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle
  11. 10. ["What do you have when you cut a Tootsie Pop in half?"]
  12. 11. ["Join the fun with G.I. Joe!"]
  13. 12. ["We screened hundreds of Olsen adventures!"]
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. ["Fooey! Fooey! Chewy!"]
  15. 14. ["For the very best funny comics reading"]
    Sugar and Spike; the Fox and the Crow
  16. 15. The Cuckoo Bird Yuks it Up!
    Cuckoo Bird
  17. 16. ["10 issues of Bob Hope"]
    Bob Hope
  18. 17. Bob's Gag Bag
    Bob Hope
  19. 18. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
  20. 19. ["If You Know Just 10 People... You Can Make at Least $50"]
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