(August - September 1972)

DC, 1972 Series
| Next Issue >
Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-529

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; White Feather [William King]]; Mad Monster

The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents (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:
?
Editing:
Jack Miller (original editor)
Job Number:
N-521

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
The Inferior Five (intro, origin) [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; White Feather [William King]]; The Freedom Brigade [The Patriot [Mr. Victor]; Lady Liberty [Mrs. Victor]; Captain Swift [Cramer] (painting); The Bowman [King] (painting); Princess Power [Tremor] (painting); Mr. Might [Barb-Ell Brent] (painting); The Mermaid [Brent] (painting)]; Dr. Gregory Gruesome (villain); Adolf Hitler (mentioned); Masked Swastika (mentioned); Doctor Evil (mentioned); Hermes
Reprints:
Keywords:
Earth-12; Heroic Costume Shop; junkyard; Megalopolis; Megalopolis Police Department; Megalopolis Police Headquarters

Roll Out the Robot (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Miller (original editor)
Job Number:
N-522

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; White Feather [William King]]; Gregory Gruesome; Gregory Gruesome's Robot (destroyed); Hermes; Lex Luthor (mentioned)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crime Car; junkyard; Shinboni Ruby; Tuppenny's Jewelry Store

Indexer Notes

Part two

A Gruesome Revenge (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Miller (original editor)
Job Number:
N-523

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; White Feather [William King]]; Gregory Gruesome; Gregory Gruesome's robot (dead); Hermes
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crime Car; junkyard; Megalopolis City Hall; Shinboni Ruby; Tuppenny's Jewelry Store

Indexer Notes

Part 3

20 (Table of Contents)

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #125, The Unexpected #138, The Demon #1, Justice League of America #100, Superboy #189, and Tarzan #211.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House advertisements for: Laurel and Hardy (1/3 page, never came out), Superboy (1/2 page), Tarzan (1/3 page), The Demon #1 (1/2 page), and Swamp Thing (1/3 page). Appear in various places in the issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 9.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 9 one-page and 1 one-half page ads for: Chopcycles (toy, Mattel), The Imposters (toy, Aurora), Prizes or Cash (cards, Olympic Sales Club), Gain-A-Pound-A-Day Kit (weight formula, Joe Weider), Task Force/Tank Trap (plastic figure game, Helen of Toy), Drafting Kit (North American School of Drafting, 1/2 page), Gold Crown/Cannonball (plastic figure game, Helen of Toy), Select-A-Course Diploma Training (correspondance course, Franklin Academy), Prizes or Cash (cards, Junior Sales Club of America), and Snap Tite (models, Monogram/Mattel). Appear in various places in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Inferior Five
  2. 1. The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents
    Inferior Five
  3. 2. Roll Out the Robot
    Inferior Five
  4. 3. A Gruesome Revenge
    Inferior Five
  5. 4. 20
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Daniel Block
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross