(October-November 1972)

DC, 1972 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
October-November 1972
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragon├ęs ?
Inks:
Sergio Aragon├ęs ?; Joe Orlando ? (Inferior Five figures)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?
Job Number:
N-537

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

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
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Miller (original editor)
Job Number:
N-533

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.
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Indexer Notes

Villains are parodies of Marvel's Hulk and Avengers at the time of the original story: Man-Mountain (Hulk); Masked Swastika (Captain America), Sparrow (Hawkeye), Speed Demon (Quicksilver), Silver Sorceress (Scarlet Witch).

Read D.C.'s Best (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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:
?
Editing:
Jack Miller (original editor)

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
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Part II

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:
?
Editing:
Jack Miller (original editor)

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
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Part III

Meet the... Heroes?!? (Table of Contents)

The Inferior Five / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-538

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Background information on the five main characters, with head shots. Also mentions that these two issues were new tryouts to see if the I5 would sell again.

[Ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 10 pages (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Inferior Five
  2. 1. Conquer Man-Mountain -- Because He's There!
    Inferior Five
  3. 2. Read D.C.'s Best
  4. 3. Oh, No! Not Another Green-Skinned Monster!
    Inferior Five
  5. 4. Merryman's Last Stand
    Inferior Five
  6. 5. Meet the... Heroes?!?
    The Inferior Five
  7. 6. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Allen Ross
  • Chris Boyko
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross