(September-October 1954)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Sir Rex -- Four-Footed Knight! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal
Characters
Rex the Wonder Dog
Keywords
cougars; mountain lions; panthers

Indexer Notes

1) Colors credit from Keith Chandler via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7805). 2) The vine-swinging cougar-kicking scene on the cover is not in the book, but rather in issue #20, "The Thundering Earth!"

Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown; Susie Gruff; Wolfert
Synopsis
Buzzy and Susie spend their summer volunteering to help with day camp activities for children.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Sir Rex -- Four-Footed Knight! (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal
Synopsis
Major Dennis, Danny, and Rex crash their plane in remote forest marked with a huge cutout of Rex! Danny and Rex go for help. They're chased by medieval knights of evil Duke Dratho who think Rex is "Rex I" from prophecy! Thrown in the dungeon, Princess Elwyn tells the story of Rex I and the huge memorial. Rex survives an archery contest and fights a joust to defeat Duke Dratho and spark an uprising. Dubbed knights, the Dennises repair their plane and fly back to civilization.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Animal Medicos! (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

The Case of the Suspicious Signature! (Table of Contents: 5)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal; detective-mystery
Synopsis
Bobo's latest craze is collecting autographs. The Sheriff is summoned to a hotel where $50 was stolen and oddly returned. Bobo chirps about the signatures in the hotel register, then sneaks around back to rescue Wallace Brook, a famous movie actor. Bobo recognized the signature when he was forced to sign in while kidnapped! Bobo even gets a hug - and autograph - from his fiancee' starlet!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing I like better than a parade!
Genre
children

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a plug for polio research.

Trouble on the Farm! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Pampered Pooches (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal

The Secret of the Scorching Sands! (Table of Contents: 11)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal
Synopsis
Danny arrives by train in Los Angeles where Rex will receive an award, but he's lost Rex!.. Earlier Rex went out on a platform and lurched off the train! He rescued a prospector left for dead by his thieving partner. Following his trail, Rex bowls over the villain and recovers the stolen poke. "Hitchhiking", Rex is recognized and arrives in time for his award ceremony. And an old prospector reading about it in the desert knows Rex deserves it!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Colonial Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ (Table of Contents: 14)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 15)

Fineline / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sir Rex -- Four-Footed Knight!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Sir Rex -- Four-Footed Knight!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Animal Medicos!
  6. 5. The Case of the Suspicious Signature!
    Detective Chimp
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  8. 7. ["There's nothing I like better than a parade!"]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Trouble on the Farm!
  11. 10. Pampered Pooches
  12. 11. The Secret of the Scorching Sands!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Colonial Studios, Inc.
  15. 14. The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in the Movies!
    Fineline
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