(October-November 1955)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1955-08-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Robert Kanigher (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Tales of Blazing Adventure (Table of Contents)

The Viking Prince / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Viking Prince
Reprints

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sword of Attila! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Golden Gladiator / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Golden Gladiator; Gorgo; Lucia; Cinna (villain); Attila (villain)
Synopsis
The crafty Cinna sends Marcus on a suicide mission: to seize the sword of Attila the Hun who threatens Rome! Cinna's niece Lucia dresses as a soldier and joins him. Marcus dodges catapult fireballs but is captured. Vaulting atop Attila's giant victory drum, he fights with his iron armband to break and steal the Hun's sword - as Lucia arrives with getaway horses! Both are rewarded by the Emperor of Rome, but Cinna scowls.
Reprints

The New Schwinn American (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Asks: "What Are You Getting Out of School?" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Threat of the Phantom Vikings! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Thorvald (villain)
Synopsis
Jon, the amnesiac Viking Prince, trains villagers how to fight as an abandoned ship drifts into the bay. Jon investigates and is attacked by a shark! That night flames light up the village as the phantom ship drifts back. Jon finds the hold is packed with sharks and trap doors. His arch-enemy Thorvald attacks, but Jon mounts the dragon figurehead and leaps into battle. He bests Thorvald - but it's an impostor in a mask! Why does Thorvald seek Jon's destruction?
Reprints

Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Laughing Arena / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
Irwin Hasen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That lions's a giant!
Genre
humor
Characters
Maximus; Minimus
Synopsis
More Roman arena humor as a man battles a lion.

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

The Wall around the Island (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short article about Roman siege weapons.

Indexer Notes

Script credit verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Knights of the Square Table / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
Irwin Hasen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Release those prisoners, Black Knight...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

"Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Winchester Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Knight for a Day! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight; Sir Oswald Bane (villain); Celia; Sir Grot; Slasher; Sir Duncan
Synopsis
Brian rescues a lady (seen in the previous story) as she falls in the moat of savage fish. Sir Bane departs, but sends a message that Brian must bring the Sun Ruby to a castle across the Forest Perilous. Brian is waylaid by brigands, but the hawk Slasher drives them off - and leads Brian to the secret grove where hangs the uniform of the Silent Knight. Dressed, Brian battles thugs across a bridge and even underwater, drops off the armor, and arrives at the castle, mission accomplished.
Reprints

Daisy Gunbook Ready! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

These 21 All-Occasion Greeting Cards Yours (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Artistic Card Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hollywood Bride Walking Doll (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tootsie Roll America's Facorite Candy (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tales of Blazing Adventure
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction Inc.
  3. 2. The Sword of Attila!
    The Golden Gladiator
  4. 3. The New Schwinn American
    Schwinn Bicycles
  5. 4. Buzzy Asks: "What Are You Getting Out of School?"
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Threat of the Phantom Vikings!
    The Viking Prince
  7. 6. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone
    DC Comics
  8. 7. ["That lions's a giant!"]
    Laughing Arena
  9. 8. The Wall around the Island
  10. 9. ["Release those prisoners, Black Knight..."]
    Knights of the Square Table
  11. 10. "Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery
    Winchester Roller Skates
  12. 11. Knight for a Day!
    The Silent Knight
  13. 12. Daisy Gunbook Ready!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  14. 13. These 21 All-Occasion Greeting Cards Yours
    Artistic Card Co.
  15. 14. Hollywood Bride Walking Doll
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  16. 15. Tootsie Roll America's Facorite Candy
    Tootsie Roll
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