(December 1955-January 1956)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1955-10-16
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

Credits for fillers and text article confirmed from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

On-sale date from copyright registration. Copy with arrival date of October 18 reported.


Tales of Blazing Adventure (Table of Contents)

The Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight; Celia
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invisible Wall! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Golden Gladiator [Marcus]; Crassus the Conqueror (villain); Cassius; Horatio; Flavius; Augustus; Cotta
Synopsis
Golden Gladiator and a group of children protect a defenseless village with just a toy ship and a herd of goats.
Reprints

Yoo Hoo It's Me My Name Is Pinky Lee (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Here comes that boaster, Sir Bragg!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sir Bragg; Smiling Knight
Reprints

"Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Hammer of Thor! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince [Jon]; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Sardluk; Baron Thorvald
Synopsis
When Captain Olaf is taken prisoner by Baron Thorvald, Jon frees him with the help of the hammer of Thor.
Reprints

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How a Nation Is Born (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Caesar's Last Battle (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Julius Caesar
Synopsis
An account of Caesar's final battle with the Gauls.

Challenge of the Black Lance! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Irv Novick (initialed)
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight [Brian]; Slasher (hawk); Sir Oswald Bane (villain); Sir Grot; Cedric the Black (villain); Celia
Synopsis
Squire Brian is repeatedly humiliated by his trainer, gruff Sir Grot. When Cedric the Black hurls his black lance into the castle door, an insult, Sir Grot rides out to fight him, but is slammed. Brian "accidentally" tumbles in the moat, rescues Sir Grot, and dashes to the Forest Perilous to become the Silent Knight. Just in time, for Lady Celia is attached by Cedric's thugs. SK dodges the black lance and tumbles through a stream to ram Cedric flat and rescue Celia.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

cover story

To the Boys and Girls of America -- (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Kids! Be the First to Send for the New Plastic Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Take 'Em Free! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Your Own Man-Size Daisy Air Rifle (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys Girls Get These Prizes (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tales of Blazing Adventure
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Invisible Wall!
    Golden Gladiator
  4. 3. Yoo Hoo It's Me My Name Is Pinky Lee
    Tootsie Rolls
  5. 4. ["Here comes that boaster, Sir Bragg!"]
    Knights of the Square Table
  6. 5. "Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater
    Winchester Skates
  7. 6. The Hammer of Thor!
    The Viking Prince
  8. 7. ["A kangaroo mother and son..."]
    Baby Ruth
  9. 8. How a Nation Is Born
  10. 9. Caesar's Last Battle
  11. 10. Challenge of the Black Lance!
    The Silent Knight
  12. 11. To the Boys and Girls of America --
    DC Comics
  13. 12. Kids! Be the First to Send for the New Plastic Kings' Knights
    Josely Company
  14. 13. Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Take 'Em Free!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. Get Your Own Man-Size Daisy Air Rifle
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. Boys Girls Get These Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Gene Reed
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