(March-April 1956)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-01-03
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); Mort Weisinger
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Editing credit from Arnold Drake via Mike Catron. On-sale date from copyright registration.


Fire Fighters (Table of Contents)

Fireman Farrell / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (and logo ?)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fireman Farrell; Red Miller
Synopsis
Fireman Farrell rescues another firefighter from a burning building.
Reprints
Keywords
firefighter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Story Behind Showcase (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Larry Blake; National Comics' editor
Synopsis
The genesis of Showcase is explained, having originated with fan Larry Blake's letter.
Reprints

The School for Smoke-Eaters (Table of Contents: 3)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fireman Farrell; Red Miller; Clark; Noonan; Fox; Gainer
Synopsis
Fireman Farrell passes his final exam to become a fireman.
Reprints
Keywords
firefighter

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

Smoky Stan / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is my first fire.
Genre
humor
Characters
Smoky Stan; the Chief; woman
Synopsis
At his first fire, Stan stops to politely introduce himself before rescuing an attractive woman.

Fire under the Big Top (Table of Contents: 5)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fireman Farrell; Fire Lieutenant Reiner; Phil Baylor
Synopsis
Fireman Farrell fights a fire at a circus.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; elephant; fireman; lion

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

Varsity Vic / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, this is Vic!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Bobo Blaze / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll go up, Chief!
Genre
humor
Characters
Bobo Blaze; the Chief

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the boys and girls of America...

Secrets of the Firehouse (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry McKay
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Fourth Alarm (Table of Contents: 10)

Fireman Farrell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fireman Ferrell; Edgar R. Meadow; Captain Walsh
Synopsis
A TV crew catches the firemen in action and helps influence a vote on fireman pay.
Reprints
Keywords
fireman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Fashion Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fire Fighters
    Fireman Farrell
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Story Behind Showcase
  4. 3. The School for Smoke-Eaters
    Fireman Farrell
  5. 4. ["This is my first fire."]
    Smoky Stan
  6. 5. Fire under the Big Top
    Fireman Farrell
  7. 6. ["Yes, this is Vic!"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. ["I'll go up, Chief!"]
    Bobo Blaze
  9. 8. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
  10. 9. Secrets of the Firehouse
  11. 10. Fourth Alarm
    Fireman Farrell
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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