(May-June 1956)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-03-06
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 US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Script and art credits for stories and fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986. On-sale date from copyright registration.


Rider of the Winds! (Table of Contents)

Kings of the Wild / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Rider of the Winds! (Table of Contents: 2)

Kings of the Wild / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Eagle Feather (an Indian boy); Godfather (an eagle); Black Lightning (a mountain lion)
Synopsis
In the Old West, Young Eagle Feather is disgraced when Black Lightning, a mountain lion, kills his sheep. He's sent to battle the lion and is helped by Godfather, a mighty eagle.
Reprints
Keywords
American Indian; teepee

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

Sugar and Spike / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Racer from Stone Age to Jet Age! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A short feature about races through the ages.
Reprints

Outcast Heroes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Kings of the Wild / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dan; Aunt Jane
Synopsis
An orphan comes West to stay with his Aunt Jane, but is marked as a "bad penny". He finds a friend in a stray dog, and together they rescue Dan's mother during a flood.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; flood; orphan

Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman introduces a group of boys and girls to the public library.

Indexer Notes

Though we briefly credited Wayne Boring with the Superman figures, due to an error report from Keith Chandler, the consensus of the members of the GCD Main list was that Mortimer was swiping or imitating Boring.

Four-Footed Warrior (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An article about the horse in warfare through the ages.

Amazing Animal Eyes! (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about squirrels, alligators, honeybees, the dragonfly and sunfish.
Reprints

Runaway Bear (Table of Contents: 9)

Kings of the Wild / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Billy, a circus bear; a lion; an elephant; a hunter; a park ranger
Synopsis
Billy the Bear was born in the circus, and yearns for adventure. He finds it when knocked off a circus train. Soon he's battling bears and timber wolves while protecting a hunter, and wonders if being free is worth it.
Reprints
Keywords
circus

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Free! Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Davy to the Rescue! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rider of the Winds!
    Kings of the Wild
  2. 1. You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Rider of the Winds!
    Kings of the Wild
  4. 3. ["Whatever Sugar wants -- Spike gets -- or vice versa!"]
    Sugar and Spike
  5. 4. Racer from Stone Age to Jet Age!
  6. 5. Outcast Heroes!
    Kings of the Wild
  7. 6. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books!
    Superman
  8. 7. Four-Footed Warrior
  9. 8. Amazing Animal Eyes!
  10. 9. Runaway Bear
    Kings of the Wild
  11. 10. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. Free! Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Davy to the Rescue!
    Cloverine Brand Salve
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner