(June-July 1956)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-04-15
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

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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight
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Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Battle of the Kites! (Table of Contents: 2)

Robin Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Sheriff of Nottingham; Prince John; King Richard I
Synopsis
Robin tracks a dangerous boar only to find it's armored and a trap set by Prince John! Captured, Robin is thrown in an arena but escapes by riding the boar through a palisade. Yet he spots King Richard's kerchief fluttering from a castle tower! By morning, Robin's men fly box kites all around the castle - and Robin rides one to rescue the king!
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Keywords
King Richard; Kites

Indexer Notes

Script credit based on DC payment books. Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

They're New! They're Colorific! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U. S. Royal Color King Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Battle of the Pyramid! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Golden Gladiator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Marcus the Golden Gladiator; Nile Queen (presumably Cleopatra)
Synopsis
In Egypt, Marcus guards the "Peace Banner" flying from a pyramid, but he's felled and loses it. Branded a coward, he vows to the "Nile Queen" (Cleopatra?) to return it. He tracks a fishing knife to the waterfront, is attacked, vaults onto a departing vessel, and retrieves the banner. Riding hard, plowing through villains, he restores the Peace Banner atop the pyramid, and is thanked by the Queen. But seeing the banner fly "is reward enough for me!"
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Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Marcus the Golden Gladiator in The Brave and the Bold. He appeared infrequently in later years and was included in THE JUDAS COIN by Walt Simonson.

Any of These Prizes Can Be Yours without Cost! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Binky Presents "Pioneers of 1976!" (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky; Allergy
Synopsis
Binky and Allergy look to the future.

The Trojan Horse (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short article about the siege and fall of Troy.

The Hooded Terror! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Synopsis
Sir Edwin continues to slander The Silent Knight, and Squire Brian (SK's secret identity) impulsively says the SK will meet any challenge. Just then a battleaxe and note thump down. The Hooded Terror will exact tribute from anyone crossing the bridge through the Forest Perilous. Brian dons the SK's garb and follows Slasher the hawk to the bridge. He's snared, but even upside down routs the twin Hooded Terrors with Slasher's help. Still, the SK must accept a challenge on the jousting field, and even felled, grabs a lance and wins the bout - and a rose from fair Lady Celia.
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Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

"Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

100 Autos, Buses & Trucks Only $1.25! (Table of Contents: 12)

Lucky Products / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Ad for plastic toys.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Any Photo Copied (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Movyland Studios / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Please Give a Home at Almost No Cost (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given!
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  3. 2. The Battle of the Kites!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. They're New! They're Colorific!
    U. S. Royal Color King Bike Tires
  5. 4. The Battle of the Pyramid!
    The Golden Gladiator
  6. 5. Any of These Prizes Can Be Yours without Cost!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  7. 6. Binky Presents "Pioneers of 1976!"
    Binky
  8. 7. The Trojan Horse
  9. 8. The Hooded Terror!
    The Silent Knight
  10. 9. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence!
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. "Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery
    Winchester Roller Skates
  13. 12. 100 Autos, Buses & Trucks Only $1.25!
    Lucky Products
  14. 13. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. Any Photo Copied
    Movyland Studios
  16. 15. Please Give a Home at Almost No Cost
    Dean Studios
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