(August-September 1956)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-06-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher
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.


Duel of the Double Identities! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Duel of the Double Identities! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Synopsis
Sir Edwin has made a prisoner of the Silent Knight - while Squire Brian (SK's secret identity) watches! No, it's just a dummy, but Edwin vows to make the SK talk. Brian dons the SK's garb to escort Lady Celia through the forest, but is ambushed. Slashing aside arrows with his sword, he routs the ambushers. Entering the castle, he sees a fake SK and defeats him, then dives into the moat! To his death? No, for that night at supper, the "fake" SK arrives - and is the real thing, so sends Sir Edwin running in terror!
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Mike Was a Rolling Menace Until... (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Peter Porkchops Solves "The Case of the Careless Camper!" (Table of Contents: 4)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie

The Forest of Traps! (Table of Contents: 5)

Robin Hood / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood
Synopsis
Robin's men are shunned in formerly-friendly villages, accused of looting. Robin's Merrie Men track the imposters, but Robin is braced by a master swordsman he barely defeats. More imposters have a master quarter-staffer who fights Robin on a spinning log. Finally a master archer trades arrows with Robin until he pins the imposter's shield to a tree. Prince John's men rush in, but Robin's band topples a wagon atop them - and are greeted as heroes by villagers.
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Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Here Are the Prizes in the Giant Slogan Contest (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When are you leaving for the king's castle, Sir Egbert?
Genre
humor
Reprints

"Wings" Winchester to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

King Richard's Greatest Battle (Table of Contents: 10)

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 The Crusades.

Invasion of the Sea Eagles (Table of Contents: 11)

The Viking Prince / 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
Viking Prince; Gunnda; Thorvald
Synopsis
Fishing, Jon and Gunnda are attacked by huge savage eagles! They're destroying nets and starving villages everywhere. And the eagles fly over and drop boulders! Gunnda climbs a mountain for a healing herb and is carried off. Jon goes to sea prepared. He wears water skis and loops a rope over the attacking eagles, and is ferried to their castle - Baron Thorvald's! Hiding in a net of salmon, Jon invades the castle, grabs Gunnda, and leaps - to snag the ropes dangled by the eagles and soar to safety.
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Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Take 'Em Free! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

"I'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Put T-N-T in Your Fists!" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Joe Louis / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now! Own the Daisy Eagle (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Duel of the Double Identities!
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given!
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  3. 2. The Duel of the Double Identities!
    The Silent Knight
  4. 3. Mike Was a Rolling Menace Until...
    U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires
  5. 4. Peter Porkchops Solves "The Case of the Careless Camper!"
    Peter Porkchops
  6. 5. The Forest of Traps!
    Robin Hood
  7. 6. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. Here Are the Prizes in the Giant Slogan Contest
    DC Comics
  9. 8. ["When are you leaving for the king's castle, Sir Egbert?"]
    Knights of the Square Table
  10. 9. "Wings" Winchester to the Rescue
    Winchester Roller Skates
  11. 10. King Richard's Greatest Battle
  12. 11. Invasion of the Sea Eagles
    The Viking Prince
  13. 12. Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Take 'Em Free!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. "I'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Put T-N-T in Your Fists!"
    Joe Louis
  16. 15. Now! Own the Daisy Eagle
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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