(August-September 1956)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Spike Discovers the Ocean] (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Peg Wilson (partial); Barbara Plumm (partial)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover is adapted from an interior story

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Shiny Round Roller (Table of Contents: 2)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Peg Wilson (partial); Barbara Plumm (partial)
Synopsis:
Spike gets a marble but then loses it in the vacuum cleaner, so he and Sugar plot to retrieve it.
Reprints:

Here Are the Prizes (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Spike Discovers the Ocean! (Table of Contents: 4)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Harvey Wilson (partial); Peg Wilson (partial); Barbara Plumm (partial); Bill Plumm (partial)
Synopsis:
Spike goes to the beach for the first time but he doesn't think much of the water.
Reprints:

Pint-Size Pin-Ups (Table of Contents: 5)

Sugar & Spike / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson
Synopsis:
paper doll page
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

fashions submitted by Marion Ford; Pamela Masi; Winifred Jorgens; Adelaide McCarthy; Peggy Ann Smith; Milton Maston

["R-rip" "Gosh, no wonder, look at the splinters!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Pete
Reprints:

"Wings" Winchester to the Rescue! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Lobsters Away! (Table of Contents: 8)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Peg Wilson (partial); Harvey Wilson (partial)
Synopsis:
When Spike's father decides he can't eat a lobster, Spike gets to bring it home from the restaurant as a pet. Since baby animals can understand and speak baby talk, the lobster asks the kids to do him a favor, and they send him back to the sea.
Reprints:

Peter Porkchops Solves "The Case of the Careless Camper!" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Smokey Bear (unnamed); Wolfie
Synopsis:
Peter and Smokey Bear search for the camper who left his campfire unattended, and of course, it's Wolfie.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this story.
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Though Smokey Bear (mascot of the United States Forest Service) is not specifically named, he is wearing his familiar hat and performing his usual task of educating against forest fires.

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

Look! We Got Letters! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

You Be the Editor!! (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
humor; children
Synopsis:
put the six panels in the correct order
Reprints:

Anti-Aunty (Table of Contents: 12)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Aunt Minerva; Peg Wilson (partial); Uncle Charley (partial)
Synopsis:
Spike is afraid of his Aunt Minerva, who has been left to babysit, but Sugar's Uncle Charley saves the kids.
Reprints:

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

Disneyland Color Television Set / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Spike Discovers the Ocean]
    Sugar & Spike
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Shiny Round Roller
    Sugar & Spike
  4. 3. Here Are the Prizes
  5. 4. Spike Discovers the Ocean!
    Sugar & Spike
  6. 5. Pint-Size Pin-Ups
    Sugar & Spike
  7. 6. ["R-rip" "Gosh, no wonder, look at the splinters!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. "Wings" Winchester to the Rescue!
    Winchester Roller Skates
  9. 8. Lobsters Away!
    Sugar & Spike
  10. 9. Peter Porkchops Solves "The Case of the Careless Camper!"
    Peter Porkchops
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Look! We Got Letters!
  12. 11. You Be the Editor!!
  13. 12. Anti-Aunty
    Sugar & Spike
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Disneyland Color Television Set
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
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