(October-November 1956)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-08-19
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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cover incorrectly lists The Golden Gladiator as a feature instead of The Viking Prince.

Come On, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Challenge of the Grim Jester! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood
Synopsis
Prince John mockingly proclaims a "Champion Day" for a tournament. Robin Hood and his Merrie Men arrive, immune from capture for the event. But John sics a cruel jester on RH. He's given a giant bow to shoot, but cannot. He must quarter-staff duel a dwarf-acrobat, and loses. Even a target is a cheat as a man inside moves it. Robin's challenged to fight a knight ahorse without quitting a handkerchief, and finally wins. But the jester drops the gate bar. Can Robin crack that? Yes, by mounting a horse and shooting the giant bow! Robin is Champion!
Reprints

Boys! Girls! Which Prize Do You Want? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Pete
Synopsis
A teen learns a lesson about summer boredom.

327 Stamps All Different (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Own the Daisy Eagle Air Rifle (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Outcast Viking! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Jon; Gunnda
Synopsis
Baldur, a wandering "seer", beats the sacred drum and demands Jon be driven out else the village will be ruined. Jon moves up the fjord to a glacier full of frozen "glacier beasts" (mammoths). A volcano erupts and the heat frees the mammoths to stampede toward the village. Jon sails his ice boat before them, hacks the ice, and drops the beasts into the freezing water. The village is saved. And wicked Baldur fled for his life!
Reprints

Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Caesar's D-Day (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story of Caesar's battle against The British.

Indexer Notes

Second page appears after the following sequence.

Here Are the Prizes (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Arabian Horse! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Synopsis
Wicked Sir Edwin gifts Squire Brian (SK's secret identity) a white stallion. Brian and the horse bond. Brian dons the SK's outfit and horse and rider rescue Lady Celia from brigands. Yet the SK is captured and brought before Sir Edwin. Uh, oh. The horse is led out, and if he goes to the SK his secret is spilled. Yet the horse cleaves to Lady Celia. The SK catapults over the wall to freedom. Why did the horse pick Celia? "Like any other male, Brian - he can't resist sugar!"
Reprints

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Hey Kids!! Send for the New Disneyland Color Television Set (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If You Get a Stunning $10.98 Dress without Paying 1 cent (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

A New Scientific Toy! Nutty Putty (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. Come On, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Challenge of the Grim Jester!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. Boys! Girls! Which Prize Do You Want?
    Junior Sales Club of America
  5. 4. Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"
    Binky
  6. 5. 327 Stamps All Different
    Zenith Co.
  7. 6. Own the Daisy Eagle Air Rifle
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  8. 7. The Outcast Viking!
    The Viking Prince
  9. 8. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. Caesar's D-Day
  11. 10. Here Are the Prizes
    DC Contest
  12. 11. The Secret of the Arabian Horse!
    The Silent Knight
  13. 12. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. Hey Kids!! Send for the New Disneyland Color Television Set
    Josely Company
  15. 14. If You Get a Stunning $10.98 Dress without Paying 1 cent
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. A New Scientific Toy! Nutty Putty
    Lucky Products
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gene Reed
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  • Clayton Emery
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