(December 1956-January 1957)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-10-23
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By Merlin's beard! Ambushers!
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight; Robin Hood (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Show Exciting New Sound FIlms in Your Own Home (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Three Arrows against Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
historical
Characters
Robin Hood
Synopsis
In town, an elder auctions off three splintered arrows for charity. Robin Hood used them to best the Sheriff, but Prince John demands the story because "Robin Hood is dead". Flashbacks show how Robin loosed a dam spillway onto attackers, stopped up a chimney, and crossed a "moat" of wild boars. How can it be true? Because the "elder" is Robin in disguise, as he vanishes into the trees laughing!
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323 Stamps Yours for Only 25¢ (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Gifts to the United Nations! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

Peril of the Burning Sea! (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Synopsis
A village boat ventures far for fish, but meets a fire troll looming in the mist and setting the sea afire! Jon insists they investigate, but cruel Jon demands they stay. The Vikings duel with sword and fiery war club, and Jon wins. Talking to Gunnda as she cooks, Jon eyes the big iron kettle... Venturing alone with an armored prow, Jon attacks the "fire troll" and shatters it. It was only a mist-hidden volcanic upthrust that crumbles into the sea!
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Any Photo Copied (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Movyland Studios / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Please Give Me a Home (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

The First Commandos (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ross Andru ?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A brief story about Vikings and their raids.
Reprints

Medieval Games of War (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How medieval knights trained for combat.

The Tale of the Falcon and the Stallion (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
Characters
Silent Knight; Celia
Synopsis
In the Forest Perilous, the animals discuss who better helps the Silent Knight. Is it Slasher the hawk, his "eyes". Or Tana the stallion, his "legs"? Slasher warned the Knight of arrow attacks. Tana leapt the Knight and Celia across a chasm. Now comes the SK needing both, as the three sweep brigands off a bridge. The wise Owl declares "both are invaluable!"
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Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Flag Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Columbus had followed his original plan...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the flags of Spain, Alaska and Louisiana.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Martin Naydel's signature is missing from this feature but appears in the original publication.

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

Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Wow! What an Amazing He-Man Tony Is Now! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Time to Get a Daisy and Get In on the Fun! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["By Merlin's beard! Ambushers!"]
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. Show Exciting New Sound FIlms in Your Own Home
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. Three Arrows against Doom!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. 323 Stamps Yours for Only 25¢
    Zenith Co.
  5. 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla
    Winchester Roller Skates
  6. 5. Gifts to the United Nations!
  7. 6. Peril of the Burning Sea!
    The Viking Prince
  8. 7. Any Photo Copied
    Movyland Studios
  9. 8. Please Give Me a Home
    Dean Studios
  10. 9. The First Commandos
  11. 10. Medieval Games of War
  12. 11. The Tale of the Falcon and the Stallion
    The Silent Knight
  13. 12. Wildroot Cream-Oil Gives You Confidence
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. ["If Columbus had followed his original plan..."]
    Flag Facts
  15. 14. ["We love those cough drops..."]
    Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. Wow! What an Amazing He-Man Tony Is Now!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. Time to Get a Daisy and Get In on the Fun!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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