(April-May 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1957-02-26
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Sheldon Mayer ?
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre
children
Characters
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson
Reprints
Keywords
pedal cars; television

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mud Mud Mud! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Barbara Plumm; Peg Wilson
Synopsis
The mothers decide to separate Sugar and Spike so they will learn to talk, but the only word they end up learning is "bang!"
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Buzzy Learns About Careers in Nursing (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown
Synopsis
description of the various kinds of nursing professions and the training required

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Magic Book (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Peg Wilson; Barbara Plumm
Synopsis
Peg and Barbara consult a child psychology book to figure out the kids' behavior.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story suggested by Mrs. Frank Odell of New Rochelle, NY.
The book is a parenting book named "The Child's Mind and How it Works."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know why I offered to take care of my neighbor's St. Bernard dog while he went on vacation!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

First Haircut (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Peg Wilson; Barbara Plumm
Synopsis
Spike goes to the barber for the first time, which doesn't go very well.
Reprints

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

Look at All the Letters from Our Readers! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (header)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (header)
Colors
? (header)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Craig Busey, Penny Clarke, Peggy Munn, Dennis Kukla, Donna Banbury, Barbara Maryan, Linda Iris Lee, and Donald Baltic. Sheldon Mayer also describes how he came up with the idea for the series.

Pint-Size Pin-Ups (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fashion
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cut-out dolls.
Fashions submitted by Jackie Cook; Cheryl Barber; Nell Ross; Rona Stern; Jerilynn Radcliff; Leslie Peterson; Dick Cunnington; Katherine Borowski

The Don't-Touch Thing (Table of Contents: 12)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Peg Wilson
Synopsis
Sugar learns why she is not supposed to touch the radiator.
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1956
Owners: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, R. Liebowitz, S.U. Sampliner, J.S. Liebowitz & A.I. Menin as Trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, A.I. Menin & J.I. Golinko as Trustees for L. Liebowitz and J. Liebowitz, A. Donenfeld, F. Iger, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., I. Donenfeld, S. Iger, all at 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N.Y.
No circulation figures given.

Three-Wheel Driver (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Spike Wilson; Sugar Plumm; Peg Wilson; Harvey Wilson
Synopsis
Spike's dad buys toy steering wheels for Spike and Sugar and takes them for a drive, which ends up getting him stopped twice by the police.
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sugar & Spike
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Mud Mud Mud!
    Sugar & Spike
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  5. 4. Buzzy Learns About Careers in Nursing
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Magic Book
    Sugar & Spike
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  8. 7. ["I don't know why I offered to take care of my neighbor's St. Bernard dog while he went on vacation!"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. ["Did you enter the DC slogan contest?"]
  10. 9. First Haircut
    Sugar & Spike
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Look at All the Letters from Our Readers!
  12. 11. Pint-Size Pin-Ups
    Sugar & Spike
  13. 12. The Don't-Touch Thing
    Sugar & Spike
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Three-Wheel Driver
    Sugar & Spike
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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