(June-July 1957)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-04-21
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 editor); Robert Kanigher (actual editor)
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


3 Breathtaking Adventures... (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Maid Marion
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Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue (added by Greg Fischer, August 2008).

Identify Even the Strangest Stamps -- at a Glance! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Apple of Peril! (Table of Contents: 2)

Robin Hood / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Prince John; Sir Osric; Marian
Synopsis
In a ruse to trap Robin Hood, Prince John offers a priceless golden apple to the person who can accomplish three feats: stay the night in haunted Grim Castle, fetch a black eagle's egg, and drive an arrow through an oak tree. Robin successfully completes the tasks, snatches the apple, and escapes the clutches of the prince.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Famous "Newspaper" Duels! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short accounts of duels between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, William Coleman and James Cheetham, Thomas Ritchie Jr. and John H. Pleasants, Congressman Jonathan Cilley and Colonel James Watson.
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Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Winchester Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Worldwide Adventures in Science! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
An essay on the origins of weather with comments on air currents, outer space, static electricity and earthquakes.

Monster of the Viking Sea! (Table of Contents: 7)

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 [Jon]; Ulric; Captain Olaf; Gunnda
Synopsis
When the village nets are ripped apart, the Viking Prince finds a T-Rex dinosaur trapped in a grotto. Ulric tries to use the beast to kill Jon, but he sends it to the bottom of the sea, dragging Ulric with it.
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You'll Want to Join Up with Sgt. Bilko (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Sgt. Bilko / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Knight-Time! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about knights.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Battle of the Giants (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Julius Caesar; Pompey
Synopsis
An account of the battle between Pompey and Julius Caesar.

Shadow of the Silent Knight (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]; Sir Galahad; Sir Lancelot; Lady Celia
Synopsis
At Camelot, Galahad and Lancelot still boast and bash each other, and again Guinevere tasks them to best the Silent Knight... The knights arrive and fawn over Lady Celia, peeving Squire Brian (SK's secret identity). She sends the knights after a rainbow-hued flower. But left alone, she's attacked by brigands. The Silent Knight chases them off, dumps Galahad in a river, bowls Lancelot out of the saddle with a tree branch - and brings the rainbow flower to Celia!
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Indexer Notes

The Silent Knight's helmet now sports a hawk emblem and wings, with no explanation.

Strange Arrow Beliefs (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An account of several arrow supersitions from Brazil, Germany, Siberia, American Indians.

Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

100 Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 3 Breathtaking Adventures...
    Robin Hood
  2. 1. Identify Even the Strangest Stamps -- at a Glance!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Apple of Peril!
    Robin Hood
  4. 3. ["To the boys and girls of America --"]
    DC Comics
  5. 4. Famous "Newspaper" Duels!
  6. 5. Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed
    Winchester Roller Skates
  7. 6. Worldwide Adventures in Science!
  8. 7. Monster of the Viking Sea!
    The Viking Prince
  9. 8. You'll Want to Join Up with Sgt. Bilko
    Sgt. Bilko
  10. 9. Knight-Time!
  11. 10. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Battle of the Giants
  13. 12. Shadow of the Silent Knight
    The Silent Knight
  14. 13. Strange Arrow Beliefs
  15. 14. Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun!
    Honor House Products Corp.
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. 100 Toy Soldiers
    Josely Co.
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