(August-September 1957)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-06-23
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 fillers verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Sleeping Knights! (Table of Contents)

The Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

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.

How to Gain up to 50 lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Silent Knight vs. the Sleeping Knights! (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Merlin; Guinevere; Lady Celia; Knights of the Round Table
Synopsis
Squire Brian trains hard, but can't look too good or Lady Celia will suspect he's secretly the Silent Knight... At Camelot, the Knights of Round Table still argue who's the best knight. Merlin conceives a plot... Word comes to the Forest Perilous that the Round Table has fallen asleep and can't be woken! The Silent Knight arrives to blow the trumpet, but it was filled with sand while the knights feigned sleep. Caught, the SK challenges both Lancelot and Galahad to fight. Using the two opponents against each other, he dodges their blows and rides home - to Lady Celia.
Reprints

Popeye Flashlight (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Circus Boy Ice Cream Maker (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Strange Arrow Beliefs! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Shelly Moldoff
Inks
Shelly Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flaming arrows were shot by Peruvian Indians at an eclipsing sun...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Odd fcats about arrows.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Moldoff art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Morris Waldinger on pencils and Tommy Nicolisi on inks.

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

Knight Time! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tmmy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Knights who offered their military services to feudal lords for a fee...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Odd facts about knights, including games they played and lucky charms they wore.
Reprints

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Fighting Figurehead! (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Gunnda
Synopsis
Pirates seek a new stronghold to raid the coast - Jon's adopted village! His boat is rammed and sunk, but he climbs aboard and fights furiously. Then is tied to the prow as a figurehead! Brave Gunnda wades out and cuts him loose. Battling aboard, Gunnda steers the pirate ship onto the rocks. Jon and the pirate chief sink, and only Jon surfaces. "Praise Odin!"
Reprints
Keywords
Pirates

Earn While You Learn! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Why a summer job is a good thing for students.

Battle of the Little Big Horn! (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al McLean
Pencils
Al McLean
Inks
Al McLean
Colors
?
Letters
Al McLean

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
General Custer; Chief Crazy Horse
Synopsis
Short account of Custer's Last Stand.
Reprints

The Battle of Avaricum (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A short account of one of Caesar's battles.

King Robin, the 1st! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Robin Hood
Synopsis
Prince John's latest scheme: if Robin would make a better king, Robin is declared King of England for one day! But he must collect a tax for breathing English air - that the Merrie Men steal back. He must capture a friend, Sir Clarence - who has a dog with the same name. And he must capture the Merrie Men! Robin can't, but the Men surrender to save his life. When Picts invade from the north, Robin takes the "prisoners" to fight the invaders! Robin dumps a dam and logs on the Picts. Having "fulfilled his last duty as king", he returns to Sherwood Forest.
Reprints
Keywords
Picts

Free! Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Dad Read Why Daisy Is the Right Gun (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Junior Sales Club Batting Tips (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Summer Fun (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sleeping Knights!
    The Silent Knight
  2. 1. How to Gain up to 50 lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Silent Knight vs. the Sleeping Knights!
    The Silent Knight
  4. 3. Popeye Flashlight
    Josely Company
  5. 4. Circus Boy Ice Cream Maker
    Josely Company
  6. 5. ["Flaming arrows were shot by Peruvian Indians at an eclipsing sun..."]
    Strange Arrow Beliefs!
  7. 6. ["Knights who offered their military services to feudal lords for a fee..."]
    Knight Time!
  8. 7. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. Fighting Figurehead!
    The Viking Prince
  10. 9. Earn While You Learn!
  11. 10. Battle of the Little Big Horn!
  12. 11. The Battle of Avaricum
  13. 12. King Robin, the 1st!
    Robin Hood
  14. 13. Free! Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. Dad Read Why Daisy Is the Right Gun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. Junior Sales Club Batting Tips
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. Summer Fun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • James Zee
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
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