(October-November 1957)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-08-20
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.


3 New Blazing Adventures of the Mighty Trio (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Maid Marian

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.

The scene of Robin and Marian diving underwater from arrows is not in the book.

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

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

The Armor of Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]; Sir Edwin (villain); Slasher; Kranvac; Lady Celia; Rona
Synopsis
Evil Sir Edwin vows to capture the Silent Knight. The SK frees prisoners bound for the dungeons, and knocks down Edwin's evil guards. But at the castle, Sir Edwin has manufactured a double of the SK's armor - and orders everyone try it on. Squire Brian (SK's secret identity) fits the armor, but "clumsily" falls into the moat. He returns as the real SK and pounds Edwin's guards, then escapes. Back at the castle, another SK appears, but this time it's Lady Celia in fake armor, doffing it with a laugh!
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Everything You Need to Enjoy Stamp Collecting (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Not to Enjoy a Vacation! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Common mistakes made by vacationers.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before setting out on a food-hunting expedition, South African bushmen sacrifice arrows to good-luck spirits.
Synopsis
More superstitions about arrows.

The Ghost Ship! (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Captain Olaf; pirates (villains)
Synopsis
"Sea Wolves" drove the village's defender, Jon, over a cliff to die near the Ghost Ship trapped in a bog. He vowed to return in the ghost ship!.. By night, a "ghost" picks off the pirates, walks across the bog on ghost feet (aided by a zip line), and boards the ghost ship - just as a rogue wave lifts it and sails it amid the pirates! The pirate captain yields, and the sea reclaims the ghost ship. "It was fated to sail again.. but only against evil!"
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Freelance (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
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Here's Your Dairy Queen Free Ice Cream Coupon! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Dairy Queen / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

War by Appointment (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short article about the Greek art of war.

The Secret of Sherwood Forest (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Prince John (villain); Little John
Synopsis
At Prince John's masquerade ball, Robin Hood poses as - Robin Hood! He sneaks into the dungeon, frees Little John, and they sword-fight to freedom. But as they enter the safety of Sherwood Forest, Prince John laughs. His trackers follow Robin and Little John everywhere, even through treetops and streams and concealed trails? How? Circling in desperation, Robin discovers glowing spots where he passed - a liquid on his clothes, put there by a courtier, leaves a glowing trail. Outfoxing Prince John, he leads the trackers in circles and drops a hornets' nest on them!
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Indexer Notes

Script is credited to Robert Kanigher in The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #5.

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Build Your Own Cannon (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Do You Want Sending Money? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Hey Skinny! Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Kids! Get These Prizes at No Cost! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 3 New Blazing Adventures of the Mighty Trio
    Robin Hood
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Armor of Doom!
    The Silent Knight
  4. 3. Everything You Need to Enjoy Stamp Collecting
    Zenith Company
  5. 4. How Not to Enjoy a Vacation!
  6. 5. ["Before setting out on a food-hunting expedition, South African bushmen sacrifice arrows to good-luck spirits."]
    Strange Arrow Beliefs!
  7. 6. The Ghost Ship!
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. Freelance
  9. 8. Here's Your Dairy Queen Free Ice Cream Coupon!
    Dairy Queen
  10. 9. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. War by Appointment
  12. 11. The Secret of Sherwood Forest
    Robin Hood
  13. 12. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    Josely Co.
  14. 13. Build Your Own Cannon
    Josely Co.
  15. 14. Do You Want Sending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. Hey Skinny! Yer Ribs Are Showing!
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. Hey Kids! Get These Prizes at No Cost!
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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