(April-May 1958)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1958-02-20
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 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.


Thrill to the Heroic Feats (Table of Contents)

The Viking Prince / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince
Reprints

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie
Synopsis
Peter learns a lesson on happiness.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Lady of the Lake (Table of Contents: 2)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince
Synopsis
Delving into fantasy, the Viking Prince crosses a lake and is sucked down a maelstrom. He's rescued by Merla, Princess of the Lake, who charms him to breathe underwater. Merla begs his help. The fish-man Trukka has seized her castle. Jon fights siren-sharks, a rain of giant pearls, a spiny sea dragon, and finally Trukka himself while riding a giant seahorse. Merla begs him to stay, but he must return to his people, and returns to his boat, the mute bard, and his quest for his identity.
Reprints
Keywords
dragon; Lady of the Lake; Mermaid; seahorse

The Giant Killer (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Arminius
Synopsis
A short account of the Teuton's struggle for independence from Roman rule.

In Feudal Times! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
547
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Odd facts about medieval laws and customs.

Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!" (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Triple-Threat Tournament! (Table of Contents: 6)

Silent Knight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Silent Knight; Sir Galahad; Sir Lancelot; Queen Guinevere; Merlin; Lady Celia
Synopsis
Bursting into Camelot, the triplet brothers known as Black Thunderbolts challenge the Knights of the Round Table to jousts. Lady Celia draws the challenging knight's name from a bowl, but she substituted the Silent Knight! Messages posted in the Forest Perilous bring the SK to the fight. Guinevere gives him her scarf, and Lady Celia is heartbroken. The brothers cheat, subbing for one another, and the SK is thrashed and his weapons broken. Yet he perseveres and punches flat the last knight. Lady Celia doesn't need him to speak. "Your heart and mine beat as one!"
Reprints
Keywords
Knights of the Round Table; Merlin

Free! New Issues (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Your Prize Is Ready (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thrill to the Heroic Feats
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. The Lady of the Lake
    The Viking Prince
  4. 3. The Giant Killer
  5. 4. In Feudal Times!
  6. 5. Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!"
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  7. 6. Triple-Threat Tournament!
    Silent Knight
  8. 7. Free! New Issues
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  9. 8. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  10. 9. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Pysical Training
  11. 10. Your Prize Is Ready
    American Seed Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner