(August-September 1958)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1958-06-19
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 verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Challenge of the Flying Horse! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

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 Challenge of the Flying Horse (Table of Contents: 2)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; The Mute Bard; Sigrud; Valkyries; The Moon Vikings (villains)
Synopsis
Jon and the Mute Bard climb a mountain. The next Task of Thor is to retrieve a sea eagle's feather. But it's a flying horse that attacks! Jon jumps astride and is carried atop the clouds to "Valhalla, Home of the Women Warriors". The Mute Bard gave Jon his wooden staff, grown in Jon's homeland, and he parries the Queen's attack. But falls into a flying ship of Moon Vikings sailing to attack Valhalla. Jon is sealed in a giant drum, dropped on the Valkyries, but leaps astride the flying horse to pound the Moon Vikings and save the day - and retrieve a feather!
Reprints
Keywords
flying horse; Moon Vikings; Pegasus; Valhalla; Valkyries

Indexer Notes

Ads appear between pages 8 and 9 of this story.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Wanted: A Pal! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
How to make friends.

Indexer Notes

This item precedes page 9 of The Viking Prince story.

The Last Days of the Knights (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How gunpowder contributed to the end of the Age of Chivalry.

Tournament of Knights! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A summary of tournament rules followed by knights.

The End of the Silent Knight! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight; King Arthur; Sir Lancelot; Sir Galahad; Guinevere
Synopsis
In the Forest Perilous, Sir Edwin's thugs battle the Silent Knight, and lose. At Camelot, a kitchen boy, Alvin, wishes he were a knight. Amused, King Arthur commands he capture the SK. Donning junk armor, the boy totters off. He finds the Silent Knight, who blunders into quicksand and must be rescued, then slips during a duel. The SK is captured and fetched to Camelot. King Arthur demands he unmask, but a dragon crashes into court and is dispatched by the SK. He's free to go, and the kitchen boy is dubbed Sir Alvin!
Reprints
Keywords
dragon; Knights of the Round Table

Beasts of the Shield! (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How and why animals were represented on shields.

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

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

Identify Even the Strangest Stamps - at a Glance! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

New Fun-Way to Get a Daisy Air Rifle for Your Birthday (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Get These Terrific Prizes (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Happy Daisy Birthday to You! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Challenge of the Flying Horse!
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Challenge of the Flying Horse
    The Viking Prince
  4. 3. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  5. 4. Wanted: A Pal!
  6. 5. The Last Days of the Knights
  7. 6. Tournament of Knights!
  8. 7. The End of the Silent Knight!
    The Silent Knight
  9. 8. Beasts of the Shield!
  10. 9. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. Identify Even the Strangest Stamps - at a Glance!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. New Fun-Way to Get a Daisy Air Rifle for Your Birthday
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  13. 12. Get These Terrific Prizes
    Junior Sales Club of America
  14. 13. Happy Daisy Birthday to You!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • 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