(December 1958-January 1959)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1958-10-21
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); 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
Jack Adler (washtone)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince
Reprints

7 Gigantic Dinosaurs (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sword in the Lake! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 13.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight; Lady Celia; King Arthur; Morgan Le Fay; Knights of the Round Table
Synopsis
The Silent Knight defends Lady Celia from ruffians, then attends a tournament in Camelot. Evil Morgan Le Fay brings a masked knight to the fight. The SK defeats all champs to face the masked knight but loses - to an empty suit of magic armor! Having lost, the SK must do Morgan's bidding. He retrieves a golden apple by killing a dragon. He dives into a lake after a necklace wrapped around a sword - held by a mystical hand! He would lose again, but hurls his sword to draw lightning. He's free of his service, but Lady Celia is jealous he accepted a kiss from Morgan!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Load T-N-T in Your Fists (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sharing -- the United Nations Way! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Appears prior to page 9 of The Shining Knight story.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Medieval Shields (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
The story behind some of the symbols found on shields.

The Last Battle (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story of Valens' battle with the Goths.

The Viking and the Firebird! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 11.67 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
Still toiling at the Twelve Tasks of Thor to win back his kingdom... Jon and the Mute Bard trek after a fabled feather in a frozen wasteland. Jon sinks through the ice to meet a mermaid! He saves her from a killer whale - and pops up in the South Seas! A Polynesian beauty brings him to an island threatened by an angry volcano god. Jon climbs to the peak, diverts the lava, and meets the "god" - a firebird! He catches a feather, says goodbye, and sails north. A storm threatens to swamp him, but the mermaid tows him safely ashore.
Reprints
Keywords
firebird; mermaid; volcano

This Is Your Last Chance to Enter the Big Tootsie Roll Name the Bear Contest (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Dad! Read This (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shootin' Fun All Year Round! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. 7 Gigantic Dinosaurs
    Giant Dinosaurs
  3. 2. The Sword in the Lake!
    The Silent Knight
  4. 3. ["To win the game is fun and dandy..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Load T-N-T in Your Fists
    The National Sports Council
  6. 5. Sharing -- the United Nations Way!
  7. 6. ["On Hallowe'en when witches meet..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  8. 7. Medieval Shields
  9. 8. The Last Battle
  10. 9. The Viking and the Firebird!
    The Viking Prince
  11. 10. This Is Your Last Chance to Enter the Big Tootsie Roll Name the Bear Contest
    Tootsie Roll
  12. 11. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. Dad! Read This
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  14. 13. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given!
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  15. 14. Shootin' Fun All Year Round!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
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  • Clayton Emery
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