(February-March 1959)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert; Jack Adler (wash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kubert's pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Load T-N-T in Your Fists (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Invisible Viking! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince; Freya (tiny woman, not the goddess); Gunda / Gunnda (imagined)
Synopsis:
Toiling at the Twelve Tasks of Thor, Jon is shipwrecked. He awakens tied down, Gulliver-like, by tiny people. Tiny Freya trusts him, and cuts him free when raiders attack. He drives them off, and offers to fight for their homeland. They ask he enter a cave to be shrunk by vapors. He shrinks and saves Freya from a spider. Even tiny, he shows the people how to rescue the Mute Bard from a giant squid, then infiltrate a raider ship and drive off the villains. The vapors wear off and he regains his size, says goodbye, and sails off.
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant squid; spider

Indexer Notes

The title is "The Invisible Viking!", but in fact Jon is shrunken.

["Said a daring young ski-champ named Andy..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Indian Armor! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How Indians made armor for protection in battle.
Reprints:

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912 (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz (Business Manager)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
List of publisher, owners, managing editor, and editor of The Brave and the Bold.

Indexer Notes

No circulation figures are given.

Challenge of the Sinister Queens! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Silent Knight; Lady Celia; King Arthur; Merlin; Kranda; Xlla; Larique;
Synopsis:
On a fateful mission, the SK rides a perilous bridge with Lady Celia as his squire. They're attacked by bird-men and pitch off the bridge. The SK uses his cape to float and reflects how they got here... Frost, flood, earthquakes plague the land. King Arthur and Merlin are challenged by the Three Queens of Dread - Kranda, Xlla, and Larique - who quarrel as to who should be Queen of Dread. The SK must accept three challenges. A failure is a win for the queen. His squire will be whoever first touches his helmet - and it's Lady Celia!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Camelot; Plagues

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of story.

["There was a hoop whirler named Wynn..."] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Barbarians (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the Moslem invasion of the Roman Empire.

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 10)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
The value of a library card.

[Challenge of the Sinister Queens!] Part Two (Table of Contents: 11)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Silent Knight; Lady Celia
Synopsis:
SK and Lady Celia plop on a flying griffin and tame it, and fly to Camelot. First task done. Second is to battle the Knights of the Clock at a high castle. They fly and battle, but the SK falls. Celia jumps to protect him, and the SK rallies. Second task complete. Third task: a trick! The SK must sword-fight Queen Kranda. He can't attack a woman, and stumbles. But Celia's scarf atop his helmet tangles her sword, and he wins! The Queens depart, the sun returns. And Lady Celia promises to wait until the SK can remove his helmet and reveal his secret identity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
griffin

Indexer Notes

1) Part 2 of story. 2) Last appearance of the Silent Knight in The Brave and the Bold. He appeared occasionally in later DC stories. 3) The Silent Knight was ret-conned to be Brian KENT, a distant ancestor of Clark Kent. And he was ret-conned as one incarnation of Hawkman because of his hawk emblem. Thus Superman and Hawkman share a common ancestor.

["A Captain came in on the tide..."] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

["A jasper gem was once worn by Italian farmers..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Gems of Destiny! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Some facts about the jasper, the emerald, the star ruby and the beryl.
Keywords:
beryl; emerald; jasper gem; star ruby

Now!...Start Collecting Stamps This New Club Way! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Lotta-Stamps-a-Month Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

150 Civil War Soldiers! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscles and Load T-N-T in Your Fists
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Invisible Viking!
    The Viking Prince
  4. 3. ["Said a daring young ski-champ named Andy..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Just One Second!
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Indian Armor!
  7. 6. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912
  8. 7. Challenge of the Sinister Queens!
    The Silent Knight
  9. 8. ["There was a hoop whirler named Wynn..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. The Barbarians
  11. 10. The Magic Card!
  12. 11. [Challenge of the Sinister Queens!] Part Two
    The Silent Knight
  13. 12. ["A Captain came in on the tide..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. ["A jasper gem was once worn by Italian farmers..."]
    Gems of Destiny!
  15. 14. Now!...Start Collecting Stamps This New Club Way!
    Lotta-Stamps-a-Month Club
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. 150 Civil War Soldiers!
    Josely Co.
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