(April-May 1959)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-02-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher
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.


Battling in -- Thunderous Tales of the Mystic Northland! (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 (and logo design)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Princess Asa
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1) Kubert's cover credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (27 January 2008). Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission. 2) Viking Prince becomes the solo feature.

Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore (Table of Contents: 1)

Honor House Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Ads for various gags and gadgets.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Origin of the Viking Prince! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; The Mute Bard; Torgo the Dragon King (villain); King Harold (mentioned)
Synopsis
Another new direction. No more Twelve Tasks of Thor to regain his kingdom, no more Gunnda... King Rikk, the Storm Cloud, raids England and trains teenage Jon to be his successor. He's also betrothed to Princess Asa, and they hate each other. But the Mute Bard draws sinister visions from the smoke of dragon ships, cages, and weeping...
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was a weight lifter named Lane...
Synopsis
Candy ad.

[The Flash #106] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash; Pied piper
Synopsis
House ad for The Flash #106.

What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

[Origin of the Viking Prince!] Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

The Viking Prince / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; Torgo the Dragon King (villain)
Synopsis
Jon trains hard, fishing by hand, fighting blindfolded. Asa eschews womanly tasks to be a Viking Maiden. Then King Rikk's ship wrecks on rocks and is captured. Jon and the Bard escape by water. They crawl ashore and Jon infiltrates the castle. His father is held in a cage, Asa a captive. Jon battles them all, pulls down a canopy and defeats Torgo. They sail for home, wondering about "startling adventures we shall see..."
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There once was an archer named Park...
Synopsis
Candy ad.

Famous Sailing Ships Throughout the World! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
non-fiction

Knight's Castle (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Figurehead of the Burning Sea! (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Princess Asa; King Harold; Jarl Eric the Axe (villain)
Synopsis
While at her father's castle with Prince Jon, Asa vanishes into thin air. Jarl Eric, brother of the Dragon King, imprisoned her spirit in a wooden figurehead. Jon sets off to rescue her. He hauls her wooden form up in a net, but is captured. He must fight Jarl Eric wearing a hood, then escapes to his boat with the figurehead as a volcano sets the sea afire. Jon sacrifices his drinking water to save the wooden figurehead - and she returns to life! Fleeing, they skirt a maelstrom and Eric's ship sinks. Back in Asa's kingdom, Jon is rewarded with a kiss!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There once was a rocket-ship ace...

Free! Rare Combination - Giant Collection (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Ad for stamps from the various countries in the British Empire.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Ad to recruit salespeople to sell plaques with religious and sentimental mottoes.

How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents: 14)

Jowett Instiute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
?

Characters
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Jim Norman
Synopsis
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 15)

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Ad to recruit salespeople for flower and vegetable seeds.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battling in -- Thunderous Tales of the Mystic Northland!
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore
    Honor House Products Co.
  3. 2. Origin of the Viking Prince!
    The Viking Prince
  4. 3. ["There was a weight lifter named Lane..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [The Flash #106]
    DC Comics
  6. 5. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  7. 6. [Origin of the Viking Prince!] Part 2
    The Viking Prince
  8. 7. ["There once was an archer named Park..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. Famous Sailing Ships Throughout the World!
  10. 9. Knight's Castle
  11. 10. The Figurehead of the Burning Sea!
    The Viking Prince
  12. 11. ["There once was a rocket-ship ace..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. Free! Rare Combination - Giant Collection
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  14. 13. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Instiute of Physical Training
  16. 15. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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