(April-May 1959)

DC, 1959 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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #160, 169, 178, 187, 196, 214, 229, 232)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Pied Piper
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Draw Lincoln (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Menace of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis:
Barry Allen's friend Fred Pearson, star of the Central City Theatre's "The Great Gorilla," has been having blackouts at the same time that a mysterious gorilla has been seen roaming the city. Flash must solve this mystery and that of a super-sonic vehicle that passes him like he's standing still. Its pilot, Gorilla Grodd, has come to find Solovar, who is being held at the Central City Zoo. Grodd steals Solovar's "force of mind," and begins his plan to take over Gorilla City. But Solovar finds Barry Allen, explains the situation, and the two of them head to Gorilla City to confront Grodd.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life time and time again..."] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following the previous sequence.

["The average speed of 20.4 miles an hour..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Facts on the average speed of the 100-yard run, the orbit of Halley's Comet, the speed of a hurricane wind and function of the spectroscope.

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of "Menace of the Super-Gorilla!"

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

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

Comparative Speed Records! (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Facts on speed records: three USAF B-52 superfortress planes non-stop around world, the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indianapolis Speedway Auto Race and swimming across the English Channel.

Amazing Apes! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Courtney Ryley Cooper; Casey

The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; The Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway] (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis:
Barry is on time for a dinner date with Iris for the first time, but he has to run out to deal with the Piper, the self-acclaimed Master of Sound.
Reprints:

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Pied Piper of Peril!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Draw Lincoln
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Menace of the Super-Gorilla!
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life time and time again..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince
  6. 5. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  7. 6. ["The average speed of 20.4 miles an hour..."]
    Flash Facts
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. Comparative Speed Records!
  10. 9. Amazing Apes!
  11. 10. The Pied Piper of Peril!
    The Flash
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ed Boner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jay Flash
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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