(June-July 1959)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-04-21
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.


The Trail of the Black Falcon! & Curse of the Dragon's Moon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Princess Asa
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (2 February 2008). Last appearance of the Viking Prince in The Brave and the Bold and end of the historical adventures. Next issue Task Force X and The Suicide Squad begin.

The $10,000 Challenge Only Joe Weider Dares to Make! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trail of the Black Falcon! (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; King Rikk; Princess Asa; Reya the Black (falcon)
Synopsis
King Rikk trains son Jon to be his successor, then goes sailing. But he his crew are captured by pirates. Viking Prince sets out to rescue him, and Princess Asa sneaks aboard his tiny ship! They venture between pillar rocks and fetch on a chain - as a pirate ship attacks!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits in The Brave and the Bold #117 reprint were in error. Credits were corrected with publication The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series). Update from Gene Reed (March 18, 2011).

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Your Passort to Strange Journeys... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fred Finds a Way! (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
Characters
Fred; Jimmy; baseball coach
Synopsis
Fred finds that there are other ways to participate in his favorite activity of baseball, despite physical limitations or being rejected for the team.

Part II, Trail of the Black Falcon! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Princess Asa
Synopsis
Attacked, swept into the sea, Jon fights off a giant squid and hitches a ride on a shark with Princess Asa to enter the pirate's secret lair in a cleft. Jon beats down guards and sees his father forced to walk a gantlet. Jon rams the pirate ship ashore and battles to free his father and shipmates. They float the pirate ship and escape home, safe.
Reprints

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

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

The Invincible Vikings (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A brief recap of Viking history.

Viking Training (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How Viking children were trained to be warriors.
Reprints

Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Curse of the Dragon's Moon (Table of Contents: 11)

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; King Rikk; Princess Asa; Gorm; Klagg the Red
Synopsis
The Viking Prince and Princess Asa swim, but are attacked by a sea dragon. Jon drives it off, but acquires a dragon-scar. He's cursed to lose his strength during the three days of the Dragon Moon! Klagg the Red takes advantage and challenges him for leadership. Jon treks to drive off the curse, plunging his arm into boiling springs, icy pools, even grappling an electric eel. But the scar and curse remain. Klagg fights him and Jon is weak - until the Dragon Moon fades. He beats down Klagg, but the dragon's curse remains.
Reprints

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

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

Men...Immediate Training as Heavy Equipment Operators (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Northwest Schools, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Exact Replica Army Grenade (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Free Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trail of the Black Falcon! & Curse of the Dragon's Moon!
    The Viking Prince
  2. 1. The $10,000 Challenge Only Joe Weider Dares to Make!
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. Trail of the Black Falcon!
    The Viking Prince
  4. 3. ["A fisherman called 'Stinger' Ray..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Your Passort to Strange Journeys...
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Fred Finds a Way!
  7. 6. Part II, Trail of the Black Falcon!
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. ["A great golfer they call 'Driver' Carr..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. The Invincible Vikings
  10. 9. Viking Training
  11. 10. Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Curse of the Dragon's Moon
    The Viking Prince
  13. 12. ["There once was a bowler named Chris..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. Men...Immediate Training as Heavy Equipment Operators
    Northwest Schools, Inc.
  15. 14. Exact Replica Army Grenade
    Josely Company
  16. 15. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. Free Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  18. 17. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given!
    Cloverine Brand Salve
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
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