(October-November 1960)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1960-08-18
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 Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Goliath of the Western Front! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; science fiction; war
Characters:
Nazi Goliath (a giant Nazi robot)

Indexer Notes

The giant's hands are human on the cover, but in the story it's a giant robot.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Goliath of the Western Front! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction; war
Characters:
Nazi Goliath (a giant Nazi robot)
Synopsis:
GIs close to the Nazi border tease Davy about being short, but the Sarge reminds them of the story of David and Goliath. And as Davy takes point, a German secret weapon comes stomping - a giant Stormtrooper robot! The GIs try for weak spots, but the robot shrugs off strafing from planes, a windmill, and underwater traps in a river. Davy is about to be stomped when he shoots into the giant's boot sole - and breaks some vital piece - so it topples and crashes. Davy grins. "All I was doing was to keep another big joker off my back!"
Reprints:
Keywords:
David and Goliath; robot

Indexer Notes

Kanigher credit per his bio information as published in Robin Snyder's the Comics #8, August 2001. Previous indexer credited Bob Haney.

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"I Am Ready!" (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
Short history of the 164th Infantry Regiment, the First North Dakota
Keywords:
164th Infantry Regiment; First North Dakota Regiment

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

G.I. Combat; TNT Trio / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

How Are Your Shopping Manners? (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

[Shoot a Possible, Re-Up] (Table of Contents: 7)

Army Slang! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; military

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Bridge That Couldn't Be Bombed! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
In Korea, they send "Never-Fail Nelson in a Sabre jet to bomb an impossible bridge. Soon the radio reports he was shot down - but the bridge was blown! How? Nelson jeeps in. He destroyed the bridge without dropping a bomb! A MIG spoiled his aim and he crash-landed. Korean soldiers hunted him, but he stole their truck, and used dynamite to blow up the bridge! Never-Fail "never fails!"
Keywords:
Korean War; Sabre jet

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Frogmen, Sub Numbers, M14, Mountain Infantry
Synopsis:
Sgt Rock thanks many letter-writers by name, then answers questions about frogmen carrying grenades, numbers of submarines, the new M14 rifle, and Mountain Infantry.

Desert Mosquito! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
In the Sahara, Baseball Patrol is hounded by a German Tiger tank. The GIs are as effective as mosquitoes, but a real mosquito spoils the German gunner's aim. A P-38 Lightning plane hammers the tank just as the mosquito bites, and together the three "American" forces blast the tank.

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Goliath of the Western Front!
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Goliath of the Western Front!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  5. 4. "I Am Ready!"
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Combat; TNT Trio
  7. 6. How Are Your Shopping Manners?
  8. 7. [Shoot a Possible, Re-Up]
    Army Slang!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  10. 9. The Bridge That Couldn't Be Bombed!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. ["Frogmen, Sub Numbers, M14, Mountain Infantry"]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  13. 12. Desert Mosquito!
  14. 13. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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  • Matthew Head
  • Clayton Emery
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