(November-December 1964)

DC, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Death Song for a Battle Hawk! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Cloud / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Hasbro's G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death Song for a Battle Hawk! (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Cloud / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Lt. Johnny Cloud's plane sinks with a load of special magnetic torpedoes, but he failed against a Nazi killer ship, and lost Swift Hawk... Cloud recalls how, as a boy, a hawk saved him from a wolf. Now another "Swift Hawk is his "co-pilot". The hawk leads C flight through cloud cover to a killer ship targeting Merchant Marine vessels. Swift Hawk suicide-bombs a plane as Johnny's sinks to the bottom. Yet the explosion jars loose the torpedoes and frees him - to find a new-hatched "Little Swift Hawk" waits back at base.

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages and 8.67 pages.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

First in Aviation! (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation; history
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Sgt. Rock answers readers' questions about 90-mm guns, "land mine bombs", rifles vs. hand grenades, airborne equipment, and the Maginot Line tank traps.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

80 Page Giant Magazine; The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

102 Ships of All Nations / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Battling Tin Can And Wooden Crate! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
In WW1, Frank and Pete, old buddies, become rivals as one pilots a "wooden crate" biplane and the other drives a "tin can" tank. They bet on who'll win a medal first. But their missions seem jinxed as they run out of fuel, jam machine guns, catch fire, lose a prop. Keeping an eye on each other in battle, the biplane is shot down to crash - atop the tank! They clatter and shoot and finally ram an enemy tank... Both in hospital, both get medals - but continue to argue planes vs tanks!

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 4.67 pages each.

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Capt. Storm; Our Fighting Forces / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

["Be first in your neighborhood..."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Honesty Is the Best Policy! (Table of Contents: 15)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Song for a Battle Hawk!
    Johnny Cloud
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  3. 2. Death Song for a Battle Hawk!
    Johnny Cloud
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  6. 5. First in Aviation!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant Magazine; The Flash
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    102 Ships of All Nations
  12. 11. Battling Tin Can And Wooden Crate!
  13. 12. ["For the very best..."]
    Capt. Storm; Our Fighting Forces
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
  16. 15. Honesty Is the Best Policy!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Clayton Emery
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