(March-April 1967)

DC, 1967 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1967-01-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Miller
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Sea Devils #34. On-sale date of January 27 in copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Inferior Five / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Follow that car!
Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; White Feather [William King]]; Yellowjacket [Reed Victor]; Plato; Powerhouse; The Missing Fink
Synopsis
The Inferior Five is crammed into Yellowjacket's ancient car.

Novelty Parade (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Novelty House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Five Characters in Search of a Plot! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Inferior Five / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese (credited)

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; White Feather [William King]]; Yellowjacket [Reed Victor] (introduction); Plato (introduction); Dumb-Ell (flashback); Mr. Might [Barb-Ell] (flashback); Mabel (Herman Cramer's girlfriend)
Synopsis
The Inferior Five, accompanied by Merryman's grandfather (the former Yellowjacket), are summoned by C.O.U.S.I.N. F.R.E.D.

Indexer Notes

C.O.U.S.I.N. F.R.E.D. is a parody of U.N.C.L.E. Yellowjacket is a parody of Green Hornet with his valet Plato a parody of Kato.

Capture Hill 79 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Time Is Running Out (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed); Andy Wong (idea)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm making a neat model mount.
Synopsis
One boy describes to another how to make a plaster mount to hold a car model.

Indexer Notes

After page 9 of story, bottom of page.
Notes that published hints receive $5 and the original art.

Free! Captain Action's Super Hero Parachute (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Captain Action / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part II: Super-Villains Have Their Troubles, Too! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Inferior Five / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; White Feather [William King]]; Yellowjacket [Reed Victor]; Plato; C.O.U.S.I.N. F.R.E.D. [Mr. Ivanhoe; Caesar Single; Kwitcha Belliakin]; H.U.R.R.I.C.A.N.E. [Tabby Katz; Blackbird; Crabgrass Wilde; Mr. Mental; Nitro Gleason; Powerhouse; The Missing Fink; The Yellow Streak]
Synopsis
The agents of C.O.U.S.I.N. F.R.E.D. ask the Inferior Five to help them against the agents of the criminal organization H.U.R.R.I.C.A.N.E. When they discover The Missing Fink has infiltrated their meeting place, the Inferior Five pursue The Missing Fink to H.U.R.R.I.C.A.N.E. Headquarters.

Indexer Notes

The H.U.R.R.I.C.A.N.E. agents are parodies of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.

A Collector's Item (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Build This Really Far Out Aurora Hobby Kit (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Inferior Five Dead Letter Office / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Eddie Eddings, Michael McDonnell, "Dad", Tom Fisher, and R. E. Underwood, with replies by the editor.
Before page 18 of the story.

Part III: Watch Out for Hurricane Tabby! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Inferior Five / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Inferior Five [Awkwardman [Leander Brent]; Dumb Bunny [Athena Tremor]; Merryman [Myron Victor]; The Blimp [Herman Cramer]; White Feather [William King]]; Yellowjacket [Reed Victor]; Plato; H.U.R.R.I.C.A.N.E. Agents [Tabby Katz; Blackbird; Crabgrass Wilde; Mr. Mental; Nitro Gleason; Powerhouse; The Missing Fink; The Yellow Streak]; Chief Geronimo
Synopsis
Despite themselves, the Inferior Five defeat H.U.R.R.I.C.A.N.E. and turn their agents over to the police.

Countdown on Excellence (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Jerry; Jerry's father
Synopsis
Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 22 and 23 of story.
Credits from a list by Lionel English.
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

It's Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Root Beer... (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Clark Kent Interviews Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Free! Kingdon of Bhutan Stamps With Offer Below (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Mad Mad World (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4 gag panels

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...the Easy Olympic Way (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Follow that car!"]
    The Inferior Five
  2. 1. Novelty Parade
    Novelty House
  3. 2. Five Characters in Search of a Plot!
    The Inferior Five
  4. 3. Capture Hill 79
    G. I. Joe
  5. 4. Time Is Running Out
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  7. 6. ["I'm making a neat model mount."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  8. 7. Free! Captain Action's Super Hero Parachute
    Captain Action
  9. 8. Part II: Super-Villains Have Their Troubles, Too!
    The Inferior Five
  10. 9. A Collector's Item
  11. 10. Build This Really Far Out Aurora Hobby Kit
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Inferior Five Dead Letter Office
  13. 12. Part III: Watch Out for Hurricane Tabby!
    The Inferior Five
  14. 13. Countdown on Excellence
  15. 14. It's Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Root Beer...
  16. 15. Clark Kent Interviews Supergirl!
  17. 16. Free! Kingdon of Bhutan Stamps With Offer Below
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  18. 17. Mad Mad World
  19. 18. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...the Easy Olympic Way
    Olympic Sales Club
  20. 19. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
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