(October-November 1964)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1964
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Keywords:
celebrity

A Comedy of Eras! (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; pretty girls; Roman soldier
Synopsis:
Bob Hope in ancient Roman costume, surrounded with pretty girls. Bob is about to be jabbed from behind with a spear.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; ancient Rome; klinai; laurel wreath; lyres; spears; togas

Indexer Notes

Cover is a re-working of the cover for The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #58.

Smoking Is for Squares! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Paulette Breen (Miss American Teenager); Bob; Bob's friend
Synopsis:
Bob's friends insist he should try smoking, but Paulette Breen talks them out of it.
Keywords:
beauty queen; cigarette; smoking; teen; tobacco

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

"Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S." Paulette Breen is "winner of the Palisades Amusement Park National Contest."

A Comedy of Eras, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard Harvard III; Tuesday Wednesday; Professor Blinkly; Captain Wednesday
Synopsis:
Tuesday Wednesday enlists Bob to help recover her stolen Golden Gazelle statuette, which conceals a map to vast treasures. Bob uses the Professor's time machine to visit the statuette's earlier owner, Captain Wednesday, as Wednesday takes off for World War I aerial combat.
Keywords:
biplane; dog; time travel; World War I

Indexer Notes

The name of Tuesday Wednesday riffs on the name of Tuesday Weld, a popular sex symbol of the day.

["Tootsie Rolls go on and on after other candy is gone!"] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Well, that's finished..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Homer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer; rich kid
Synopsis:
A rich kid hires Homer to wash and wax his Matchbox model car.
Keywords:
model car

Nothing Else Is Silly Putty! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Tra la la"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

L. C. Leprechaun; General Mills Lucky Charms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 2: Aviator Bob, the Chicken Eagle (Table of Contents: 7)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard Harvard III; Captain Wednesday; Baron von Fluglemop
Synopsis:
Bob and Harvard get tangled up in World War I aerial combat, saved only by Harvard's machine-gunning skill. Learning that Wednesday's great-great grandfather owned the statuette, they set their time control to December 26, 1776, when Nigel crossed the Delaware with Washington.
Keywords:
biplane; dog; time travel; World War I

["What makes a Tootsie Pop so special?"] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

["Boys and girls!"] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Use coupon below and Bob Hope will be delivered to you regularly..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Part 3: A Ridiculous St. Nick-ulous (Table of Contents: 11)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Harvard Harvard III; George Washington; Kelly (Nigel); Hessian soldiers; Cleopatra; Mark Antony; Tuesday Wednesday
Synopsis:
Washington convinces Bob to infiltrate the Hessian camp disguised as Mrs. Santa Claus, leaving time-bomb cuckoo clocks. Learning that Antony gave the statuette to Cleopatra, Bob and Harvard travel through time to the Battle of Actium. Cleopatra shows Bob the treasure's location, in exchange for which he and Harvard attack Octavian's fleet with horrible-smelling blue cheese. Returning to 1964, Bob and Harvard learn that Cleopatra honored them with giant statues... but the statues and the treasure are now beneath an artificial lake on the Nile.
Keywords:
American Revolution; Egypt; New Jersey; Romans; time travel; Trenton

Indexer Notes

The damming of the Nile echoes the controversial dam that flooded the site of the temple of Abu Simbel at the time. The entire issue springboards from the current movie spectacular "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison -- although Antony in the story has the face of Marlon Brando.

["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["I like chocolate fudge best!"] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

How's Trix? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Trix / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

["Hello, little girl..."] (Table of Contents: 15)

Bebe / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Bebe; zookeeper
Synopsis:
Bebe is shocked to learn that a kangaroo is a native of Australia... her uncle married such a native.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kangaroo; zoo

["Bob's partial to gags about dogs."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Bob's Gag Bag / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Gags relating to Bob Hope

100 Magnets (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

132 Roman Soldiers (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Pc. Toy Soldier Set (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Brother, can you spare a dime?"] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

["Boys, girls, men, women..."] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Comedy of Eras!
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  2. 1. Smoking Is for Squares!
  3. 2. A Comedy of Eras, Part 1
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  4. 3. ["Tootsie Rolls go on and on after other candy is gone!"]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Well, that's finished..."]
    Homer
  6. 5. Nothing Else Is Silly Putty!
    Silly Putty
  7. 6. ["Tra la la"]
    L. C. Leprechaun; General Mills Lucky Charms
  8. 7. Part 2: Aviator Bob, the Chicken Eagle
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  9. 8. ["What makes a Tootsie Pop so special?"]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. ["Boys and girls!"]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. ["Use coupon below and Bob Hope will be delivered to you regularly..."]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  12. 11. Part 3: A Ridiculous St. Nick-ulous
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  13. 12. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  14. 13. ["I like chocolate fudge best!"]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. How's Trix?
    Trix
  16. 15. ["Hello, little girl..."]
    Bebe
  17. 16. ["Bob's partial to gags about dogs."]
    Bob's Gag Bag
  18. 17. 100 Magnets
    100 Magnets
  19. 18. 132 Roman Soldiers
    Roman War Soldiers
  20. 19. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  21. 20. 100 Pc. Toy Soldier Set
    100 Toy Soldiers
  22. 21. ["Brother, can you spare a dime?"]
    American Body Building Club
  23. 22. ["Boys, girls, men, women..."]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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