(February 1947)

DC, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1946-12-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor)

Issue Notes

First National Comics issue.

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of December 11 in house ad in Green Lantern (DC, 1941 series) #24.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blackie Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Saul Kessler
Inks
Saul Kessler
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do not open until Xmas!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie Bear

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackie Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Saul Kessler
Inks
Saul Kessler
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this guy slept for twenty years!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie Bear; the Cubs (intro); Smiley
Synopsis
The cubs fool Blackie into thinking he's been asleep for 20,000 years.
Keywords
Rip Van Winkle

Indexer Notes

The Cubs don't have names, nor do they ever speak. They hold up signs when they want to say something.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Flash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

J. Rufus Lion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harris Steinbrook
Inks
Harris Steinbrook
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning, Mrs. Rhino--
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
J. Rufus Lion; Mrs. Rhino; Herkimer Duck; Arsenic the Giraffe
Synopsis
Rufus gains the power to read minds.

Captain Tootsie Saves the Sailplane (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Henry the Laffing Hyena / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harris Steinbrook
Inks
Harris Steinbrook
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm walking through the woods...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henry; Hammy Pig
Synopsis
Henry tries to disguise himself as a dog, then gets a job as a shill for a radio comedian.

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

The Walrus and the Rooster / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Green (credited as S. G.)
Inks
Stan Green (credited as S. G.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wish we had four horseshoes...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Wally Walrus; the Rooster

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

The Three Mouseketeers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer ?
Pencils
Harris Steinbrook
Inks
Harris Steinbrook
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When King Looey has a toothache...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; historical
Characters
Amouse; Porterhouse; Aramouse; King Looey
Synopsis
The King commands the boys take care of his toothache.

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

Bulldog Drumhead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Santi
Inks
Ron Santi
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nawww! It won't do!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bulldog Drumhead; Oliver Wendell McDuffy
Synopsis
Drumhead gets a publicity agent.

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

Matthew Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Saul Kessler (signed)
Pencils
Saul Kessler (signed)
Inks
Saul Kessler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yiiii! Here comes that cat!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Ol' Judge Owl / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

The Dodo and the Frog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Woody Gelman
Pencils
Woody Gelman (layouts); Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Food! Food! I gotta get some nourishment...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dunbar Dodo; Fenimore Frog
Synopsis
The Frog tries to make money selling patent medicine. And the Dodo pays him extra for his last bottle.

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Do not open until Xmas!"]
    Blackie Bear
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. ["So this guy slept for twenty years!"]
    Blackie Bear
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  7. 6. ["Good morning, Mrs. Rhino--"]
    J. Rufus Lion
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie Saves the Sailplane
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["I'm walking through the woods..."]
    Henry the Laffing Hyena
  10. 9. ["Wish we had four horseshoes..."]
    The Walrus and the Rooster
  11. 10. ["When King Looey has a toothache..."]
    The Three Mouseketeers
  12. 11. ["Nawww! It won't do!"]
    Bulldog Drumhead
  13. 12. ["Yiiii! Here comes that cat!"]
    Matthew Mouse
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Ol' Judge Owl
  15. 14. ["Food! Food! I gotta get some nourishment..."]
    The Dodo and the Frog
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Eveready
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • David Banuelos
  • Bob Hughes
  • John Pannozzi
  • Adam Spector
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore