The Brave and the Bold #5

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1956
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12741

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Robert Kanigher (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Robin Hood) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood
Genre
Period; adventure
Characters
Robin Hood; King John

Credits

Art
Irv Novick

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([June 1956])
Untitled

Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (28 August 2007)

Show/hide 1. Need Extra Spending Money? (Stuart Greetings. Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stuart Greetings. Inc.

Synopsis

Ad to recruit salespeople for greeting cards.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Blind Bowman! (Robin Hood) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood
Genre
Period; adventure
Characters
Robin Hood; Prince John; Brother Tuck; Will Scarlet

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Irv Novick

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([June 1956])
The Blind Bowman!
 
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #105 ([March 1965?])
The Blind Bowman
From GCD
in Tomahawk (Williams Förlags AB, 1969 series) #10/1975 [reprint title: Prins Johns tre prov!]

Synopsis

Prince John has captured Robin's men, but promise to free them if Robin wins three events - hunting, jousting and archery.

Show/hide 3. Superman [The One and Only] (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The one and only Superman is still America's most talked-about comics magazine character…"

Details

Printed
1956
Genre
Superhero
More...
Superman [The One and Only]

Notes

This advertisement appeared in The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #5 (April-May 1956) and other DC comics at the time.

Show/hide 4. It's Fun to Belong! (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Binky offers a solution for summer boredom.

Show/hide 5. It's Fun to Belong (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Teen; humor
Characters
Binky; Li'l Allergy; Sally

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies in the U.S.

Show/hide 6. The Ice Dragon! (Viking Prince) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Viking Prince
Genre
Period; adventure
Characters
Viking Prince; Captain Olaf; Baron Thorvald; Gunnda

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

From GCD
in DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #12 (May-June 1971); in Best of the Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1988 series) #2 (November 1988); in Viking Prince, The (DC, 2010 series) #[nn] (June 2010)

Synopsis

Baron Thorvald makes an Ice Dragon to capture the Viking Prince.

Show/hide 7. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912... Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Script
J. S. Liebowitz (Business Manager)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Listing of owners, publishers, and editors of The Brave and the Bold.

Show/hide 8. Fighting Galleys Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

A description of galley ships used by the Romans.

Show/hide 9. Hunting Hawks Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Ross Andru
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([June 1956])
Hunting Hawks!
 
United States
Hawkman (DC, 1964 series) #5 (December 1964-January 1965)
Hunting Hawks
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #20 ([May 1970?])
Untitled

Synopsis

Short feature describing and showing how hawks were trained for hunting.

Notes

Editorial records show the working title of this feature to be "Fighting Hawks."

Show/hide 10. Fighting Galleys Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Art
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Article on French galley ships of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Show/hide 11. Hunting Hawks! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact
Characters
Peregrine Falcon; Falconer

Synopsis

Facts on the art of using hawks and falcons in hunting.

Show/hide 12. Shield of Terror! (Silent Knight) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silent Knight
Genre
Period; adventure
Characters
Silent Knight [Brian Kent]; Celia; Slasher the falcon; Sir Grot; Malco; Robber Baron

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Russ Heath

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([June 1956])
The Shield of Terror
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #47 ([March 1965?])
The Shield of Terror
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #1 (October 1988)
The Shield of Terror
From GCD
in Best of the Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1988 series) #1 (October 1988)
 
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #5 (April-May 1956)

Synopsis

The Robber Baron attacks Brian and Celia when they look for herbs in the Forest Perilous.

Notes

Corrected art credit. Gene Reed - 3/12/2011

Show/hide 13. "If youse can lick our -chuckle!- new member" (Fearless Fosdick) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fearless Fosdick
Genre
Crime
Characters
Fearless Fosdick

Synopsis

Ad for Wildroot Cream-Oil.

Show/hide 14. Do You Want Spending Money? (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Synopsis

Ad to recruit salespeople to sell plaques with religious and sentimental mottoes.

Show/hide 15. I Gained 53 Lbs. of Shapely Power-Packed Muscles! (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training
Characters
George Jowett

Synopsis

Body-building ad.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. Free! Wonderful Offer! Elizabeth Colonies Stamps from All Over the World (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Synopsis

Ad for free stamps and related products.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Script and art credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33517

Entry created

  • 02/09/2007

Index completed

  • 11/07/2011