The Brave and the Bold #24

DC Comics

United States

Published
June-July 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15051

Credits

Editing
Robert Kanigher

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Trail of the Black Falcon! & Curse of the Dragon's Moon! (The Viking Prince) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Princess Asa

Credits

Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #37 ([October 1959?])
Trail of the Black Falcon!

Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (2 February 2008). Last appearance of the Viking Prince in The Brave and the Bold and end of the historical adventures. Next issue Task Force X and The Suicide Squad begin.

Show/hide 1. The $10,000 Challenge Only Joe Weider Dares to Make! (Joe Weider) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Joe Weider
Characters
Joe Weider

Credits

Art
? (photo)

Synopsis

Body-building ad.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Trail of the Black Falcon! (The Viking Prince) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; King Rikk; Princess Asa; Reya the Black (falcon)

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #37 ([October 1959?])
Trail of the Black Falcon
 
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #37 ([October 1959?])
 
Australia
Mighty Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #15 ([January 1960?])
Trail of the Black Falcon
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #117 (February-March 1975)
Trail of the Black Falcon!
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #117 (February-March 1975)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([September 1975])
Trail of the Black Falcon
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([September 1975])
 
United States
The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series) (June 2010)
Trail of the Black Falcon
From GCD
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #24 (June-July 1959)

Synopsis

King Rikk trains son Jon to be his successor, then goes sailing. But he his crew are captured by pirates. Viking Prince sets out to rescue him, and Princess Asa sneaks aboard his tiny ship! They venture between pillar rocks and fetch on a chain - as a pirate ship attacks!

Notes

Script credits in The Brave and the Bold #117 reprint were in error. Credits were corrected with publication The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series). Update from Gene Reed (March 18, 2011).

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"A fisherman called 'Stinger' Ray..."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Synopsis

Candy ad.

Show/hide 4. Your Passort to Strange Journeys... (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bill Ely
Gil Kane
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

House ad for House of Secrets #21 and Mystery in Space #52.

Show/hide 5. Fred Finds a Way! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Fred; Jimmy; baseball coach

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Fred finds that there are other ways to participate in his favorite activity of baseball, despite physical limitations or being rejected for the team.

Show/hide 6. Part II, Trail of the Black Falcon! (Viking Prince) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Princess Asa

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert

Synopsis

Attacked, swept into the sea, Jon fights off a giant squid and hitches a ride on a shark with Princess Asa to enter the pirate's secret lair in a cleft. Jon beats down guards and sees his father forced to walk a gantlet. Jon rams the pirate ship ashore and battles to free his father and shipmates. They float the pirate ship and escape home, safe.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"A great golfer they call 'Driver' Carr..."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Synopsis

Candy ad.

Show/hide 8. The Invincible Vikings Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

A brief recap of Viking history.

Show/hide 9. Viking Training Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

How Viking children were trained to be warriors.

Show/hide 10. Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Characters
Superman; Emmett Kelly

Synopsis

Discount coupons for the circus at Palisades Amusement Park, March 27 thru May 10, 1959.

Show/hide 11. Curse of the Dragon's Moon (The Viking Prince) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; King Rikk; Princess Asa; Gorm; Klagg the Red

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

The Viking Prince and Princess Asa swim, but are attacked by a sea dragon. Jon drives it off, but acquires a dragon-scar. He's cursed to lose his strength during the three days of the Dragon Moon! Klagg the Red takes advantage and challenges him for leadership. Jon treks to drive off the curse, plunging his arm into boiling springs, icy pools, even grappling an electric eel. But the scar and curse remain. Klagg fights him and Jon is weak - until the Dragon Moon fades. He beats down Klagg, but the dragon's curse remains.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"There once was a bowler named Chris..."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge

Synopsis

Candy ad.

Show/hide 13. Men...Immediate Training as Heavy Equipment Operators (Northwest Schools, Inc.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Northwest Schools, Inc.
Show/hide 14. Exact Replica Army Grenade (Josely Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Josely Company

Synopsis

Ad for a toy hand grenade.

Show/hide 15. 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 16. Free Treasure Chest of Prized Stamps from Pirate Strongholds! (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Synopsis

Ad for stamps from countries where pirates once raided.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! (Cloverine Brand Salve) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cloverine Brand Salve

Synopsis

Ad to recruit salespeople for Cloverine Brand Salve, a product of the Wilson Chemical Co.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

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

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33551

Entry created

  • 04/09/2007

Index completed

  • 19/09/2019

Last updated

  • 19/09/2019