The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #17

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1954
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/11526

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Sir Rex -- Four-Footed Knight! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal
Characters
Rex the Wonder Dog

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colours
Jack Adler

Notes

1) Colors credit from Keith Chandler via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7805). 2) The vine-swinging cougar-kicking scene on the cover is not in the book, but rather in issue #20, "The Thundering Earth!"

Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown; Susie Gruff; Wolfert

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Buzzy and Susie spend their summer volunteering to help with day camp activities for children.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Sir Rex -- Four-Footed Knight! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sy Barry

Synopsis

Major Dennis, Danny, and Rex crash their plane in remote forest marked with a huge cutout of Rex! Danny and Rex go for help. They're chased by medieval knights of evil Duke Dratho who think Rex is "Rex I" from prophecy! Thrown in the dungeon, Princess Elwyn tells the story of Rex I and the huge memorial. Rex survives an archery contest and fights a joust to defeat Duke Dratho and spark an uprising. Dubbed knights, the Dennises repair their plane and fly back to civilization.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Show/hide 4. Animal Medicos! Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal
Show/hide 5. The Case of the Suspicious Signature! (Detective Chimp) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Detective Chimp
Genre
Animal; detective-mystery

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Carmine Infantino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #74 ([August 1962?])
The Case of the Suspicious Signature

Synopsis

Bobo's latest craze is collecting autographs. The Sheriff is summoned to a hotel where $50 was stolen and oddly returned. Bobo chirps about the signatures in the hotel register, then sneaks around back to rescue Wallace Brook, a famous movie actor. Bobo recognized the signature when he was forced to sign in while kidnapped! Bobo even gets a hug - and autograph - from his fiancee' starlet!

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"There's nothing I like better than a parade!"

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 8. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Includes a plug for polio research.

Show/hide 9. Trouble on the Farm! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Show/hide 10. Pampered Pooches Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. The Secret of the Scorching Sands! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Synopsis

Danny arrives by train in Los Angeles where Rex will receive an award, but he's lost Rex!.. Earlier Rex went out on a platform and lurched off the train! He rescued a prospector left for dead by his thieving partner. Following his trail, Rex bowls over the villain and recovers the stolen poke. "Hitchhiking", Rex is recognized and arrives in time for his award ceremony. And an old prospector reading about it in the desert knows Rex deserves it!

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Colonial Studios, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Colonial Studios, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in the Movies! (Fineline) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fineline

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35575

Entry created

  • 02/01/2008

Index completed

  • 19/09/2019

Last updated

  • 19/09/2019