The Brave and the Bold #2

DC Comics

United States

Published
October-November 1955
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/12353

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Robert Kanigher (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Viking Prince) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([March 1956])
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Draw Bob Hope! (Art Instruction Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction Inc.
Characters
Bob Hope

Synopsis

Ad for an art correspondence school.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Sword of Attila! (The Golden Gladiator) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Golden Gladiator
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Golden Gladiator; Gorgo; Lucia; Cinna (villain); Attila (villain)

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Art
Russ Heath
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([March 1956])
The Sword of Attila!
 
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #99 ([September 1964?])
The Sword of Attila
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #3 (December 1988)
The Sword of Attila
From GCD
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #2 (October-November 1955)
Original
The Brave and the Bold 2, October-November 1955

Synopsis

The crafty Cinna sends Marcus on a suicide mission: to seize the sword of Attila the Hun who threatens Rome! Cinna's niece Lucia dresses as a soldier and joins him. Marcus dodges catapult fireballs but is captured. Vaulting atop Attila's giant victory drum, he fights with his iron armband to break and steal the Hun's sword - as Lucia arrives with getaway horses! Both are rewarded by the Emperor of Rome, but Cinna scowls.

Show/hide 3. The New Schwinn American (Schwinn Bicycles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Schwinn Bicycles

Synopsis

Ad for the Schwinn American bicycle made by Arnold, Schwinn & Company.

Show/hide 4. Buzzy Asks: "What Are You Getting Out of School?" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 5. The Threat of the Phantom Vikings! (The Viking Prince) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Thorvald (villain)

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([March 1956])
The Threat of the Phantom Vikings!
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #60 ([May 1967?])
The Threat of the Phantom Vikings
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #3 (December 1988)
The Threat of the Phantom Vikings
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #3 (December 1988)
 
United States
The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series) (June 2010)
Threat of the Phantom Vikings
From GCD
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #2 (October-November 1959)
 
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #2 (October-November 1955)

Synopsis

Jon, the amnesiac Viking Prince, trains villagers how to fight as an abandoned ship drifts into the bay. Jon investigates and is attacked by a shark! That night flames light up the village as the phantom ship drifts back. Jon finds the hold is packed with sharks and trap doors. His arch-enemy Thorvald attacks, but Jon mounts the dragon figurehead and leaps into battle. He bests Thorvald - but it's an impostor in a mask! Why does Thorvald seek Jon's destruction?

Show/hide 6. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Davy Crockett; Daniel Boone; Tomahawk

Credits

Art
John Prentice
Nick Cardy
Fred Ray
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

House ads for Frontier Fighters #1, Legends of Daniel Boone #1, and Tomahawk #35.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Laughing Arena) Comic story, 1 page

"That lions's a giant!"

Featuring

Feature
Laughing Arena
Genre
Humor
Characters
Maximus; Minimus

Credits

Script
Irwin Hasen
Art
Irwin Hasen
Letters
Irwin Hasen

Synopsis

More Roman arena humor as a man battles a lion.

Notes

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

Show/hide 8. The Wall around the Island Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Short article about Roman siege weapons.

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Knights of the Square Table) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Release those prisoners, Black Knight..."

Featuring

Feature
Knights of the Square Table
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Irwin Hasen
Art
Irwin Hasen
Letters
Irwin Hasen

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Brave and the Bold (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([June 1956])
Knights of the Square Table
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #47 ([March 1965?])
Untitled

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. "Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery (Winchester Roller Skates) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winchester Roller Skates
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Wings Winchester; Winnie Winchester

Synopsis

Ad for Winchester Roller Skates.

Show/hide 11. Knight for a Day! (The Silent Knight) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Silent Knight
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight; Sir Oswald Bane (villain); Celia; Sir Grot; Slasher; Sir Duncan

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Irv Novick
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Synopsis

Brian rescues a lady (seen in the previous story) as she falls in the moat of savage fish. Sir Bane departs, but sends a message that Brian must bring the Sun Ruby to a castle across the Forest Perilous. Brian is waylaid by brigands, but the hawk Slasher drives them off - and leads Brian to the secret grove where hangs the uniform of the Silent Knight. Dressed, Brian battles thugs across a bridge and even underwater, drops off the armor, and arrives at the castle, mission accomplished.

Show/hide 12. Daisy Gunbook Ready! (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Synopsis

Ad for the new Daisy Gunbook.

Show/hide 13. These 21 All-Occasion Greeting Cards Yours (Artistic Card Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Artistic Card Co.

Synopsis

Ad to recruit salespeople for greeting cards.

Show/hide 14. Hollywood Bride Walking Doll (Niresk Industries, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Niresk Industries, Inc.

Synopsis

Ad for an 18-inch doll with numerous outfits and a variety of hairstyles.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Tootsie Roll America's Facorite Candy (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Synopsis

Candy ad for Tootsie Roll, Tootse Pops and Tootsie Fudge.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35639

Entry created

  • 13/01/2008

Cover added

  • 04/09/2019

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019