The Brave and the Bold #23

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 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/14959

Credits

Editing
Robert Kanigher

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Jack Adler (wash)
Letters
Ira Schnapp (and logo design)
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Reprint history

Adapted
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #13 ([September 1959?])
Thunderous Tales of the Mystic Northland!
 (Redrawn or re-inked)

Notes

1) Kubert's cover credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (27 January 2008). Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission. 2) Viking Prince becomes the solo feature.

Show/hide 1. Toys! Tricks! Surprises! Galore (Honor House Products Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Co.

Synopsis

Ads for various gags and gadgets.

Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; The Mute Bard; Torgo the Dragon King (villain); King Harold (mentioned)

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #13 ([September 1959?])
Origin of the Viking Prince
 
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #13 ([September 1959?])
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #115 (October-November 1974)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #120 ([May 1975?])
Origin of the Viking Prince
 
United States
The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series) (June 2010)
Origin of the Viking Prince
From GCD
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #23 (April-May 1959)

Synopsis

Another new direction. No more Twelve Tasks of Thor to regain his kingdom, no more Gunnda... King Rikk, the Storm Cloud, raids England and trains teenage Jon to be his successor. He's also betrothed to Princess Asa, and they hate each other. But the Mute Bard draws sinister visions from the smoke of dragon ships, cages, and weeping...

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"There was a weight lifter named Lane..."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Synopsis

Candy ad.

Show/hide 4. The Flash #106 (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash; Pied piper

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

House ad for The Flash #106.

Show/hide 5. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. [Origin of the Viking Prince!] Part 2 (The Viking Prince) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; Torgo the Dragon King (villain)

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

Jon trains hard, fishing by hand, fighting blindfolded. Asa eschews womanly tasks to be a Viking Maiden. Then King Rikk's ship wrecks on rocks and is captured. Jon and the Bard escape by water. They crawl ashore and Jon infiltrates the castle. His father is held in a cage, Asa a captive. Jon battles them all, pulls down a canopy and defeats Torgo. They sail for home, wondering about "startling adventures we shall see..."

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"There once was an archer named Park..."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Synopsis

Candy ad.

Show/hide 8. Famous Sailing Ships throughout the World! Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Show/hide 9. Knight's Castle Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. The Figurehead of the Burning Sea! (The Viking Prince) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Viking Prince
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince; Princess Asa; King Harold; Jarl Eric the Axe (villain)

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #15 ([September 1959?])
The Figurehead of the Burning Sea
 
Australia
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #15 ([September 1959?])
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #113 (June-July 1974)
The Figurehead of the Burning Sea!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #111 ([August 1974?])
The Figurehead of the Burning Sea
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #111 ([August 1974?])
 
Australia
Savage Tales (Murray, 1982 series) #2 (1983)
The Figurehead of the Burning Sea!
 
United States
The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series) (June 2010)
Figurehead of the Burning Sea
From GCD
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #23 (April-May 1959)

Synopsis

While at her father's castle with Prince Jon, Asa vanishes into thin air. Jarl Eric, brother of the Dragon King, imprisoned her spirit in a wooden figurehead. Jon sets off to rescue her. He hauls her wooden form up in a net, but is captured. He must fight Jarl Eric wearing a hood, then escapes to his boat with the figurehead as a volcano sets the sea afire. Jon sacrifices his drinking water to save the wooden figurehead - and she returns to life! Fleeing, they skirt a maelstrom and Eric's ship sinks. Back in Asa's kingdom, Jon is rewarded with a kiss!

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"There once was a rocket-ship ace..."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge
Show/hide 12. Free! Rare Combination - Giant Collection (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Synopsis

Ad for stamps from the various countries in the British Empire.

Show/hide 13. 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 14. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Jowett Instiute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Instiute of Physical Training
Characters
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Jim Norman

Credits

Art
? (photo)

Synopsis

Body-building ad.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Synopsis

Ad to recruit salespeople for flower and vegetable seeds.

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

  • 36853

Entry created

  • 05/07/2008

Cover added

  • 25/04/2010

Index completed

  • 10/09/2019

Last updated

  • 10/09/2019