The Brave and the Bold #8

Published
September 1956
Page count
24
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (200mm x 280mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/823671

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Duel of the Double Identities! (The Silent Knight) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Silent Knight
Genre
Adventure; historical

Credits

Art
Irv Novick, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Robert Kanigher, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #7 (August-September 1956)
Duel of the Double Identities!
Show/hide 1. The Duel of the Double Identities! (The Silent Knight) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Silent Knight
Genre
Adventure; historical

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Robert Kanigher, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #7 (August-September 1956)
The Duel of the Double Identities!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #6 ([July 1958?])
The Duel of the Double Identities
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #46 ([January 1965])
The Duel of the Double Identities

Synopsis

Sir Edwin has made a prisoner of the Silent Knight - while Squire Brian (SK's secret identity) watches! No, it's just a dummy, but Edwin vows to make the SK talk. Brian dons the SK's garb to escort Lady Celia through the forest, but is ambushed. Slashing aside arrows with his sword, he routs the ambushers. Entering the castle, he sees a fake SK and defeats him, then dives into the moat! To his death? No, for that night at supper, the "fake" SK arrives - and is the real thing, so sends Sir Edwin running in terror!

Notes

The original printing of this story was eight pages. The final four pages have been edited and combined into two pages.

Show/hide 2. Invasion of the Sea Eagles! (The Viking Prince) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art [signed]
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Robert Kanigher, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #7 (August-September 1956)
Invasion of the Sea Eagles
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #98 ([December 1964])
Invasion of the Sea Eagles
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #2 (November 1988)
Invasion of the Sea Eagles
 
United States
The Viking Prince (DC, 2010 series) (June 2010)
Invasion of the Sea Eagles

Synopsis

Fishing, Jon and Gunnda are attacked by huge savage eagles! They're destroying nets and starving villages everywhere. And the eagles fly over and drop boulders! Gunnda climbs a mountain for a healing herb and is carried off. Jon goes to sea prepared. He wears water skis and loops a rope over the attacking eagles, and is ferried to their castle - Baron Thorvald's! Hiding in a net of salmon, Jon invades the castle, grabs Gunnda, and leaps - to snag the ropes dangled by the eagles and soar to safety.

Show/hide 3. The Battle of the Kites! (Robin Hood [DC]) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin Hood [DC]
Genre
Adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Sheriff of Nottingham; Prince John; King Richard I

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art [signed]
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Robert Kanigher, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #6 (June-July 1956)
The Battle of the Kites!
Also printed
United States
DC Special (DC, 1975 series) #22 (June-July 1976)
The Battle of the Kites!
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #3 (December 1988)
The Battle of the Kites

Synopsis

Robin tracks a dangerous boar only to find it's armored and a trap set by Prince John! Captured, Robin is thrown in an arena but escapes by riding the boar through a palisade. Yet he spots King Richard's kerchief fluttering from a castle tower! By morning, Robin's men fly box kites all around the castle - and Robin rides one to rescue the king!

Show/hide 4. How to Succeed at Music (The Sampson School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Sampson School of Music

Notes

A copy of this issue has a handwritten note on the back cover: 'Mastercraft Show bag, 1957'. Mastercraft was a popular sweets company at the time.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41028

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