The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #5

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1952
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/9895

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Wanted - One P.O.W.! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Animal

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sy Barry
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 1. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety! (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Wanted -- One P.O.W.! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Animal; war

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sy Barry
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

In Europe in WW 2, a tank expert has been captured and sent to a POW camp for torture. Lt. Dennis and Rex get themselves captured deliberately. Once in the camp, Rex helps Dennis and the Colonel sneak out of barracks, pose as a traveling clowns, and even put on a show before they snatch a truck and race to freedom. Rex receives a Silver Star for his actions!

Show/hide 3. Explosive Action! (Our Army at War; All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Our Army at War; All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
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Show/hide 4. The Saga of Leapin' Lena! Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Animal; crime

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

Lou Palmer and Leapin' Lena, a kangaroo, were stage stars until vaudeville faded. They opt for the Old Actor's Home, but "pets" are banned, so they wash dishes. Robbers rob the restaurant. Lena boxes them silly, then pursues their getaway car and jumps atop so it crashes. A TV exec offers them a TV show, and Lou and Lena are hits again! They even sent a fat check to the Old Actor's Home so pets can be attend.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
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Show/hide 6. The K-9 Corps (Canine Corner) Cartoon, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Canine Corner
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Golly, he's good!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble
Genre
Children

Credits

Script
?
Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Scrambled Squares) Activity, 0.5 pages

"I'm a boxer!"

Featuring

Feature
Scrambled Squares

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 9. Hounds 'Round the World Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

Author
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. The Dog-Napers of Ridge Park! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Animal; crime

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sy Barry
Colours
?
Letters
?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #60 ([May 1961])
The Dog-Nappers of Ridge Park!

Synopsis

A Cocker Spaniel, Beauty, pretty but a "show-off", stays with the Dennises for a week. She and Rex play, but dog-nappers cosh Rex and carry her off for ransom. Rex follows, vaults fences, trips locks, bites guns, and pins the crooks until police arrive. He even lets courageous Beauty eat out of his special dish.

Show/hide 11. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Can You Find 5 Dogs? (Play "Boxes") Activity, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Play "Boxes"

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Necco) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Necco

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
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Letters
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Show/hide 14. Tahl-Tan Bear Dog (Dog Data) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dog Data
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 73495

Entry created

  • 11/12/2020

Cover added

  • 11/12/2020

Index completed

  • 11/12/2020