The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #27

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1956
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/12790

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Mystery of the Midget Sub! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Gil Kane
Colours
Jack Adler

Notes

Cover pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (29 August 2007). Colors credit from Keith Chandler via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7804)

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Honor House Products Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Mystery of the Midget Sub! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Adventure; animal

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([November 1956])
Mystery of the Midget Sub!
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1957-58 (1958)
Mystery of the Midget Sub

Synopsis

At sea, Rex, Major Dennis, and Danny witness (another) atom bomb test. Major Dennis dives to check underwater effects - but doesn't surface! Danny and Rex dive, battle a shark and manta ray, and spot a midget sub near a shipwreck. Wreckers sank the ship for a fortune in pearls. But Rex's leap knocks them sprawling. "You certainly cleaned up that crime wave!"

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Zenith Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. "Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery (Winchester Roller Skates) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winchester Roller Skates
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 6. Feathered Pets! Cartoon, 1 page
Show/hide 7. A Whistle for Bobo! (Detective Chimp) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Detective Chimp
Genre
Animal; detective-mystery

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Carmine Infantino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 ([November 1956])
A Whistle for Bobo!
 
United States
Tarzan (DC, 1972 series) #234 (December 1974-January 1975)
A Whistle For Bobo

Synopsis

Bobo is driving the Sheriff nuts with his cereal-box whistle, so Sheriff makes Bobo a traffic cop. Tweeting too much, Bobo locks up traffic, then spots stolen loot in a getaway car! He follows on his bike, then hides in brush and mimics an entire police force with his whistle until the Sheriff arrives to nab the bad guys. Bobo's reward? More whistles!

Show/hide 8. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Though we briefly credited Wayne Boring with the Superman figures, due to an error report from Keith Chandler, the consensus of the members of the GCD Main list was that Mortimer was swiping or imitating Boring.

Show/hide 9. How Long Do Animals Live? Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal
Show/hide 10. Dogdom's Swiftest Hunters Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. Track of the Phantom Cat! (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

On a bus tour of the West, Danny and Rex spot a cattle stampede. Rex turns the leader and saves the herd. The rancher is grateful, but a panther spooked the herd. Rex takes off tracking. He falls into quicksand, but pulls out with a dangling branch. He spills an avalanche on the panther, then pulls it to safety - and it licks Rex! When lightning stampedes the herd, the panther even helps. A newspaper ad for a "lost panther" brings the owner, who raised the cat from a kitten. And Rex's reward is - his very own panther kitten!

Show/hide 12. Kings of the Wild (Showcase) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Showcase
Genre
Adventure

Synopsis

Ad for Showcase #2, "Kings of the Wild" (animal stories).

Show/hide 13. Giants of the Animal Kingdom! Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #5 (March-April 1961)
Giants of the Animal Kingdom!
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Davy to the Rescue! (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as R. T.]

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22752

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