The Brave and the Bold #27

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1959-January 1960
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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15388

Credits

Editing
Robert Kanigher, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Creature of Ghost Lake! (Task Force X; Suicide Squad) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Task Force X; Suicide Squad
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Rick Flag; Karin Grace; monster

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Suicide Squad: The Silver Age Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #1 ([September] 2016)
 
Suicide Squad: The Silver Age (DC, 2018 series) #[nn] ([March] 2018)

Notes

Cover pencils credit from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Draw Bob Hope! (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.
Characters
Bob Hope

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Ad, with response coupon, from Art Instruction, Inc.

Show/hide 2. The Creature of Ghost Lake! (Task Force X; Suicide Squad) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Task Force X; Suicide Squad
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Suicide Squad [Task Force X] [Colonel Rick Flag; Jess Bright; Dr. Hugh Evans; Karin Grace]; Dr. Mace; monster

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #18 ([May 1960?])
The Creature of Ghost Lake
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #54 ([October 1969])
Printed in
All Favourites Comic (K. G. Murray, 1960 series) #18 ([May 1960])
 
Suicide Squad: The Silver Age Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #1 ([September] 2016)
 
Suicide Squad: The Silver Age (DC, 2018 series) #[nn] ([March] 2018)

Synopsis

Dr. Duane is missing, apparently having created a formula that grows things to giant size. Headquarters fears that Dr. Duane has been captured by enemy agents, and orders Suicide Squad to investigate unofficially. The team books into a nearby resort so as to search surreptitiously. A giant monster seizes both Karin and a nuclear bomb being tested with a time device. Knocking the monster out with anesthetic the men free Karin, then tow the monster out to sea where the bomb explodes harmlessly. Suicide Squad regrets the monster's death, as they all surmise it was originally Dr. Duane.

Notes

Book-length story in four parts of 6, 6, 6, and 7 pages.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Zenith Company) Advertisement, 1 page

"Everything you need to enjoy stamp collecting..."

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Company

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the main story sequence. Ad, with order coupon, for stamps and supplies from Zenith Company.

Show/hide 4. The Atom Servant of Man Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
Scientists; doctors; farmers

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Synopsis

Various scientists around the world demonstrate uses of radio-isotopes.

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the main story sequence. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Even though published in 1959 -- before decolonization and before the height of the American Civil Rights battle -- non-white scientists are shown doing the work in their own countries across the globe.

Show/hide 5. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Hi-Power Binoculars"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

On the page between page 12 and page 13 of the main story sequence. Ad, with order coupon, for binoculars from Josely Co.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Given!"

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

On the page between page 12 and page 13 of the main story sequence. Ad, with response coupon, from Wilson Chemical Co.

Show/hide 7. The Menace of the Driver Ants! Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; nature

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset

Notes

On the page immediately following page 18 of the main story sequence. Description of driver ants and their habits.

Show/hide 8. Robot Bombs Over London! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; war

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 19 of the main story sequence. Description of V-1 bombs and the German attacks on London.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

"Do you want spending money?"

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad for Stephens Credit Sales.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

"New! 'Rocket Club' movie!"

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Writing
Brigadier General E. B. LeBailly, scripter
 
USAF, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for educational film from Daisy Manufacturing Company. Support letter from General LeBailly.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Body Building) Advertisement, 1 page

"How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!"

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Body Building
Characters
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Ernest Raines; Paul Lange; Larry Campbell; Jim Morgan

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for information from Jowett Institute of Body Building

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

"Send for new free shooting books!"

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for information from Daisy Manufacturing Company.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32947

Entry created

  • 01/08/2007

Cover added

  • 09/08/2022

Index completed

  • 09/08/2022

Last updated

  • 09/08/2022