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Brave and the Bold 1

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1

Cover Date: August-September 1955
Cover Price: $0.10

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Cover Credits:
Art: Russ Heath, Joe Kubert, Irv Novick


Story: "The Thunder of the Chariots!" (8 Pages)

Credits:

StoryEd Herron
ArtRuss Heath
LetteringGaspar Saladino
EditingRobert Kanigher

Feature Character(s):

Golden Gladiator (first appearance; a sheepherder who is framed for a botched assassination; wins his freedom and the pure gold Golden Gladiator helmet)

Villain(s):

Cinna (first appearance; a traitorous guard)
Caius (first appearance; a sadistic gladiator)

Other Character(s):

Praetor Clodius Crassus
Lucia (first appearance; Cinna's niece)

Location(s):

Rome (during the height of the Roman Empire)

Story Reprinted in:

DC Special #12 (May-June 1971)
The Best of the Brave and the Bold #1 (October 1988)


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Second Story: "Battle for the Dragon Ship!" (8 Pages)

Credits:

StoryRobert Kanigher
ArtJoe Kubert
EditingRobert Kanigher

Feature Character(s):

Viking Prince (Prince Jon; first appearance; an amnesiac who is adopted by a tribe of Norsemen)

Supporting Character(s):

Gunnda (first appearance; Capt. Olaf's daughter)
Captain Olaf (first appearance; finds Jon floating in a boat, adopts him)

Villain(s):

Sardluk (first appearance; a spy)
Thorvald (first appearance; for some reason wants to kill Jon)

Location(s):

Norway (in the 10th Century)

Comment(s):

This story begins in 964 AD.

Story Reprinted in:

DC Special #12 (May-June 1971)
The Best of the Brave and the Bold #1 (October 1988)
The Viking Prince (June 2010)


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Third Story: "Duel in Forest Perilous!" (8 Pages)

Credits:

StoryRobert Kanigher
ArtIrv Novick
LetteringGaspar Saladino
EditingRobert Kanigher

Feature Character(s):

Silent Knight (Brian Kent; first appearance; a squire who dons a suit of sparkling white armor; revealed to be an incarnation of Hawkman)

Supporting Character(s):

Lady Celia (first appearance; later revealed to be an incarnation of Hawkgirl)
Slasher

Villain(s):

Sir Oswald Bane (first appearance; later revealed to be an incarnation of Hath-Set)

Location(s):

Forest Perilous
Greystone Castle

Story Reprinted in:

DC Special #12 (May-June 1971)


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