Sugar and Spike

Publisher: DC
Publication Dates: April-May 1956 – October-November 1971
Number of Issues Published: 98 (#1 – #98)
Color: color
Dimensions: standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock: glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding: saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series
Publication Type: magazine

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Sugar and Spike is an American comic book series published by DC Comics from 1956 through 1971, named after its main protagonists. The series was created, written, and drawn by Sheldon Mayer.

The series was launched in 1956 along with another Sheldon Mayer creation The Three Mouseketeers. The Sugar & Spike series had 98 issues published in the United States through 1971, when due to Mayer’s failing eyesight that limited his drawing ability, the series was canceled. Later, after cataract surgery restored his eyesight, Mayer returned to writing and drawing Sugar and Spike stories, continuing to do so until his death in 1991; these stories appeared in overseas markets and only a few have been reprinted in the United States. The American reprints appeared in the digest sized comics series The Best of DC #29, 41, 47, 58, 65, and 68. In 1992, Sugar and Spike #99 was published as part of the DC Silver Age Classics series; this featured two previously unpublished stories by Mayer. DC Comics writer and executive Paul Levitz has described Sugar and Spike as being “Mayer’s most charming and enduring creation”. Novelist and Sandman creator Neil Gaiman has stated “Sheldon Mayer’s Sugar and
Spike series…is the most charming thing I’ve ever seen in comics.”















Best of DC 29,47,68 DC silver age classics 99


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