(October-November 1952)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Joker's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (images)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Utility belt

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

What Do You Know about Other People? (Table of Contents)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; teen
Characters:
Binky Biggs; Cosette; Allergy Biggs; Lucy Biggs; Mr. Biggs; Mrs. Biggs
Synopsis:
An exchange student from France who has been living with Binky's family teaches them a lesson about how people from other cultures see each other.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Published in cooperation with leading national social welfare and youth-serving organizations.

Guns For Hire! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Renter [Dr. Hagen] (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Paris.

["Hmm, there goes Slippery Sam!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop; Slippery Sam (villain)

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira; Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Ruben Moreira; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Phantom Stranger
Synopsis:
House ad for current issues of House of Mystery and The Phantom Stranger.

Vicki Vale's Secret! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Keys Bennett (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[What is the world's leading occupation?] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo

Genre:
non-fiction

["The phone always rings when I'm in the shower!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 2011-7-11)

Finger Print Forgeries (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Joker's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Charlie Chaplin (image); Oliver Hardy (image); Stan Laurel (image); Will Rogers (image); The Joker (villain); the Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
When the Joker's seemingly easy capture of the Caped Crusaders goes terribly wrong when Batman springs a surprise on him using his utility belt, the Crime Clown decides to outdo the Batman with his own utility belt!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Here's Explosive Adventure in 2 More Great Magazines! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick; Gil Kane
Inks:
Irv Novick; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
House ad for current issues of All-American Men of War and Our Army at War.

["I have the examination papers all marked"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title, first line and reprint data from Arthur Lortie (August 2006).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Joker's Utility Belt!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. What Do You Know about Other People?
    Binky
  3. 2. Guns For Hire!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Hmm, there goes Slippery Sam!"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Vicki Vale's Secret!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [What is the world's leading occupation?]
    Quick Quiz
  8. 7. ["The phone always rings when I'm in the shower!"]
    Varsity Vic
  9. 8. Finger Print Forgeries
  10. 9. The Joker's Utility Belt!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. Here's Explosive Adventure in 2 More Great Magazines!
    DC Comics
  12. 11. ["I have the examination papers all marked"]
    Professor Eureka
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