(December 1952)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

How to Be the Batman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Winslow Mortimer
Inks:
Winslow Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Keywords:
Utility Belt

How to Be the Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures) (signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin re-cap); Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-cap); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, flashback, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, flashback, death); Commissioner James Gordon; Joe Chill (villain, flashback); Dr. Sampson (villain)
Synopsis:
A scientist named Dr. Sampson uses an amnesia gas on Batman, blotting out his memory of who he is, and Robin desperately tries everything in his power to restore it before Sampson's mob rules Gotham City.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Utility Belt

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified to Craig Delich by Schwartz.

UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Winslow Mortimer
Inks:
Winslow Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

The Man With the Life Ray (Table of Contents)

Impossible -- But True / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Whistling Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Joseph Macklin]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Robotman's Robot! (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Certa?
Inks:
Joe Certa?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; military

Mission With the Mounties! (Table of Contents)

Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pow-Wow Smith

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. How to Be the Batman
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. How to Be the Batman!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Man With the Life Ray
    Impossible -- But True
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. Whistling Murder
  7. 6. Robotman's Robot!
    Robotman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. Mission With the Mounties!
    Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner