(February-March 1953)

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 (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Winslow Mortimer (Batman and Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Winslow Mortimer (Batman and Robin figures); Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gorilla Boss [George "Boss" Dyke]

Indexer Notes

Cover is based on splash page for third story in this issue.

Inker revision to Paris confirmed by Craig Delich (November 2005). Inker previously given as Stan Kaye.

Batman and Robin figure pencils and inks confirmed by Mortimer.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Holiday Spirit! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Outlaw Town, U.S.A.! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Jenko Brothers (villain, introduction); residents of Outlaw Town (villains, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit by O'Hearn.

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

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["Another goal!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Mel Hughes; Charley Denver; Mr. Roulette [Rigger Sims] (villain, introduction); "Soup" Drews (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Roulette has been gambling with his life but Batman and Robin try to stop him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["Pick up Spike Kelly"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Stone Walls and Iron Bars (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Dad, my principal sent this note home to you"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gorilla Boss [George "Boss" Dyke] (villain, introduction, death); Doctor Willard (villain); Dyke's gang [Gopher; Horton]
Synopsis:
Boss Dyke is executed in the gas chambers for his crimes, and his body is taken to a doctor who transplants the criminal's brain into that of a large gorilla. The gorilla communicates to the doctor that after he and his gang have secured needed funds, he wants his brain then tranplanted into that of the Batman, and Batman's bran put into the gorilla. Then the Police will unknowingly kill the Batman!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Gotham City; Gotham Hospital

Indexer Notes

Schwartz retained the splash to this story.

Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Stan Kaye.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Holiday Spirit!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Outlaw Town, U.S.A.!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["Another goal!"]
    Little Pete
  5. 4. Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. ["Pick up Spike Kelly"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Stone Walls and Iron Bars
  8. 7. ["Dad, my principal sent this note home to you"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
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