(October-November 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Bride of Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Mortimer and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Bride of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Shah of Nairomi (introduction); Ali Khendun (introduction); Eloise Leach (introduction, magazine photographer); Joe (newspaper editor)
Synopsis:
When the Shah of a foreign nation wants Vicki as his wife, she gets out of it (or so she thinks) by announcing that she is secretly engaged to Batman!
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Matinoor Diamond

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Paris.

Oddity: in the 1st panel on page 2, the caption states that Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson are sitting at home listening to a radio announcement, then note the Bat-Signal in the sky. Dick says they need to change and head for Police HQ.....but if one looks closely, Dick is sitting there already in his yellow cape & black mask!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Give Your Pet All the Breaks! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Binky Biggs

The Batman of Yesterday! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Captain Lightfoot [Abel Adams] (introduction); Walter Fraley (villain, introduction); Hugo Vorney (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz.

Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously assigned to Charles Paris.

This is a time travel story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / 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:
Casey the Cop

Grand Jury (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.66 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

Batman--Gang Boss! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Lars Veking (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are escorting a prisoner transport when their plane crashes on what appears to be a deserted island. But the island is controlled by the murderous pirate Lars Veking, and Batman and Robin find unexpected brothers-in-arms in the form of the prisoners they are escorting. One by one, the prisoners use their criminal talents to help defeat Veking. Afterwards, the prisoners turn on Batman and Robin, who are forced to flee. The prisoners steal Veking's submarine and head for the mainland, only to find the Police waiting for them. Batman and Robin were stowaways in the torpedo tubes!
Reprints:
Keywords:
pirates; submarine

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Bride of Batman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Bride of Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  4. 3. Give Your Pet All the Breaks!
    Binky
  5. 4. The Batman of Yesterday!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Grand Jury
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  9. 8. Batman--Gang Boss!
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
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