(February 1954)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
Eight times yearly - monthly except Jan., May, July and Nov.
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

Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Charles Ford; John Fields Benson; Tarando; Chicago Al Garver; John Fields Benson (a clown); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (villain)
Synopsis:
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

1st Earth-1 appearance of Two-Face.

["Waiter, let me see the menu!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / 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:
Shorty
Reprints:

The Best Present of All! (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:
teen
Characters:
Binky Biggs

["Vic, this fellow Bill has signs up all over town"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic
Reprints:

The Boy Wonder Confesses! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Marcia (fellow student of Grayson's); Mr. Camera (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Dick is late to school one morning, he is asked by his teacher why....and he tells them that he was out catching a crook as Robin the Boy Wonder.....then goes outside and proves it!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

[In what part of our country does it rain the most?] (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:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Cruelest Racket in the World (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as J. E. Melrose] (credited)]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

["Come quickly! Two men are fighting down the street!"] (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
Reprints:

The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Thomas Melzer [aka Melver] (art collector, introduction); The Phantom Bandit ["Muggsy" Morton] (villain, introduction); Morton's un-named assistant (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Mystified by the crimes of the Phantom Bandit, who can break into even the most secure vault, Vivki Vale and the Caped Crusaders believe they know just who the bandit really is.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang. Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Charles Paris. Writer credit taken from Woolfolk's payment records (http://martinohearn.blogspot.com) - prior indexer thought Bill Finger wrote this.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. ["Waiter, let me see the menu!"]
    Shorty
  4. 3. The Best Present of All!
    Binky
  5. 4. ["Vic, this fellow Bill has signs up all over town"]
    Varsity Vic
  6. 5. The Boy Wonder Confesses!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [In what part of our country does it rain the most?]
    Quick Quiz
  8. 7. The Cruelest Racket in the World
  9. 8. ["Come quickly! Two men are fighting down the street!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
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