(March 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

The Flying Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

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

The Flying Batman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The bird-men (introduction for all); Sandago Gravio (introduction); Baron Gravio (villain, introduction); Count Gravio (villain, introduction); Rico Gravio (villain, introduction); the Gravio Clan (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are rendered unconscious by a sting from a strange winged man, only to awake in a weird city inhabited by winged men, who want to operate on Batman to give him wings in order to track down desperate felons.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; belt radios; Lost Valley of the Bird-Men

Indexer Notes

Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005). Credit previously given to Sheldon Moldoff. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (Writer 'A', possibly David Vern)
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lew Farnum (villain, introduction); "Doc" Brice (villain, introduction); Pepper Nolan (villain, introduction); Pete (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Start the Day Off Right (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy
Keywords:
information

[no title indexed] (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:
teen; humor

Patrolman! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Cop-Artist (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Mabely (Jack Miller?)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Olympic Games of Crime! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Villains: Dimples Drew (villain, introduction); Swing Smeldin (villain, introduction); Lefty Lanning (villain, introduction); Frisco Jack (villain, introduction); Fingers Fenton (villain, introduction); Gunner Shand (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Craig Delich.

Casey the Cop (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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flying Batman!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Flying Batman
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Start the Day Off Right
    Buzzy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Varsity Vic
  6. 5. Patrolman!
  7. 6. Cop-Artist
  8. 7. The Olympic Games of Crime!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. Casey the Cop
    Casey the Cop
This issue was most recently modified by:
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