(April 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 Testing of Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker credit confirmed by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Duplicate Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Bill Elder ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Harry Larson [also as Batman] (introduction, ex-con, death); Fish Frye (villain, introduction); Frye's gang [Gimlet Hawkins; others un-named] (villains, introduction for all); The Carter Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
When Batman crashes in the Batplane in a remote mountainous area, crooks learn of it and hire an ex-con and Bruce Wayne look-alike to pose as Batman while they loot Gotham City.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit revised to Elder ? by Craig Delich, previously given to Charles Paris.

[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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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:
Jerry the Jitterbug

Special Brotherhood Week (2/21-28) Quiz (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buzzy Brown

The Deep-Sea Diver Mystery! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Bill Elder ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commisioner James Gordon; Ringo (villain, introduction); Ringo's mob (villains, introduction for all); Big Jim's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman has to solve the mystery of a man in diving gear who is murdered outside Commissioner Gordon's home, and who leaves the Caped Crusader just two whispered clues to his death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang, and inker credit revised to Elder ? by Craig Delich, previously given to Charles Paris.

[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

Bedloe Street Beat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Testing of Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Thorson (a psychologist, introduction); Hatchet Marley (villain, introduction); Marley's gang (villains, introduction for all); Dr. Rinely (villain, introduction); The Gulden Mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman agrees to help a psychologist with some of his experiments, but a crime boss learns of this and replaces the psychologist with a phony, captures the Dynamic Duo and puts them through a series of horrific tests while the gang seeks to rob the Gotham Mint.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Testing of Batman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Duplicate Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. Special Brotherhood Week (2/21-28) Quiz
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Deep-Sea Diver Mystery!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Bedloe Street Beat
  9. 8. The Testing of Batman!
    Batman and Robin
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  • Per Sandell
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