(June 1954)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of 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 Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City! (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]; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

Act Your Age! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky Biggs

The Valley of the Giant Bees! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.66 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harry (villain, introduction); Slug (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo trail a gang of sugar thieves into a secluded jungle. A freak accident gives Batman an hallucination that the thieves are actually drones working for a race of giant bees!
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Indexer Notes

Most of this story is Batman's dream.

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

["What's the idea wearing a baseball glove?"] (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 Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.66 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]; Nancy Brooks (beauty queen); Diane Olson (beauty queen); Bobby Shaw (beauty queen); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); The Catwoman's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Selina enters a beauty contest and succeeds in preventing Batman from arresting her without proof of being the Catwoman. When she later succumbs to a strange illness, even Batman is baffled by the appearance of the Catwoman while Selina rests in a coma.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Bear + V = Brave (Table of Contents)

Annie Gram / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Maydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Reprints:

The Mechanized Mounties (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jack Mabely] (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

["My own tree."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[Who brought the first horses into the Far West?] (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.

Ten Nights of Fear! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Inspector Graybridge (Scotland Yard detective, introduction); Harry Shepherd (villain, introduction); Shepherd's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusader begins having horrible nightmares after getting his utility belt radio back from Scotland Yard, whom he had lent it to for inspection.
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Keywords:
belt radio; Gotham City; utility belt

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Act Your Age!
    Binky
  3. 2. The Valley of the Giant Bees!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["What's the idea wearing a baseball glove?"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. Bear + V = Brave
    Annie Gram
  7. 6. The Mechanized Mounties
  8. 7. ["My own tree."]
    Shorty
  9. 8. [Who brought the first horses into the Far West?]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. Ten Nights of Fear!
    Batman and Robin
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