(August 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 Costume of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Porkchops

Batman--Clown of Crime! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Tom Rayburn (scientist); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
During a tussle with the Joker, the pair step under and are bathed in "epsilon rays", which have the effect of transfering the personality on one person to that of the other.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batarang; Batmobile; Batplane; Epsilon Rays

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

According to Jerry Bails' "Who's Who", Moldoff did pencils only in 1953 on - much later, he will do pencils and inks. However, this story has all the earmarks of Moldoff inks, not Paris.

Paris inks verified by Craig Delich (November 2005).

In this issue, the reprinted story carries the title "The Joker Batman."

[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.

The Guardian of the Bat-Signal! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sgt. Harvey Hainer {introduction); the Lew Lakers Mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A long-time veteran of the Gotham City Police Department is about to be retired, when Batman suggests that he be put in charge of the Bat-Signal.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batman's belt radio; Batmobile; Batplane; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencil credit revised and verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously assigned to Sheldon Moldoff. Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman Whirly-word Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Wanted For Murder: Insect X (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

[no title indexed] (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
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The Costume of Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Twisty Rhodes (villain, introduction)
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Costume of Doom!
    Batman
  2. 1. Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. Batman--Clown of Crime!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  5. 4. The Guardian of the Bat-Signal!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman Whirly-word Game
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  8. 7. Wanted For Murder: Insect X
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. The Costume of Doom!
    Batman and Robin
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