(December 1954)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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 Son of Batman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer; Sheldon Moldoff (figure of boy)
Inks:
Win Mortimer; Charles Paris (figure of boy)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp; Pat Gordon (word balloon letters)

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

Indexer Notes

Tommy Wilson figure and word balloon in foreground taken from splash page of "The Son of Batman" story this issue.

Schnapp's letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Mystery of the Four Batmen! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Veering (villain, fake archaeologist); Horace Hubert (villain, fake pottery businessman); Professor Egbert Smills (fake orthinologist); Duke Walling (villain); Lefty Lingard (villain, fake pro baseball player)
Synopsis:
The Batman and Robin board a cruise ship at sea, the Vardonic, in order to track down an accomplish of a gang operating in Gotham City. The list of suspects includes four "Batmen"!
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Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Plane; Gotham City; Varonic

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Penciler credit verified by Dick Sprang.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

["We're too far back!"] (Table of Contents)

Movie Mirth / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
non-fiction
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Three Letters To Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Queen of Mundovia
Synopsis:
When loot from a crime mysteriously disappears, a series of letters arrive to the Caped Crusaders, and Robin succeeds in tracking down the letter writer: Batman himself!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

["I volunteer for the Police Band - and look what I get - a tuba!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / 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:
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 7/15/2011)

["Mom asked me to mail this!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / 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:
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 7/15/2011)

The Case of the Harmless Crackpots (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Joe Maloney (Jack Miller ?)

Colorist creddit by Craig Delich.

The Son of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Ed Wilson]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Ed Wilson (introduction, ex-con); Tommy Wilson (introduction, Ed's son); Big Jim Garver (villain, introduction); Garver's gang [Tipper; others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While impersonating Batman to impress his son, ex-con Ed Wilson is shot and gravely wounded. To protect Tommy, his son, and his father's image, Batman impersonates Wilson and eventually saves the boy from the Garver gang.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Son of Batman
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Mystery of the Four Batmen!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["We're too far back!"]
    Movie Mirth
  4. 3. Three Letters To Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. ["I volunteer for the Police Band - and look what I get - a tuba!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. ["Mom asked me to mail this!"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. The Case of the Harmless Crackpots
  8. 7. The Son of Batman!
    Batman and Robin
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