(March 1955)

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.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Adventures of Batboy! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batboy [Midge Merrill]

Indexer Notes

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

The Web of Doom! (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; Dr. Peter Driscoll (introduction); Tom Bailey (introduction); Brad Carter (introduction); Paul Wade (introduction); un-named killer (villain, introduction); Mitch Rollins (villain, introduction); Joe Tyler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dr. Peter Driscoll suffers from amnesia and cannot remember where he dropped a parcel with deadly microbes. Batman and Robin hopes to jog his memory by confronting him with three prisoners who served as his test subjects during the microbe research. But finding these men proves to be no easy matter: the first one stands accused of murder, the second one has gone legit and the third one is on the run.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[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

City of Fantasy! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 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]; Dr. Frank Bolton (introduction); Parker (villain, introduction); Joe (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction); Al (villain, introduction); Charlie (vbillain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dr. Frank Bolton has invented an "illusion ray", but his assistant Parker steals it and partners up with gangsters in order to distort people's vision and commit crimes. At first, Batman and Robin are helpless, until they learn to rely on hearing and radar instead of vision.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Illusion Ray

Indexer Notes

Writer and penciler credits verified by Sprang.

Inker revision from Sheldon Moldoff to Sprang verified by Craig Delich (November 2005).

Your United Nations at Work! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

not a reprint of PSA for December 1950

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka

Scientists With Badges (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Marlowe (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Adventures of Batboy! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); Batboy [Midge Merrill] (introduction); Tapper Nolan (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Adventures of Batboy!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Web of Doom!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. City of Fantasy!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Your United Nations at Work!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Professor Eureka
  7. 6. Scientists With Badges
  8. 7. The Adventures of Batboy!
    Batman and Robin
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