(October 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Ballad of Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sam Strong
Keywords:
Batmobile; guitars; singing

Indexer Notes

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

The Guardian of 100 Cities! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon
Job Number:
N-979

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Roger Stanton (former actor, introduction); Shag Darnell (villain, introduction); Shag's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Famed replica artifacts from various movie sets, located in a field not far from Hollywood, serve as the stage as a hideout for escaped convict Shag Darnell and his thugs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eiffel Tower; The Sphinx

Indexer Notes

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

["Hi, Jane"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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; teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

What Are You Getting Out of School? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy Brown

The Bat-Train (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Wires Welkin (villain, introduction, death in flashback); Welkin's gang [Slann; Wilden; Bloss] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman takes a mobile Bat-Cave on the road by special train, but is mystified why a gang of crooks seeks to steal one particular trophy of his: a spool of recording wire.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["H'lo, Captain"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.66 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:

["My, it's a nice day!"] (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

Suspects Wanted (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

The Ballad of Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 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]; Sam Strong (singer, introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (voice only); John Martin (TV producer, introduction); Whitey (villain, introduction); other un-named thugs (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A balladeer comes to Gotham City to sing the praises of Batman in verse, but it backfires when his songs tip off crooks wanting to commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmarine; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ballad of Batman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Guardian of 100 Cities!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["Hi, Jane"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  4. 3. What Are You Getting Out of School?
    Buzzy
  5. 4. The Bat-Train
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. ["H'lo, Captain"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. ["My, it's a nice day!"]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Suspects Wanted
  9. 8. The Ballad of Batman
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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