(December 1955)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

When Batman Was Robin! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

When Batman Was Robin (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Robin]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harvey Harris (detective, introduction, death); Mr. Bellew (famous clock collector); Mr. Van Marden (colored glass collector); A. C. Garritt (collector of "famous firsts"); Arthur Mellen (villain, wealthy collector of big ship models)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne receives a disturbing parcel in the mail: a Robin costume that he once wore as a youth when he was studying how to be a detective from the famed Harvey Harris.......the man who obviously knows that Batman is Bruce Wayne!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Bell Clothing Company; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

The origin of the Robin costume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Roy Raymond -- Super Athlete! (Table of Contents)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

How a Nation is Born (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Sleuth on the Sawdust Trail (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as John Mallon]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Case of the Magic Baseball (Table of Contents)

John Jones Manhunter From Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'Onn J'Onzz]; Trigger Tom Taylor; Brad Devon; Big Bob Michaels; Lt. Saunders
Synopsis:
Brad Devon and his mob try to blackmail a rookie pitcher to throw his first major-league game.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

Script attributed by Rich Morrissey to Jack Miller. Current credit is from Showcase presents the Martian Manhunter vol 1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When Batman Was Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. When Batman Was Robin
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Roy Raymond -- Super Athlete!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  5. 4. How a Nation is Born
  6. 5. Sleuth on the Sawdust Trail
  7. 6. The Case of the Magic Baseball
    John Jones Manhunter From Mars
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