(March 1956)

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

The Return of Mister Future; The Desert Island Batman; Secret of the Batmobile (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale
Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

The Return of Mister Future (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arnold Drake (pgs 1-7); Bill Finger (pgs 7-8)
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Jules Verne; Simak (villain, introduction); Simak's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Crooks steal a secret weapon created by author Jules Verne, so the Capred Crusaders travel back in time, bring Verne back to the present, and have him design a counter weapon that will nullify his deadly weapon.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time travel

Indexer Notes

First Arnold Drake story for DC.

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

The character Simak was possibly named for science-fiction writer Clifford Simak.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 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

Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky Biggs

The Desert Island Batman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Millionaire's Club [Thomas Thorpe; Homer Brandon; John Wiswell; Roy Long] (introduction for all); Voss (villain, introduction); Voss' gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Bruce takes a cruise on a yacht populated by millionaires because he suspects something will happen, and it does when a gang hijacks the ship and holds the millionaires captive on an island.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

[no title indexed] (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

Patrolman with Six Legs (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Mallory (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Secret of the Batmobile (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]; Vicki Vale; Vale's newspaper editor; John Blair; The Racer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Vicki Vale unwittingly discovers the true identity of the Batman without knowing it when she takes a photo of the Batmobile after it's engine was damaged.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Mister Future; The Desert Island Batman; Secret of the Batmobile
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Return of Mister Future
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet!
    Binky
  5. 4. The Desert Island Batman
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Patrolman with Six Legs
  8. 7. Secret of the Batmobile
    Batman and Robin
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