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

The Phantom of the Bat-Cave! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin (image)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit confirmed by Win Mortimer.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Golden Eggs! (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]; Commisioner James Gordon; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman must stop the Fowl Felon's latest crime spree, which is based on the type of birds hatched from eggs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

This is the Penguin's first Earth-1 appearance.

[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

Batman--Frontier Marshall (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]; Professor Carter Nichols; Jack Farr (newspaper reporter); Seward Small (stagecoach company owner); Bat Masterson; Pecos Pete (villain); Harris Harper (villain); Gila Bill (villain)
Synopsis:
Attempting to refute a newspaper article from the frontier days that claims he once used a gun, Batman travels back in time to investigate the article in more depth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Plains City; time-travel story

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

It's Fun to Belong! (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 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

Legal Lawbreakers (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

The Phantom of the Bat-Cave! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Pardu; The Society of Magicians; The Joker (villain, image only); The Penguin (villain, image only); Pardu (villain, masked magician); Pardu's partners (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman is puzzled when a trophy from a case he just completed disappears and is replaced by another item....right in the confines of the Bat-Cave. When this happens again and again, Batman fears the worst: a crook has discovered the location of the Bat-Cave!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Statue of Liberty; The Society of Magicians

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Phantom of the Bat-Cave!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Golden Eggs!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Batman--Frontier Marshall
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. It's Fun to Belong!
    Binky
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  7. 6. Legal Lawbreakers
  8. 7. The Phantom of the Bat-Cave!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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