(May 1956)

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

Batman, Junior! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (see Notes this issue)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (photo); Batman, Junior [John Vance] (photo); Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Joe Desris credits pencils on this cover to Sheldon Moldoff, however, art does appear to be Swan to a number of others, including noted art identifier, Craig Delich.

Batman, Junior (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman, Junior [John Vance] (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (supporting); Birrel Binter (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Batman doesn't allow Robin to come with him on a case, he's hurt, but more so when he accidently discovers a photo of the Caped Crusader with a younger version of himself, taken years before there was a Robin, and that person, now a grown man, has returned to Gotham City.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batarang; Batmobile

["Hey, pull over to the curb!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug
Reprints:

Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

The Mystery of the Brain-Exchanger (Table of Contents)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Professor Abner Bean; Harvey Crow (villain)

["I own this cow, but how can I explain the law to her?"] (Table of Contents)

Strange Laws / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Manhunting in Miniature (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jed Maxwell]
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Thief Who Had Super Powers! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Kashdan ?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; John Jones] (origin); unnamed Martian criminal (intro, villain); Professor Erdel (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
An unnamed criminal escapes from Mars and lands on Earth. He offers Jones his Guard Belt which can transport him back to Mars, but Jones refuses because the criminal would escape.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes 6/09. Jones uses telescopic Martian eyesight and super-hearing. The Martian villain uses super-strength.

["Stop! You Thief!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman, Junior!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Batman, Junior
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. ["Hey, pull over to the curb!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  4. 3. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Brain-Exchanger
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  6. 5. ["I own this cow, but how can I explain the law to her?"]
    Strange Laws
  7. 6. Manhunting in Miniature
  8. 7. The Thief Who Had Super Powers!
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  9. 8. ["Stop! You Thief!"]
    Casey the Cop
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