(September 1956)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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 (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

The First Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Dr. Thomas Wayne]; Lew Moxon
Reprints:

The First Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin re-cap); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Thomas Wayne [as Bat-Man] (cameo, flashback); Martha Wayne (cameo, flashback); Lew Moxon (villain, introduction, death); Joey Chill (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The discovery of an old Batman-type costume in Bruce Wayne's attic re-opens the Wayne murder case, and helps him realize that Joey Chill had ONLY been hired to kill his parents....and the real man responsible was still alive and free.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Panel 7 on page 6 is Moldoff's recreation of the scene from Batman #9's cover.

["Good morning."] (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

The Hour of Hoaxes (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); a spy (intro, villain)
Reprints:

The Big Dance (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff?
Letters:
typeset

The Black Museum (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

The World's Greatest Magician (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Captain Harding (supporting); The Phantom Thief [Jojo] (intro, villain); Daro; Zodak
Synopsis:
Jones becomes a circus magician in order to smoke out a thief.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes 5/09

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The First Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The First Batman
    Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["Good morning."]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. The Hour of Hoaxes
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  5. 4. The Big Dance
  6. 5. The Black Museum
  7. 6. The World's Greatest Magician
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
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