(December 1956)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, May, July and November
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 Creature From 20,000 Fathoms! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Penciler revision verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005), previously given to Bob Kane.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Jim Desris.

The Man Who Knew Batman's Secret (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Thaddeus Crane]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named President of Mammoth Movie Company; John Varden (villain); Varden's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman is seeking to capture John Varden, but the wily criminal eludes him. Meanwhile, an out-of-town detective named Crane enters the picture, accidently discovering Batman's true identity, a fact well publicized by the media.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Penciler credit verified by Sprang.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 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

Gifts to the United Nations! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction

Robin's 50 Batman Partners (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Sparkles Grady mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman injures his foot, so Robin must fill in for the Caped Crusader at the Batman Exposition, where he is being honored. Unfortunately, the Boy Wonder is attacked there by a mob who seek the diamonds the boy is carrying, and Robin must use his wits to stop them.
Keywords:
Batman Exposition

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Penciler credit verified by Sprang.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.66 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

Invisible Detectives (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms (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]; The 50 Fathoms Club [Professor John Briggs; Fergus; Sloan]; Devoe (villain, a diver); undersea creature (villain)
Synopsis:
A new underwater species is discovered, but a diver seeks to sabotage efforts to study it, so Batman must step in and save the creature and its egg.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Creature From 20,000 Fathoms!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Man Who Knew Batman's Secret
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Gifts to the United Nations!
  5. 4. Robin's 50 Batman Partners
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Invisible Detectives
  8. 7. The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms
    Batman and Robin
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