(March 1957)

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 Batman Puppet (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Charles Paris.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Batman's Secret Helper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Fred Varrel (brother of Jim); James Wilkins (blacksmith); Bill Seton (a diver); Dr. Walter Thorne; Jim Varrel (villain, escaped con); Varrel's gang (villains, in flashback)
Synopsis:
Criminal Jim Varrel watches a TV show on which Batman appears to personally thank ordinary citizens who have helped him put crooks behind bars, hoping to discover the identity of the person who betrayed him.

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang.

["Pete! There's a gal up there"] (Table of Contents)

Fireman Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Kaye
Pencils:
Stan Kaye
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Kaye

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fireman Pete
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Storm over Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Keene Harner (villain); Harner's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Every time that Batman attempts to nab Keene Harner, who has threatened to loot the city during the hurricane, emergencies seem to pop up requiring the Caped Crusader's attention.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["Officer, can you spare me some money"] (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

The Toughest Police on the Force (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

The Puppet Batman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Guy Graney (villain); Victor Vonn (villain)
Synopsis:
When crooks gain control of a mind control machine, they decide to use it on the Caped Crusader, making him do unusual feats, and then to reveal his secret identity.....or so they think!

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Batman Puppet
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Batman's Secret Helper
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. ["Pete! There's a gal up there"]
    Fireman Pete
  4. 3. Storm over Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. ["Officer, can you spare me some money"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. The Toughest Police on the Force
  7. 6. The Puppet Batman
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen