(May 1957)

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

The Giant 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]
Keywords:
belt radio

Batman the Giant! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Greggson (scientist); Jay Vanney (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are invited to his lab to witness inventions he has just created to aid law enforcement: the Maximizer and the Minimizer. Unfortunately, the Maximizer plays on the Caped Crusader, who begins to grow uncontrollably, and finds he must leave Gotham City for the people's protection, allowing crime to seemingly run rampant.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

When this story was reprinted in Batman Annual #5 and the DC Comics Classic Library, the story title had changed to "The Giant Batman".

["Golly, after that sudden shower my suit could stand a pressing!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

["Warden Willis, come quick!"] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

The Amazing Growth Machine (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); John Sawyer (introduction, villain)
Reprints:

["Hands up, bud!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[Winners of the DC Slogan Contest] (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Criminal From Outer Space (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Tor [a robot] (introduction, villain, death); Marty Kirk (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Tor, and indestructible robot that the Martian Manhunter defeated on Mars tries to get his revenge on the Manhunter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

script credit from Bob Hughes, May 2009

A Date with Effie (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Giant Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Batman the Giant!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["Golly, after that sudden shower my suit could stand a pressing!"]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. ["Warden Willis, come quick!"]
    Warden Willis
  5. 4. The Amazing Growth Machine
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  6. 5. ["Hands up, bud!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [Winners of the DC Slogan Contest]
  8. 7. The Criminal From Outer Space
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  9. 8. A Date with Effie
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