(September 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 Phantom Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Crime-of-the-Month Club! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Pencil credit verified by Sprang.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Danger Prejudice at Work! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

The Secret of Batman's Butler (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Noyes]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth (flashback of when Alfred came to work for Wayne); Vicki Vale; river-pirates gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Alfred recounts how he originally got the job as butler for Bruce Wayne, how he learned Batman and Robin's true identity, how he covered their dual identities from being discovered, and how he "saved", or so he thought, Batman's identity from a man named Noyes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Much of the story is narrated by Alfred.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Tin Badges of the Rails (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Phantom Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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; Commissioner James Gordon; Landers (villain); Lander's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman inexplicably is affected by an explosion in an experimental electronics laboratory that reverses the atoms in his body.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Pencil credit verified by Sprang.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Phantom Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Crime-of-the-Month Club!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Danger Prejudice at Work!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. The Secret of Batman's Butler
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. Tin Badges of the Rails
  8. 7. The Phantom Batman
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
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