(February 1958)

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

Batman--Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Planet X

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Menace of False Face (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Parker (jewelry store employee); P. S. Smithington (uranium millionaire); False Face [aka P.S. Smithington] (villain); False Face's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman discovers that False Face has impersonated a wealthy uranium tycoon named P.S. Smithington, and, as Smithington, he has robbed a local Gotham City jewelry store, framing the true Smithington for the crime. Batman manages to rescue the actual Smithington, but is unable to recover the stolen jewels.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[Check less than one dollar] (Table of Contents)

Strange Laws! / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

["I arrested these two men, sergeant"] (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

Indexer Notes

Title changed to the first line of dialogue to facilitate reprint tracking.

Batman Meets Fatman (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Fatman (circus clown); un-named watchman; The Red Mask Gang (villains)
Synopsis:
A circus clown parodies Batman and is invited by the Caped Crusader to ride in the Batmobile, But when the Caped Crusaders are captured by a gang, it's Fatman to the rescue.....with humor!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, and inker credit confirmed by Paris.

The Flushing Remonstrance (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction

[Many forms of mystery stories have been found in early literature] (Table of Contents)

History of Detective Mystery / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Elusive Clue (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Batman -- The Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson (cameo); The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (introduction); invaders from an enemy planet (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman is transported to the Planet Zur-En-Arrh and meets with the Batman of that planet in order to help him combat an enemy invasion force from another planet. And the bonus to Batman is: he has super powers to deal with them!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Jet; Bat-Plane; Bat-Radia; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Manor; Zur-En-Arrh

Indexer Notes

Script and letterer credits from Martin O'Hearn.

Both art credits verified by Sprang.

"Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon" (Table of Contents)

Fingerprint Curios / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Reprints:

["Are you sure?"] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / 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:
Warden Willis

Indexer Notes

Title changed to the first line of the dialogue to facilitate reprint tracking.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman--Superman of Planet X!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Menace of False Face
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [Check less than one dollar]
    Strange Laws!
  4. 3. ["I arrested these two men, sergeant"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Batman Meets Fatman
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. The Flushing Remonstrance
  7. 6. [Many forms of mystery stories have been found in early literature]
    History of Detective Mystery
  8. 7. The Elusive Clue
  9. 8. Batman -- The Superman of Planet X!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. "Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon"
    Fingerprint Curios
  11. 10. ["Are you sure?"]
    Warden Willis
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