(March 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

The Bat-Ape! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mogo the Bat-Ape
Reprints:
Keywords:
apes

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Secret of Mechanical City (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Dodge (villain); Harry "Lightfingers" Hale (villain, thief)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders and Professor race one another to Mechanical City to retrieve a stolen secret formula on microfilm.
Keywords:
Mechanical City

Indexer Notes

Both art credits verified by Sprang.

["This is the new prisoner, Warden"] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
5553

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

Do You Know What's Behind a Law? (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

The Mirage Maker (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Mirage Maker (villain); Mirage Maker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders battle a wily foe who can create illusions, which stumps Batman until he finds a way to combat these mirages with radar.
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Correction to colorist and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

["Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop; Bennie (villain)
Reprints:

The Invisble Patrolman (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Bat-Ape (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; The Bat-Ape [Mogo] (a circus ape); Arthur Harris (animal trainer); The Vanning Brothers (villains); Ralph Roder (villain)
Synopsis:
An animal trainer at a circus is arrested for robbing the box office since an ape provided a distraction. However, Batman seeks to prove the man's innocence, using the ape as a cowled assistant.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Colorist and letterer credits corrected by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Bat-Ape!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Secret of Mechanical City
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. ["This is the new prisoner, Warden"]
    Warden Willis
  4. 3. Do You Know What's Behind a Law?
  5. 4. The Mirage Maker
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. ["Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Invisble Patrolman
  8. 7. The Bat-Ape
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gene Reed
  • Jochen G.
  • James Zee
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