(April 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 Batman in the Bottle! (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:
cavemen; giants

Indexer Notes

Revised penciler credit from Craig Delich (November 2005), previously assigned to Bob Kane.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Million-Dollar Clues (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Stoney Briggs (villain, jewel thief, death); Angles Nelson (villain); Mike (villain); Burly Jones (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman is given a clue to the whereabouts of stolen gems from a dying criminal, who warns the Caped Crusader that some of his henchmen are also seeking the loot. What he doesn't tell Batman is that the gems are booby-trapped!
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (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

Batman for Hire (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; Mr. Gibson (movie producer); The Phantom Bank Bandit [Jim Morely; aka Jim Megan] (villain, bank robber); Paul (villain, extortionist)
Synopsis:
On the pretense of needing money for Robin's college education, Batman opens a private detective agency, and is hired, unsuspectedly, by a bank robber the Caped Crusader is hoping to nail for his crimes.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops

The Sentry Who Never Sleeps (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Batman in the Bottle (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Chief Tang; The Zotos; several giants (villains)
Synopsis:
Sent back in time to discover the origins of a giant sling used by the Zoto civilization, Batman helps those people combat a race of giants.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time-travel story

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Batman in the Bottle!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Million-Dollar Clues
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Batman for Hire
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  6. 5. The Sentry Who Never Sleeps
  7. 6. Batman in the Bottle
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
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