(September 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 Merman Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman; 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]
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Battle of Police Island (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; two un-named scientists; group of escaped convicts [Gavin; Gee-Gee; Dalton; Moore] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders have the task of saving four escaped felons from the radiation they have become contaminated with before they perish or infect others.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

The Man Who Couldn't Be Tried Twice! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Willy Keys (circus clown); Wyler (trapeze artist, death); Dr. Forbes (Police lab employee); James Lee (villain, trapeze artist); David Dial (villain, owner of All-Star Circus)
Synopsis:
Batman's testimony in a court case seemingly allows a guilty man to go free, but he uncovers evidence later that proves another man was a killer!
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Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Revised penciler credit by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Sheldon Moldoff.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Know Your Pet! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Don Cameron
Inks:
Don Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jimmy; Jimmy's mom; Rags (a dog)
Synopsis:
Jimmy tries to treat his dog like a poodle, not realizing that different pets need different care.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / 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:
Casey the Cop

Gunshot on a Summer Night (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Merman Batman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vince Kenton (villain); Smarte (villain); Marty (villain)
Synopsis:
While chasing down a wanted criminal, Batman is struck by lightning and falls into the harbor. When he rises out of the water, he discovers that he cannot breathe air and has literally become a human fish.
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Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batarang; belt radio; Gotham City; Marine Construction Corporation

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Merman Batman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Battle of Police Island
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Warden Willis
  4. 3. The Man Who Couldn't Be Tried Twice!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Know Your Pet!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Gunshot on a Summer Night
  8. 7. The Merman Batman
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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