(March 1959)

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:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff; George Kashdan
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman! (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]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; prisoners of the Sargasso Sea [Flavius; Erik; Captain Jolly; Blackjack (villain)]; Blackjack's crew (villains)
Synopsis:
While chasing a modern-day pirate, Blackjack, Batman and Robin are marooned in the Sargasso Sea. There they discover others who have been trapped for centuries by the seaweed and its strange age-defying gas, and with the help of these men they destroy Blackjack's weapons and escape in a repaired Batplane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Sargasso Sea

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Tootsie Rolls.

[Detective Comics #265] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional advertisement, with cover, for Detective Comics #265.

["There's nothing square about this!"] (Table of Contents)

Block Buster / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
children
Characters:
un-named Police officer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with answer.

["We can't go yet. His line is busy."] (Table of Contents)

Strange Old Laws / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Reprints:

The Cross Country Crimes! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Carter (owner of a truck company); Gears (truck driver); Shorty (truck driver); Hijack [Jack Spade] (villain, hijacker)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin foil Hijack and his gang, who have been robbing trucks of Carter trucking, including one containing platinum.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cross-Country Truck Company; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll Pops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Tootsie Roll Pops.

Double-Dealer in Diamonds (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A jewelry thief uses the tactic of buying expensive jewelry, passing it to an accomplice, then placing an order for an exact copy. The jeweler searches the country and unknowingly finds his original piece, which he buys for a premium from the accomplice, and when he goes to deliver it, the buyer has disappeared. The thief has by then pocketed the difference in price.
Reprints:

["The siren! Someone escaped!"] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis; prisoner 7416; prison guard
Synopsis:
A prisoner is attempting an escape but Warden Willis, knowing the prisoner was a vaudeville actor, traps him in a spotlight.
Reprints:

The Family Favorite! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Harry; Jimmy; Harry's mother; Jimmy's mother
Reprints:

The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; criminal gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson goes to sleep while Bruce is out on a date with Kathy, and dreams of the loss of their secret identities caused by Bruce's and Kathy's marriage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit for Bob Kane removed by Craig Delich.

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley.

Story mainly occurs in a dream sequence by Dick Grayson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Tootsie Roll Fudge.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  4. 3. [Detective Comics #265]
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. ["There's nothing square about this!"]
    Block Buster
  6. 5. ["We can't go yet. His line is busy."]
    Strange Old Laws
  7. 6. The Cross Country Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pops
  9. 8. Double-Dealer in Diamonds
  10. 9. ["The siren! Someone escaped!"]
    Warden Willis
  11. 10. The Family Favorite!
  12. 11. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
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