(March 1959)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1959-01-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Batman's First Case! (Table of Contents)

Batman and 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]; The Clock [Kyle] (villain)

Batman's First Case (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Thomas Wayne (cameo, flashback); Martha Wayne (cameo, flashback); un-named criminology professor (flashback); Tom Rogers (introduction, ex-convict and friend of Kyle); un-named prison warden; Joe Chill (villain, cameo, flashback); The Clock [Kyle] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The sudden appearance of a new criminal basing his crime on time jogs Batman's memory into remembering that this criminal was his very first case after his parents were killed, and if the Clock has his way, the current case aginst him will be the Caped Crusader's last!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman's first case with origin re-cap. Oddity: This story in its story-telling and sequences used, is identical to that from the Robin vs. the Clock story found in Star-Spangled Comics #74, (November 1947).

Canine Teachers! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

Genre:
adventure

The Menace of the Deadly Lights! (Table of Contents)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Thorgsen (intro, villain); President Valdes (intro)
Reprints:

["I finally caught you, Muggsy!"] (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; Muggsy
Reprints:

Fingerprints of Guilt (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Fantastic Human Falcon (Table of Contents)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Captain Harding (supporting); The Human Falcon (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
Detective Jones must stop The Falcon and his bird-themed robberies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes 12/08

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman's First Case!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Batman's First Case
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Canine Teachers!
  4. 3. The Family Favorite!
  5. 4. The Menace of the Deadly Lights!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  6. 5. ["I finally caught you, Muggsy!"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Fingerprints of Guilt
  8. 7. The Fantastic Human Falcon
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
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