(May 1959)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff (Editor); 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 Meets Bat-Mite! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave

Batman Meets Bat-Mite (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite (introduction); Tipper Neely (villain, introduction); The Yellow Gloves Gang (villain, introduction for all); The Joker (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
Preparing to go off on patrol, Batman and Robin find the Bat-Cave disturbed and meet Bat-Mite, an admirer of Batman's from another dimension. Bat-Mite wants to join Batman and Robin in their fight against crime, but Batman politely convinces Bat-Mite that that won't work. Instead, Bat-Mite tries to make Batman and Robin's exploits a little more entertaining, a little more "fun." In the end, Batman finds a way to make Bat-Mite useful, which lets the imp know it's time to go home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; belt radio; Gotham City; utility belt

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

[Showcase #20] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

["Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy."] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Magic Sea! (Table of Contents)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Otto Wile (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
When an earthquake exposes a portion of an underground sea, a small town hopes it will be a boon to its tourism business. But a legend warns that if a person swims too deep in the water, he'll turn into a fish. Roy Raymond films the attempts of two townspeople to disprove the legend for Impossible but True, but in both cases, when underwater, a strange underwater cloud envelops them. They disappear, and a fish appears in their place. Noticing a whale amongst all the other ocean life, Roy decides to try it himself. Though Roy disappears and a fish appears in his place, the TV detective has actually gone inside the whale and found the men behind the scheme. He became suspicious when he noticed that the whale never came to the surface to breathe, and finds that the legend was a ploy to scare people away from the lake bed, which is covered with treasure.

[Tootsie Roll Pops ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Alibi by Telephone (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman; Emmett Kelly

John Jones' Farewell to Earth (Table of Contents)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6.67 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); S'vor (introduction, villain); Jovians (introduction)
Synopsis:
Jovians come to Earth searching for a criminal but they need Manhunter's help because their weakness is water and it's raining. Jones agrees to help them in exchange for a ride home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes, May 2009.

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman Meets Bat-Mite!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Batman Meets Bat-Mite
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. [Showcase #20]
  5. 4. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  6. 5. ["Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy."]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Magic Sea!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pops ad]
  9. 8. Alibi by Telephone
  10. 9. Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. John Jones' Farewell to Earth
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  12. 11. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
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