(August 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

Issue Notes

First issue with ""Letters to the Bat-Cave".


King Batman the First! (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]; Selina; Gurney
Keywords:
Plaxius

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Secret Life of Bat-Hound (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Bat-Hound [Ace]; John Wilker (owner of Ace, cameo); Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Mr. Midas (villain, thief); the Midas Mob (villains)
Synopsis:
After Ace is brought to permanently live at Wayne Manor by John Wilker, Bat-Hound goes into action with Batwoman to save the Caped Crusaders trapped in a cave-in.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Story is narrated by Bat-Hound.

Ace comes to permanently live at Wayne Manor.

Crime Punishment! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

Tips on Summer Fun! (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 Last Days of Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Commissioner James Gordon; John Kirk (museum curator); Signor Beri (art dealer, cameo); Verillo (painter, cameo); El Bolo (villain, international jewel thief)
Synopsis:
Carter Nichols sends the Dynamic Duo back to ancient Venice to gather evidence in a case, but only Batman returns, while Robin is shifted to Gotham City a few days into the future, where he discovers a new criminal will kill Batman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Venice

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / 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:
Warden Willis

King Batman the First (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Selina (Vol's girlfriend); Vol (alien hero); Rakk (villain, alien); Gurney (villain, wanted felon)
Synopsis:
While chasing down a wanted criminal, the Dynamic Duo are transported to another planet where Batman becomes king, albeit temporarily, as his being an alien causes him to be imprisoned.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Plaxius

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Dick Sprang, inker credit verified by Sheldon Moldoff.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. King Batman the First!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Secret Life of Bat-Hound
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Crime Punishment!
  4. 3. Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  5. 4. The Last Days of Batman
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. King Batman the First
    Batman and Robin
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