(October 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 Hammer of Thor! (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]; Thor
Keywords:
Norse mythology; street lamps

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Batman's Super-Partner (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Joker (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Accidently gaining super powers from a machine in the Bat-Cave, Alfred wants to use his powers to aid the Dynamic Duo, but he only hinders, not helps, them against the Joker.
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Penciler and inker credits confirmed by Dick Sprang.

It's Fun to Learn! (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:
Steve; Billy; Ted
Synopsis:
Ted teaches Billy and Steve about levers while they are cleaning up a vacant lot, touting the value of science class.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jail Jests / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Second Life of Batman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Superman [Clark Kent] (imaginary appearance); The Blue Bat (villain); Blue Bat's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Professor Nichols has created an alternate history machine and Bruce uses the device to see what would have happened if his parents had not have been killed. As it turns out, a criminal adopts the Batman uniform for crime, so Bruce uses it to stop the felon and then adopts the costume for himself as the Batman!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit confirmed by Sprang.

Inker credit confirmed by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / 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:
Casey the Cop

The Hammer of Thor (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Thor [Mr. Meke] (museum curator); two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
When a hammer in a museum is struck by a meteorite, the charge affects the hammer and its force transforms a museum curator into Thor, God of Thunder, who begins to commit crimes.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Revised penciler credit by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously assigned to Bob Kane.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hammer of Thor!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Batman's Super-Partner
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. It's Fun to Learn!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jail Jests
  5. 4. The Second Life of Batman
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Hammer of Thor
    Batman and Robin
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