(February 1960)

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

The Web of the Spinner! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; The Spinner
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit from O'Hearn/Desris.

The Web of the Spinner (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8.667 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]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; The Spinner (Villain; Introduction); "Peanuts" Gilson
Synopsis:
While Batman and Robin are tracking a criminal called the Spinner, Batwoman is checking out a mystic, who she believes is running a scam operation. The crimefighters paths cross when Batwoman checks out a lead to the Spinner that the mystic drops.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from O'Hearn. Inking credit verified by Paris.

[Detective Comics #275 ad] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.333 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jail Jests / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Brave and the Bold #28 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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

It's Fun to Help Others! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Frank; Frank's younger brother; young girl
Synopsis:
Superboy describes various types of work for pre-teens to perform as junior volunteers.

The Man from Robin's Past (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 7.667 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
When stolen goods are found in the quarters of Sando the Strongman, a friend of the Grayson family who looked after Dick after his parents were murdered, Batman and Robin have to prove his innocence.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Retelling of Robin's origin. Inking credit verified by Paris.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.333 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Merriweather Jones -- Crime Prophet (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6.667 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Merriweather Jones gets strange flashes that a crime is about occur and reports it to the police. Oddly enough, he's right. The police believe Jones is in on the crimes; crooks believe he can help them hijack other crooks' stolen goods. It's up to Batman and Robin to save him from the crooks and clear him with the police.

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from O'Hearn. Pencil credit verified by Sprang.

World's Finest Comics #107 ad (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.333 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Web of the Spinner!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Web of the Spinner
    Batman
  3. 2. [Detective Comics #275 ad]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jail Jests
  5. 4. [The Brave and the Bold #28 ad]
  6. 5. It's Fun to Help Others!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Man from Robin's Past
    Batman
  8. 7. [Statement of Ownership]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  11. 10. Merriweather Jones -- Crime Prophet
    Batman
  12. 11. World's Finest Comics #107 ad
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