(March 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 Hand from Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Batman's Deadly Birthday (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis:
Gotham City prepares a number of fund-raising events to celebrate the anniversary of Batman's first case. At every event, however, criminals manage to make off with the proceeds.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencil credit verified by Sprang. The Batman TV show borrowed one of their "death traps" -- the Dynamic Duo stuck on the top of a big cake with plaster "icing" -- from this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Detective Comics #276

Patrolman! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Buzzy

The Master of Weapons (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 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]; Bailey (studio accountant); Bat-Hound [Ace]; Graham (villain)
Synopsis:
Graham is Paragon Pictures' technical director and designer of many historical weapons. While arguing with studio accountant Bailey over his need for more money, he takes a fall from a set piece, and is rushed to the hospital. Some time later, he vanishes from the hospital. One week later a new costumed villain hits Gotham, one armed with ancient weapons.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Introducing... The Justice League of America (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Brave and the Bold #28

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Bat-Cave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Carl Seyfferth, Skippy Wells, Mort Maxim, Daniel Lane, Zelda Trapper, Clarence Smythe, Edna Boland.

"This is quite a renovating job the commissioner is doing in our prison!" (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Hand from Nowhere (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bobby; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman investigates reports of a mysterious giant hand and some aliens present at thefts of seemingly worthless minerals.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Bat-Plane

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit verified by Paris. This story features the only time Lex Luthor appears in a Batman story by himself as the lead villain before the 1990's.

Your Favorite Heroes... (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for World's Finest Comics #108

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hand from Nowhere!
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman's Deadly Birthday
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Patrolman!
  5. 4. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Master of Weapons
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. Introducing... The Justice League of America
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  9. 8. "This is quite a renovating job the commissioner is doing in our prison!"
    Warden Willis
  10. 9. The Hand from Nowhere
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. Your Favorite Heroes...
    Superman and Batman
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