(March 1960)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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 US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Jigsaw Creature from Space! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Kraal (villain)

The Jigsaw Menace from Space (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon (supporting); The Kraal (intro, villain); Jigsaw Creature
Synopsis:
When a spaceship crashes near Gotham City, Batman and Robin investigate and find an injured alien explorer who explains that he had captured a Kraal, a creature that can exist as one or three separate entities. The alien informs the duo that the individual Kraal can absorb electricity, heat, and water, but he passes out before telling them what happens with the three are joined. After the alien is taken to a hospital, Batman and Robin try to recapture the Kraal. After Batman and Robin capture the first two Kraal, the alien recovers and seems intent on joining the three together. Batman determines that when combined the Kraal becomes a powerless creature, and helps the alien complete his plan.

["This package came for you special delivery"] (Table of Contents)

Warden Willis / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis; Lefty

[Batman #130 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[Showcase #25 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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

The Plundering Plant (Table of Contents)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting)
Synopsis:
At tryouts for "Impossible but True," a man demonstrates a root he has contained in a jar. When exposed to carbon dioxide, the root starts growing and becomes indestructible. The only way to stop it is to cut off the carbon dioxide supply. Roy schedules the man for the following week, but a petty crook has other plans. He steals the root, and uses it to break into a bank vault. Police show up to stop the crime, but the containing bottle gets broken and the root runs wild. Roy notices that the root is near a thermometer manufacturer, and obtains a barrel of mercury. The root grabs the barrel, crushes it and covers itself with mercury, which cuts off its supply of carbon dioxide. Roy stops the root, but loses a feature for his show.
Reprints:

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

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

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

Genre:
teen

Amazing Ray! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

[World's Finest Comics #108 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Dangerous Favor (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Menace of Mr. Moth (Table of Contents)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 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); Mr. Moth (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
John faces Mr. Moth, the crook attracted to valuable things that glow in the dark. Moth's spree starts with a rooftop clock painted with $10,000 worth of radium. John stops Mr. Moth's blinding light by filling the air with coal dust. Next up on the Moth's agenda is a statue of Atlas coated with phosphorus to make it glow in the dark. When the Manhunter arrives, Mr. Moth escapes by endangering the crowd, drawing John's attention away from him. Finally Mr. Moth grabs a gold planetarium display with a glowing sun, but he walks into John's trap and ends up in a jail cell.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification from Bob Hughes, May 2009.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Jigsaw Creature from Space!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The Jigsaw Menace from Space
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["This package came for you special delivery"]
    Warden Willis
  4. 3. [Batman #130 ad]
  5. 4. [Showcase #25 ad]
  6. 5. The Plundering Plant
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  7. 6. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  8. 7. Amazing Ray!
  9. 8. [World's Finest Comics #108 ad]
  10. 9. Dangerous Favor
  11. 10. The Menace of Mr. Moth
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
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