(June 1960)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except January, April, July, and October
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Alien Who Doomed Robin! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; alien
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Keywords:
Alien

["Add 3 inches of steel-like muscles to your arms..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Clancy Ross
Keywords:
Body builder; body building

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for introductory booklet from Joe Weider.

The Alien Who Doomed Robin (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; alien
Synopsis:
An alien arrives on Earth and starts shrinking buildings and stealing them. He plans to enlarge them on his homeworld and create a tourist attraction in space. Superman, Batman and Robin must stop him and return the shrunken buildings to their proper locations.
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Keywords:
Alien; shrink ray; shrink-ray; space travel

Indexer Notes

Klein/Reed say Burnley inks

["The readers' choice!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; aliens; ancient Egyptians; Justice League of America [Aquaman, J'onn J'onnz, Wonder Woman, the Flash [Barry Allen], Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; Amazo; Professor Ivo

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnails, for The Brave and the Bold 30 and for Showcase 26.

["Joe the barber owes me some money, but he always stalls me."] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie; friend
Synopsis:
Ollie can't get his friend's money back from the barber, so he gets himself a free haircut instead.
Keywords:
Barber

The Robot Raiders (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; alien pirate
Synopsis:
Tommy finds and infiltrates a space-pirate base by hiding in a cargo crate. He's threatened by killer robots who respond to movement, but slowly works his belt buckle to create reflected spots in the room. The robots flail away at the spots as Tommy makes his escape and captures the pirate.
Keywords:
Pirate; Planeteers; robot; space travel

["This famous symbol is your guarantee of the best in comics reading"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnails, for current issues of Batman and Detective Comics.

Play Boxes (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
Penguin

Indexer Notes

Word find

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Odd facts from nature

["Palisades Amusement Park N.J."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
Circus

Indexer Notes

Ad, with free admission coupon, for Hunt Bros. Royal International Circus.

Airborne Tackle (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sheriff Wilson; Sam Stark
Synopsis:
Bank robbers are making their escape in a small single-engine plane. Former fighter pilot Sam Stark uses turbulence from his larger plane to bring them down.
Keywords:
Airplane; bank robber

The Sinister Spectrum Man (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Spectrum Man (intro)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy must find a way to stop the Spectrum Man and his gang of thieves.
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Keywords:
Archery; Arrow Car; Arrowcar

["For the very best in comics reading!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Blackhawks; Challengers of the Unknown

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnails, for Blackhawk and for Challengers of the Unknown.

["Do you want spending money?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for selling religious motto cards from Stephens Credit Sales.

Be Your Own Boss (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Jim; Phil
Synopsis:
Jim procrastinates on a school book report. In the end he still has time to do it, but only by declining a last-minute invitation from friends.

Indexer Notes

PSA, in comic-story form.

["Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Theodore Roosevelt; George Washington
Keywords:
President

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling Cloverine Brand Salve from Wilson Chemical Co.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Alien Who Doomed Robin!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. ["Add 3 inches of steel-like muscles to your arms..."]
  3. 2. The Alien Who Doomed Robin
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. ["The readers' choice!"]
  5. 4. ["Joe the barber owes me some money, but he always stalls me."]
    Ollie
  6. 5. The Robot Raiders
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. ["This famous symbol is your guarantee of the best in comics reading"]
    Batman
  8. 7. Play Boxes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  10. 9. ["Palisades Amusement Park N.J."]
    Superman
  11. 10. Airborne Tackle
  12. 11. The Sinister Spectrum Man
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. ["For the very best in comics reading!"]
  14. 13. ["Do you want spending money?"]
  15. 14. Be Your Own Boss
  16. 15. ["Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kirk House
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross