(December 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; 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

Challenge of the Joker! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Case of the Crazy Crimes (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.66 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]; Bat-Mite; Mr. X (villain); a sea creature (villain); a robot (villain); several gorillas (villains)
Synopsis:
To have "some fun," Bat-Mite creates a series of imaginary villains for the Batman to overcome.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Batman Whirly-Word Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Puzzle Page

Children of Tomorrow! (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

Indexer Notes

Article relates how sub-standard conditions affect children in the world and quotes the "UN Declaration Of The Rights Of A Child."

The Town that Hated Batman (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]; Bert Collins (villain, gangster); The Vordians (villains, aliens)
Synopsis:
Batman visits an old mining town seeking a criminal, but when he begins asking questions about the man, the people become hostile toward the Caped Crusader.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

The Challenge of the Joker (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.66 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Joker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman faces the Joker, who, this time, uses the four basic elemnts to commit his crimes.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Fireworks Plant

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Old Laws / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Challenge of the Joker!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Case of the Crazy Crimes
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Batman Whirly-Word Game
  4. 3. Children of Tomorrow!
  5. 4. The Town that Hated Batman
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. The Challenge of the Joker
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Strange Old Laws
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
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