(March 1961)

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

Secret of the Sea Beast! (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]; Sea-Beast

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Batman's Master (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; a Batman robot [as Kadar] (a mystic); Dorian (villain, renegade scientist); Dorian's henchmen (villains); The Tiger (villain); The Tiger's Gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman battles a renegade scientist using a Batman robot, which is damaged during the battle. Soon after, the mysterious Kadar appears on the scene, a mystic who knows Batman's every thought and plan.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit confirmed by Moldooff.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Don't Sell Nature Short! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["State Prison"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The Simple Crimes of Simple Simon (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]; Simple Simon (villain); Simon's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
A new villain on the scene uses the name as well as the nursery rhyme to commit his crimes.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit confirmed by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["What are you doing with that fishing pole here?"] (Table of Contents)

Jail Jests / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Secret of the Sea Beast (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Hassel]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Chips Hassel (villain); Hassel's gang (villains); Lester Guinn (villain); Hal Torson (villain); Sea-Beast (villain, a submarine)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders investigate reports of a mysterious sea beast that has attacked ships and caused the disappearance of two passengers.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit confirmed by Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret of the Sea Beast!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Batman's Master
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Don't Sell Nature Short!
  4. 3. ["State Prison"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. The Simple Crimes of Simple Simon
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  7. 6. ["What are you doing with that fishing pole here?"]
    Jail Jests
  8. 7. The Secret of the Sea Beast
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Peets
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Craig Delich
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