(June 1961)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July and Nov.
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

Issue Notes

writer credits by Bob Hughes


The Eighth Wonder of Space (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Genre:
superhero

The Ghost of the Joker (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker appears to die during a prison escape, but his ghostly figure survives to commit crimes and taunt Batman from beyond the grave.

Indexer Notes

Writer credits this issue from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Parents Have Rights, Too! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Charmed Life of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (verified by Moldoff)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Commissioner James Gordon; Superman (cameo); The Alchemist
Synopsis:
Four professional assassins try to bump off Batman. Fortunately an alchemist has just given him a charmed life on a tv talk show.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Sandy Osborne, David Phemister, Hollis Smith, Lefty Donovan, Chuck Byrd, Diane Linden, and Katey Simms.

["While we're in here holding up the bank, you steal a car..."] (Table of Contents)

Lefty Looie / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Eighth Wonder of Space (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Bat-Hound; Commissioner Gordon; Yellow Sweater Gang
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are accidentally turned into aliens with weird powers but they still help Batwoman tackle the Yellow Sweater Gang.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Eighth Wonder of Space
    Batman
  2. 1. The Ghost of the Joker
    Batman
  3. 2. Parents Have Rights, Too!
  4. 3. The Charmed Life of Batman!
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  6. 5. ["While we're in here holding up the bank, you steal a car..."]
    Lefty Looie
  7. 6. The Eighth Wonder of Space
    Batman
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