(December 1961)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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

first 12-cent issue


Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl!; The Alien Feud on Earth!; The Man Who Played Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset); Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Alien Feud on Earth (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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; also as Hylk]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rilla (alien); Hylk (villain, alien); Zorb (villain, alien)
Synopsis:
Two aliens come to Earth to fight a duel over a girl, and they don't care who gets in the way.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["Vote for Floogle"] (Table of Contents)

Strange Laws / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four individual cartoons about Strange Laws are presented:

1) A Kansas law prohibits band playing in a political parade.

2) Residents of New York State are forbidden to make pets of Robins or Wrens without the consent of the State Conservation Department.

3) The Poole Transit Authority in England demands that owners pay half-fare for dogs.

4) Never drive cattle through the streets of New York City without obtaining a permit from the Police department.

The Man Who Played Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Burke]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); "Gum-ball" Burke (villain); Burke's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman secretly joins a training ground started by the Joker, whose express purpose is to defeat the Batman!
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn from http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

Inker credit verified by Moldoff.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters are printed from Daryl Drew, Tom Finney, Hugh Roberts, David Beckman, Larry Fenstermaker, Rube Lawrence and Anton Franke.

People Are People! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Don Cameron
Inks:
Don Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction

Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bat-Mite; Chip Danton (movie idol); several criminal gangs (villains)
Synopsis:
Bat-Girl gets seriously jealous when Robin tells her that there is another lady in his life, so Bat-Mite offers to help Bat-Girl get the man she loves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl!; The Alien Feud on Earth!; The Man Who Played Batman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Alien Feud on Earth
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["Vote for Floogle"]
    Strange Laws
  4. 3. The Man Who Played Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  6. 5. People Are People!
  7. 6. Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Merlin Haas
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