(December 1962)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The False Face Society! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Hi, Everybody! Meet Johnny DC... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Formula for Doom (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-Hound [Ace]; Kuzak (villain, European master criminal, death); Heidel (villain, ex-Nazi scientist, death); Hans (villain); Florian (villain); SArnold Taney (villain, scientist); Kinos (villain, scientist)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders and Bat-Hound track a renegade scientist to Switzerland, who is in the process of handing over a portion of an explosive formula to a European criminal.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["Hold out your hands."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The False Face Society (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; Mr. Van Brunt (wealthy man); The Joker (villain); The False Face Society (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman goes undercover as a member of the False Face Society in order to get the goods on and capture their leader.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Anthony Durrant (May 17, 2006) hypothesizes, "It seems to me that running the False Face Society is not the Joker's cup of tea, as none of the crimes in this story would appear to have a prankish twist; in fact, they are very different from his original method of operation. Perhaps he was not originally intended to be the secret leader of the False Face Society, as he only appears unmasked at the very end of this story."

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["In Dayton, LY, an escaped prisoner who was recaptured..."] (Table of Contents)

True Crime Laffs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; non-fiction; crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from David Cooper, Chris Cardillo, Paul Martin, Chuck Morgan, Tim J. Cain, Larry Somer, and John Koehler.

Memorial to an Astronaut (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]; Luke Haley (mineralogist, death); Dr. Robbins (Haley's doctor); three un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman decides to make the dream of traveling into space a reality for a dying mineralogist by devising a hoax involving a phony spaceship and a movie set.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["Why was the "bull-dog" so called?"] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Pennies for UNICEF! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Joe; Tom
Synopsis:
After Joe claims he's going to keep the pennies for himself, Superman takes Joe and Tom to Asia, South America and Africa to show them first-hand how much good the pennies they collect for UNICEF can do.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The False Face Society!
    Batman
  2. 1. Hi, Everybody! Meet Johnny DC...
  3. 2. Formula for Doom
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["Hold out your hands."]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. The False Face Society
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. ["In Dayton, LY, an escaped prisoner who was recaptured..."]
    True Crime Laffs
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  8. 7. Memorial to an Astronaut
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. ["Why was the "bull-dog" so called?"]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. Pennies for UNICEF!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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