(February 1963)

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

Issue Notes

average # of copies sold previous year - 410,000


Prisoners of Three Worlds! (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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Prisoners of Three Worlds (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 24.66 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; race of bird people; several alien troops; Karn (villain); Zebo (villain)
Synopsis:
A strange alien arrives on Earth and begins stealing silver. When our four heroes begin pursuing him, they are all transported to different dimensions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Story told in 3 separate sequences, but has consecutive page numbering.
Chapter 1 - "Prisoners of Three Worlds"
Chapter 2 - "Death from Beyond"
Chapter 3 - "Dimension of Doom"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Crime Laffs / 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 separate Crime Laffs cartoon panels.

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[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 Robert O'Neill, Phil Foster, Jerry Johnson, Tommy Daniel, Lou Daniel, Ron Legro and John Labraney.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.34 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Quick Quiz (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Information on paper currency, fjords, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and surviving longer on just water than just wine.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoners of Three Worlds!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Prisoners of Three Worlds
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    True Crime Laffs
  4. 3. Health Myths Debunked!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Quick Quiz
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Peets
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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