(May 1963)

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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

Return of the Penguin!; Batman's Psychic Twin! (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]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Countdown on Excellence (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father
Synopsis:
Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right.

Batman's Psychic Twin (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kathy Kane; Jo-Jo Gagan (villain, death); Boss Bragg (villain, crime boss); Bragg's gang [Luke; Tobin; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
A rare chemical explosion psychically links Batman with Jo-Jo Gagan, and when the underworld finds out about this, they turn on Gagan and attempt to kill him, believing that the Caped Crusader will perish as well.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Inker credit verified by Paris.

The Return of the Penguin (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
David Huffine ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; The Friends of Birds Society; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains); "Big" John Tompkins (villain)
Synopsis:
Emerging from semi-retirement, due to the mocking of the underworld, the Penguin renews his battle of wits with the Caped Crusaders with a series of new bird-related crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

This story is often incorrectly counted as the first silver age appearance of the Penguin. Penguin's true silver age debut was in the first story of Batman #99.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Quick Quiz (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; children
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Return of the Penguin!; Batman's Psychic Twin!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. Batman's Psychic Twin
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. The Return of the Penguin
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Quick Quiz
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