(June 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.
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

Robin Dies at Dawn! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (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

The Secret of the Ant-Man (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.66 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]; Edie (Dick's date for a dance); Bat-Hound [Ace]; H. H. Hobbs (school benefactor); Mr. Stine (school Biology teacher); Professor Hanson (scientist); Ant-Man [Jumbo Carson] (villain); Al Welles (villain, mob leader); Brady Brothers (villains)
Synopsis:
After Batman announces that he is going away on a secret Government mission, a pint-sized crime fighter by the name of Ant-Man pops up to help him out, but the Boy Wonder wrongly guesses that it is Batman in disguise.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Crime Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Robin Dies at Dawn (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 16.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ace the Bat-Hound; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named Army doctor; Gorilla Gang [Pete; Luke; one un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman undergoes a test simulation for a situation that astronauts may one day face alone in outer space, and during that simulation he sees Robin dies. After the test is over, Batman faces the terrible side-effects of his simulation, believing that Robin will actually die, and it so complicates his fight against crime, he decides to retire!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Story told in two chapters. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit verified by Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Robin Dies at Dawn!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. The Secret of the Ant-Man
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    True Crime Laffs
  5. 4. Robin Dies at Dawn
    Batman and Robin
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