(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
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction

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

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 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; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["I decided to break it open at my leisure."] (Table of Contents)

True Crime Laffs / comic story / 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: Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.67 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; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Story told in two chapters.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Bat Cave / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mary Schmitz, Pete Wilson, Melody Clouse, Jan Kodner, Mary Ellen Seitz, Rick Cooper, Michael Kerscher, George Ferris, Ricky Reynolds, Don Keefer, Anna May Lewis, Phillip Clayton, Richard Skol, Gregory Smith, Gary Jarkewicz, James Bergeron, Andy Levine

Robin Dies at Dawn: Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 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!
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Story is told in two chapters.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

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. ["I decided to break it open at my leisure."]
    True Crime Laffs
  5. 4. Robin Dies at Dawn: Chapter 1
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat Cave
  7. 6. Robin Dies at Dawn: Chapter 2
    Batman and Robin
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