(December 1963)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale date:
1963-10-17
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 Alien Boss of Gotham City! (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]; Lido [Bart Cullen]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Mystery of Madcap Island (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.66 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]; the citizens of Madcap Island [Benson; others un-named]; Bart (villain, a shopkeeper); Jason Reid (villain, leader of the Green Hood Gang); Ed Kiley (villain, Reid's henchman, death)
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo track Ed Kiley to Madcap Island, home to numerous wealthy eccentrics, and discovers him murdered.
Keywords:
Mapcap Island

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

["We'll make the rounds of all the men on duty."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.66 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Bat-Cave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Ray Cardinal, Louis Gilio, Jimmy Gray, Gary Joel Harris, Jim Gartland, Steve Joseph Sullivan and Peter Pappas.

The Alien Boss of Gotham City (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.66 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lido [Bart Cullen] (villain, as an alien, rival gang boss); The Gimmick Gang (villains); Tod Garrett (villain, gang boss)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders face a gang led by an apparent alien brandishing amazing weapons, but Batman suspects the alien is a phony....and proves it.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Your Free Trip Around the World! (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
Characters:
an old sea Captain; 2 boys
Synopsis:
After telling the boys some tales, the Captain takes them to the library where they can travel anywhere just by reading.

Indexer Notes

A list by Lionel English also gives the penciller and inker as "Morris Waldinger" in one of the issues this PSA appears in.

Other credits from a list by Lionel English via Donald Dale Milne on 18 September 2004.

Story title punctuation correction, genre, character appearances, synopsis, and notes from Donald Dale Milne on 18 September 2004.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Alien Boss of Gotham City!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Mystery of Madcap Island
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["We'll make the rounds of all the men on duty."]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  5. 4. The Alien Boss of Gotham City
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. Your Free Trip Around the World!
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