(May 1964)

DC, 1941 Series
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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:
1964-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

NOTE 1: Weisinger takes over the editorship of the book and institutes a policy of reprints for the back-up stories. NOTE 2 (by Bailey): He begins a long run of Edmond Hamilton and Curt Swan stories. Bob Bailey, 2005-01-31 (Per Sandell ed.)


The Olsen-Robin Team vs "The Superman-Batman Team" (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints:

The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!": Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Professor Potter [as Dr. Dannifer] (inventor)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist's Future Predictor, after accurately predicting several incidents, alarms Batman and Superman when it says that Robin and Jimmy will soon die.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; Batplane; belt radios; Daily Planet; Flying Newsroom; Future Predictor; Gotham City; Metropolis; Stone Island

Indexer Notes

Batman has the old look costume on the cover (no circle around the Bat symbol), while in the story he has the new look costume with the yellow circle around the Bat symbol.

This is the first New Look Batman.

This issue was on the stands two weeks before Detective Comics #327.

Title had quotes added.

Page count changed from 17 to 8. Part 2 of story is sequence #3. (Bob Bailey, 2005-01-31, Per Sandell ed.).

Names Do Hurt! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
You shouldn't make fun of people

The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!": Part 2: The Vengeance of Superman and Batman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Potter [as Dr. Dannifer]; Supergirl [Kara] (cameo, flashback); Nightwing [Dick Grayson, (cameo, flashback); Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo, flashback); Jimmy and Robin's Eyrie (introduction); Titano (villain, flashback); Dr. Carl Liden (physicist); un-named criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
Jimmy and Robin perpetrate an elaborate hoax against Superman and Batman because of a threat the pair have uncovered by several masterful criminals who have stolen a device called the De-Visor, rendering them invisible.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; belt radios; De-Visor; Eyrie; Flying Newsroom; Kandor; Stone Island; Virus X

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2005-01-31 (Per Sandell ed.) (Part 2 of Sequence #1).

Inker revised from Sheldon Moldoff ? to Giella by Craig Delich. There is no difference in artistic styles for the characters from Part 1 to Part 2.

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text page announcing new direction for World's Finest

The Irresistible Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Lana Lang; Krypto; Perry White
Synopsis:
A secret plan of the Justice League requires Lois to kiss Green Arrow, Aquaman and Batman much to the disgust of Lana Lang.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Olsen-Robin Team vs "The Superman-Batman Team"
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!": Part 1
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Names Do Hurt!
  4. 3. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!": Part 2: The Vengeance of Superman and Batman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Coming Super-Attractions
  6. 5. The Irresistible Lois Lane
    Lois Lane
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Bailey
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross