(June 1964)

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.
On-sale date:
1964-04-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First 'New Look'.


Two-Way Gem Caper! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Editor Julius Schwartz's pay records have Bob Kane on pencils. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Two-Way Gem Caper! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13.66 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Hootenanny Hotshots (folk singers); Mr. Dabblo (villain); Dabblo's accomplice (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman discovers a plot to waylay a group of folk singers in order to perpetrate the theft of a pearl from a museum, and eventually nabs the villain after foiling a trap set for the criminal.
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Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Gotham City; Hot-Line; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #167. Editor Julius Schwartz's pay records have Bob Kane on pencils. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

This story introduces several new elements to the "New Look" Batman. Batman has redesigned the Bat-Cave with an automatic elevator leading to Wayne Manor. The Batmobile has also been redesigned into a sports car. The Bat-Cave exit is no longer a barn, it is now a hidden door on a hillside and leads to the highway.

Batman also uses a Hot-Line phone which links the Batmobile (later on the Bat-Cave, too) to Commissioner Gordon's office. Gordon's physical appearance also looks younger and slimmer than prior appearances.

Ancient Crime-Detection Methods! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Prof. Ralph Vern; Art Saddows; Kaye Daye; Martin Tellman; Commissioner James Gordon] (introduction); District Attorney Danton (not named in the story); Hugh Rankin (private investigator); The Trapeze Ten (flashback)
Synopsis:
A private investigator seeks to join the Mystery Analysts, but is blackballed by Batman for a very specific reason.
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Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #167. Editor Julius Schwartz's pay records have Bob Kane on pencils (as does the reprint in Batman #240). However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Two-Way Gem Caper!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Two-Way Gem Caper!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Ancient Crime-Detection Methods!
  4. 3. Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat!
    Batman and Robin
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