(May 1965)

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:
1965-03-04
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

Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credits from Nick Caputo (2006-9-28), originally given to Joe Giella.

What's Wrong with These Pictures! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
children

Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 24.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Smiles Dawson (introduction); Roger Peale (introduction); The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain, has 5-page history); Riddler's gang (villains); Molehill Mob (villains)
Synopsis:
The Riddler is released from prison and informs the Dynamic Duo that he has turned from crime, and, as proof, leads them to the hideout of the Molehill Mob. But when the former felon begins deluging them with riddles, the Caped Crusaders aren't sure he really has reformed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first Earth-1 appearance of the Riddler. This story references both the first story in Detective Comics #140 and the first story in Detective Comics #142, but those stories featured the Riddler of Earth-2. It should therefore be inferred that similar events happened on Earth-1 too, as depicted in the flashbacks shown in this story.

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. What's Wrong with These Pictures!
  3. 2. Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!
    Batman and Robin
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