(May 1965)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except January, April, July and October
On-sale date:
1965-03-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
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

The Game of Secret Identities! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia

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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from 5/60 issues

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

Part I-The Game of Secret Identities (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Composite Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman and Batman hypnotize each other into forgetting their secret identities and then challenge each other to discover them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia; Batcave; Fortress of Solitude

["The emergency whistle!"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
When Super-Turtle hears the emergency whistle of the coal mine blowing, he digs underground to rescue two trapped miners. He is then charged four dollars in union dues for digging in the mine.

Indexer Notes

Between parts 1 and 2 of first story.

Part II - The Super Detective (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin; Superman; Batman
Synopsis:
Superman is upset because Batman was able to figure out his secret identity but he can't figure out Batman's.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia; Batcave; Kandor

Indexer Notes

An abandoned subway tunnel that runs from Gotham to Metropolis is seen in this story. Must be some tunnel as they're 700 miles apart!

The Congorilla of Space (Table of Contents)

Congorilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Congorilla; Janu; Congo Bill; Alien Congorilla (purple with four arms)
Synopsis:
Congorilla is transported to another world where he meets an Alien Congorilla much like himself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Game of Secret Identities!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. What's Wrong With These Pictures?
  3. 2. Part I-The Game of Secret Identities
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. ["The emergency whistle!"]
    Super-Turtle
  5. 4. Part II - The Super Detective
    Superman and Batman
  6. 5. The Congorilla of Space
    Congorilla
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