(September 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.
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

The Human Punching Bag!; The On-Again Off-Again Light Bulbs! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo (2006-9-28), originally given to Murphy Anderson.

Showcase Presents Batman (DC, 2006 series) #1 credits cover inks to Murphy Anderson.

The Human Punching Bag! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Getaway Genius [Roy Reynolds] (villain); B. G. Hunter (villain); Hunter's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Hunter breaks the Getaway Genius out of jail in order to provide a getaway gimmick, all the while planning a trap for the Batman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, inks and letters 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. Letters previously were credited to Gaspar Saladino.

The Time of Death (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Nature's Bill of Rights (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
A man; two boys
Synopsis:
Two boys who are polluting a stream are given an anit-pollution lesson by a fisherman.

Indexer Notes

Includes an excerpt from an 1869 Massachusetts Board of Health document.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from John Pierce, Don Foote and Ed Morrison.

The Off-Again On-Again Lightbulbs! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Kaye Daye; Commissioner James Gordon; District Attorney Danton; Art Saddows; Martin Tellman]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Islip Gang (villains); Al Cutshaw (villain); Cutshaw's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
When Batman arrives at the Wednesday meeting of the Mystery Analysts, a cleaning man enters and announces that it is actually Friday, and he can prove it with a copy of that day's paper. Before anyone can question why, the cleaning man hypnotizes the group, not realizing the Batman is unaffected.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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.

["Goodnight, folks. I'm goin to bed. I want a good night's sleep."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Human Punching Bag!; The On-Again Off-Again Light Bulbs!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Human Punching Bag!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. The Time of Death
  4. 3. Nature's Bill of Rights
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  6. 5. The Off-Again On-Again Lightbulbs!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. ["Goodnight, folks. I'm goin to bed. I want a good night's sleep."]
    Little Pete
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