(December 1965)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April & Oct.; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G17.


Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang; Sheldon Moldoff; Curt Swan
Inks:
Charles Paris; George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of images from the covers of Batman #73, Detective Comics #253, Batman #121, and Detective Comics #254.

The Parasols of Plunder (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Rink (night watchman); un-named prison warden; The Penguin (villain); Lefty (villain); Duke (villain)
Synopsis:
The Penguin is released from prison on parole, providing he gives up anything having to do with birds. So he takes up an umbrella business...with the same criminal results!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credit from Martin O'Hearn; Bob Kane credit verified by Schwartz; and inks credit verified by Paris.

Builders of the Future! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Shows the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis from Donald Dale Milne on 5 September 2004.

The Fox, The Shark, and The Vulture (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Terrible Trio [The Fox; The Shark; The Vulture] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A weird trio hijacks artifacts from a world tour of historical artifacts exhibit. A sharp witted Batman figures out the trio's lair and overcomes them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Zero (villain, introduction and origin, later called Mr. Freeze); Marty (villain); Gus (villain); Kirk (villain); Luke (villain)
Synopsis:
A scientist accidentally falls victim to the effects of an experiment, making him a virtual "human icicle," a foe who puts the chill on Batman and Robin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

[Catwoman's Grasshopper Chase] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Jack Burnley; Fred Ray
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Batman Sundays (McClure Syndicate) 1946.04.28 - 1946.06.16

Indexer Notes

Inks credits verified by Burnley and Ray.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Center / activity / 0.66 page (report information)

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

The Caveman at Large (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Goth [Carlin] (villain)
Synopsis:
A freak accident causes a great character actor to assume the character's personna he is dressed up to portray: a caveman!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

The Challenge of the Calendar Man (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Calendar Man [Julian Day; Maharajah the Magician] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A new criminal, in trying to make a name for himself, challenges Batman to a duel of wits with all of his crimes being based on the "five" seasons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Joker's Utility Belt (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Charlie Chaplin (image); Oliver Hardy (image); Stan Laurel (image); Will Rogers (image); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
When the Joker's seemingly easy capture of the Caped Crusaders goes terribly wrong when Batman springs a surprise on him using his utility belt, the Crime Clown decides to outdo the Batman with his own utility belt!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; pencils from Dick Sprang; inks from Charles Paris; letters from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Parasols of Plunder
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Builders of the Future!
  4. 3. The Fox, The Shark, and The Vulture
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [Catwoman's Grasshopper Chase]
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  8. 7. The Caveman at Large
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. The Challenge of the Calendar Man
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. The Joker's Utility Belt
    Batman
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