(March 1966)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April & Oct.; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date:
1966-01-20
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

["Sheeesh! The Riddler's back again --"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Napoleon Bonaparte (image only)
Reprints:

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Betsy; Bobby
Synopsis:
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, and it previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May of 1959.

Clay Pigeon for a Killer! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Roger Kay]; Dick Grayson [Dick Grayson]; Roger Kay (actor); Victor Iago (villain, millionaire); Iago's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
An actor announces on TV that he has solved a murder case and will announce who the killer is the next day. When the actor confesses to Bruce Wayne that this was an act to lure the real killer out into the open, the Caped Crusader poses as the actor to protect the man's life.
Reprints:

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.

Script previously credited to Gardner Fox.

Inks previously credited to Joe Giella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Voiceprint Clues (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Riddle-Less Robberies of the Riddler! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.66 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Riddler's gang (villains); fur thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
After the Riddler breaks out of prison, he vows never again to send riddles to Batman again before he strikes. The Caped Crusader smells a rat and discovers subtle clues that lead to the Riddler's downfall.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Corsica Glove Company; 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.

Sid Greene previously credited as the inker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Sheeesh! The Riddler's back again --"]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. Clay Pigeon for a Killer!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Voiceprint Clues
  6. 5. The Riddle-Less Robberies of the Riddler!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
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