(March 1966)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1966-01-27
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 US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First Direct Currents column previewing upcoming comics in Detective Comics.


The Blockbuster Breaks Loose! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Go-Go Checks

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Blockbuster Breaks Loose! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Blockbuster [Mark Desmond](villain); Roland Desmond; the Outsider
Synopsis:
After months of being hidden in a cave underground, the Blockbuster reappears and dominated by the Outsider tries to kill Batman, in the fight Batman is knocked out and is trapped in a coffin. Then a confused Blockbuster begins to attack the Outsider and sends it far away.

Freed from prison, Batman is able to subdue the Blockbuster and this is finally taken to the Alfred Memorial Foundation.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Two pages of sequence are 2/3rds of a page.

["Here sonny, give me your hand. I'll take you across the street."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Painting a model car! (Table of Contents)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman's Hot-Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Richard Flinchbaugh, Marvin Opotowsky, Gregory Kopko, Max Southall and Henry Goldman.

The 13 O'Clock Robbery! (Table of Contents)

Elongated Man / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny
Synopsis:
The Elongated Man and his wife Sue decide to go fishing at Lake Cherokee without knowing that this lake is dry. Among the trees they observed a man fishing in the mud with a magnet and finally he captures a key.

The Elongated Man follows him to the old house of Elmer Ewell but can not thwart the robbery but rather is subdued by the anti-theft system of the house. However he escapes and tracks the thief to his hideout and recover the loot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Blockbuster Breaks Loose!
    Batman
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. The Blockbuster Breaks Loose!
    Batman
  4. 3. ["Here sonny, give me your hand. I'll take you across the street."]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Painting a model car!
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  7. 6. The 13 O'Clock Robbery!
    Elongated Man
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