(May 1966)

DC, 1940 Series
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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:
1966-03-03
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

Death Knocks Three Times! (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]; Death-Man
Reprints:
Keywords:
grave; rain

Death Knocks Three Times! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 23.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; a Yogi (introduction); Death-Man (villain, introduction, death); Death-Man's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman stops a crook in a skeleton costume who boasts that he will escape justice. On the way from the courtroom, the man falls over and apparently dies, a fact that haunts the Batman, especially when he thinks of the man's boast. When Death-Man reappears, the Caped Crusaders get him again, only to have him die a second time, only to be resurrected again. Batman wonders: will the third time be the "lucky" charm that ends this menace?
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.

["How do you keep all your small model parts in order?"] (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
Job Number:
6385

Synopsis:
Using empty matchboxes as a set of drawers.

Health Myths Debunked! (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:
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

["Stop!" "He went right by!"] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Joel Charap, John Sokol, Bob Rice, Annie Harmin, Charles Miller and Tom Fagan.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Death Knocks Three Times!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Death Knocks Three Times!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["How do you keep all your small model parts in order?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  4. 3. Health Myths Debunked!
  5. 4. ["Stop!" "He went right by!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
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