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(August 1966)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of Jan., April and July
On-sale date:
1966-06-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from Direct Currents in Sea Devils #30. Copyright © National Periodical Publications, Inc., 1966.


The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman
Reprints:

The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Penguin; Toyman; Prankster; Anti-Superman (intro); Anti-Batman (intro); Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White; Chief O'Hara
Synopsis:
Superman and Batman are plagued by evil duplicates of themselves
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: unnumbered part I (9.67 pp.) & Part II "Trail of the Copycat Crooks!" (7.67 pp.). Camp references a la the Batman TV show begin. This is Hamilton's last published script for DC.

The Policeman Is Your Friend! (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:
Children learn that policemen do more than just catch crooks.

Indexer Notes

between parts 1 and 2 of first story. Credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cape and Cowl Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ralph Dumain, Lee Chambers, Larry Grady, Howard King, Jerry Vance, Greg White, Fred Bates, John McAllen, Ted Miller, Guy Davidson.

["Hi, Tim. What are you doing in this junkyard?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed); Ralph Enser, Jr. (idea)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Hints for modeling. Based on reader suggestions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case of the Green Error Clown (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron ?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Green Error (Intro); Robbers (Villains)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy meet the Green Error, a clown who spoofs Green Arrow at the circus. Green Error's tools help them stop the robbers who stole the day's receipts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrow-Car; circus; clown

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 1/05.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. The Policeman Is Your Friend!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  5. 4. ["Hi, Tim. What are you doing in this junkyard?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  7. 6. The Case of the Green Error Clown
    Green Arrow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross