(August 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:
1966-06-02
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

On sale date from Direct Currents in Sea Devils #30. Average # of copies sold previous year - 453,745.


["Hotline call, Batman! Let's get going!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella [as Giella] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman (an imposter); Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave

Indexer Notes

Inker correction from Tony Isabella on 2 September 2004 (was previously Murphy Anderson, but the cover is signed otherwise).

A Touch of Poison Ivy! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13.66 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]; Poison Ivy (villain); Ivy's gang (villains); other crooks [Joe the Undertaker; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Missing the imprisoned Poison Ivy, the Caped Crusader receives a gift from her and she promises to repent. Batman visits her, but he is placed under her spell, and she uses him to make good her escape.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Camp style stories in the fashion of the TV series begin.

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.

[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

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

Credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Mike Friedrich.

Batman's Baffling Turnabout! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.66 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]; a Batman imposter (villain); imposter's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
While chasing crooks into a warehouse, Batman falls through a trapdoor and is captured while one of the crooks impersonates the Caped Crusader. A tell-tale clue alerts Robin that this is an imposter and he deals appropriately with the situation to find the real crime fighter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
substitute Bat-Cave

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.

Inks previously credited to Sid Greene.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hotline call, Batman! Let's get going!"]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. A Touch of Poison Ivy!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  4. 3. The Policeman is Your Friend!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  6. 5. Batman's Baffling Turnabout!
    Batman and Robin
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