(August 1967)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan and April; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date:
1967-06-06
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

Letters page indicates "Camp" trend is over.


The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson [as Anderson] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (October 2007).

The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Chic Stone ?; Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] ? (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Margot Rankin; Dr. Sloane; The Blockbuster [Mark Desmond; also as Solomon Grundy] (villain, origin, history); Solomon Grundy [Cyrus Gold] (villain, flashback to JLA #47)
Synopsis:
By chance, a reformed Mark Desmond sees a Batman display at a local department store and reverts back to his Blockbuster persona, which goes out to destroy anything related to the Caped Crusader.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Wayne Foundation

Indexer Notes

Added penciler credit (Moldoff) by Craig Delich (November 2005).

Credits for script, inks and letters 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 not by Kane.

Letters previously credited to Gaspar Saladino.

[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 Peter Sanderson, Gary Collins, Dave Truesdale, Donna Crowley and Biljo White.

The Problem of the Proxy Paintings! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.5 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]; The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Kaye Daye; Martin Tellman; Art Saddows; Commissioner James Gordon; District Attorney Danton; Hugh Rankin]; Haverford Mims (art critic); Reginald Stonefellow (industrialist); Ronald Stonefellow (Reginald's son); John Burleson (villain, art dealer); a group of thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Martin Tellman calls the Analysts together to help him solve the dilemma he faces: his collection of worthless copies of valuable paintings have suddenly become the real thing!
Reprints:
Keywords:
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.

Script previously credited to France Herron ?.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  4. 3. The Problem of the Proxy Paintings!
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen