(December 1967-January 1968)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
George Kashdan [as George Hashdan]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The editor's name is misspelled in the indicia (information from Ted Watson via the error list, October 2007).


The Grasp of Shahn-Zi! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; The Spectre; Shahn-Zi
Reprints:

[The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Spectre / comic story / 23.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Spectre; Shahn-Zi (1st); James Gordon; Bill Loo; Danny Loo
Synopsis:
Shahn-Zi walls off Chinatown in an attempt to force Danny Loo into becoming his successor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chinatown; Chinese New Year

Indexer Notes

Story is divide into three sections (each labelled "Batman and the Spectre"), with page 8 just 0.50 (a house ad underneath), page 16 at 0.33 (Sequence 3 underneath) and page 24 at 0.50 (Sequence 4 underneath).

A Land of Many Walls (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A description of the many defensive walls found in China other than the Great Wall.

Indexer Notes

Located between pages 8 and 9 of Sequence 1.

Dig what's Coming (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed); Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed); Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman
Synopsis:
The winner of a track race continues running, to his newsstand to find out who won the race between the Flash and Superman, in Flash #175.

Indexer Notes

The cover of Flash #175 is reproduced, with logo, DC bullet, price, code seal, month (but not number), dialogue balloons and blurb included, and an additional blurb added where nothing of substance is obscured. This item is located at the bottom of page 16 of Sequence 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6584

Synopsis:
A rendering of reader Bill Graff's technique for making a very straight pinstripe on a racing car model.

Indexer Notes

This item is located at the bottom of the last page of Sequence 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams; Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset; ?

Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
Promotional hype for Adventure Comics #363, Strange Adventures #207 (with cover reproduction), Detective Comics #370 (with cover reproduction), Action Comics #357, Our Army at War #188 and Superman #203.

The Batman Whirly-Word Game (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Despite the title, this is a puzzle to be solved rather than a game to be played.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Grasp of Shahn-Zi!
    Batman; Spectre
  2. 1. [The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!]
    Batman; Spectre
  3. 2. A Land of Many Walls
  4. 3. Dig what's Coming
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  7. 6. The Batman Whirly-Word Game
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ted Watson
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner