(February 1968)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date:
1967-11-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G43 and as G-43 on indicia page.


Special All-Villain Issue! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Bill Finger
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino; Bob Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Charles Paris
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Joe Chill; Joker (inset); Catwoman (inset); Penguin (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a page from the story from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #47 (June-July 1948) in black & white and negative.

The Origin of the Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman (origin retold in detail); Thomas Wayne (flashback; death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (death; name revealed in this story; Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Lew Sayre Schwartz; inks credit verified by Paris; letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Jungle Cat-Queen (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Sprang; inks credit verified by Paris.

The Web of the Spinner (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; The Spinner (Villain; Introduction); "Peanuts" Gilson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

[Oswald Who?] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman
Reprints:
  • from Batman Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1946.02.10 - 1946.03.10

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Burnley; inks credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bill and the Family / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

The Crimes of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Menace of False Face (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Bandit of the Bells! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Charles Paris
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special All-Villain Issue!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Origin of the Batman
    Batman
  3. 2. The Jungle Cat-Queen
    Batman
  4. 3. The Web of the Spinner
    Batman
  5. 4. [Oswald Who?]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bill and the Family
  7. 6. The Crimes of Batman!
    Batman
  8. 7. The Menace of False Face
    Batman
  9. 8. The Bandit of the Bells!
    Batman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
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