(February 1968)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date:
1967-12-05
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen] (image only); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (image only); Superman [Clark Kent] (image only); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (image only); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (image only); The SAtom [Ray Palmer] (image only)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Peril of the Poison Rings! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.5 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; William Norwood (millionaire); Edwards (security guard); Rembrandt Dickens (villain); Dicken's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
After escaping from the clutches of the Dynamic Duo, Rembrandt Dickens decides to pursue the life of a comic book artist, detailing the crimes he has committed. But when his gang is released from prison, Dickens gives each of them poison rings, one of which scratches the Batman, and he will die.......unless he finds the latest copy of Batman Comics, which contains a clue to Dickens' whereabouts and antidote for the poison.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Norwood Estate

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.

Seven Steps to Save Face! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Edie [also as Robin] (villain, a midget); a gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Crooks capture Robin and replace him with a midget criminal, who is saved by Batman and taken to the Bat-Cave before the Caped Crusader realizes his mistake.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; belt radio; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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 actually by Moldoff.

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 Susan Hendrix, Jim Faix and Gary Skinner.

Operation "Escape"! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Champ Trask
Synopsis:
Robin gives a lecture at Gotham Police College on resourcefulness and initiative, using sports equipment as visual aids, then shows a film about a case he was on without Batman. Robin recognized one of the crooks, and allowed them to get away, hoping they would lead him to their boss. Robin follows them to their hideout, but slips on a wet spot on the floor upon entering and is captured. He is thrown into a dungeon with a bag of some old sports equipment while the crooks return to the factory to complete their robbery. Robin challenges the police cadets to figure out how he escaped.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Police College; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Mooney.

Shelly Eiber did the reprint colors

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Peril of the Poison Rings!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Seven Steps to Save Face!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  5. 4. Operation "Escape"!
    Robin
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