(March 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:
1968-01-18
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

Average # of copies sold previous year - 805,700.


200th Smash Issue (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams; various (background)
Inks:
Neal Adams; various (background)
Colors:
Jack Adler
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
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).

Adler colors per 20th Century Danny Boy Blog.

The Man Who Radiated Fear! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 21.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Chic Stone [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin recap); Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin recap); Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (appearance in flashback); Martha Wayne (appearance in flashback); John Grayson (appearance in flashback); Mary Grayson (appearance in flashback); Mr. Haley (appearance in flashback); Joe Chill (villain, appearance in flashack); Boss Zucco (villain, appearance in flashback); The Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); The Scarecrow's henchmen [Larry; Roberts; Biljo; Mr. Raybourne] (villains); The Joker (villain, cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); Killer Moth (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
When the Scarecrow perfects a fear-radiated pill and uses it on the Caped Crusaders, the duo are unable to continue their war on crime until Alfred enters the picture. Then the Caped Crusaders head out and capture several of their foes, each one having a clue on their persons which lead them to the Scarecrow.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

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 Stone.

The Bat-Man (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints:

The Batman Says: (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / public service announcement / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
In this article, Batman and Robin try to convince readers that they hate all crime and criminals, and that they hope their adventures will help convince them to follow the straight and honest path in their own lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, art and letterer credits by Jack Burnley.

The art is taken from the cover of New York World's Fair Comics 1940.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 200th Smash Issue
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Man Who Radiated Fear!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. The Bat-Man
    Batman
  4. 3. The Batman Says:
    Batman; Robin
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