(December 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:
1968-10-17
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

Death Trap! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Irv Novick [as In] (signed)
Inks:
Irv Novick [as In] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Doomsday Ball! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mayor Hayes; Major-General Hawkins; Robertson; Fairbanks; Professor Willi von Gail; Master Sergeant Owens; Skinnay (young boy); Tillie Conway; a TV repairman; Bertram Smith (villain, blackmailer, death); Big Brill (villain); Brill's men [Snake-Eyes; One-Ear; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
A small nuclear device is stolen and is being used to threaten Gotham City, so Batman enlists the aid of a criminal named Brill to identify the blackmailer.....but first, the Caped Crusaders must survice some death traps arranged by Brill and his men.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil! (Table of Contents)

Captain Action; Ideal Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Action; Action Boy; Dr. Evil (villain)

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for the Captain Action line of toys from Ideal.

#1 Tarantula (Table of Contents)

Fact File / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sharp
Inks:
Hal Sharp
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Tarantula [John Law]

Indexer Notes

Information and sample panels of Tarantula from Star-Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #1-19.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letter of comment from Fred Hembeck, Gordon Flagg, Frank Erwin and Klaus Janson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Death Trap!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Doomsday Ball!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil!
    Captain Action; Ideal Toys
  4. 3. #1 Tarantula
    Fact File
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Craig Delich
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  • Gregory Fischer
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