(January-February 1969)

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:
1968-11-12
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) #G55 and as G-55 on indicia page.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batwoman; Catwoman; Vicki Vale
Reprints:

The Women in Batman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mrs. Chilton (introduction, Joe Chill's mother); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Basil Karlo; Ned Norton; Fred Walker; Lorna Dane; Roxy Brenner; Clayface; John Travers; Catwoman

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence for reprinted stories.

The Secret Life of the Catwoman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mister X; James Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris; letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Not a complete reprint.

The Crimes of the Catwoman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman (villain); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two page excerpt, corrected 5/05 by Bob Hughes.

Vicki Vale's Secret! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 9.33 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern Reed
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Keys" Bennett; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris; letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Batwoman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batwoman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt.

The Menace of the Firefly (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firefly (introduction, villain); Batwoman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ted Carson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Problem of the Proxy Paintings! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mystery Analysts of Gotham City (introduction); Kaye Daye; James Gordon; Haverford Mimms; Batman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt. 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.

Gotham Gang Line-Up! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aunt Harriet; Dick Grayson; Bruce Wayne
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

one-page excerpt

The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patricia Powell (introduction); Batman; James Gordon; Mike "Bulldog" Powell; Ralph Smedley; Robing [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Batman Versus Eclipso (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Queen Bee [Marcia Monroe]; James Gordon; Nicky Jarvas; Frankie Malone; Gorilla Grimes; Cyclops (international crime syndicate); Mona Bennet; Professor Bennet (Mona Bennet's father); Police Officer O'Brien
Synopsis:
Queen Bee and Eclipso start a crime wave in Gotham City, and frame Batman for the theft of a jewel from the city museum.
Reprints:

Beware of -- Poison Ivy! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 3.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Poison Ivy (villain); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dragon Fly; Silken Spider; Tiger Moth
Reprints:

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.

The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Killer Moth (villain); Batman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Giant Batmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Harvey Sobel, David Szanto, Selina Zane, Bill Calhoun, Keith Wiemerslage and Russell Scott.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Women in Batman's Life!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Secret Life of the Catwoman
    Batman
  4. 3. The Crimes of the Catwoman!
    Batman
  5. 4. Vicki Vale's Secret!
    Batman; Robin
  6. 5. The Batwoman
    Batman
  7. 6. The Menace of the Firefly
    Batman; Robin
  8. 7. The Problem of the Proxy Paintings!
    Batman
  9. 8. Gotham Gang Line-Up!
    Batman
  10. 9. The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter!
    Batman; Robin
  11. 10. Batman Versus Eclipso
    Batman
  12. 11. Beware of -- Poison Ivy!
    Batman
  13. 12. The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl
    Batman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batmail
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