(July-August 1969)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date:
1969-05-06
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 Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G61 and as G-61 on indicia page.


A 30th Anniversary Celebration (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Clayface; Joker
Reprints:

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover list of stories and where they are from with indicia information at bottom of page.

The Origin of Robin! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin); John Grayson; Mary Grayson; Boss Zucco; Police Detective Harvey Harris (flashback; cameo)
Synopsis:
After his parents are murdered by Boss Zucco's men, Dick Grayson is taken in by Bruce Wayne who trains him as Robin and together they bring Boss Zucco to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A newly-created origin of Robin with new details added.

Here Comes Alfred! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth (Introduction); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos; letters credit from Roussos.

This story was traced, not reprinted from original source material.

The Game of Death! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; art credits verified by Mooney.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from (Name withheld)(from Prague, Chechoslovakia), John Cowie and Mike K. Muth. List of where story excerpts in issue #208 came from.

The Man Behind the Red Hood! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker (Villain; Origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The table of contents credits the reprint from Detective Comics #186 but the story is really reprinted from Detective Comics #168.

Charles Paris ink credit verified by Charles Paris.

The Challenge of Clay-Face (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clay-Face [Matt Hagen] (Villain; Origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Charles Paris ink credit verified by Charles Paris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A 30th Anniversary Celebration
    Batman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of Robin!
    Batman; Robin
  4. 3. Here Comes Alfred!
    Batman
  5. 4. The Game of Death!
    Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batmail
  7. 6. The Man Behind the Red Hood!
    Batman; Robin
  8. 7. The Challenge of Clay-Face
    Batman
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