(July-August 1972)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1972-05-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-524

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Signalman [Phil Cobb]; The Puppet Master; The Clock King
Synopsis:
Images of battles from the three stories in this issue.

The New Three-Wheel RRRumblers Are Here! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mattel RRRumblers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Signalman of Crime (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed) [as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-514

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Signalman [Phil Cobb] (first appearance and origin)
Synopsis:
Phil Cobb comes to Gotham City with the aim of becoming a big shot crook, and adopts the identity of The Signalman to get a reputation for outwitting Batman. However, with some luck, Batman and Robin escape one of The Signalman's traps and capture him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints first appearance and origin of The Signalman.

If You Think it Just Looks Real, Wait Till you Shoot it! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What Do These Champions Have in Common...with You? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Crimes of the Clock King (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Lee Elias (credtied)
Inks:
Lee Elias (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-515

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Clock King (intro, villain); unnamed police officers
Synopsis:
The Clock King is successful in a series of crimes, besting Green Arrow and Speedy, until he traps them in his headquarters, where the archers escape his trap and capture The Clock King.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Though the Clock King's face is revealed at the end of the story, he is not named.

Superhero Superstars now in Superpaperbacks! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Paperback Library / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome (credited)
Pencils:
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks:
Joe Giella (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Job Number:
N-516

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Puppet Master (intro, villain); Carol Ferris; Biffy (small-time crook)
Synopsis:
The Puppet-Master invents a Hypno-Ray and commits crimes using others as puppets, until he attempts to capture Green Lantern, who instead captures him. Meanwhile, Carol Ferris daydreams of marrying Green Lantern.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Hypno-Ray is similar to an emotion controlling ray invented by Mind Games in Action Comics Weekly 611-613. Green Lantern uses a high speed stunt like The Flash.

All DC Magazines Now Only 20c!! (Table of Contents)

Direct Currents / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino; various DC editors
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the change in price and page count in DC comics. Includes promo for some DC comics dated in July.

Indexer Notes

Signed by the following editors: Julius Schwartz; Joe Orlando; Dorothy Woolfolk; Murray Boltinoff; Denny O'Neil; Sol Harrison; Joe Kubert; Jack Kirby; E. Nelson Bridwell. Between pages 4-5 of the Green Lantern story.

Roger's Super Skittle Bowl (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aurora Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wanted Your Letters! / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-525

Indexer Notes

Request for readers' letters and story reprint ideas.

Tarzan...is Here. Every Month (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Task Force / Cannon Ball (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Insult That Made a Man Out of "Mac." (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dig These! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  2. 1. The New Three-Wheel RRRumblers Are Here!
    Mattel RRRumblers
  3. 2. The Signalman of Crime
    Batman
  4. 3. If You Think it Just Looks Real, Wait Till you Shoot it!
    Daisy
  5. 4. What Do These Champions Have in Common...with You?
    Joe Weider
  6. 5. The Crimes of the Clock King
    Green Arrow
  7. 6. Superhero Superstars now in Superpaperbacks!
    Paperback Library
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  9. 8. Menace of the Giant Puppet!
    Green Lantern
  10. 9. All DC Magazines Now Only 20c!!
    Direct Currents
  11. 10. Roger's Super Skittle Bowl
    Aurora Products Corp.
  12. 11. Write Right Now!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wanted Your Letters!
  14. 13. Tarzan...is Here. Every Month
  15. 14. Task Force / Cannon Ball
    Helen of Toy Co.
  16. 15. The Insult That Made a Man Out of "Mac."
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. Dig These!
    Monogram Models, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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