(July-August 1972)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

The Signalman of Crime (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
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

The Crimes of the Clock King (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
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:

Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
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)

text article / 0.5 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.

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 third story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow
  2. 1. The Signalman of Crime
    Batman
  3. 2. The Crimes of the Clock King
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. Menace of the Giant Puppet!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. All DC Magazines Now Only 20c!!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Donald Dale Milne