(May 1948)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The True Story of Frankenstein (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer (Batman & Robin figures only); Bob Kane
Inks:
Win Mortimer (Batman & Robin figures only); Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Frankenstein
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised cover penciller [Kane] verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Pencilling credit for Lew Schwartz deleted.

The True Story of Frankenstein (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Baron Frankenstein; Ivan (death); Count Mettern (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Nichols discovers a document that states that the story of scientist Frankenstein is true, so he decides to personally go back in time to find out the truth behind the Frankenstein monster. But he soon discovers that he needs the aid of the Caped Crusaders, so he draws them into the past.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised pencil credit verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Pencil credit formerly given to Lew Schwartz. Some info and revised synopsis added by Craig Delich 5-31-09.

Unscrambled Proverbs (Table of Contents)

Air Wave / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks:
Lee Harris (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]

Indexer Notes

Story title verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005).

The Chimp and the Chump (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

Story title verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Revised inker credit by Craig Delich. Previous inker credit given to John Daly.

Weatherproof (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Pollard (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Title verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005).

Crimes by Television (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Andre; Tex; Brooklyn; Jan]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The True Story of Frankenstein
    Batman
  2. 1. The True Story of Frankenstein
    Batman
  3. 2. Unscrambled Proverbs
    Air Wave
  4. 3. The Chimp and the Chump
    Slam Bradley
  5. 4. Weatherproof
  6. 5. Crimes by Television
    The Boy Commandos
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