(August 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:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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 Invisible Crimes (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Winslow Mortimer
Inks:
Winslow Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Joker (silhouette).
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The Invisible Crimes (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Walter Timmins (first appearance); Mr. Laird (first appearance); Mr. Stacy (first appearance); Mr. Morse (first appearance); The Joker (villain).
Synopsis:
The Joker follows up an article in the newspaper about a scientist discovering a lost elixir of invisibility and becomes a real terror to Batman until the crime fighter takes some of the elixir himself.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang. Inker credit revised & verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Inker credit previously given to Howard Sherman? Gene McDonald? Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-5-08.

The Inside Story of Robotman (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder (credit by Martin O'Hearn)
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman [Paul Dennis]
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Indexer Notes

Origin retold, series continues from Star- Spangled Comics.

Shorty Meets the Champ (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

Inker credit revised and verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Inker credit previously given to John Daly.

none (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Secret Codes Can Be Fun! (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Lysing (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste II (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; Brooklyn; Andre; Tex].

none (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (signed as Lit-Win)
Inks:
? (signed as Lit-Win)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle.

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win is a pen name for an unknown artist whom Jack Burnley saw in the DC offices often, but he couldn't remember the man's true name.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invisible Crimes
    Batman
  2. 1. The Invisible Crimes
    Batman
  3. 2. The Inside Story of Robotman
    Robotman
  4. 3. Shorty Meets the Champ
    Slam Bradley
  5. 4. none
    Shorty
  6. 5. Secret Codes Can Be Fun!
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste II
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. none
    Daffy & Doodle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Peets
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner