(December 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 Riddler's Puzzle Contest (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Crime's Puzzle Contest! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Riddler returns from the "dead" to continue his campaign of puzzle contests to baffle the Police and the Dynamic Duo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batarang; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Rainbow Club

Indexer Notes

Inker credit revised and verified by Craig Delich, previously given to Howard Sherman ? Gene McDonald ?

The splash page replicates the cover.

The final story title does not match the cover title.

The Farmer in the Till (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 by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Inker credit previously given to John Daly.

The Robot Bandit (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman [Robert Crane, aka Paul Dennis]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry

When You Close Your Mind (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Morrison (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Mystery of Secret X (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; Tex; Andre Chavard; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Riddler's Puzzle Contest
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Crime's Puzzle Contest!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. The Farmer in the Till
    Slam Bradley
  4. 3. The Robot Bandit
    Robotman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  6. 5. When You Close Your Mind
  7. 6. The Mystery of Secret X
    The Boy Commandos
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • 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