(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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Riddler
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Crime's Puzzle Contest! (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit revised & verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Inker credit previously given to Howard Sherman? Gene McDonald? The splash page replicates the cover. The final story title does not match the cover title. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-5-08.

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 [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; Brooklyn]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Riddler's Puzzle Contest
    Batman
  2. 1. Crime's Puzzle Contest!
    Batman
  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
  • 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