(February 1949)

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 Mystery Broadcast (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Kay Kyser.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang. Inker credit revised & verified by Craig Delich (Jan. 2008). Inker credit previously given to Dick Sprang.

Kay Kyser's Mystery Broadcast (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kay Kyser; Eddie Blinn; Big Jack Bancroft (villain).
Synopsis:
Big Jack Bancroft kidnaps Kay Kyser and his saxophonist [whom he resembles] in order to get on Kyser's radio show, "The College of Musical Knowledge" in order to hide from the Police. Kyser has to find a way to tip off Batman to this and invite him to his program in order to round up the crook.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to Sprang, the splash page was re-arranged by DC's art department, not him, to almost replicate the cover. Info by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-5-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry

The Human Armored Car (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]

The Seven Sinister Midgets (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.

none (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

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 was the pen name of an unknown artist whom Jack Burnley regularly saw at the DC offices, but he couldn't remember the man's true name.

The Printed Word (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Case of the Black Cat Crimes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
George Klein?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Tex; Brooklyn; Andre].
Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mystery Broadcast
    Batman
  2. 1. Kay Kyser's Mystery Broadcast
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  4. 3. The Human Armored Car
    Robotman
  5. 4. The Seven Sinister Midgets
    Slam Bradley
  6. 5. none
    Shorty
  7. 6. none
    Daffy & Doodle
  8. 7. The Printed Word
  9. 8. The Case of the Black Cat Crimes
    The Boy Commandos
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • 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