(March 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 World's Greatest Manhunters (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Robin, the Boy Failure! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (cameo, villain); Crime Surgeon (cameo, villain); The Yellow Masks (first appearance, villains)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson accidently suffers from a case of amnesia after rescuing a woman from near death. Bruce devises a plan for the youngster to "assume" the role of Robin in order to try and shock him into remembering his true identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit revised & verified by Craig Delich (January, 2008). Inker credit previously given to Gene McDonald? and Dick Sprang. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-08.

The Smash-Up Crimes (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)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

His Highness, King Shorty (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

From Tree Trunk to Ocean Liner (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Undercover Gangster (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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The World's Greatest Manhunters
    Batman
  2. 1. Robin, the Boy Failure!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Smash-Up Crimes
    Robotman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  5. 4. His Highness, King Shorty
    Slam Bradley
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Daffy & Doodle
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  9. 8. From Tree Trunk to Ocean Liner
  10. 9. Undercover Gangster
    The Boy Commandos
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Shad Z. Daly
  • 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