(September 1949)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1949-07-20
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

["You see your picture before you snap..."] (Table of Contents)

Kodak Duaflex Camera / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

I.O.U. My Life! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Peter Chaney (architect); Mr. Jenkins (Butler for Davis, death); Ben Kole; Homer Davis [also as Mr. Jenkins] (villain, banker)
Synopsis:
Ben Kole, a supposed student of Egyptology, has the weird hobby of saving people's lives, then demanding that they sign an "I.O.U. My Life" form in order to later blackmail those he saved.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; Geronimo Lodge; Gotham City; Gotham News; Morning Gazette

Indexer Notes

Inker credit revised and verified by Craig Delich, previously given to Gene McDonald.

Stan Musial (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Stan Musial

Cartoon Flips (Table of Contents)

Robin / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Robin listed as feature character, but it is Batman who tells the reader "Healthy body, healthy mind!"

Coaster Brake Wins Again (Table of Contents)

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Around the World in 24 Hours! (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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

Base-ball Game Ring (Table of Contents)

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Watch for Wakely! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jimmy Wakely
Synopsis:
Ad for Jimmy Wakely (DC, 1949 series) #1.

Indexer Notes

Cover is reproduced with comic art in the ad, although the real cover is a photo cover.

Rich Man, Poor Man, Lawyer Man... Thief (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

Photography -- A Modern Miracle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science

["Bebe, on the way to the movies..."] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Yippee...western fans!"] (Table of Contents)

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

The Case of the Little Lead Box (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Sam Spade / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dashiell Hammett? (credited)
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Sam Spade; Effie

The Origin of Pow-Wow Smith (Table of Contents)

Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pow-Wow Smith [Ohiyesa] (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Created by writer Don Cameron and penciler Carmine Infantino, Smith is a Sioux Indian who is the Sheriff of the small Western town of Elkhorn, where he is known as a master detective. He prefers to be addressed by his proper name, Ohiyesa, but the white citizenry take to calling him "Pow Wow" so stubbornly that he eventually gives up and accepts the nickname among them.

Follow the Danger Trail (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tomahawk
Synopsis:
House ad for Star-Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #96.

Peter Porkchops (Table of Contents)

Smokey Bear / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; nature
Characters:
Smokey Bear; Peter Porkchops
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. ["You see your picture before you snap..."]
    Kodak Duaflex Camera
  3. 2. I.O.U. My Life!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Stan Musial
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Cartoon Flips
    Robin
  6. 5. Coaster Brake Wins Again
    Bendix
  7. 6. Around the World in 24 Hours!
    Robotman
  8. 7. Base-ball Game Ring
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  9. 8. Watch for Wakely!
  10. 9. Rich Man, Poor Man, Lawyer Man... Thief
    Slam Bradley
  11. 10. Photography -- A Modern Miracle
  12. 11. ["Bebe, on the way to the movies..."]
    Bebe
  13. 12. ["Yippee...western fans!"]
    Bazooka
  14. 13. The Case of the Little Lead Box
    Adventures of Sam Spade
  15. 14. The Origin of Pow-Wow Smith
    Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
  16. 15. Follow the Danger Trail
    Tomahawk
  17. 16. Peter Porkchops
    Smokey Bear
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