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(January 1950)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief); Jack Schiff (managing editor)
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

Bruce Wayne, Private Detective (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Bruce Wayne, Private Detective! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures) (signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Ed Wedge (detective); Tracks Carlin (villain, flashback); Frank Kelcey (villain, architect); Tilley (villain, Carlin's attorney)
Synopsis:
Bruce subs for a famed detective as he recuperates from appendix surgery. He immediately gets two clients, both of whom want a model train that once belonged to a criminal, Tracks Carlin......and are willing to get it any any cost!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; Gotham City; Picture Magazine

Indexer Notes

Revised credits by Craig Delich and confirmed to him by Lew Sayre Schwartz.

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Oddity: Batman throws his gauntlets into a wind tunnel motor to save his life. Yet, in the next panel, he is still wearing his gauntlets!

Mighty Maro -- the Man Who Reads Minds (Table of Contents)

Impossible -- But True / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond

Indexer Notes

Story title by Craig Delich.

Charlie Evans (Table of Contents)

Blood Hounds / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Stookie Allen ?
Pencils:
Stookie Allen ?
Inks:
Stookie Allen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Andrews Raiders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Bernie Breslauer; Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Fray] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Fray] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Lone Wolf (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stookie Allen ?
Pencils:
Stookie Allen ?
Inks:
Stookie Allen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Title by Craig Delich.

Dangerous Business (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Article title provided by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005).

["Isn't it a beautiful night for our first date"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry

["Hello Casey! All set for our big bowling tournament next week?"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The Ranger From Red Deer Valley (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pow Wow Smith [Ohiyesa]; Bob Murphy; El Rio Lobo (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title provided by Craig Delich.

Give Your Town a Present (Table of Contents)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

This feature is out of proper sequence.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bruce Wayne, Private Detective
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Bruce Wayne, Private Detective!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Mighty Maro -- the Man Who Reads Minds
    Impossible -- But True
  4. 3. Charlie Evans
    Blood Hounds
  5. 4. The Andrews Raiders
  6. 5. Lone Wolf
  7. 6. Dangerous Business
  8. 7. ["Isn't it a beautiful night for our first date"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. ["Hello Casey! All set for our big bowling tournament next week?"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. The Ranger From Red Deer Valley
    Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
  11. 10. Give Your Town a Present
    Superboy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • Arthur Lortie
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