(April-May 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The State-Bird Crimes; The Brand of a Hero; The Black Diamond (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The State-Bird Crimes! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk (probably)
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story later adapted as part of BATMAN VS. THREE VILLAINS OF DOOM.

Penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Brand of a Hero! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Joaquin Murieta (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

A time-travel story.

Penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Death Dance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 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 is a pen name of as yet an unidentified artist for DC Comics, whom Jack Burnley often saw in the DC offices......but he could not remember his true name.

Ultraviolet Bullets (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

The Black Diamond! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Black Diamond (villain, introduction); Bull's-Eye Kendall (villain, introduction); the Barracuda Brothers (villains, introduction for all); "Nitro" Nelson (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (not signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (not signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (not signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

Superman's Code for Buddies (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The State-Bird Crimes; The Brand of a Hero; The Black Diamond
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The State-Bird Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. The Brand of a Hero!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Death Dance
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Daffy & Doodle
  6. 5. Ultraviolet Bullets
  7. 6. The Black Diamond!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Little Pete
  9. 8. Superman's Code for Buddies
    Superman
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