(October-November 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 (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Origin of Batplane II (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Mortimer and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Birth of Batplane II! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Colonel Webb; "Flying Tiger" Rafferty (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon; The Boley Brothers [Bull; Slats; Dave](villains, introduction for all)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batplane II created in this story.

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

The Mystery of the Winged People! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Susan Hogarth; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents)

Ray-O-Vac / advertisement / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson ?
Inks:
Al Williamson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A true story from the US Bureau of Customs. Ray-O-Vac batteries help recover $100,000 in smuggled diamonds.

[""Aren't auction sales a lot of fun?] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["No buts-you take the bus to school"] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Railroad Quiz (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

["Gosh it's one of the hottest days of the year!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Snow reflects 75 percent of the sunlight that falls upon it!"] (Table of Contents)

Science Snaps / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Wheelchair Crimefighter! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Chubb (villain, introduction); Babyface Fulop (villain); Mug Ferrier (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman attempts to fight crime while confined to a wheelchair.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["I got the knot hole first"] (Table of Contents)

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T]
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pud; Janie

["Peg, you should learn to be more economical"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same easy way you got that air rifle"] (Table of Contents)

Bud and Sis; Cloverine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

School Children 'Round the World (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of Batplane II
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Birth of Batplane II!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Winged People!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-O-Vac
  5. 4. [""Aren't auction sales a lot of fun?]
    Shorty
  6. 5. ["No buts-you take the bus to school"]
    Bebe
  7. 6. Railroad Quiz
  8. 7. ["Gosh it's one of the hottest days of the year!"]
    Casey the Cop
  9. 8. ["Snow reflects 75 percent of the sunlight that falls upon it!"]
    Science Snaps
  10. 9. The Wheelchair Crimefighter!
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. ["I got the knot hole first"]
    Dubble Bubble
  12. 11. ["Peg, you should learn to be more economical"]
    Peg
  13. 12. ["Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same easy way you got that air rifle"]
    Bud and Sis; Cloverine
  14. 13. School Children 'Round the World
    Superman
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