(February-March 1951)

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 Origin of Killer Moth! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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]; Killer Moth [as Cameron van Cleer]
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Moth Signal

Indexer Notes

Pencil 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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

House ad for Big Town #1, found on the inside front cover.

The Joker's Crime Costumes! (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]; The Joker (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

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

See Yourself in Straight Arrow's Secret Cave (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (partial)

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Straight Arrow ring from Nabisco Shredded Wheat

"Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Fleer's Dubble Bubble gum

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of members of DC's editorial advisory board and the comic titles being published

The Case of the Flying Saucers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Elsom Cobb (introduction); John Marsden (introduction, death)Erobt (villain, introduction); Overlord of Saturn (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Paris.

Captain Tootsie Cheers Orphans (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Schreiber
Inks:
Bill Schreiber
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Panic Stalks the Forest at the Dread Cry of "Warpath!" (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

House ad for Tomahawk #3

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Passport to Fame (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Boy oh boy - no school today!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Esptal"] (Table of Contents)

Clue Cartoon / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Boys! Girls! Hurry! Get this big beautiful real scale model! Western Saddle Ring! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for premium ring from Smith Brothers Cough Drops

"Look what happened with that punching bag you gave me, dad!" (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / 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

Lucky Block (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Nestlé's Crunch

The Origin of Killer Moth! (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]; Killer Moth [prisoner 234026] [also as Cameron Van Cleer] (villain, phony millionaire philanthropist, introduction)
Synopsis:
Prisoner #234026 reads a newspaper article about Batman and decides to set himself up as the "anti-Batman," hiring himself out to Gotham City's criminals to help them elude capture by Police. When released, he establishes a false identity as millionaire philanthropist and becomes friends with Bruce Wayne. He then promotes himself to Gotham's criminals as Killer Moth, and rescues some criminals from the Police, using his Mothmobile to defeat and capture Batman and Robin. The duo escape and lead Killer Moth to a climactic battle on Gotham Bridge in which he is defeated.
Keywords:
Gotham City; Infra-Red Moth Signal; Moth-Cave; Mothmobile

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris (Kane credit deleted by Craig Delich), and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["Here comes Tuffy!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / 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

Be King of the Road with this Great Bike! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Columbia bicycles from The Westfield Manufacturing Company

Heroics (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The World of Adventure in Books (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow, Tomahawk, Shining Knight / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

PSA from DC and unnamed "leading national social welfare and youth-serving organizations"

Your Christmas Daisy (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine from Daisy Manufacturing Company

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of Killer Moth!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Big Town
  3. 2. The Joker's Crime Costumes!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. See Yourself in Straight Arrow's Secret Cave
  5. 4. "Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Case of the Flying Saucers
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie Cheers Orphans
    Captain Tootsie
  9. 8. Panic Stalks the Forest at the Dread Cry of "Warpath!"
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. Passport to Fame
  12. 11. ["Boy oh boy - no school today!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  13. 12. ["Esptal"]
    Clue Cartoon
  14. 13. Boys! Girls! Hurry! Get this big beautiful real scale model! Western Saddle Ring!
  15. 14. "Look what happened with that punching bag you gave me, dad!"
    Little Pete
  16. 15. Lucky Block
  17. 16. The Origin of Killer Moth!
    Batman and Robin
  18. 17. ["Here comes Tuffy!"]
    Peg
  19. 18. Be King of the Road with this Great Bike!
  20. 19. Heroics
  21. 20. The World of Adventure in Books
    Green Arrow, Tomahawk, Shining Knight
  22. 21. Your Christmas Daisy
    Red Ryder
This issue was most recently modified by:
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