(October-November 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 Mystery Rope! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

Lost -- A Free Education (Table of Contents)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Binky

The Mystery Rope! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
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]; The Joker (villain, flashback); various crooks (villain, all in flashback)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete

The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
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]; The Joker (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Kings of Sport (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Fairbanks [as F. Banks] (signed)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Criss-Cross / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Lost Legion of Space (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman of 3051 [Brane Taylor] (introduction, origin]; Robin of 3051 (introduction, Brane's nephew, origin); Vicki Vale; Yerka (villain)
Synopsis:
Inspired by archival footage of the original Dynamic Duo, Brane Taylor and his nephew adopt their identities in the year 3051. The new Robin soon breaks his leg while fighting the henchmen of the evil Yerka. Brane decides to travel back in time to recruit the assistance of the original Robin: Dick Grayson. Some time after the successful completion of that case, Taylor again travels to the past to aid the original Batman while he recovers from a broken arm. Reporter Vicki Vale suspects Taylor of being an impostor, but she changes her mind after a successful ruse involving the original Batman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time-travel

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
H.T. Elmo

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mystery Rope!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Lost -- A Free Education
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Mystery Rope!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. The Kings of Sport
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cartoon Criss-Cross
  8. 7. The Lost Legion of Space
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
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