(April-May 1952)

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 Robot Cop of Gotham City! (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]; The Robot Cop
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Be Sure of Your Facts! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buzzy

The Robot Cop of Gotham City! (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]; Mr. Weir and the "robot cop" (introduction for both)

Indexer Notes

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

["Get ready for barracks inspection in fifteen minutes, men!"] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 0.5 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
Reprints:

["The sarge put me on traffic duty."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.75 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 Masterminds of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.75 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern Reed
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [aka Drexel]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mrs. Marcy; Dave Gregg (villain); Mr. Tolan (villain); Joe Webster (villain); Walls (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crime Academy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit verified by Paris.

["Oh boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / 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; teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic
Reprints:

["Remember yer fightin' a tricky guy tonight, Willie!"] (Table of Contents)

One Punch Willie / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Kaye (signed)
Pencils:
Stan Kaye (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Kaye ?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Willie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed in lower right corner of last panel (Kaye signed his humorous fillers this way).

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

["Hmm--I never go for this fortune stuff, but--"] (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; teen
Characters:
Jerry
Reprints:

Burglars, Beware! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn (signed)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

["Let's start a sorority!"] (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:
teen
Characters:
Peg
Reprints:

The Parasols of Plunder (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Rink (night watchman); un-named prison warden; The Penguin [Otis Cobblepot] (villain); Lefty (villain); Duke (villain)
Synopsis:
The Penguin is released from prison on parole, providing he gives up anything having to do with birds. So he takes up an umbrella business....with the same criminal results!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

[Does air have weight?] (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:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Title taken from first question of the feature. Title added to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 2011-8-2)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Robot Cop of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Be Sure of Your Facts!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Robot Cop of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["Get ready for barracks inspection in fifteen minutes, men!"]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. ["The sarge put me on traffic duty."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. The Masterminds of Crime!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. ["Oh boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. ["Remember yer fightin' a tricky guy tonight, Willie!"]
    One Punch Willie
  9. 8. ["Hmm--I never go for this fortune stuff, but--"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. Burglars, Beware!
  11. 10. ["Let's start a sorority!"]
    Peg
  12. 11. The Parasols of Plunder
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. [Does air have weight?]
    Quick Quiz
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