(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; 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 Brown

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 only); 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

Penciler 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 / 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; military
Characters:
Private Pete
Reprints:

["The sarge put me on traffic duty."] (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
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 / comic story / 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 the Jitterbug
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:
humor; 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 only); 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

Penciler 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; 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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