(June-July 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 Jail for Heroes! (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]

Indexer Notes

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

Hop On the Welfare Wagon! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

The Jail For Heroes! (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:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scar Brink (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer confirmed by Martin O'Hearn, and pencil credits verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich (November 2005).

["A suit? Right this way, sir!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #26 (February 1958)

Commissioner Gordon's Greatest Case! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Masked Mystic [Gil Golen] (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, pencil crewdit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Paris.

["This is the first time I'm cleaning up around my bunk for inspection!"] (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
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #293 (October 1962)

["The school paper is having a contest to pick the prettiest girl on the campus."] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry; Joan; Susan; Billie Brooks
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #54 (December 1958-January 1959)

The Fantastic Story of the Paris Gun (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

The story behind a World War I German cannon that was able to fire on Paris.

["Come in, Vic! Hello Jane!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Vic; Jane
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in A Date with Judy (DC, 1947 series) #63 (February-March 1958)

The Mask of Mister Cipher! (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:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Cipher (villain, introduction, death); Big Ed Yakers (villain, death); Picadilly Pete (villain)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz and inker credit was verified by Paris.

["Is it possible to destroy matter?"] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 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

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Jail for Heroes!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Hop On the Welfare Wagon!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Jail For Heroes!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["A suit? Right this way, sir!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. Commissioner Gordon's Greatest Case!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. ["This is the first time I'm cleaning up around my bunk for inspection!"]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. ["The school paper is having a contest to pick the prettiest girl on the campus."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. The Fantastic Story of the Paris Gun
  9. 8. ["Come in, Vic! Hello Jane!"]
    Varsity Vic
  10. 9. The Mask of Mister Cipher!
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. ["Is it possible to destroy matter?"]
    Quick Quiz
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