(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; 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 only); 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 penciler credits verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich (November 2005).

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

Shorty / 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
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, penciler credit 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 / 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; 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 / 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; 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 / 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:
Varsity 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 only); 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

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz and inker credit 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; 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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