(August-September 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 Jungle Batman! (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 confirmed by Mortimer, letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

It's Smart to Check -- And Double Check! (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 Jungle Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) (signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Sinister Eight [Frenchy Le Doix; Singh Dan; Baron Nengler; Ling Chee; Luigi Verona; Aldo Toledano; Liverpool Kid; Sumatra Joe] (villains); Hurd (villain, submarine commander)
Synopsis:
After capturing the feared Sinister Eight, Commissioner Gordon asks the Dynamic Duo to deliver the crooks by radio-controlled ship to their prison at Satan's Island. The ship is torpedoed and sunk during a storm at sea by the Sinister Eight's minions, and all are washed ashore on an island, where Batman and Robin have to avoid capture by the villains before they can capture them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Donna Cruz (a Radoc or experimental radio controlled ship); Satan's Island

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. pencil credits verified by Schwartz, and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

[Where is the last harbor of the good ship Mayflower?] (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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

["I'd better hurry. I'm meeting Sue at eight"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / 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:
Varsity Vic
Reprints:

The Legion of Faceless Men! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Masked Bandit [Biff] (villain); The Maskers (villains)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Dick Sprang and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

["Being bugler is awful"] (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:

["And then I ran for a touchdown"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peg
Reprints:

Changing Styles In Magic (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn [as Donald King] (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

["Boo! Throw the umpire out"] (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:

The Death-Cheaters of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Jim Mooney [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Job Number:
N-288

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named wife of Hack Dawes; un-named wife of Tom Weaver; The Death-Cheaters Club [John Hedges Grant (sportsman, death); Jeff Sievers (villain, accountant, faked death); Hack Dawes (truck driver); Tom Weaver (writer); Stanley Duff (banker); Jim Sawyer (stevedore); Gregory Orrick (actor); Bruce Wayne (socialite)]; Little Doughy (villain); Joey the Rod (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman becomes a member of the strange "Death Cheaters Club," but a wanted criminal, who fits the qualifications for membership, is denied the same --- and vows vengeance against all the members!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Jim Mooney, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 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; Bennie (villain)
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Jungle Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. It's Smart to Check -- And Double Check!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Jungle Batman!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [Where is the last harbor of the good ship Mayflower?]
    Quick Quiz
  5. 4. ["I'd better hurry. I'm meeting Sue at eight"]
    Varsity Vic
  6. 5. The Legion of Faceless Men!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. ["Being bugler is awful"]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. ["And then I ran for a touchdown"]
    Peg
  9. 8. Changing Styles In Magic
  10. 9. ["Boo! Throw the umpire out"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. The Death-Cheaters of Gotham City!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. ["Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"]
    Casey the Cop
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