(December 1952)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1952-10-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

How to Be the Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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
Keywords
Utility Belt

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Be the Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed) (Batman and Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin re-cap); Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-cap); Commissioner James Gordon; Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, flashback, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, flashback, death); Joe Chill (villain, flashback); Dr. Sampson (villain); Dr. Evarts; Walter Nelson
Synopsis
A criminal psychologist named Dr. Sampson uses an amnesia gas on Batman, blotting out his memory of who he is, and Robin desperately tries everything in his power to restore it before Sampson's mob rules Gotham City.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Utility Belt

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified to Craig Delich by Schwartz.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman

The Man with the Life Ray (Table of Contents: 6)

Impossible-- But True / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Robotman's Robot! (Table of Contents: 9)

Robotman / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
Inks
Joe Certa ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Robotman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fire Sale
Genre
humor
Reprints

Whistling Murder (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yippee! Remember that contest I entered last month?
Genre
humor; military
Reprints

Mission with the Mounties! (Table of Contents: 14)

Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pow-Wow Smith

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. How to Be the Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. How to Be the Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild west!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Man with the Life Ray
    Impossible-- But True
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. Now More Than Ever
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  10. 9. Robotman's Robot!
    Robotman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  12. 11. ["Fire Sale"]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. Whistling Murder
  14. 13. ["Yippee! Remember that contest I entered last month?"]
    Private Pete
  15. 14. Mission with the Mounties!
    Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  17. 16. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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