(November 1953)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1953-09-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Human Target! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danger threatens Batman and Robin when they become bodyguards of the reckless man who made himself...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

United Nations Day -- October 24th (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a far cry from the ancient Tower of Babel, with its confusion of many tongues...
Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover contains a PSA that is produced in sequential comics-art style.

Human Target! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was a man who laid his life on the line...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Prince Michael Gruyere; Fred Venable [the Human Target; also as Prince Michael Gruyere; Perry Davison; Moreno the Magician; Tom Baker; Jim Lovett]; Marianne Venable; Turk Vincent; Blinky Groves; Moreno the Magician; Detective Barnes; Midget Matson
Synopsis
Batman and Robin encounter Fred Venable, an impersonator who takes the place of people who have been targeted for death by criminals in order to earn enough money for his daughter's operation. However, soon he comes to the attention of a mobster who forces Venable to take his place to face syndicate hit-men.
Reprints

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Riddle of the Unseen Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for the water, Karen!
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature formerly called "Impossible-- But True."

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

Arnold, Schwinn & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The police department put up a lot of new no parking signs!
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor

Safety-First Robot! (Table of Contents: 9)

Robotman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry about Robotman, fellers! He's through!
Genre
superhero; humor

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

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

Convict Without a Number (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jack E. Miller)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The new type of prison instills within the inmates a new code of ethics
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Bradley

The Line of Stars Presents (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Deadline in Red Deer Valley! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine...a newspaper printed in Red Deer Valley!
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Motor’s Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tootsie Roll Contest (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll; Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Target!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. United Nations Day -- October 24th
  3. 2. Human Target!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["There's everything every boy wants in... Lionel trains with magne-traction"]
    Lionel Trains
  5. 4. ["Let's hurry-we'll make the native village by nightfall-"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Riddle of the Unseen Man!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  8. 7. ["Hey kids! Bike back to school on the best!"]
    Arnold, Schwinn & Co.
  9. 8. ["The police department put up a lot of new no parking signs!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Safety-First Robot!
    Robotman
  11. 10. ["It's easy to see which one of these guys uses Wildroot Cream-Oil!"]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  12. 11. Convict Without a Number
  13. 12. The Line of Stars Presents
    Tomahawk
  14. 13. Deadline in Red Deer Valley!
    Pow-Wow Smith
  15. 14. ["Scripto guarantees the best...in writing!"]
    Scripto
  16. 15. ["He won by 6 points with AMF Roadmaster!"]
    Roadmaster
  17. 16. ["How to fix any part of any car"]
    Motor’s Auto Repair Manual
  18. 17. Tootsie Roll Contest
    Tootsie Roll; Tootsie [all other candies]
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