(August 1954)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
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 Costume of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Batman -- Clown of Crime! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Tom Rayburn (scientist); The Joker (villain); Joker's men (villains); Tiny Harper (villain); Harper's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
During a tussle with the Joker, the pair step under and are bathed in "epsilon rays," which have the effect of transferring the personality on one person to that of the other.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batarang; Batmobile; Batplane; Epsilon Rays; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. According to Jerry Bails' "Who's Who" Moldoff did pencils only in 1953. However, this story has all the earmarks of Moldoff inks, not Paris, per Craig Delich.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Is 24-karat gold pure gold?"
Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Guardian of the Bat-Signal! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Sgt. Harvey Hainer (Policeman, introduction); Joe Dolman (ex-con, introduction); Lew Lakers (villain, introduction); the Lew Lakers Mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A long-time veteran of the Gotham City Police Department is about to be retired, when Batman suggests that he be put in charge of the Bat-Signal.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batman's belt radio; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Sheldon Moldoff. Inker credit verified by Paris.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Now 10¢ (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman Whirly-Word Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"You wear this on your face!"
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

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

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"I haven't weighed myself in a long time!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Wanted for Murder: Insect X (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Help police!" "It's at the bank!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The Costume of Doom! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Vicki Vale's newspaper Editor; Jerry Weiler (Batman impersonator); Farley Marden (Batman impersonator); Verreau (Batman impersonator); Mr. Weldon (a director); Twisty Rhodes (villain, introduction); Rhode's gang (villains, introduction for all); Hubert Hall (villain, Batman impersonator)
Synopsis:
When Vicki arranges a photo shoot of all Batman impersonators, one of them is shot and attempts are made on many others, including Bruce Wayne. Wayne soon discovers that one of the impersonators is aiding a gang interested in stealing gold bullion.
Reprints:

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Costume of Doom!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. Batman -- Clown of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. ["Attention! A leopard has broken loose from the zoo!"]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  6. 5. ["Is 24-karat gold pure gold?"]
    Quick Quiz
  7. 6. The Guardian of the Bat-Signal!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. Now 10¢
    World's Finest Comics
  10. 9. ["You wear this on your face!"]
    Batman Whirly-Word Game
  11. 10. ["I haven't weighed myself in a long time!"]
    Shorty
  12. 11. Wanted for Murder: Insect X
  13. 12. ["Help police!" "It's at the bank!"]
    Casey the Cop
  14. 13. The Costume of Doom!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jochen G.
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen