(December 1955)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1955-10-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

When Batman Was Robin! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Batman Was Robin (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Robin]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harvey Harris (detective, introduction, death); Mr. Bellew (famous clock collector); Mr. Van Marden (colored glass collector); A. C. Garritt (collector of "famous firsts"); Arthur Mellen (villain, wealthy collector of big ship models)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne receives a disturbing parcel in the mail: a Robin costume that he once wore as a youth when he was studying how to be a detective from the famed Harvey Harris...the man who obviously knows that Batman is Bruce Wayne!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Bell Clothing Company; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

The origin of the Robin costume.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad the mayor started a campaign to keep the streets clean...
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

"Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Roy Raymond -- Super Athlete! (Table of Contents: 6)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

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

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How a Nation Is Born, Your United Nations at Work (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Sleuth on the Sawdust Trail (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as John Mallon)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; detective-mystery

The Case of the Magic Baseball (Table of Contents: 11)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?; Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; aka John Jones]; Lt. Saunders; Brad Devon (villain); Trigger Tom Taylor (villain); Big Bob Michaels (villain)
Synopsis
Brad Devon and his mob try to blackmail a rookie pitcher to throw his first major-league game.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Script attributed by Rich Morrissey to Jack Miller. Showcase presents the Martian Manhunter #1 credits Samachson.

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

Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Batman Was Robin!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. When Batman Was Robin
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["I'm glad the mayor started a campaign to keep the streets clean..."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. "Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  7. 6. Roy Raymond -- Super Athlete!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  8. 7. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  10. 9. How a Nation Is Born, Your United Nations at Work
  11. 10. Sleuth on the Sawdust Trail
  12. 11. The Case of the Magic Baseball
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Kings' Knights
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
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