(April 1956)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1956-02-21
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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Mad Hatter of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]
Reprints

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

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

The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Brumer (sculptor); Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch; also as Brumer] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Mad Hatter wants to add Batman's cowl to his collection of hats, and he goes through a series of elaborate schemes to secure it, which he does.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Museum; Green Derby

Indexer Notes

1966 Batman TV Series, episodes 69 ("The Contaminated Cowl") and 70 ("The Mad Hatter Runs Fowl"), were based on this story.

1st appearance of the second Mad Hatter. The first Mad Hatter appeared in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #49 (October-November 1948). This Mad Hatter is later revealed as an impostor.

The One and Only Superman (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This always has the last word!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

puzzle

The Man of a Hundred Hoaxes! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen; Daniel Martin (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I haven't played baseball in years!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Detectives with 1,000 Skills (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as John Mallon]
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; detective-mystery

The Sleuth Without a Clue (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz;aka John Jones]; Farrow Gang [Barney Bennett; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Blazer Comet takes away Jones' powers for 24 hours but he must still track down the Farrow Gang.
Reprints
Keywords
comet

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Manhunter uses super hearing for the first time.

Binky Says: "It's Fun to Belong!" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  3. 2. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The One and Only Superman
    Superman
  5. 4. ["This always has the last word!"]
    The Batman Whirly-Word Game
  6. 5. The Man of a Hundred Hoaxes!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  7. 6. ["Golly, I haven't played baseball in years!"]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Detectives with 1,000 Skills
  9. 8. The Sleuth Without a Clue
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  10. 9. Binky Says: "It's Fun to Belong!"
    Binky
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
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