(September 1956)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1956-07-24
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 First Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Dr. Thomas Wayne]; Lew Moxon
Reprints:

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

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The First Batman (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin re-cap); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Thomas Wayne [as Bat-Man] (cameo, flashback); Martha Wayne (cameo, flashback); Lew Moxon (villain, introduction, death); Joey Chill (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The discovery of an old Batman-type costume in Bruce Wayne's attic re-opens the Wayne murder case, and helps him realize that Joey Chill had ONLY been hired to kill his parents...and the real man responsible was still alive and free.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Panel 7 on page 6 is Moldoff's recreation of the scene from Batman #9's cover.

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

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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:
Good morning.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Reprints:

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

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

The Hour of Hoaxes (Table of Contents: 6)

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; unnamed spy (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

The Big Dance (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy

Here Are the Prizes (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

The Black Museum (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

The World's Greatest Magician (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Dave Wood ?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; aka John Jones]; Captain Harding; The Phantom Thief [Jojo] (villain, introduction); Daro (villain, introduction); Zodak (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Jones becomes a circus magician in order to smoke out a thief.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Schwinn Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The First Batman!
    Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  3. 2. The First Batman
    Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  5. 4. ["Good morning."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  7. 6. The Hour of Hoaxes
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  8. 7. The Big Dance
  9. 8. Here Are the Prizes
  10. 9. The Black Museum
  11. 10. The World's Greatest Magician
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Cheerful Card Company
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Phantom
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