(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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