(May 1957)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1957-03-19
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 Giant Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman with 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]
Reprints
Keywords
belt radio; Gotham City

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

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

Batman the Giant! (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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Greggson (scientist); Jay Vanney (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are invited to his lab to witness inventions he has just created to aid law enforcement: the Maximizer and the Minimizer. Unfortunately, the Maximizer plays on the Caped Crusader, who begins to grow uncontrollably, and finds he must leave Gotham City for the people's protection, allowing crime to seemingly run rampant.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Retitled in Batman Annual #5 and DC Comics Classic Library as "The Giant Batman."

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, after that sudden shower my suit could stand a pressing!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Warden Willis / 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
Warden Willis, come quick!
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis

The Amazing Growth Machine (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; John Sawyer (villain, introduction)
Reprints

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hands up, bud!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

[Winners of the DC Slogan Contest] (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Criminal from Outer Space (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; aka John Jones]; Tor (villain, a robot, introduction, death); Marty Kirk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Tor, an indestructible robot that the Martian Manhunter defeated on Mars, tries to get his revenge on the Manhunter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

A Date with Effie (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Giant Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Batman the Giant!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Golly, after that sudden shower my suit could stand a pressing!"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  6. 5. ["Warden Willis, come quick!"]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. The Amazing Growth Machine
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  9. 8. ["Hands up, bud!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. [Winners of the DC Slogan Contest]
  11. 10. The Criminal from Outer Space
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. A Date with Effie
  15. 14. Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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