(February 1958)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, May, July and November
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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Batman-Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Planet X

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

The Menace of False Face (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Parker (jewelry store employee); P. S. Smithington (uranium millionaire); False Face [aka P.S. Smithington] (villain); False Face's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman discovers that False Face has impersonated a wealthy uranium tycoon named P.S. Smithington, and, as Smithington, he has robbed a local Gotham City jewelry store, framing the true Smithington for the crime. Batman manages to rescue the actual Smithington, but is unable to recover the stolen jewels.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

You've Got a Comet by the Tail (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mystery in Space; Space Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Strange Laws! / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"An old federal statute makes it a criminal offense..."
Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
5541

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"I arrested these two men, sergeant"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Batman Meets Fatman (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Fatman (circus clown); unnamed watchman; The Red Mask Gang (villains)
Synopsis:
A circus clown parodies Batman and is invited by the Caped Crusader to ride in the Batmobile, But when the Caped Crusaders are captured by a gang, it's Fatman to the rescue...with humor!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit confirmed by Paris.

The Flushing Remonstrance (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

History of Detective Mystery / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Many forms of mystery stories have been found in the early literature from the East!"
Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Elusive Clue (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Batman -- The Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson (cameo); The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (introduction); invaders from an enemy planet (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman is transported to the Planet Zur-En-Arrh and meets with the Batman of that planet in order to help him combat an enemy invasion force from another planet. And the bonus to Batman is: he has super powers to deal with them!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Jet; Bat-Plane; Bat-Radia; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Manor; Zur-En-Arrh

Indexer Notes

Script and letterer credits from Martin O'Hearn. Both art credits verified by Sprang.

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

Fingerprint Curios! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon!"
Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Reprints:

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Are you sure?"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis
Reprints:

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!" (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman-Superman of Planet X!
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Menace of False Face
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. You've Got a Comet by the Tail
    Mystery in Space; Space Adventures
  5. 4. ["An old federal statute makes it a criminal offense..."]
    Strange Laws!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["I arrested these two men, sergeant"]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Batman Meets Fatman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Flushing Remonstrance
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. ["Many forms of mystery stories have been found in the early literature from the East!"]
    History of Detective Mystery
  12. 11. The Elusive Clue
  13. 12. Batman -- The Superman of Planet X!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. ["Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon!"]
    Fingerprint Curios!
  15. 14. ["Are you sure?"]
    Warden Willis
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!"
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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