(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.

The Menace of False Face (Table of Contents: 1)

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.

["An old federal statute makes it a criminal offense..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

Strange Laws! / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

["I arrested these two men, sergeant"] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

Title changed to the first line of dialogue to facilitate reprint tracking.

Batman Meets Fatman (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman and Robin / 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); un-named 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: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Many forms of mystery stories have been found in early literature] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Elusive Clue (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Batman -- The Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
France 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.

["Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Fingerprint Curios / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Reprints:

["Are you sure?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

Indexer Notes

Title changed to the first line of the dialogue to facilitate reprint tracking.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman--Superman of Planet X!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Menace of False Face
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["An old federal statute makes it a criminal offense..."]
    Strange Laws!
  4. 3. ["I arrested these two men, sergeant"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Batman Meets Fatman
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. The Flushing Remonstrance
  7. 6. [Many forms of mystery stories have been found in early literature]
    History of Detective Mystery
  8. 7. The Elusive Clue
  9. 8. Batman -- The Superman of Planet X!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. ["Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon"]
    Fingerprint Curios
  11. 10. ["Are you sure?"]
    Warden Willis
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