(September 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

The Merman Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Battle of Police Island! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; two un-named scientists; group of escaped convicts [Gavin; Gee-Gee; Dalton; Moore] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders have the task of saving four escaped felons from the radiation they have become contaminated with before they perish or infect others.
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Our new machine is installed, Warden!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

The Man Who Couldn't Be Tried Twice! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Willy Keys (circus clown); Wyler (trapeze artist, death); Dr. Forbes (Police lab employee); James Lee (villain, trapeze artist); David Dial (villain, owner of All-Star Circus)
Synopsis:
Batman's testimony in a court case seemingly allows a guilty man to go free, but he uncovers evidence later that proves another man was a killer!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Sheldon Moldoff. Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Know Your Pet! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Don Cameron
Inks:
Don Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Jimmy; Jimmy's mom; Rags (a dog)
Synopsis:
Jimmy tries to treat his dog like a poodle, not realizing that different pets need different care.

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

Casey the Cop / 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:
"These radio sets are terrific!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Reprints:

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gunshot on a Summer Night (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Merman Batman (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vince Kenton (villain); Smarte (villain); Marty (villain)
Synopsis:
While chasing down a wanted criminal, Batman is struck by lightning and falls into the harbor. When he rises out of the water, he discovers that he cannot breathe air and has literally become a human fish.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batarang; belt radio; Gotham City; Marine Construction Corporation

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

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

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

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

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

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Zorro Color Television Set / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Merman Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Battle of Police Island!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. ["Our new machine is installed, Warden!"]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. The Man Who Couldn't Be Tried Twice!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Know Your Pet!
  9. 8. ["These radio sets are terrific!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. Gunshot on a Summer Night
  12. 11. The Merman Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Zorro Color Television Set
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