(January 1959)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-11-25
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 Secret of the Fantastic Weapons! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Smite (villain); Bragan (villain); The Professor (villain)

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

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

The Secret of the Fantastic Weapons (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Smite (intro, villain); Bragan (intro, villain); The Professor (intro, villain); Odin (not the Norse God)
Synopsis
In a Mayan jungle in Mexico, Batman and Robin confront three criminals with super weapons.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

You've Got a Comet by the Tail (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tales of the Unexpected; Showcase / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Formula for Success! (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
advocacy

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

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
You're a free man today, Groden.
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis; Groden
Reprints

The Man Who Made Dreams Come True! (Table of Contents: 7)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Leroy Legge (intro, villain)
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Clue in the Rain (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know it's irregular, Warden, but...
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Slugger, when the jury comes out...
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Slugger
Reprints

The Crime Conjurer! (Table of Contents: 13)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Captain Harding (supporting); The Conjurer (intro, villain); Dick Ruark
Synopsis
John Jones must stop a magician on a robbery spree, but he is being filmed for a documentary on being a police detective so he can't slip away and use his super powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Fantastic Weapons!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Secret of the Fantastic Weapons
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. You've Got a Comet by the Tail
    Tales of the Unexpected; Showcase
  6. 5. Formula for Success!
  7. 6. ["You're a free man today, Groden."]
    Warden Willis
  8. 7. The Man Who Made Dreams Come True!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. The Clue in the Rain
  11. 10. ["Can an invulnerable gorilla..."]
    Superman
  12. 11. ["I know it's irregular, Warden, but..."]
    Warden Willis
  13. 12. ["Well, Slugger, when the jury comes out..."]
    Casey the Cop
  14. 13. The Crime Conjurer!
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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