(February 1959)

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 Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / 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]; Mr. Zero (later re-named Mr. Freeze)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Body in the Bat-Cave (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alec Wyre (villain, inventor, death); Jigger Mulane (villain); Dan Dolson (villain); Hank Purdy (villain, gangster)
Synopsis:
As Bruce and Dick head for the Bat-Cave to change to their other identities, they discover the dead body of a man known for selling secrets to the underworld. Batman and Robin therefore must discover if this man sold the secret location of the Bat-Cave to underworld thugs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Roost; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, and inker credit verified by Paris.

["You three prisoners have volunteered for a medical research experiment"] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

Crime Rides the Rails (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wilson (a railroad Policeman); Duds Dekker (villain); Dekker's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Criminals derail a circus train so that animals get loose and the Caped Crusaders have to deal with that problem while gang members attempt to free their boss from a prison train.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Homicide in Hollywood (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["Ice Skating on the Lake!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Shorty / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Zero (villain, introduction; origin, later called Mr. Freeze); Mr. Zero's henchmen [Marty; Gus; Kirk; Luke] (villains)
Synopsis:
A scientist accidently falls victim to the effects of an experiment, making him a virtual "human icicle," a foe who puts the chill on Batman and Robin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Copter; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Mystery of the Golden Bean Bag! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
adventure; western-frontier
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. The Body in the Bat-Cave
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["You three prisoners have volunteered for a medical research experiment"]
    Warden Willis
  5. 4. Crime Rides the Rails
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. Homicide in Hollywood
  7. 6. ["Ice Skating on the Lake!"]
    Shorty
  8. 7. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. Mystery of the Golden Bean Bag!
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