(March 1959)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-01-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
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 ad in Batman #122 and copyright registration.


Batman's First Case! (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]; The Clock [Kyle] (villain)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman's First Case (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Thomas Wayne (cameo, flashback); Martha Wayne (cameo, flashback); unnamed criminology professor (flashback); Tom Rogers (introduction, ex-convict and friend of Kyle); unnamed prison warden; Joe Chill (villain, cameo, flashback); The Clock [Kyle] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The sudden appearance of a new criminal basing his crime on time jogs Batman's memory into remembering that this criminal was his very first case after his parents were killed, and if the Clock has his way, the current case against him will be the Caped Crusader's last!
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Indexer Notes

Batman's first case with origin re-cap. Oddity: This story, in its story-telling and sequences used, is identical to that from the Robin vs. the Clock story found in Star-Spangled Comics #74 (November 1947).

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Batman Gets a New Partner! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Canine Teachers! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

The Family Favorite! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Menace of the Deadly Lights! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Thorgsen (intro, villain); President Valdes (intro)
Reprints

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

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

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

Casey the Cop / 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
I finally caught you, Muggsy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Muggsy
Reprints

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fingerprints of Guilt (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

The Fantastic Human Falcon (Table of Contents: 14)

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 Human Falcon (intro, villain)
Synopsis
Detective Jones must stop The Falcon and his bird-themed robberies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

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

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

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

Colorfoto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Army Grenade / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman's First Case!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. Batman's First Case
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Batman Gets a New Partner!
    Batman
  6. 5. Canine Teachers!
  7. 6. The Family Favorite!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  9. 8. The Menace of the Deadly Lights!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. ["I finally caught you, Muggsy!"]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  14. 13. Fingerprints of Guilt
  15. 14. The Fantastic Human Falcon
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Colorfoto
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Army Grenade
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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