(May 1959)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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 (Editor); 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

Batman Meets Bat-Mite! (Table of Contents)

Batman and 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]; Bat-Mite
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave

Batman Meets Bat-Mite (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite (introduction); Tipper Neely (villain, introduction); The Yellow Gloves Gang (villain, introduction for all); The Joker (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
Preparing to go off on patrol, Batman and Robin find the Bat-Cave disturbed and meet Bat-Mite, an admirer of Batman's from another dimension. Bat-Mite wants to join Batman and Robin in their fight against crime, but Batman politely convinces Bat-Mite that that won't work. Instead, Bat-Mite tries to make Batman and Robin's exploits a little more entertaining, a little more "fun." In the end, Batman finds a way to make Bat-Mite useful, which lets the imp know it's time to go home.
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Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; belt radio; Gotham City; utility belt

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Showcase #20] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

["Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Magic Sea! (Table of Contents: 6)

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); Otto Wile (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
A legend warns that if a person swims too deep in the underground sea, he'll turn into a fish. Roy Raymond films the attempts of two citizens to disprove the legend for Impossible but True, but in both cases, a strange underwater cloud covers them. They disappear, and a fish appears in their place. Noticing a whale amongst all other ocean life, Roy decides to give it a try. Though Roy disappears and a fish appears in his place, he has actually gone inside the whale and found the men behind the scam. The legend was a ploy to scare people away from the lake bed, which is covered with treasure.

[Tootsie Roll Pops ad] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Alibi by Telephone (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

John Jones' Farewell to Earth (Table of Contents: 10)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6.67 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); S'vor (introduction, villain); Jovians (introduction)
Synopsis:
Jovians come to Earth searching for a criminal but they need Manhunter's help because their weakness is water and it's raining. Jones agrees to help them in exchange for a ride home.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes, May 2009.

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman Meets Bat-Mite!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Batman Meets Bat-Mite
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. [Showcase #20]
  5. 4. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  6. 5. ["Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy."]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Magic Sea!
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pops ad]
  9. 8. Alibi by Telephone
  10. 9. Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. John Jones' Farewell to Earth
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  12. 11. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
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