(June 1960)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
On-sale date
1960-04-19
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; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Alien Who Doomed Robin! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; alien
Reprints
Keywords
Alien

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Alien Who Doomed Robin (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; alien
Synopsis
An alien arrives on Earth and starts shrinking buildings and stealing them. He plans to enlarge them on his homeworld and create a tourist attraction in space. Superman, Batman and Robin must stop him and return the shrunken buildings to their proper locations.
Reprints
Keywords
Alien; shrink ray; shrink-ray; space travel

Indexer Notes

Klein/Reed say Burnley inks.

The Readers' Choice! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Justice League of America; Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe the barber owes me some money, but he always stalls me!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie; friend
Synopsis
Ollie can't get his friend's money back from the barber, so he gets himself a free haircut instead.
Keywords
Barber

The Robot Raiders (Table of Contents: 5)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; alien pirate
Synopsis
Tommy finds and infiltrates a space-pirate base by hiding in a cargo crate. He's threatened by killer robots who respond to movement, but slowly works his belt buckle to create reflected spots in the room. The robots flail away at the spots as Tommy makes his escape and captures the pirate.
Keywords
Pirate; Planeteers; robot; space travel

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

Detective Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Play Boxes / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The names of 6 big birds...
Reprints
Keywords
Penguin

Indexer Notes

Word find

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

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the bottom of the ocean the temperature remains practically uniform...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Odd facts from nature.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Airborne Tackle (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Sheriff Wilson; Sam Stark
Synopsis
Bank robbers are making their escape in a small single-engine plane. Former fighter pilot Sam Stark uses turbulence from his larger plane to bring them down.
Keywords
Airplane; bank robber

The Sinister Spectrum Man (Table of Contents: 11)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Spectrum Man (intro)
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy must find a way to stop the Spectrum Man and his gang of thieves.
Reprints
Keywords
Archery; Arrow Car; Arrowcar

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

Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Be Your Own Boss! (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Jim; Phil
Synopsis
Jim procrastinates on a school book report. In the end he still has time to do it, but only by declining a last-minute invitation from friends.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. In comic-story form.

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Alien Who Doomed Robin!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. ["Add 3 inches of steel-like muscles to your arms..."]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Alien Who Doomed Robin
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. The Readers' Choice!
    The Brave and the Bold; Justice League of America; Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master
  5. 4. ["Joe the barber owes me some money, but he always stalls me!"]
    Ollie
  6. 5. The Robot Raiders
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. ["This famous symbol is your guarantee of the best in comics reading..."]
    Detective Comics; Batman
  8. 7. ["The names of 6 big birds..."]
    Play Boxes
  9. 8. ["At the bottom of the ocean the temperature remains practically uniform..."]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  10. 9. ["Palisades Amusement Park N.J."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. Airborne Tackle
  12. 11. The Sinister Spectrum Man
    The Green Arrow
  13. 12. ["For the very best in comics reading!"]
    Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk
  14. 13. ["Do you want spending money?"]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. Be Your Own Boss!
  16. 15. ["Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men!"]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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