(May 1965)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale date
1965-03-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)
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 ad in Action Comics #323 and copyright registration.


The Game of Secret Identities! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia

What's Wrong with These Pictures? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Also appears in May 1960 issues.

Part I: The Game of Secret Identities! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Composite Superman (cameo); Mr. Skeggs; Superman Robot
Synopsis
Superman and Batman hypnotize each other into forgetting their secret identities and then challenge each other to discover them.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; Batcave; Batplane; encephalograph; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; hypnotism

Super Fun (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Monogram / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The emergency whistle!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
When Super-Turtle hears the emergency whistle of the coal mine blowing, he digs underground to rescue two trapped miners. He is then charged four dollars in union dues for digging in the mine.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

80 Page Giant; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Bob Breaks the Barrier! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part II: The Super Detective! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin; Superman; Batman
Synopsis
Superman is upset because Batman was able to figure out his secret identity but he can't figure out Batman's.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; Batcave; Batplane; Green Kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

An abandoned subway tunnel that runs from Gotham to Metropolis is seen in this story. Must be some tunnel as they're 700 miles apart!

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Cape and Cowl Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan ? (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 5 of the previous story sequence.

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

G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Congorilla of Space (Table of Contents: 12)

Congorilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Congorilla; Janu; Congo Bill; Alien Congorilla (purple with four arms)
Synopsis
Congorilla is transported to another world where he meets an Alien Congorilla much like himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

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

80 Page Giant; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Hawk Model Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

10 Issues of World's Finest for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Game of Secret Identities!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. What's Wrong with These Pictures?
  3. 2. Part I: The Game of Secret Identities!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Super Fun
    Monogram
  5. 4. ["The emergency whistle!"]
    Super-Turtle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant; Superman
  8. 7. Bob Breaks the Barrier!
    AMT
  9. 8. Part II: The Super Detective!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  13. 12. The Congorilla of Space
    Congorilla
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant; Superboy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Hawk Model Company
  16. 15. 10 Issues of World's Finest for Only $1.00
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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