(March 1966)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1966-01-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
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 copyright registration.

First Direct Currents column previewing upcoming comics in Detective Comics.


The Blockbuster Breaks Loose! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]
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Keywords
Go-Go Checks

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Blockbuster Breaks Loose! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 13.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Blockbuster [Mark Desmond] (villain); Roland Desmond; the Outsider
Synopsis
After months of living in an underground cavern, Blockbuster re-emerges while Batman and Robin are in the middle of thwarting a robbery. Speaking in the voice of Blockbuster's brother Roland Desmond saves the Batman from certain death. When Batman next encounters Blockbuster, he is knocked out and placed in a coffin by an obscured figure. After a confused Blockbuster turns on the mystery villain, Batman frees himself and knocks out Blockbuster. The mystery villain, however, now revealed as the Outsider, walks away more determined than ever to defeat Batman.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story in two part of 5.67 and 7.67 pages.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here sonny, give me your hand. I'll take you across the street.
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
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Painting a Model Car! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6364

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

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

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

Batman's Hot-Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Richard Flinchbaugh, Marvin Opotowsky, Gregory Kopko, Max Southall and Henry Goldman.

The 13 O'Clock Robbery! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Elongated Man / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny
Synopsis
The Elongated Man and his wife Sue decide to go fishing at Lake Cherokee without knowing that the lake is dry. There, they observe a man fishing in the mud with a magnet who eventually snares a key. The Elongated Man follows the fisherman to the house of Elmer Ewell, where the fisherman knocks out the caretaker before breaking in. Following, Elongated Man hears a clock strike 13 before he is kayoed by the anti-theft system of the house. Awakening in a vault, Elongated Man escapes through the light fixture, tracks the fisherman to his hideout, and recovers the loot stolen from Ewell's home.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Blockbuster Breaks Loose!
    Batman
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. The Blockbuster Breaks Loose!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["Here sonny, give me your hand. I'll take you across the street."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. Painting a Model Car! Part 1
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  9. 8. The 13 O'Clock Robbery!
    The Elongated Man
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