(August 1966)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, with the exception of Jan., April and July
On-sale date
1966-06-09
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 (credited); 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 copyright registration and ad in Batman #182. On-sale date of June 7 in Direct Currents in Sea Devils #30.

Copyright © National Periodical Publications, Inc., 1966.


The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (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 [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman
Reprints

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/).

The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker; Penguin; Toyman; Prankster; Anti-Superman (intro); Anti-Batman (intro); Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman and Batman are plagued by evil duplicates of themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Phone; Batcave; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Camp references a la the Batman TV show begin. This is Hamilton's last published script for DC.

The Policeman Is Your Friend! (Table of Contents: 2)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Children learn that policemen do more than just catch crooks.

Indexer Notes

between parts 1 and 2 of first story. Credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

Part II: Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman; Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Reprints

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

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ralph Dumain, Lee Chambers, Larry Grady, Howard King, Jerry Vance, Greg White, Fred Bates, John McAllen, Ted Miller, Guy Davidson.

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed); Ralph Enser, Jr. (idea)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Tim. What are you doing in this junkyard?

Indexer Notes

Hints for modeling. Based on reader suggestions.

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

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

The Case of the Green Error Clown (Table of Contents: 7)

The Editors' Round Table; The Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Green Error (Intro); Robbers (Villains)
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy meet the Green Error, a clown who spoofs Green Arrow at the circus. Green Error's tools help them stop the robbers who stole the day's receipts.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Car; circus; clown

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. The Policeman Is Your Friend!
  4. 3. Part II: Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  6. 5. ["Hi, Tim. What are you doing in this junkyard?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. The Case of the Green Error Clown
    The Editors' Round Table; The Green Arrow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
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