(December 1967-January 1968)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1967-10-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
George Kashdan [as George Hashdan]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The editor's name is misspelled in the indicia (information from Ted Watson via the GCD error list). On-sale date from copyright registration.

The cover is Neal Adams' first published work on the character of Batman, not Batman #200 (March 1968) as stated elsewhere (information from "Crazy Ed" Savitt).


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

Batman; The Spectre / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Shahn-Zi (1st); James Gordon; Bill Loo; Danny Loo
Synopsis
Shahn-Zi walls off Chinatown in an attempt to force Danny Loo into becoming his successor.
Reprints
Keywords
Chinatown; Chinese New Year

Indexer Notes

Story across 24 pages in three parts (each labelled "Batman and the Spectre") of 7.5 pages each.

A Land of Many Walls (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Kashdan ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A description of the many defensive walls found in China other than the Great Wall.

Indexer Notes

Located between pages 8 and 9 of Sequence 1.

Dig what's Coming (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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
6584
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cap showed me a neat way to pinstripe my model.
Synopsis
A rendering of reader Bill Graff's technique for making a very straight pinstripe on a racing car model.

Indexer Notes

This item is located at the bottom of the last page of Sequence 1.

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

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

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

The Batman Whirly-Word Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A miser won't mind parting with this!
Characters
Batman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite the title, this is a puzzle to be solved rather than a game to be played.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Grasp of Shahn-Zi!
    Batman; The Spectre
  2. 1. ["The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!"]
    Batman; The Spectre
  3. 2. A Land of Many Walls
  4. 3. Dig what's Coming
  5. 4. ["Cap showed me a neat way to pinstripe my model."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  7. 6. ["A miser won't mind parting with this!"]
    The Batman Whirly-Word Game
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ted Watson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ted Watson
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner