(May 1968)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April and July
On-sale Date
1968-03-12
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad; Superman (statue); Batman (statue)
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The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad; Jimmy Olsen; James Gordon; "Cash" Carew; "Barney the Blast"; The "Flamethrower"
Synopsis
Once each year Superman and Jimmy Olsen bet their crime-fighting skills against those of Batman and Robin. But as the two heroes participate in various contests of skill, their respective Revenge Squads try to sabotage them.
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Keywords
gold kryptonite

Indexer Notes

This story has colored-in panel gutters on many pages.
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Inks credit is disputed. Neal Adams is one candidate; Dick Giordano is another.

Adams inks are supported by original art collector Victor Lim, and by GCD members Tony Rose, Bob Bailey, and Gene Reed. In a recent checklist of Adams's comics work, Adams claimed the inks (per a report on gcd-main by Allen Ross). The story was published with Adams "art" or "inks" credit in:
• Super-Team Family #1 (1975)
• Superman in the Sixties (1999, p. 4)

Giordano claimed the inks credit in at least two published sources:
• Green Lantern/Green Arrow #2 (1983)
• Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time (2003, p. 47; see also p. 161)
In an earlier checklist of Adams's comics work, Adams credited Giordano with inks (per a report on gcd-main by Jim Van Dore). The story was published with Giordano "inks" or "inker" credit in:
• Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams, Volume One [hardcover] (2003, p. 3) [as viewed in Google Books preview]
• Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams, Volume One [softcover] (2012, p. 3)
• Showcase Presents: World's Finest Volume 4 (2012, p. 3)
• Batman by Neal Adams Omnibus (2016, p. 3)
• Batman by Neal Adams Book One (2018, per a report on gcd-main by John Monagle)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
6622
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This always happens when I screw the body to my car chassis.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Using a small piece of cardboard to fix screws that have been stripped and won't hold.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Jack Corley, Philadelphia, PA.

Part II: To the Victor Comes Death! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad; Jimmy Olsen
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Letters of comment from Aaron Deutsch, Irene Vartanoff, Russell Howard, Alan Goldsmith, Paul Nowak, Dave Truesdale and Stephen Bradshaw.

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Table of Contents: 5)

Editors' Round Table; John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter (origin); Dr. Erdel
Synopsis
A scientist builds a robot brain which teleports a Martian to Earth. After the scientist dies the Martian is trapped here, so he decides to become a police detective
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Indexer Notes

Script (only) attributed to Jack Miller by Rich Morrissey, but disputed by Bob Hughes. Samachson is current DC credit, as seen in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1.

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  3. 2. ["This always happens when I screw the body to my car chassis."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  4. 3. Part II: To the Victor Comes Death!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cape and Cowl Comments
  6. 5. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
    Editors' Round Table; John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
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