(August 1968)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Jan., Apr., July and Oct.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Joe Orlando
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

only tryout issue


Will He Save the West - or Ruin It? (Table of Contents)

Bat Lash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?; Gaspar Saladino (Bat Lash logo design)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bat Lash
Synopsis:
A woman who's kissed a Bat Lash Wanted poster finally burns it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

Bat Lash! [Pheasant in Aspic] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bat Lash / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones (see notes)
Pencils:
Nick Cardy; Sergio Aragones (breakdowns)
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bat Lash (intro); a curvaceous cook; townsfolk; cowboys; gunmen
Synopsis:
Bat Lash wears a flower in his hat, loves pretty women and fine food, declares, "I hate violence!" but stumbles into trouble time and again. He flees an angry boyfriend, shoots a pheasant on the way to the town of Welcome. He requests the delicious cook prepare pheasant in aspic, and tours the town procuring supplies, punching, shooting, and clobbering villains at every turn. He's cleaned up the town, and sits to eat his pheasant - which the cook poisoned! She's the mastermind, and Bat graciously escorts her to jail. He rides out, having lost his taste for pheasant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Per interviews with Sergio Aragones, Joe Orlando and Carmine Infantino in Comic Book Artist # 1, Spring 1998 numerous hands were involved in the conception of Bat Lash. Sheldon Mayer came up with the first story which was rejected by Infantino who revised the concept with editor Joe Orlando. Aragones wrote the first script and later plotted over Denny O' Neil dialogue. Previous indexer credited Nick Cardy as co-writer.

While story pages number through 24, several pages are less than a full page, therefore lowering actual page count. Title taken from page 4 of story.

Continued in Bat Lash #1.

This New Aurora Hobby Kit Is 33 Years Ahead of Its Time! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

2001: A Space Odyssey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Is Jimmy Olsen's Hangup! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Big Mamie Never Lost a Man (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Big Mamie; Revel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Intelsat III Satellite (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Palisades Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Wonderful World of Comics: Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Us'ta Draw The Flash, or, Carmine WHO??? (Table of Contents: 7)

DC Comics / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Hanerfeld ?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
"Carmine Infantino is the Editorial Director of National [DC] Comics."
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Will He Save the West - or Ruin It?
    Bat Lash
  2. 1. Bat Lash! [Pheasant in Aspic]
    Bat Lash
  3. 2. This New Aurora Hobby Kit Is 33 Years Ahead of Its Time!
    2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. 3. Superman Is Jimmy Olsen's Hangup!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Big Mamie Never Lost a Man
    Big Mamie; Revel
  6. 5. Intelsat III Satellite
    Cheerios
  7. 6. Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park
    Palisades Park
  8. 7. The Wonderful World of Comics: Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Us'ta Draw The Flash, or, Carmine WHO???
    DC Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Rowe
  • Nick Caputo
  • Lisa J
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner