(February-March 1969)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-12-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Sleep-Walker from the Sea! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One command from Aquaman and I'm saved... but he's walking away!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Aquaman; squid
Synopsis
A giant squid imperils Batman, as a trance-like Aquaman walks mindlessly away.
Reprints
Keywords
anchor; chain; squid; trance; underwater

The Sleepwalker from the Sea! (Table of Contents: 1)

Aquaman; Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Gotham City waterfront --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Aquaman; Ocean Master (origin recap); James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Otto Chernak; Ailsa Dubois; Dr. Simon Link; Honor (disguised as Mera); squid; sharks; narwhal; hammerhead; swordfish
Synopsis
Dazed, confused, and guilt-ridden, Aquaman has become a tool of Ocean Master in the villain's plot to embezzle from, loot, and then destroy a Gotham seaside development project.
Reprints
Keywords
delusion; double-cross; guilt; hammerhead; marine life; medallion; murder; narwhal; ocean; pile driver; real estate development; sharks; sibling rivalry; squid; submarine; swordfish

Indexer Notes

Story across 23 pages, but pages 8, 15, and 23 are all 2/3-pages.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Kashdan
Letters
typeset

Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1968. Prepared by Bernard Kashdan (business manager). Total distribution – preceding 12 months: 291,286, issue nearest to filing date: 293,227. Is located on the bottom third of page 15 of main story.

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

The Brave and the Bold Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
letters of comment

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jeff Benedetto, Lonnie Thompson, Paul Wikanden, Arian Pontarollo, Eddie Coffey, Ken Clayton, Leo Kozar, Joe Rusnak, Gordon Flagg, Jr.; located between page 15 & 16 of main story.

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

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

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

Job Number
6666
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Owch!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
two boys; Cap (logo illustration only)
Synopsis
How to avoid hurting your finger when pushing pins into a model's balsa wood diagram. Idea from Mark Engel.
Keywords
alternative uses; avoiding pain; model making; pins; thimble

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

Now on T.V.! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

CBS Television Network; The Batman-Superman Hour; The Aquaman Show / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Teen Talk / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker (signed)
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think it was Oscar Wilde who said--
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four magazine-cartoon style gags about teenagers.

Fact File #4 [Vigilante] (Table of Contents: 7)

Fact File / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vigilante appeared in Action Comics from issue No. 42 (November, 1941) through issue No. 198 (November, 1954)...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante
Keywords
background information; character history; editorial feature

Indexer Notes

The history of the Vigilante character of the 1940s and 1950s – not to be confused with the later black-hooded character of the 1980s.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sleep-Walker from the Sea!
    Aquaman; Batman
  2. 1. The Sleepwalker from the Sea!
    Aquaman; Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Brave and the Bold Mailbag
  5. 4. ["Owch!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. Now on T.V.!
    CBS Television Network; The Batman-Superman Hour; The Aquaman Show
  7. 6. ["I think it was Oscar Wilde who said--"]
    Teen Talk
  8. 7. Fact File #4 [Vigilante]
    Fact File
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