(February 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1972-12-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Challengers of the Unknown #78 and from Comic Reader #91. Per Comic Reader #81, the theme of this issue is transportation. The issue reprints the first appearances of Batman's Bat-Gyro & Batmobile, The Atom's travel-by-phone talent, Doll Man's travel-by-dog skill, Wonder Woman's robot plane & giant kangaroo, Wildcat's cat-o-cycle, and Blackhawk's old, twin-engined planes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Atom; Batman and Robin; Blackhawk; Doll Man [Quality/DC]; Wildcat; Wonder Woman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-513
Genre
superhero; adventure; military; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Blackhawk; Atom; Doll Man; Wonder Woman; Wildcat; Batman; Robin; Jumpa (kanga)
Reprints
Keywords
Batgyro; Batmobile; cat-o-cycle

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Neal Adams; Murphy Anderson; Nick Cardy; Harry Peter (as H. G. Peter) (illustrations)
Inks
Neal Adams; Murphy Anderson; Nick Cardy; Harry Peter (as H. G. Peter) (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-566
Characters
Batman; Atom; Wonder Woman; Wildcat; Robin

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Menace of the Monk] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff

Job Number
N-507
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Batman-weird menace to all crime-at last meets an opponent worthy of his mettle.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison (Bruce's girlfriend); Dr. Trent; the Monk (villain, intro)
Reprints
Keywords
Baterang; Batgyro; gorilla; New York; Paris

Indexer Notes

The feature, "A Look Through the Super Spectacles," mentions that the spelling of the Baterang has changed over the years, and in 1973, was spelled Batarang. Also, that same feature notes that the early Batman stories occurred in New York with Gotham City appearing some time after the appearance of Robin.

[Showdown with the Monk] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff

Job Number
N-508
First Line of Dialogue or Text
-following his fiancee, the Batman, in reality Bruce Wayne, has trailed a sinister figure, cowled like a monk, into Hungary...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; the Monk (villain); Dala (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Batman is on the trail of those who have kidnapped his fiancee, Julie Madison.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Carlathan Mountains; Hungary; vampires

Indexer Notes

Batman is shown using a gun with silver bullets to eliminate the threat of two vampires.

Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Atom / comic story / 14.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-501
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unless I can find a way to overcome you--you'll keep on fighting me until one of us is destroyed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar; Alma Wilson; Jean Loring; Carl Ballard (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
dominator; Europium; Ivytown

Indexer Notes

Pages 9 and 15 are 2/3-pages.

1st appearance in costume.

A Super-Collection of the Most Sought-After Stories Ever Published! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Atom / text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now for the explanation of the amazing telephone trick…
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Indexer Notes

An explanation of how the Atom travels through telephone lines. A panel from page 10 of the story is used as illustration.
At bottom of last page of story.

The Treasure of Ghanpat! (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Job Number
N-505
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Still the Blackhawks guard the world from evil!...
Genre
adventure; war; military
Characters
Blackhawks [Andre; Olaf; Chuck; Stanislaus; Chop Chop; Blackhawk]; Sultan of Ghanpat; Shireen
Synopsis
The Blackhawks help to protect the treasure of Ghanpat from a band of thieves.
Reprints
Keywords
Blackhawk Island; Ghanpat

[Summons to Paradise] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston (as Charles Moulton)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as Harry G. Peter]
Inks
Harry Peter [as Harry G. Peter]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-502
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diana, tell Captain Trevor I have good news for him!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wonder Woman; Lila; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyte; Aphrodite; Athena; Jumpa (kanga); Mala; Metala; Baroness Paula Von Gunther; Lady Chumpley; Col. Darnell; Von Lochner
Reprints
Keywords
Gigantic (ship); magic girdle; magic lasso; Paradise Island

Indexer Notes

Steve Trevor is promoted from the rank of captain to major.

Aphrodite's magic girdle is fashioned into a magic lasso.

Guardians Against Crime! (Table of Contents: 9)

Doll Man [Quality/DC] / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks
Bill Quackenbush ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-504
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The climax of the Doll Man's latest pitched battle with the underworld___
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Elmo (dog); Miss Tiller; Mr. Epperson
Synopsis
Doll Man befriends a dog, and with the dog's assistance, helps to foil a hold-up.
Reprints
Keywords
Epperson Investment Company

Introducing Stretch Skinner (Table of Contents: 10)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-503
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Hiram Skinner [Stretch]; Giles; Hogg
Synopsis
Wildcat, investigating a series of small jewelry robberies, repeatedly runs into Stretch Skinner; Stretch and Wildcat eventually combine their talents and bring down the criminal operation behind a string of local robberies.
Reprints
Keywords
cat-o-cycle; jewelry

The Batmobile of 1950! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-506
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine a crime-fighting car--one that can see in the dark--that can peer around corners and...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Smiley Dix; Zoot; Snake; Detective Cramer
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batmobile of 1950; belt radio

Indexer Notes

The Batmobile of 1950, a vehicle at least ten years ahead of its time, which includes a built-in crime lab, is introduced.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

A Look Through the Super Spectacles / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-566
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay-you asked for us to bring back the Super Spectaculars-so here they are-one of 'em, anyway!

Indexer Notes

Letter by Richard H. Morrissey.

This Issue's Cover Features (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-587
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most of the stories in this issue could almost be used for Secret Origins.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The back page article notes that the stories re-presented within the issue feature a variety of first appearances including, but not limited to, Julie Madison (Bruce Wayne's fiancee), the Batplane, the Batarang, the Atom's costume, Wonder Woman's magic lasso, Elmo the dog, Stretch Skinner, the cat-o-cycle, and the Batmobile of 1950.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Atom; Batman and Robin; Blackhawk; Doll Man [Quality/DC]; Wildcat; Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Menace of the Monk]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Showdown with the Monk]
    Batman
  5. 4. Battle of the Tiny Titans!
    The Atom
  6. 5. A Super-Collection of the Most Sought-After Stories Ever Published!
  7. 6. ["And now for the explanation of the amazing telephone trick…"]
    The Atom
  8. 7. The Treasure of Ghanpat!
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. [Summons to Paradise]
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. Guardians Against Crime!
    Doll Man [Quality/DC]
  11. 10. Introducing Stretch Skinner
    Wildcat
  12. 11. The Batmobile of 1950!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. ["Okay-you asked for us to bring back the Super Spectaculars-so here they are-one of 'em, anyway!"]
    A Look Through the Super Spectacles
  14. 13. This Issue's Cover Features
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