(June-July 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Origin of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bruce Wayne
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat Signal; Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit per Craig Delich. At the Kansas City Comic Book Convention in 1992 Lew Sayre Schwartz denied having anything to do with this cover or the accompanying story to Delich (despite Les Daniels' Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes giving Schwartz the credits). Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fashions in Crime! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selena Kyle] (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Another Run Scored in Keds! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U. S. Keds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sabotage, Sweet Sabotage (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Chain Gang Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Whiskers Mob (villains, introduction for all); Warden Beltt (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Missing Messenger (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Mystery Mountain! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Tall Tale from Texas Is True! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Winged Justice (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Rosen
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Winthrop Jrs. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of the Batman! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin retold in detail); Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (villain, name revealed in this story, Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from and verified by Lew Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lit-Win

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"...Zzz Zzzzz Zzz" "Gosh - It's raining out!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Foiling the Lunatic's Revenge (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Mister, would you like to have your car washed?"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. Fashions in Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Another Run Scored in Keds!
    U. S. Keds
  5. 4. Sabotage, Sweet Sabotage
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  6. 5. The Chain Gang Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Missing Messenger
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  8. 7. The Secret of Mystery Mountain!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  9. 8. This Tall Tale from Texas Is True!
    Ray-o-Vac
  10. 9. The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller
    Popsicle Pete
  11. 10. Winged Justice
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Winthrop Jrs.
  13. 12. The Origin of the Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  15. 14. ["...Zzz Zzzzz Zzz" "Gosh - It's raining out!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. Foiling the Lunatic's Revenge
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  19. 18. ["Mister, would you like to have your car washed?"]
    Little Pete
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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