(August 1948)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1948-06-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Invisible Crimes (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (silhouette)
Reprints:

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invisible Crimes! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Walter Timmin (scientist, introduction); Monty Laird (sports promoter, introduction); Mr. Stacy (magnate, introduction); Mr. Morse (shipping magnate, introduction); The Joker [also as J. O. Kerr] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker follows up an article in the newspaper about a scientist discovering a lost elixir of invisibility and becomes a real terror to Batman until the crime fighter takes some of the elixir himself.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; belt radio; Gotham City; Laird Ballpark; Second Bank

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang. Inker credit verified by Craig Delich; we previously suggested Howard Sherman or Gene McDonald.

Splash somewhat replicates the cover.

Bob Elliott (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Inside Story of Robotman! (Table of Contents: 5)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin retold. Series continues from Star-Spangled Comics.

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Shorty Meets the Champ! (Table of Contents: 8)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich; we previously credited John Daly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Just what I need -- An afternoon of rest!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Everything You Want in a Magazine! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Secret Codes Can Be Fun! (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Lysing (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste II! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Andre Chavard; Tex]
Reprints:

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

Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Eyow-w!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle
Reprints:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Dale Evans Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Duel in the Sand (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invisible Crimes
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Invisible Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Bob Elliott
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  6. 5. The Inside Story of Robotman!
    Robotman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Scribbly
  9. 8. Shorty Meets the Champ!
    Slam Bradley
  10. 9. ["Just what I need -- An afternoon of rest!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  12. 11. Everything You Want in a Magazine!
    Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney
  13. 12. Secret Codes Can Be Fun!
  14. 13. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste II!
    The Boy Commandos
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia
  16. 15. ["Eyow-w!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  17. 16. Editorial Advisory Board
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Dale Evans Comics
  19. 18. Duel in the Sand
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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