(October 1948)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1948-08-23
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 Riddler! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing a sensational new adversary of the partners in peril - the prince of puzzles
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]
Reprints

Kodak Film (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Riddler (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Calling all mystery fans!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; unnamed Mayor of Gotham City; Harrison Eagle (millionaire collector, introduction); The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain, origin, introduction)
Synopsis
Having grown up an expert and a cheat when it came to solving puzzles, Edward Nigma decides to use this capacity to mystify the Police and Batman...as the Riddler!
Reprints
Keywords
Basin Street Banquet; Batmobile; Batrope; Cross Cleaning Company; Departamento de Gotham City Police Department HQ; Gotham City; Gotham First Bank; Pleasure Pier; The Eyrie

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Sprang and Paris per Craig Delich.

Johnny Mize (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bit-o-Honey Races to the Rescue! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Meet a Bit-o-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Robotman's Double Trouble! (Table of Contents: 5)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is how I deal with crooks-- my sledgehammer fist and my l-o-n-g reach!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Cut-Out Model of "Daylight" Train (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Variety / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For Thrills! For Action! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Adventure Comics; Action Comics; Sensation Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Dog for a Day! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Very often it takes a dogcatcher to catch a dog, but here's a new twist--
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

To the Moon and Back (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right this way, folks! Get your tickets for your ninety-eight hour trip to the Moon!
Genre
adventure

Spalding Football Book (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Dictator from Alcatraz! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My name is Jumbo Miller... my business is any nifty racket.
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Andre Chavard; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Tex]

Scribbly (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

How Much Do You Really Know About Baseball? (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

And to Think They Used to Call Me Skinny! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hero on the Bench (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Riddler!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Kodak Film
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Riddler
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Johnny Mize
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Bit-o-Honey Races to the Rescue!
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  6. 5. Robotman's Double Trouble!
    Robotman
  7. 6. Cut-Out Model of "Daylight" Train
    Kellogg's Variety
  8. 7. For Thrills! For Action!
    Adventure Comics; Action Comics; Sensation Comics
  9. 8. Dog for a Day!
    Slam Bradley
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. ["Wow! Look at Joe go on his new bike!"]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  12. 11. To the Moon and Back
  13. 12. Spalding Football Book
    Spalding
  14. 13. ["What's that big crowd watching?"]
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  15. 14. The Dictator from Alcatraz!
    The Boy Commandos
  16. 15. Scribbly
    Scribbly
  17. 16. How Much Do You Really Know About Baseball?
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. And to Think They Used to Call Me Skinny!
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. Hero on the Bench
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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