(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)

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)

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old sweet songs... and swell new snapshots!

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mize has "photo" eye at the plate-- seldom swings at a bad pitch.
Characters
Johnny Mize

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whee! Some speed!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Teddy

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; humor
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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Easy to cut! Easy to put together!

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel; Wayne Boring; Harry Peter ?
Inks
George Roussos ?; Stan Kaye; Harry Peter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ask for these magazines at your favorite newsstand!
Characters
Superboy; Miss Davis; Superman; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Indexer Notes

Promo with illutrations from the covers for Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #133 (by Wenzel & Roussos?), Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #125 (by Boring & Kaye), and Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #82 (by Peter?).

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)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The following magazines all bear this trademark as your guarantee of the best in comic reading:

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Look at Joe go on his new bike!
Characters
Joe

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)

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, fellows! Send for this exciting, new...
Characters
Ken Strong; Sammy Baugh; Don Hutson; Sid Luckman; Chet Gladchuk

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that big crowd watching?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bazooka the Bubble Boy

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; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Andre Chavard; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Tex]

Scribbly (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations, Scribbly! Your first book was an all-out sell-out!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Ma Jibbet; Red Rigley; Snoony Jibbet; O'Hara

Indexer Notes

Promo for Scribbly (DC, 1948 series) #2, with illustrations from the cover and from third story, page 10, panels 7-8.

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since 1920, only 6 big-league sluggers have hit over .400 for one season. How many can you name?
Genre
sports
Characters
Thom McAn

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give me 15 minutes a day and I'll give you a new body
Characters
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Hero on the Bench (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Yeah!" "We won!" "Poor Quickie! Another game's over and he still hasn't played all season!"
Genre
adventure
Characters
R.C.; Quickie; William Bendix

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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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