Batman #52
(April-May 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-02-09
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints
Keywords
Jokermobile

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Inker credit and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Man with the Automatic Brain! (Table of Contents: 2)

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 Thinker (villain, introduction, not the Flash villain); Vicki Vale; Alfred Pennyworth; Detective Joe Mulligan
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne apparently drowns and Alfred is arrested for his murder, but it is all part of a plot to catch the Thinker, who is using a giant electronic brain to try to uncover Batman's secret identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits confirmed by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Big Felt Letters (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Batman and the Vikings! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?; Edmond Hamilton ?
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Olaf Erickson (introduction); other unnamed Vikings (introduction); Indians (villains)
Synopsis
When Bruce and Dick visit the Gotham City museum, they note an image of a Viking that looks like Bruce Wayne who is labeled a coward, so they have Professor Nichols send them back in time so that they can discover the truth.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Craig Delich; we previously also credited Lew Sayre Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris.

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

Kolynos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, pull over to the curb!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Peg / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho-hum, nothing to do...
Genre
humor
Characters
Peg

Fearless Wise Man (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history

Starring... Batman (Table of Contents: 11)

Cartoon Flips / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Happy Victims! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 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 Joker (villain); Alfred Pennyworth; Mrs. Carlin; Mr. Stark; Nick Weston
Synopsis
The Joker's latest series of crimes leaves his victims laughing so much that they refuse to press charges against him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credits confirmed by Schwartz, inker credit confirmed by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Fake Fiddler Foiled (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Everything You Want in a Magazine! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever
  3. 2. The Man with the Automatic Brain!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Big Felt Letters
    Bazooka
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
  6. 5. Batman and the Vikings!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kolynos
  8. 7. ["Hey, pull over to the curb!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates
  10. 9. ["Ho-hum, nothing to do..."]
    Peg
  11. 10. Fearless Wise Man
  12. 11. Starring... Batman
    Cartoon Flips
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. The Happy Victims!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. Fake Fiddler Foiled
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. Everything You Want in a Magazine!
    Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
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  • John Monagle
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