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)

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...and who is labeled a coward, so they visit Carter Nichols to go back in time to 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)

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)

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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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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • John Greb
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