(October 1950)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1950-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
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.


Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich; we formerly credited Win Mortimer.

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

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

Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
? (Writer B)
Pencils
Bob Kane (some Batman and Robin figures, signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; unnamed Gotham City Gazette City Editor; Dave Purdy (Gotham City Gazette reporter); Tiger Bishop (villain); Big Red (villain, flashback); "Killer" Craig (villain, flashback)
Synopsis
News reporter Dave Purdy is given a seemingly easy assignment: he must find and report on a case in which the Bat-Signal ALONE saved a person.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette; Gotham Morning News

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Kane pencils credit verified by Lew Sayre Schwartz to Craig Delich.

Pictured in the story is a detailed schematic of the Bat-Signal. The last 1/3 of page 12 is an illustrated sub-feature titled "Extra! How the Bat-Signal Caught a Killer!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Thrills and Chills (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Talking Dead! (Table of Contents: 5)

Impossible-- But True / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Dan Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Peg / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Mother, will the dress be finished in time?
Genre
humor
Characters
Peg
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Robot-mobile (Table of Contents: 9)

Robotman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias ?
Inks
Lee Elias ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Orville / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Mr. Bray, c'n I borrow your ladder?
Genre
humor
Characters
Orville
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Bonny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, goodness! There's Leopold-- Fighting in the street!
Genre
humor
Characters
Bonny
Reprints

The Lady with a Gun (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Annie Oakley

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

Casey the Cop / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are some special paintings here...
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

School Children 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

The Warriors in Wampum! (Table of Contents: 17)

Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bruno Premiani ?
Inks
Bruno Premiani ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pow-Wow Smith

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Shorty / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's right, sir...
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Quicksand! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. Thrills and Chills
    Strange Adventures
  6. 5. The Case of the Talking Dead!
    Impossible-- But True
  7. 6. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-o-Vac
  8. 7. ["Oh, Mother, will the dress be finished in time?"]
    Peg
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. The Robot-mobile
    Robotman
  11. 10. ["I got the knot hole first!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  12. 11. ["Oh, Mr. Bray, c'n I borrow your ladder?"]
    Little Orville
  13. 12. ["Oh, goodness! There's Leopold-- Fighting in the street!"]
    Bonny
  14. 13. The Lady with a Gun
  15. 14. ["There are some special paintings here..."]
    Casey the Cop
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  17. 16. School Children 'Round the World
    Superman
  18. 17. The Warriors in Wampum!
    Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
  19. 18. ["That's right, sir..."]
    Shorty
  20. 19. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  23. 22. Quicksand!
    Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola
This issue was most recently modified by:
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