(September 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
revolvers; speedboats

Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the City of Terror (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (also backgrounds); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ryder; Carter; Mayor Harliss Greer (villain, former City Council President); "Bugs" Norton (villain); Norton's gang [Blackie; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce and Dick head out on a cross-country vacation to get away from crime, but when they arrive in a small town, they discover that a new Mayor has ties to organized crime, and has established gambling dens and other rackets in town, all protected by Police officer's on the take.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Tiny Press

Indexer Notes

Kane fails to draw the bat symbol on Batman's chest in some panels.

The First Issue Was a Sellout! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Darling, do you find it necessary to yell..."] (Table of Contents)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

4 separate gags.

A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brakes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["What's up, Bart?" "Got an assignment in New York..."] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Ed Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan; Hlak Sisto (villain)

["The Christopher Archer kidnapping case has not yet been solved..."] (Table of Contents)

Red Logan, Ace Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan
Synopsis:
Red quits his job and goes undercover.

Theft in the Abbey (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Cooper (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Kenny] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Kenny] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["It is midnight on the waterfront..."] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Hop Yin (villain)

["In the "big house" up the river, two men who look much alike..."] (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox ?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

["Even a busy private detective gets an evening to himself..."] (Table of Contents)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Dr. Evans; Jonas Henkel (villain)

For Swell Vacation Reading, Don't Miss These Two! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

On Sale Aug. 2nd (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Detective Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["What's cooking, Chief?" "Look at this report, Cliff!"] (Table of Contents)

Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby; The Skull (villain)

["Slam Bradley and his partner-pal, Shorty Morgan, are trying out Slam's new sailboat..."] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Jessica Mason; Gerard Winters; Gregor Winters

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gator Toughness - Cat Grip! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. The Case of the City of Terror
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The First Issue Was a Sellout!
    Batman
  5. 4. ["Darling, do you find it necessary to yell..."]
    Silly Situations
  6. 5. A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain
    Morrow Coaster Brakes
  7. 6. ["What's up, Bart?" "Got an assignment in New York..."]
    Spy
  8. 7. ["The Christopher Archer kidnapping case has not yet been solved..."]
    Red Logan, Ace Reporter
  9. 8. Theft in the Abbey
  10. 9. Superman Is on the Radio!
  11. 10. ["It is midnight on the waterfront..."]
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["In the "big house" up the river, two men who look much alike..."]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  13. 12. ["Even a busy private detective gets an evening to himself..."]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  14. 13. For Swell Vacation Reading, Don't Miss These Two!
    All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  15. 14. On Sale Aug. 2nd
    New York World's Fair Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  17. 16. ["What's cooking, Chief?" "Look at this report, Cliff!"]
    Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby
  18. 17. ["Slam Bradley and his partner-pal, Shorty Morgan, are trying out Slam's new sailboat..."]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  22. 21. Gator Toughness - Cat Grip!
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
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