(Fall 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A 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

Not all fillers may be listed for this book.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Craig (scientist); The Puppet Master [Dmitri] (villain, introduction); Dmitri's assistants (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders must stop the likes of the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. But to do it, Batman must overcome the effects of having come under the hypnotic influence of his foe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Voss Rifle

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Just Like Junior / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Aschmeier
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Junior

The Ugliest Man in the World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective McGonigle; Harvey Dodge (Wayne's friend, victim of ugly condition); Carter (victim of ugly condition); Dr. Ekhart; John Tyler; Mrs. Tyler; Carlson [as Larry Larrimore] (villain, leader of the Ugly Horde, introduction, death); the Ugly Horde (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman confronts the ugliest man in the world....a man shunned by "normal" people he meets everyday, but now a man who decides to inflict upon those people some of the ugliness he has had to endure.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Herald; Daily World; Globe; Trotter

Indexer Notes

Jerry Robinson's last name is on the window pane shown on page 5, panel 5.

The cover scene for this issue is found, for the most part, on page 7, panel 6 of this story.

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Crime School for Boys!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy (reformed villain); Eddie (reformed villain); Big Boy Daniels (villain, introduction); Daniel's mob (villains, introduction for all); "Pockets" (villain, crime school instructor, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman has to deal with the threat of a crime school upon the lives of young boys....a school designed how to teach those boys the ways of a criminal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silly Stuff / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dinky / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dinky

The Odd Side of War (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred West
Inks:
Fred West
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

A Blow For England (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (signed)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective McGonigle; Jerry; The Diamond Syndicate [D. Calvert (Syndicate Secretary, death); Mr. Darr; Mr. Blake; Mr. Hoffer; Mr. Darrel]; The Cat-Woman [aka The Cat] [Selina Kyle] (villain); Hoffer (villain); Blake (villain); Mr. Darrel (villain)
Synopsis:
The Cat returns to plague members of the Diamond Syndicate in order to achieve a beautiful "diamond prize!"
Reprints:
Keywords:
Authenticated News; Daily Star; Edith's Cafe; Morning Sun; Zita's Cafe

Indexer Notes

The name Catwoman is consistently hypenated as "The Cat-Woman" in this story. She is also referred to in this story as the Cat.

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Batman Says (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
In this article, Batman and Robin try to convince readers that they hate all crime and criminals, and that they hope their adventures will help convince them to follow the straight and honest path in their own lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

Art taken from World's Fair 1940 cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Just Like Junior
  5. 4. The Ugliest Man in the World
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. The Crime School for Boys!!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Silly Stuff
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Dinky
  9. 8. The Odd Side of War
  10. 9. A Blow For England
  11. 10. The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. The Batman Says
    Batman; Robin
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