(March 1941)

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; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; cutlasses; pirates; sailing ships

Clayface Walks Again! (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; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison [as Portia Storme] [also briefly as Robin]; owner of a movie make-up supply store (death, cameo); un-named Fire Chief; Gabby; Mr. Bentley (head of Argus Pictures); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain)
Synopsis:
Julie breaks off her engagement to Bruce, and leaves for a career in movies. However, the escape of Basil Karlo, and his revenge against Argus Pictures and Portia Storme brings the Batman into the picture.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argus Motion Picture Company; Batmobile; Daily Trotter; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from Detective #40.

Artist Kane leaves the bat off Batman's chest in some panels.

The Batmobile appears red in this story.

Panel 1 on page 4 displays a newspaper has the name "George" highlighter, possibly letterer George Roussos.

[Sabotage] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sawyer; Wilson
Synopsis:
Bart tries to figure out who sabotaged his plane.

The Echo (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Jon; Mac; The Echo (villain, scientist)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist builds a giant android robot and uses it to terrorize the city.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

Death Valley Scotty (Table of Contents)

Facts / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Death Valley Scotty

The Case of the Streamlined Train (Table of Contents)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Brodie ?, Ken Ernst
Inks:
Ken Ernst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rex / filler / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor; animal

[Murder at the Baldwins] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders; Marge Baldwin; Bull Baldwin

Cliff Crosby Smashes the Loan Shark Racket (Table of Contents)

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; Kay Nevers

Letter Perfect (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Ray] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Ray] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Grace Carmen] (Table of Contents)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone; Grace Carmen; Happy; Merkoff

The Case of the Frightened Crooner (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:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Clayface Walks Again!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [Sabotage]
    Spy
  4. 3. The Echo
    The Crimson Avenger
  5. 4. Death Valley Scotty
    Facts
  6. 5. The Case of the Streamlined Train
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Rex
  8. 7. [Murder at the Baldwins]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  9. 8. Cliff Crosby Smashes the Loan Shark Racket
    Cliff Crosby
  10. 9. Letter Perfect
  11. 10. [Grace Carmen]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  12. 11. The Case of the Frightened Crooner
    Slam Bradley
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