(Spring 1941)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
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:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?

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

The cover is roughly taken from Batman #4's last story splash.

The Riddle of the Missing Card! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Jack of Diamonds [Diamond Jack Duggan] (villain, introduction, death); Black Queen (villain, introduction, death); King of Clubs (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels.
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Keywords:
Batmobile; belt radio

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Oddity: Many panels in the story feature no bat on Batman's chest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True-isms / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quiz Box / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sports Shorts / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

Book of Enchantment (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Anderson (inventor); Enid Anderson (the Professor's daughter); Father Time; Simple Simon; Humpty Dumpty; Gruel the Black Witch (villain); Burn (villain, the Man of Fire, death); Freeze (villain, the Man of Ice, death); a dragon (villain, death); a cyclops (villain); a giant (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are sent to Fairyland by an inventor's strange machine that allows people to actually enter into the scenario of a book they are reading in order to try to locate his daughter he had sent there a few days earlier and return her safely.
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Keywords:
Fairyland

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Carney (signed)
Inks:
Bill Carney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Case of the Honest Crook! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joseph Sands (introduction); Ann Sands [nee Ann Davis] (Joe's wife, introduction); un-named shopkeeper; un-named doctor; Smiley Sikes (villain, introduction); Matty Link (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman helps out a young convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife. The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested originally, but Robin is nearly beaten to death, and the Batman swears vengeance on those responsible.
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Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Too Much Knowledge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gordon (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Jokin' / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill ?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Curios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Crime Does Not Pay] (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Trigger Burns]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Mrs. Grogan (Tommy's mother); Tommy Grogan; Mike Grogan (villain, Tommy's brother, introduction, death); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman finds it very odd that a bank robber he is fighting with comes to the aid of another until he realizes that they are brothers. And he must rescue Linda Page from the clutches of one of the gangsters in order to save his brother from a life of crime.
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Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Riddle of the Missing Card!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    True-isms
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Quiz Box
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sports Shorts
  6. 5. Book of Enchantment
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Fun
  8. 7. The Case of the Honest Crook!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. Too Much Knowledge
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jest Jokin'
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Curios
  12. 11. [Crime Does Not Pay]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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