(April 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

Issue Notes

First issue printed in Missouri: 420 Desoto Ave, St Louis, Missouri.


[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:
Keywords:
slingshot

The Case of the Three Devils! (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 (see notes); George Roussos (also backgrounds, see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Officer Riley; Frankie the Fence (villain); Mike (villain); Trigger (villain); Joe (villain); Three Devils (villains, former circus acrobats, all die)
Synopsis:
When the Caped Crusaders run into some very athletic jewels thieves, they realize that a fence for the stolen goods is the best way to track them down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist Kane omits Batman's chest bat in many panels.

Batman and Robin use rocket-powered roller skates in the story.

In panel 7 on page 5, the name of the pawn shop appears to read "Bob and Jerry Pawn Shop".

The book that Robin tosses at a crook in panel 5 on page 7, titled "Crime Does Not Pay!" is by "Robinson Roussos"!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Take My Word / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Phoney Glasses] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True-isms / 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

[The Destitute Ranchers and the Dying Cattle] (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]; Wing

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's a Fact / 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

The Case of the Dark Horse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Cliff Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele

[The Spying Goldfish] (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

Cheating Death (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; Leon Lonigan (villain)

Safe at Home (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Wilton (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch
Inks:
Don Lynch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone

[Arla Thomas] (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; Arla Thomas
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Case of the Three Devils!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Take My Word
  4. 3. [The Phoney Glasses]
    Spy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    True-isms
  6. 5. [The Destitute Ranchers and the Dying Cattle]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    It's a Fact
  8. 7. The Case of the Dark Horse
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. [The Spying Goldfish]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. Cheating Death
    Cliff Crosby
  11. 10. Safe at Home
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  13. 12. [Arla Thomas]
    Slam Bradley
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