(August-September 1941)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Murder On Parole (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 Marty Loden]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chick Miller (ex-con); The Parole Boss (villain, member of the prison parole board, introduction, death), Shoulders (villain); Slink Daniels (villain); Marty Loden (villain)
Synopsis:
Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss". When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him and gets him to the hospital, but still has to be on the lookout because the "boss" wishes to have Miller killed before he can sing about this racket.
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Keywords:
Batplane; gas capsule; Gotham City; Gotham News

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Kidding / 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)

U.S. Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Clock Maker! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Henry Decker (clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Peter Selby (banker); Mitch Keating (clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Atkins (villain, clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Elias Brock (villain, clock maker, introduction, death); Mitch (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time, and who brands them as murderers!
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Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Hobson Clock Company

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It Really Happened / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Secret of the Iron Jungle (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]; Linda Page; un-named New York representative for Page Oil; Tom Page (Linda Page's father, introduction); Graham Masters (villain, Tom Page's partner, introduction, death); Chuck (villain, Master's strong arm man, death)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up.
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Keywords:
Page Oil Company; The Iron Jungle (land containing abandoned oil derricks)

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's a Laff / 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 Rustler (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (signed)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dinky / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dinky

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's So / 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

Suicide Beat! (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]; Police Commissioner James Gordon; Grogan (Policeman, death); Kelly (Policeman, death); Jimmy Kelly (Policeman, Kelly's son); Anna (little girl); Anna's un-named father; Fancy Dan (villain); Alderman Skigg (villain, crooked political boss); Henry (villain, crooked lawyer); Biff Mafey (villain, crooker boxer)
Synopsis:
A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what.
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Keywords:
Gotham City; Pete's Bar

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Murder On Parole
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Jest Kidding
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    U.S. Quiz
  5. 4. The Clock Maker!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    It Really Happened
  7. 6. The Secret of the Iron Jungle
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    It's a Laff
  9. 8. The Rustler
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Dinky
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    It's So
  12. 11. Suicide Beat!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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