(October 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; [Murray Boltinoff; Mort Weisinger]
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

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
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Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Bios of Robert Thorndyke; Ruth Perl; Gene Tunney; C. Bowie Millican; Josette Frank. DC establishes their own code to ensure nothing untoward appears in their comics.

The Stone Idol (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mad Mack [villain].
Synopsis:
On vacation, Bruce and Dick come across a near deserted silver mining town, Ghost Gulch. Above the town is a mysterious stone idol that one day comes to life, and Batman & Robin must get to the bottom of this mystery.
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Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-16-09.

[Jules Vortez] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

The Reluctant Dragon (Table of Contents)

Good Books and Movies / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The book "Who Rides in the Dark" by Stephen W. Meader, and "The Reluctant Dragon" are examined.

[Muscles Moran] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roy Paul
Inks:
Roy Paul
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger (in costume with cape, Lee Travis); Wing; Muscles Moran [villain].

none (Table of Contents)

Laffs / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

none (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele

none (Table of Contents)

For Fun / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 3-16-09.

The Death from the Honeybee (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski (signed as Win)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski (signed as Win)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

[The Lightning Killer] (Table of Contents)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers.

Beautiful Friendship (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Cliff Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Who Killed Serge Kamroff?] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone

[The Practical Joker] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Stone Idol
    Batman
  4. 3. [Jules Vortez]
    Spy
  5. 4. The Reluctant Dragon
    Good Books and Movies
  6. 5. [Muscles Moran]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. none
    Laffs
  8. 7. none
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. none
    For Fun
  10. 9. The Death from the Honeybee
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  11. 10. [The Lightning Killer]
    Cliff Crosby
  12. 11. Beautiful Friendship
  13. 12. [Who Killed Serge Kamroff?]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  14. 13. [The Practical Joker]
    Slam Bradley
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