(October-November 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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[Wanted: Practical Jokers!] (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / 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; Duke Micheal; The Joker [aka Henry Verne] [aka I. Rekoj] [aka Duke Micheal] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper, and when they show up, they touch objects used in major crimes, thereby implicating themselves.....and forcing them to work for the Crime Prince of Crime!
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Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Funnies / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Lucky Bump (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Trouble Trap! (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; Kelly (Policeman); Linda Page; Henry Abbot (death); Carl Dwyer (Wayne's friend); Granda the Mystic (villain, a Swami, introduction); Hindu giants (villains); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must battle a swami who has hynotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demands blackmail money or the records will be made public. However, one of the mystic's clients wants the secret of Batman's identity, thus Linda Page is kidnapped.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Lewie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Lewie

The North Woods Mystery (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / 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]; Nora Powell (society lady); Matthew Powell (Nora's father, lumber company owner, death); Jack Clayton (Matthew's adopted son, ex-con); Woody Joe (villain, lumberjack, death); Asher (villain, lumber company competitor, introduction)
Synopsis:
Nora Powell heads with Bruce Wayne to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her Uncle is murdered, but is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition.
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Indexer Notes

Inkr credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rollin' Stone / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Star Act (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Wilton Weston (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The People vs. the Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / 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; Horatio Delmar (villain, racket leader, introduction, death); Weasel Venner (villain, introduction, death); Freddie Hill (villain); Joe (villain); Al (villain)
Synopsis:
Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne!
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Keywords:
Daily Press

Indexer Notes

Batman finally receives official police sanction in this story.

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. [Wanted: Practical Jokers!]
    Batman With Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Funnies
  4. 3. Lucky Bump
  5. 4. The Trouble Trap!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Chief Hot Foot
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Little Lewie
  8. 7. The North Woods Mystery
    Batman With Robin
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Rollin' Stone
  10. 9. Star Act
  11. 10. The People vs. the Batman
    Batman With Robin
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