(December 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 Superman 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Art revision from Fred Ray (rough layouts) and Jerry Robinson (finished art) to Fred Ray pencils by Craig Delich 2011-25-11. Fred Ray sent a listing of his comic work to friend Jack Burnley in 2003, and it was subsequently published by Roy Thomas in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003. Fred states and verifies that he did the pencils and Robinson did the inks to this cover. Fred submitted this list as he was having an on-going feud with Robinson, because Jerry was claiming to have done some of the art that Fred actually did.

[One of the Most Perfect Frame-Ups] (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bustolli; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (introduction, villain); The Boss (villain)
Synopsis:
While visiting an art gallery, Bruce and Dick hear that three paintings have disappeared. Later, a series of other robberies lead the Batman to be accused of criminal actions by a Mr. Boniface [aka the Penguin], and Commissioner Gordon issues a warrant for his arrest.
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Indexer Notes

Some info and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-19-09.

none (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

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

The Case of the Frightened Sister (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

The Smugglers' Sloops; Sgt. York (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

[Vacation at Lake Cobalt] (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

The Cigarette Murder (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

Hill Hate (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edward MIles (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Smith and Smythe] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Paris

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger (no cape, Lee Travis); Smith; Smythe; Wing.

[Murder in the Metropolitan Hotel] (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

none (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill
Pencils:
Ray McGill
Inks:
Ray McGill
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 3-19-09.

Everything Happens to Slam! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [One of the Most Perfect Frame-Ups]
    Batman
  3. 2. none
    Spy
  4. 3. none
    Laffs
  5. 4. The Case of the Frightened Sister
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  6. 5. The Smugglers' Sloops; Sgt. York
    Good Books and Movies
  7. 6. [Vacation at Lake Cobalt]
    Cliff Crosby
  8. 7. The Cigarette Murder
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  9. 8. Hill Hate
  10. 9. [Smith and Smythe]
    The Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. [Murder in the Metropolitan Hotel]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  12. 11. none
    Gags
  13. 12. Everything Happens to Slam!
    Slam Bradley
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  • Craig Delich
  • J.D. Sebastian
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Peets
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