(December 1941-January 1942)

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 Superman 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

Infinity cover.

Penciler credits verified by Fred Ray and Jack Burnley, inker credits verified by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson.

Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make (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] [also as Paul "Killer" Sikes]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Warden Higgins; Russo's lawyer; Big Mike Russo (villain, introduction); Al [as Warden Higgins] (villain); Trigger Sherman (villain)
Synopsis:
From prison, Big Mike Russo is able to have his gang kidnap the warden, replace him and the guards with a look alike, then use the prison as a base of operations to commit crimes while providing alibis to those committing them! Batman figures that the only way to uncover this senario is to get put in prison himself, a move that almost costs him his life in the gas chamber!
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Keywords:
belt radio; Daily Star; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker verified by Jerry Robinson, background inker and lettering verified by George Roussos.

Rescue Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Strange Case of Professor Radium! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named Coroner; Johnston (Ross' assistant, death); Professor Radium [Professor Henry Ross] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A scientist finds a way to use radium to bring the dead back to life, and he uses himself as a guinea pig. Although the experiments are successful, the Professor pays dearly for his discovery, for, in the end, as Batman says, it has created a Frankenstein monster when it was only meant for good.
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Keywords:
Volitell

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credits verified by Jerry Robinson, and background inks and lettering verified by George Roussos.

Batman faced Professor Radium in the Batman daily newspaper strip from September 23, 1946-November 2, 1946. It was written by Bill Finger, penciled by Bob Kane, inked by Charles Paris and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

["Tonight's big drawing... lottum dough at stake!"] (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

The Superstition Murders! (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; Banks (writer); Fred Brooks (show financer, death); Miss Francine (death); Paul Mett; Johnny Glim (villain, play author, introduction)
Synopsis:
The cast of a stage production decides to have a "superstition" party, intentionally carrying out every well-known superstition they can think of. But when one of them is killed, Batman and Robin enter the fray to single out the perpetrator of the deed.
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Keywords:
Daily Ray

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Jerry Robinson, and background and lettering credits verified by George Roussos.

["Hello Chief! What's cooking?"] (Table of Contents)

Pokey Beezer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher ?
Inks:
Joe Gallagher ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pokey Beezer

Action Stuff (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Cross-Country Crimes! (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 I. Namtab]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; G. Henry Mover (F.B.I. head); John (play writer); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders are invited to Washington D.C. to meet with the head of the FBI, but the Joker shows up and shoots the G-Man. Then he heads out cross country to commit crimes, challenging the Batman to catch up with him.
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Keywords:
Delaware; Kansas; New Jersey; Ohio; Rhode Island; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Jerry Robinson, background inker and letterer credits verified by George Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make
    Batman With Robin
  3. 2. Rescue Mission
  4. 3. The Strange Case of Professor Radium!
    Batman With Robin
  5. 4. ["Tonight's big drawing... lottum dough at stake!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  6. 5. The Superstition Murders!
    Batman With Robin
  7. 6. ["Hello Chief! What's cooking?"]
    Pokey Beezer
  8. 7. Action Stuff
  9. 8. The Cross-Country Crimes!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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