(February-March 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:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credit revision from Jack Burnley art made by Craig Delich 2011-25-11. In my personal conversations with Jack in his home, Jack was not sure he did this cover, but said he'd go along with my opinion at the time. However, a few years later, his good artist friend, Fred Ray, gave Jack a listing of some of his art credits (published in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003) for Superman and Batman, and these credits (verified by Ray) state that Ray did the pencils and Jerry Robinson did the inks to this cover.

The Four Fates! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John (radio listener); Jaffeer (death); Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Fritz (villain); John "Mousey" Meggs (villain, death); Albert "Slick" Dandy (villain, death); Pete "Nails" Logan (villain, death); Mortimer "Brains" Brinig (villain, death)
Synopsis:
When four fugitives steal a large ruby from the turban of Jaffeer, he casts a terrible curse of four fates upon each of the crooks. The Caped Crusaders attempt to capture each of the four, but the curse works on each in most unusual ways.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Jaffeer

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits verified by Robinson, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Silly Willy

[no title indexed] (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 White Whale! (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]; Villains: Captain Burly (villain, death); Mr. Radbey (villain, insurance company Secretary, death)
Synopsis:
As a stockholder in the Seven Seas Insurance Company, a firm that has had to pay out huge payoffs for ships sunk by a large white whale, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson decide to investigate the activities of one Captain Burly, who agrees to hunt down and destroy the whale. But Batman discovers that the whale is actually a submarine and the secretary of the insurance company the culprit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Seven Seas Insurance Company

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quiz / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Artist verified by Craig Delich.

Review of "War Paint, an Indian Pony" by Paul Brown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rollin' Stone / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / comic story / 12 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; The Joker (villain); Trigger Tom (villain); Nick Bacy (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin find it that it isn't mere coincidence that the winners of several assorted money contests just happen to be ex-cons, and that the Joker is somehow involved.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Flash; Midtown Bank

Indexer Notes

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

Food for the Fishes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete

Christmas (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; Linda Page; Timmy Cratchit; Bob Cratchit; Hal Fink (villain); Fink's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
While delivering presents to an orphanage at Christmas, Bruce learns that one of its resident's father is in jail, insisting that he had been framed. Batman and Robin decide to investigate to check out his claim.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Four Fates!
    Batman With Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Silly Willy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  5. 4. The White Whale!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Quiz
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Books Worth Reading
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Rollin' Stone
  9. 8. The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers!
    Batman With Robin
  10. 9. Food for the Fishes
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. Christmas
    Batman With Robin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
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