(April 1942)

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 (uncredited); Mort Weisinger (uncredited)
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; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray (layouts); Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Layout art verified by Fred Ray.

Bob and the Railroad (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book review

Indexer Notes

The book, "Bob and the Railroad", by Sanford Tousey is reviewed.

Laugh, Town, Laugh! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Happy Hanson (comedian, death); Hanson's lawyer; Freddie Banter (comedian, death); Denny Jackson (comedian); Jackson's butler; Claude S. Tilley (comedian, death); Buster Parks (comedian); Ted Allenby (comedian, death); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
Comedian Happy Hanson passes away, but leaves behind a strange will. A clause states that 5 top-notch comedians have the chance to tell the funniest joke in a contest, thereby winning clues Hanson has left leading to a fabulous fortune. Then...the Joker enters the contest and all bets are off!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Joe's Sandwich Shop; Sweet-Tone Music Shop

Indexer Notes

On the splash page, the book carries the name of Joe Miller, writer and artist at DC Comics in 1937.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[The Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan; Tommy Carson; Schultz

The Adventure of the Champagne Corks (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Pencils:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Inks:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom McNamara

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandpa Peters

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-21-09.

The Case of the Crazy Crimes (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Joe Mogul (villain)

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[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

[Mr. Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils:
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; District Attorney Cole; Mayor Boggins (of Vine Springs); Mr. Mystery (villain)
Synopsis:
Vine Springs receives a huge entitlement for a defense industry plant that the criminal element is interested in making money off of.
Keywords:
belt microphone; Labor Benefit Society; Vine Springs

The Thief (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Weston (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Case of the Murdered Commander (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rollin Stone / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-21-09.

Hogan's Happy Hollow! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Bob and the Railroad
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Laugh, Town, Laugh!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  5. 4. [The Counterfeiters]
    Spy
  6. 5. The Adventure of the Champagne Corks
    Cliff Crosby
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Grandpa Peters
  8. 7. The Case of the Crazy Crimes
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Silly Willy
  10. 9. [Mr. Mystery]
    Air Wave
  11. 10. The Thief
  12. 11. The Case of the Murdered Commander
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Rollin Stone
  14. 13. Hogan's Happy Hollow!
    Slam Bradley
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