(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; 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

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Joker (villain).
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Indexer Notes

Layout artist 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
Synopsis:
The book, "Bob and the Railroad" by Sanford Tousey is reviewed.
Keywords:
book review

Laugh, Town, Laugh (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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 [D]; Freddie Banter [D]; Denny Jackson; Claude S. Tilley [D]; Buster Parks; Ted Allenby [D]; 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!
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Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-21-09.

none (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 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
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.

none (Table of Contents)

Grandpa Peters / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara [signed as Lefty O'Grady]
Pencils:
Tom McNamara [signed as Lefty O'Grady]
Inks:
Tom McNamara [signed as Lefty O'Grady]
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).

none (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / filler / 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:
Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air-Wave [Larry Jordan]; Mr. Mystery (villain); D.A. Cole.

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

none (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. none
    Batman
  2. 1. Bob and the Railroad
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Laugh, Town, Laugh
    Batman
  4. 3. none
    Shorty
  5. 4. [The Counterfeiters]
    Spy
  6. 5. The Adventure of the Champagne Corks
    Cliff Crosby
  7. 6. none
    Grandpa Peters
  8. 7. The Case of the Crazy Crimes
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. none
    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. none
    Rollin Stone
  14. 13. Hogan's Happy Hollow!
    Slam Bradley
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