(April-May 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:
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

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

Art credits revised from Fred Ray layouts and Jerry Robinson inks by Craig Delich 2011-25-11 per art credits given by Fred Ray in Alter-Ego #25 (June, 2003), where he lists his Superman and Batman credits that he did and has verified that he did the pencils for this cover and Robinson did the inks (which Robinson verifies).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Review of "Smoke Eater" by Howard M. Brier.

The Isle That Time Forgot! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
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]; Dolores; Professor Moloff; Dan; "Big Guy" Markham (film director)
Synopsis:
For his birthday, Dick received his own version of the Batplane, and while aloft, he and Batman run into a storm, which forces them to make an emergency landing on an island inhabited by prehistoric men and creatures.
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Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, pencil and ink credits verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry

Report Card Blues! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy Trent; Tommy's mother; Tommy's father; L. Milo (villain, a florist); Muggsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Fearing that he will get a bad report at school, little Tommy runs away from home and smack dab into trouble, until the Batman rescues him and Tommy sees the light and decides to go home.
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Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, ink credit verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

[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 Princess of Plunder! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Fred Ray (layouts); Jerry Robinson (finished pencils) [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Mrs. Fitsbuilt's butler]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Vanderwell; Vanderwell's butler; Mrs. Fitsbuilt; The Cat-Woman [Selina Kyle] [aka Marguerite Tone] (villain); Cat-Woman's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Guests to a high society function don't know that their host is actually the Cat-Woman, who sends her guests out on a scavenger hunt at the same time that she sends her gang members out on one. Batman intervenes to stop that hunt before it's too late.
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Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

The Way Home (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gee-Man / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Sheriff of Ghost Town! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Simmons (cameo); Simmon's wife (cameo); Cactus Tom (Mayor, death); Turpin (a barber); Danvers; Joe Jeffers; "Five-Aces" Frogel (villain, gambler); Blackie (villain); Bullet (villain)
Synopsis:
The prospect of hidden gold brings a gang of criminals to the newly ressurected ghost town now called Sunshine City, but the pleas of a young boy brings Batman and Robin to town to clean house.....as the newly elected Sheriff!
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Keywords:
Batplane; Planet; Sun; Sunshine City

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inker credits verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Isle That Time Forgot!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. Report Card Blues!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  7. 6. The Princess of Plunder!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. The Way Home
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Rollin' Stone
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Gee-Man
  11. 10. The Sheriff of Ghost Town!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Peets
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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