(May 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

[Meet Mr. Baffle] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
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Little Eagle, A Navaho Boy by Armstrong Sperry (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Featured is the review of the book, "Little Eagle, a Navaho Boyu" by Armstrong Sperry.
Keywords:
book review

A Gentleman in Gotham (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Mrs. Davies; Mr. Baffle (Michael Baffle, villain; I); Fish-Eyes [villain]; Egg Head [villain].
Synopsis:
Charged with stealing jewels in a foreign dictator's land, Michael Baffle is supposedly shot and killed. But he cheats death and makes his way to America: the land of the free, and Baffle wonders just how free this land's wealth really is.
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Indexer Notes

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

none (Table of Contents)

Jokes / 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 Stumbling Saboteurs (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

[Death in the Lion's Cage] (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)

Private Pete / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

none (Table of Contents)

Dopey Dave / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russell Cole [signed as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [signed as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dopey Dave

Indexer Notes

Artist's true name verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails (Nov. 2005).

The Daily Crime (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Grabber [villain]; Slimey [villain].

none (Table of Contents)

Shorty / 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:
Shorty

The Case of Station X (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Danny Burns

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 5/08.

Doctor of Dishes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Case of the Light that Blinds! (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; The Seal (villain).

Case of the Wobbling Wizard (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.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Meet Mr. Baffle]
    Batman
  2. 1. Little Eagle, A Navaho Boy by Armstrong Sperry
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. A Gentleman in Gotham
    Batman
  4. 3. none
    Jokes
  5. 4. The Stumbling Saboteurs
    Spy
  6. 5. [Death in the Lion's Cage]
    Cliff Crosby
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. none
    Dopey Dave
  9. 8. The Daily Crime
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. none
    Shorty
  11. 10. The Case of Station X
    Air Wave
  12. 11. Doctor of Dishes
  13. 12. The Case of the Light that Blinds!
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  14. 13. Case of the Wobbling Wizard
    Slam Bradley
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Peets
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner