(June-July 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]; The Joker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 hardcover series) #3 (August 2000). Jerry Robinson confirmed to Arnie Grieves on June 17, 2007, that he penciled and inked the cover.
Fred Ray, who disputed much of what Jerry Robinson claims to have done that was actually Ray's work, gave a listing of his comic credits to friend Jack Burnley in 2003, and this listing was given to Roy Thomas (and to Craig Delich). It was subsequently printed in Alter-Ego #25 (June, 2003), and in it, Ray verifies that he penciled the cover and Robinson inked it to Batman #11. Ray was able to make such verifications of all of his work because he, like Jack Burnley, tore the covers off every comic magazine that they did the cover to and kept them for posterity sake.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Review of "Jerry and the Pony Express" by Sanford Tousey.

[The Joker's Advertising Campaign] (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]; un-named Editor of the Gotham Gazette; Presto (a magician, cameo); Miss Henley (switchboard operator); The Joker [also as Presto, the Magician] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker escapes from prison and places ads each day in the newspaper to advertize to Batman and Robin his latest criminal pursuit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

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

["Hmm-I wonder what kind..."] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy

Payment In Full (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; District Attorney Lee Benson (also in flashback); Joe Dolan (villain, also in flashback, death); Dolan's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman discovers that the D.A. faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life: to presecute and send to the chair a criminal who once saved his life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; United Bank

Indexer Notes

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

["Whut? The dentist wants..."] (Table of Contents)

Gran'pa / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gran'pa

[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.

Bandits In Toyland! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tom Willard; Grandma Drew; Van Courtley's butler; Hendrick's son; Henry Burton (villain); "Muscles Malone" (villain); Malone's Gang [Patsy Day; Johnny Teal] (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne is called to immediate jury duty and discovers that the defendant has been framed. Unable to convince other panel member's of the man's innocence, Batman must now gain the evidence to prove it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

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

All the Angles (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Wilton (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Have another bub!"] (Table of Contents)

Grandpa Peters / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom McNamara

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandpa Peters

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-18-08.

Four Birds of a Feather! (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]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Buzzard Benny (villain); Joe Crow (villain); The Canary (villain, reforms)
Synopsis:
The Penguin joins in a financial enterprise with some "old friends" of his to open a night club called The Bird House in Florida....with gambling as the real racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Florida; Gotham City; The Bird House

Indexer Notes

Inker credit 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 Joker's Advertising Campaign]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Hmm-I wonder what kind..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  5. 4. Payment In Full
    Batman With Robin Boy Wonder
  6. 5. ["Whut? The dentist wants..."]
    Gran'pa
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Rollin' Stone
  8. 7. Bandits In Toyland!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. All the Angles
  10. 9. ["Have another bub!"]
    Grandpa Peters
  11. 10. Four Birds of a Feather!
    Batman With Robin
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