(August-September 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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
jeeps

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Roussos inker credit by Craig Delich with Roussos verifing that he did the typography and hand-lettering for the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Review of "Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout" by Shannon Zarst.

Brothers in Crime! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos
Job Number:
N-868

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rafferty Brothers [Peter (death); Steve (death); Mike (death)] (villains)
Synopsis:
While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case invoving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Daily News; Hall of Trophies

Indexer Notes

Penciler and inker credits verified by Robinson, background and lettering credits verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Buddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Buddy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gee-Man / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gee-Man

The Wizard of Words! (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
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-namewd banker; un-named District Attorney; un-named Mayor; the Joker (villain); Slapsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must once again battle the Harlequin of Hate, who, this time, decides to carry out, word for word, the slang words that people use every day in order to commit his crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Robinson, and letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Windy Watkins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Watkins

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-19-08.

They Thrill to Conquer! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ben "Fearless" Ford (stunt man); Nan Ford Ben's wife); Tommy Ford (Ben and Nan's son); Joe Kirk (villain); Duke (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must battle a gang of criminals who are trying to blackmail professional stuntmen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Script, art and lettering credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Murder Rap (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam Case (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Busy Bill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Busy Bill

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Funnyboners / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Around the Clock with the Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Mayor of Gotham City; Mr. Hodge (art connoisseur); Frankie (little boy with infantile paralysis); Margie (villain); "Heist" Andrews (villain)
Synopsis:
Gotham City celebrates "Batman Day", honoring all of the Caped Crusader's amazing accomplishments. And the events leading up to that day also helps Bruce Wayne complete the last chapter of a book he is writing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Robinson, and letterer credit 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. Brothers in Crime!
    Batman With Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Buddy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gee-Man
  6. 5. The Wizard of Words!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Windy Watkins
  8. 7. They Thrill to Conquer!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Gags
  10. 9. Murder Rap
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Busy Bill
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Funnyboners
  13. 12. Around the Clock with the Batman!
    Batman With Robin
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