(September 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

Crime's Early Bird" (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Penguin [villain].
Reprints:

S.O.S. Radio Patrol by William Heyliger (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 "S.O.S. Radio Patrol" by William Heyliger is reviewed.
Keywords:
book review

Crime's Early Bird (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]; Sing Hi Lo; Mr. Gemly [D]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot](villain); Louie the Lip [villain]; Hotfoot Harry [villain].
Synopsis:
The Penguin uses birds sold in his store in a variety of ways to commit crimes, but the Batman catches on to his trick and tries to fight fire with fire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-22-09.

Escape to Disaster (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Andre; Alfy; Jan]; Horseshoes Corona [villain]; Buttsy Baynes [villain].
Synopsis:
A gangster trying to escape from the American law, runs afoul of the Nazis and the Boy Commandos.
Reprints:

none (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

none (Table of Contents)

Smart Sam / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smart Sam

Crime on the Half-Moon (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; Mr. Memory (villain); Gabby (villain).

none (Table of Contents)

Comics Zoo / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Buzzy artist?
Inks:
Buzzy artist?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Secret Ten (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

A Matter of Law (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dalton Weeks (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Case of the Country Crooner (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]; Two-Finger Weston [villain]; John Charles; Static.
Synopsis:
Air Wave helps a country singer get a job.

none (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / 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:
Chief Hot Foot

Case of the Whistling Tooth (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.
Synopsis:
Rumple the millionaire gets upset when a dentist fixes his whistling teeth.
Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Crime's Early Bird"
    Batman
  2. 1. S.O.S. Radio Patrol by William Heyliger
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Crime's Early Bird
    Batman
  4. 3. Escape to Disaster
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. none
    Gags
  6. 5. none
    Smart Sam
  7. 6. Crime on the Half-Moon
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. none
    Comics Zoo
  9. 8. The Secret Ten
    Spy
  10. 9. A Matter of Law
  11. 10. The Case of the Country Crooner
    Air Wave
  12. 11. none
    Chief Hot Foot
  13. 12. Case of the Whistling Tooth
    Slam Bradley
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