(October-November 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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Review of "The Wonder Book of the Air" by C. B. Allen & Lauren D. Lyman.

The Batman Plays a Lone Hand (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Penguin (villain, cameo); The Thumb (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Previously given to Bill Finger. Revised pencil credit verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Previously given to Jerry Robinson. Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Round House Willie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Naylor (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Naylor (signed)
Inks:
Bob Naylor (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Naylor ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Round House Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[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

Comedy of Tears (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Johnny Blake; Joe Brady; Mr. van Gild; Joe DiMaggio (cameo); Jerry Siegel (cameo); The Joker (villain); Bruiser (villain)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders are bewildered to discover the reason behind the Joker's new campaign: to make people cry.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit verified by Jack Schiff. Previously credited to Bill Finger. Revised pencil credit verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Credit previously given to Jerry Robinson. Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tubby

The Story of the Seventeen Stones (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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]; Rocky Grimes (villain, introduction, death); Lefty Slade (villain, introduction, death); "Fin" Gonzy (villain, introduction, death); Mason (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Once suffering from amnesia, and having served 20 years in jail on the rock pile, criminal Rocky Grimes decides to get back at former members of his mob by using stones.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

Sacrifice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flying Jeeps / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Silly Willy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

Destination Unknown (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Detective Guffey; Clyde Clayborn; Miss Hibbs; John Keyes; Ken Thorne; Trigger Turk (Introduction, Villains); Biff Bolton (Introduction, Villain)
Synopsis:
A couple of criminals board a train, disguised as a doctor and his nurse, in order to get to a man accused of crime being transferred to the gas chamber, and kill him in an iron lung.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn. Credit previously given to Bill Finger. Revised pencil credit verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Credit previously given to Jerry Robinson. Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Batman Plays a Lone Hand
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Round House Willie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  6. 5. Comedy of Tears
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tubby
  8. 7. The Story of the Seventeen Stones
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. Sacrifice
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Flying Jeeps
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Silly Willy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  14. 13. Destination Unknown
    Batman
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