(November 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 (uncredited); Mort Weisinger (uncredited)
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

The Harlequin's Hoax! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Announcing a contest where the reader who sends in the best book review will win $5.00 and see their review printed in a DC comic.

The Harlequin's Hoax! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Linda Page; Charles Saunders; Mr. Fordney; Richard Morse; Jim Brown; The Joker (villain); Joker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker returns with a madcap scheme, handing out less than perfect, but generous gifts to people.....all with a sinister purpose in mind.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Gotham City; Shutter Camera Company

[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

The Siege of Krovka (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett]; Ivan Vanin; Tanya Vanin; Zenovikov; Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Nazis, ordered by Hitler to keep advancing their positions, come across a stubborn group of citizens at Krovka, and the commanding general orders the town leveled. But the Commandos volunteer to help out and take on the Nazis with an added fervor.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / 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:
Clancy the Cop

The Three Behind the Throne (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; Scoop Carter; Adam Scringe; Magnus King; Caesar Gutter (villain)
Synopsis:
A small town reporter tries for a job in the big city.

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Man's Best Friend / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill
Pencils:
Ray McGill
Inks:
Ray McGill
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 3-27-09.

The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Winter
Inks:
Chuck Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan

Sharp Eyes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Dell (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Magic Cupboard! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils:
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static (his parrot); Old Mother Hubbard
Synopsis:
Mrs. Hubbard's cupboard mysteriously fills up with food each night.

Case of the Artistic Ape (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. The Harlequin's Hoax!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Harlequin's Hoax!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Silly Willy
  5. 4. The Siege of Krovka
    The Boy Commandos
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  7. 6. The Three Behind the Throne
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    A Man's Best Friend
  9. 8. The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy
    Spy
  10. 9. Sharp Eyes
  11. 10. The Magic Cupboard!
    Air Wave
  12. 11. Case of the Artistic Ape
    Slam Bradley
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