(December 1942-January 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1942-10-14
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:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Robinson.

The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dana Drye (detective, death); Sheriff Ezra Plunkett; Dr. Tsu; Grace Seers (detective, writer); Sir John Bart (of Scotland Yard); Graves Gang (villains, flashback); Red Rip (villain, gangland monarch)
Synopsis:
Batman is among a handful of famed detectives that are invited to a conference, during which famed detective, Dana Drye, is shot and killed before their eyes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised and verified by Martin O'Hearn (November 2005), previously given to Joe Samachson.

Art credits confirmed by Robinson.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[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

Indexer Notes

Review of "Sons of the Hurricane" by John J. Floherty.

Prescription for Happiness! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Doctor A. B. Chalmers (Pharmacist); Lucy; Patton (Policeman); Alphonse Gibbs; "One Round" Rickey (boxer); Dr. Roy Ainslee; Mary Miller; Pills Mattson (villain, introduction); Varney (villain)
Synopsis:
Old Doc Chalmers, after spending a lifetime helping other people, loses just about everything in his place of business when a group of crooks use his shop as a base, and it is destroyed in a melee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised penciler credit verified by Craig Delich, previously given to Jerry Robinson.

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wee Willie Winkie / 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:
Wee Willie Winkie

Indexer Notes

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

Swastika Over the White House! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
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]; Mr. McCoy (newsreel Editor); Matt Carson (cameraman); Tom Starr (cameraman); J. Peerless Morton (millionaire); Morton's butler; Count Felix [aka the Leader] (villain, introduction); Fritz Hoffner [Fred Hopper] (villain, amateur movie photographer); Heinrich (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
The Nazis succeed in getting one of their undercover men hired into a position as a photographer in order to infiltrate defense plants and take secret photos that will be used to sabotage America's war efforts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City Newsreel Company; Nazis

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flying Jeeps / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Foolish Business (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Warren (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Bargains in Banditry! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
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] [also as "Bad News" Brewster]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named National Bank President; Jerry (Policeman); The Penguin [Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot] (villain); Torchy Blaize (villain, death); Hairless Harry Hix (villain, death); Slippery Elmer (villain); Glitter Gleason (villain, jewel their)
Synopsis:
The Penguin decides to go into business for himself by offering to the underworld pre-planned crimes at cut rate prices! Unknown to them, he takes 100% of their profits...and their lives! To counter this, Batman poses as "Bad News" Brewster and offers the underworld pre-planned crimes of his own...at cheaper rates.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Aladdin Ruby; Batplane; Gotham City; National Bank

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Prescription for Happiness!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wee Willie Winkie
  6. 5. Swastika Over the White House!
    Batman With Robin
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Flying Jeeps
  8. 7. Foolish Business
  9. 8. Bargains in Banditry!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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