(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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Penguin (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed by Robinson.

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

Batman / 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 (death); Sheriff Ezra Plunkett; Dr. Tsu; Grace Seers; Sir John Bart
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:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised & verified by Martin O'Hearn (Nov. 2005). Credit previously given to Joe Samachson. Pencils and inks credits confirmed by Robinson. Letters credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[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

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

Prescription for Happiness (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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]; A. B. Chalmers; Lucy; Patton; Alphonse Gibbs; Rickey; Roy; Mary Miller; Dr. Ainslee; Pills Matson (villain, introduction)
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 pencil credit verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Previously credit was given to Jerry Robinson. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letters credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[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 / 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; Matt Carson; Tom Starr; J. Peerless Morton; Count Felix (villain, introduction); Fritz Hoffner [Fred Hopper] (villain)
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:
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Pencils, inks, and letters credits confirmed by Jack Burnley. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

[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 / 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]; The Penguin [Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot] (villain); Torchy Blaize (villain, death); Hairless Harry (villain, death); Slippery Elmer (villain)
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:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Pencils, inks, and letters credits confirmed by Jack Burnley. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-21-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

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