(February-March 1943)

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:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Short review of various books, including George Lowther's "Superman."

Your Face Is Your Fortune (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Villains: the Catwoman [a.k.a. Elva Barr][Selina Kyle], Deadshot Mike.
Synopsis:
Selina Kyle wins a beauty contest under an assumed name and falls in love with Bruce Wayne, who was one of the judges. Although she is planning capers involving her job in a beauty salon, Selina confesses to Batman that she'd give up her criminal behavior if she knew for certain that she'd have a chance with Wayne.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised pencil credit verified by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Previously credit was given to Jerry Robinson. Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-23-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lucky-Bucky / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Naylor
Pencils:
Bob Naylor
Inks:
Bob Naylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Naylor?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lucky-Bucky

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-23-08.

The Boy Who Wanted To Be Robin (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bobby Deen; Villains: Knuckles Conger (I), Spike.
Synopsis:
After watching the Caped Crusader's in action for a period of time, and especially Robin, a criminal boss decides that he will use Batman's methods against him and adopts a youngster to aid him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn (Nov. 2005). Previously given to Bill Finger. Pencils, inks, and letters credits confirmed by Jack Burnley. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-23-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

J. Rushem Quickly, Esq. / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Fung
Pencils:
Paul Fung
Inks:
Paul Fung
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
J. Rushem Quickly

The Two Futures (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professors Rainier; Proe; Con; Villains: the Nazis.
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders visit the world's greatest historian, whose fellow professors give them an idea what will happen to America's democratic way of life when the war ends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits confirmed by Jack Burnley. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-23-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Baldy / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Baldy

A Lucky Break (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Darcy (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

The Loneliest Men In the World (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; Ben Botts; Link Chesney; Tom Wick; Villains: Dirk Dagner (I), Spike.
Synopsis:
For this Christmas, Batman and Robin decide to play Santa to "the loneliest men in the world": those who have no friends at that festive time of the year. But criminal Dirk Dagner decides to use this plan for his own financial advantage!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; ink credits confirmed by Jerry Robinson and George Rousssos; letterer credit confirmed by George Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-23-08.

Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Your Face Is Your Fortune
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Gags
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Lucky-Bucky
  6. 5. The Boy Who Wanted To Be Robin
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    J. Rushem Quickly, Esq.
  8. 7. The Two Futures
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Baldy
  10. 9. A Lucky Break
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  12. 11. The Loneliest Men In the World
    Batman
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