(March 1943)

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 (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor); Bernie Breslauer (actual editor)
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

Return of the Scarecrow (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Scarecrow [villain].
Reprints:

The Biscuit Eater by James Street (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?; Will Eisner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The book, "The Biscuit Eater", by James Street is reviewed.
Keywords:
book review

The Scarecrow Returns (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Crusher Conger [villain]; Samson Saxe [villain]; The Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane](villain).
Synopsis:
As a former teacher, Jonathan Crane [aka the Scarecrow] decides to use the simpliest of words to indicate crimes he intends to commit, and Batman & Robin spend plenty of time "after school" to figure them out and stop the Man of Straw.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-3-09.

The Saga of the Little Tin Box (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Jan; Andre; Alfy]; Col. Von Klopf [villain].
Synopsis:
The Boys escape from a German firing squad somewhere in the African rainforest.
Reprints:

none (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Stamps: The Amazon (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Old-Fashioned Crimes (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Paris

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Sam Jones; The Fox (villain); Carson.
Synopsis:
A publicity stunt, reprinting the first issue of the Globe-Leader, inspires a gang of crooks to use horses for their robberies.

Corpse Cove (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

Sole Witness (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Final Round (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Soldier Harkness; Eleanor Harkness; Battling Bosco; Static.
Synopsis:
An aging fighter with a bullet in his chest, risks a last fight to pay for his wife's medical care.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave
New York, N.Y.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: H. Donenfeld, P. Sampliner

The Histrionic Hoodlums (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan.

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Return of the Scarecrow
    Batman
  2. 1. The Biscuit Eater by James Street
  3. 2. The Scarecrow Returns
    Batman
  4. 3. The Saga of the Little Tin Box
    The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. none
    Gags
  6. 5. Stamps: The Amazon
  7. 6. The Old-Fashioned Crimes
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. Corpse Cove
    Spy
  9. 8. Sole Witness
  10. 9. The Final Round
    Air Wave
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership
  12. 11. The Histrionic Hoodlums
    Slam Bradley
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