(April-May 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1943-02-10
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]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised art credits by Craig Delich, previously assigned to Fred Ray ?

This cover is a reverse scene from the cover to Batman #9.

The Joker Reforms! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Sheriff Jeb Johnson; Sam Upson (proprietor of the General Store and post office); The Joker [also as Ed Smith] (villain); Joker's gang [Kite; Sparky; Nitro] (villains)
Synopsis:
After robbing a jewelry store, the Joker crash-lands his escape plane and loses his memory. He stumbles into a town where he becomes a hero...but not to the other members of his gang, who seek the jewels, and come looking for him, as do the Caped Crusaders.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Farr Corners; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marmaduke Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Marmaduke Jones

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-24-08.

[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 Grade A Crimes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ruth "Bunny" Lyons Kaufman [as Bunny Lyons]
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley ?; Ira Schnapp ?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bill; John Winthrop (villain, introduction); Winthrop's gang [Sparks; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; Rajah Ruby; The Daily Bugle

Indexer Notes

Bill Jourdain's article in Alter Ego #27, August 2003 claims art credits go to: pencils: Dick Sprang and inks: Charles Paris.

However, Sprang told Craig Delich personally (after being shown the story) that he did NOT do this story, and, later, Jack Burnley verified to Craig in person that he penciled and inked the story, and his brother Ray did backgrounds.

Script credit confirmed by Jack Schiff (the original indexer credited Bill Finger). Story was heavily edited by editor Jack Schiff.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Adventure of the Branded Tree! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Scotty (lumberjack); Olaf Yonson (lumberjack, death); Bull Beeton (villain, introduction); Knuckles (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin track down the secret of a dagger-branded tree that led to the murder of two lumberjacks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham City Printing Company; Perkins Paper Company

Indexer Notes

The 2nd from last panel is patterned after the cover to Batman #8.

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / 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:
Chief Hot Foot

Motive (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / 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)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 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

Here Comes Alfred! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Alfred Pennyworth (introduction); Jarvis Pennyworth (Alfred's father who was a butler for Thomas Wayne, mention only); The Duke of Dorian [aka Gaston LeDuc]; Manuel Stiletti (villain, international crook, introduction); Pablo (villain); Tomas (villain)
Synopsis:
Things get very complicated when an English butler, named Alfred, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of Wayne Manor and announces that he is there is attend to their needs in order to fulfill a promise that he made to the original butler for the Wayne family. Then he discovers accidentally that his new masters are in reality Batman and Robin!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Globe

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Alfred's last name was revealed in Detective Comics #96.

All reprints were traced.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Joker Reforms!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Marmaduke Jones
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Silly Willy
  6. 5. The Grade A Crimes!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  8. 7. The Adventure of the Branded Tree!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Chief Hot Foot
  10. 9. Motive
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  13. 12. Here Comes Alfred!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lionel English
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen