(August-September 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief)
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:
Ed Kressey; Dick Sprang; Stan Kaye (see note)
Inks:
Dick Sprang; Stan Kaye (see note)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Adolf Hitler (villain), Hideki Tojo (villain); Benito Mussolini (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman & Robin art lifted from page 13 of Detective Comics #84. Confirmed by Sprang and Desris. Layouts of Batman and Robin by Ed Kressy with finished art by Dick Sprang. Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini figures by Stan Kaye (new art for this cover). Notes added by Craig Delich 2009-01-06.

The Secret of Hunter's Inn! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [signed as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [signed as Bob Kane]
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle; Tweedledee [Cousin Deever] (villain); Tweedledum [Cousin Dumfree] (villain); Soup McConell (villain); Legs (villain); Sapper (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin, in their everyday identities as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson [accompanied by Alfred], are investigating Hunter's Inn, the scene of many robberies of wealthy patrons...and run smack into the infamous Tweed Brothers!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-01-06. Script credit from O'Hearn. Pencils and Inks verified by Robinson. Letters verified by Roussos.

["Gosh - it's still raining."] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
military; humor
Characters:
Private Pete

Robin Studies His Lessons! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Spike (villain); Harry (villain)
Synopsis:
When Dick brings home a miserable report card, Bruce relegates the youngster to studying at home instead of gallivanting about as Robin, the Boy Wonder!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-01-06. Script credit by O'Hearn. Pencils credit confirmed by Burnley. Inks credit verified by Robinson. Letters credit verified by Roussos.

["Go away, paleface, me not interested in what you sell - ugh!"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / filler / 1 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

The Good Samaritan Cops (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [signed as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Jack Burnley [signed as Bob Kane]; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Sgt. Mead (Intro); the Emergency Squad [Bressler; Brannigan; Flannigan; Richards] (Intro); Black Market Looters (Villain); Two-Gun Fowley (Villain)
Synopsis:
In the first story of a series, Batman and Robin meet and work with different agencies within the realm of the Police Department: in this story, it's the Police Emergency Squad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-01-06. Script credit by O'Hearn. Pencils, Inks, and Letters credits verified by Burnley.

Web Adams (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of "Web Adams" by Willard Temple.

Boarders Away! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tod Lowry (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Crime Surgeon! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Crime Surgeon [Dr. Thorne](Villain, Death); Flop-Ears Bailey (Villain);, Slick Minder (Villain); Tipper (Villain); Mocco (Villain)
Synopsis:
The Crime Surgeon, after successfully operating on and saving the life of the Warden at the prison he is incarcerated in, makes good his escape and re-opens his Crime Clinic: an agency that helps crooks to better carry out their crimes!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-01-06. Inks credit verified by Robinson. Letters credit verified by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Secret of Hunter's Inn!
    Batman
  3. 2. ["Gosh - it's still raining."]
    Private Pete
  4. 3. Robin Studies His Lessons!
    Batman
  5. 4. ["Go away, paleface, me not interested in what you sell - ugh!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  6. 5. The Good Samaritan Cops
    Batman
  7. 6. Web Adams
    Good Books Worth Reading
  8. 7. Boarders Away!
  9. 8. The Crime Surgeon!
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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