(October-November 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

Batman Makes a Deadline; Atlantis Goes to War; The Case of the Timid Lion; Collector of Millionaires (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Review of "America's Fighting Planes in Action" by Reed Kinert.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Batman Makes a Deadline (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Larry Spade (death); Big Ben Bolling (villain, introduction, death); Skylark Skelly (villain, death); Legs Lascomb (villain, death); Rattler (villain, death)
Synopsis:
After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent re their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09. Art credits verified by Sprang; letters credit verified by Roussos.

Atlantis Goes to War (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Taro (introduction); Lanya (introduction); Xano (introduction); other un-named Atlanteans; Admiral Von Buntz (villain, introduction); Captain Kurt Fritzl (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. But they are in for a shock when they discover the secret Nazi sub base is located in lost Atlantis!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; art credits verified by Sprang; letters credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete

The Case of the Timid Lion (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Mr. Lyon (villain)
Synopsis:
One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate "jokes" and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime...something the Joker doesn't find amusing---nor do Batman and Robin!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09. Art credits verified by Sprang; letters credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

Dramatic Fragment (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Allenby (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Collector of Millionaires (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson (probably)
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Norm Fallon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ronnie Tower; Miss Tower; Howard Prescott; Miles Rockley; Reginald Van Astor; Ali (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation. But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. But before he, in the guise of Robin, confronts the man, he gets a radio call from the real Wayne, who has been kidnapped by a lunatic, imprisoning millionaires and sending out look alikes to further his interests.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09. Art credits verified by Sprang.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman Makes a Deadline; Atlantis Goes to War; The Case of the Timid Lion; Collector of Millionaires
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Batman Makes a Deadline
    Batman
  4. 3. Atlantis Goes to War
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. The Case of the Timid Lion
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. Dramatic Fragment
  9. 8. Collector of Millionaires
    Batman
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