(December 1943-January 1944)

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:
Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks:
Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The Centuries of Crime (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron (credit by OHearn)
Pencils:
Jack Burnley (verified by Burnley)
Inks:
Jack Burnley (verified by Burnley); Ray Burnley (backgrounds, confirmed by Burnley)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley (confirmed by Burnley)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle; Percival Pruitt; Villains: the Joker, Professor Ecla Tate, Swami Meera Kell.
Synopsis:
The Joker enlists the aid of a fradulent scientist and swami, convincing them that they can successfully carry out their "fleecings" of victims: in the past and the future!
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Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09.

[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

The Trial of Titus Keyes (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jack Paley; Nick; Titus Keyes (I); Detective Flam; Patrolman Patrick Francis Aloysius Michael O'Brien; V: Slick Fingers [George Collins].
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin, figuring that the case in court against Titus Keyes is much too pat, investigate and discover the real culprit: the cell-mate of Keyes when he was in prison.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09.

none (Table of Contents)

Hectic History / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 1-6-09.

The Lawmen of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (credit by OHearn)
Pencils:
Jack Burnley (verified by Burnley)
Inks:
Jack Burnley (verified by Burnley); Ray Burnley (backgrounds, confirmed by Burnley)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley (confirmed by Burnley)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Whittling" Willie Binger; Spinner Powell; Sgt. Daniels; V: Shark Hawkey (I).
Synopsis:
In the 2nd story of a series involving various Police divisions, Batman & Robin team-up with the Harbor Patrol to track down harbor pirates!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09.

none (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / filler / 0.5 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

Convoy Sighted (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Abbot (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle; Villains: George Grayson [I](Dick Graysons uncle), Clara Grayson [I](Dick Graysons aunt), Fatso Foley (I).
Synopsis:
One day a couple show up at the Wayne mansion claiming to be the Aunt & Uncle of Dick Grayson, and they successfully get custody of the boy. But Batman smells a rat when the couple call up Bruce Wayne and offer him the opportunity to "buy" Dick back!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-6-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Centuries of Crime
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  4. 3. The Trial of Titus Keyes
    Batman
  5. 4. none
    Hectic History
  6. 5. The Lawmen of the Sea
    Batman
  7. 6. none
    Clancy the Cop
  8. 7. Convoy Sighted
  9. 8. Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson
    Batman
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