(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
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Centuries of Crime (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 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]; Alfred Beagle; Percival Pruitt; The Joker (villain); Professor Ecla Tate (villain); Swami Meera Kell (villain)
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!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jack Paley; Nick; Titus Keyes (introduction); Detective Flam; Patrolman Patrick Francis Aloysius Michael O'Brien; Slick Fingers [George Collins] (villain)
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. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Robinson; letters credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (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
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Whittling" Willie Binger; Spinner Powell; Sgt. Daniels; Shark Hawkey (villain, introduction)
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. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; art and letters credits from Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / 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:
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
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle; George Grayson (Dick Grayson's uncle, villain, introduction); Clara Grayson (Dick Grayson's aunt, villain, introduction); Fatso Foley (villain, introduction)
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. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Robinson; letters credit verified by Roussos.

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. [no title indexed]
    Hectic History
  6. 5. The Lawmen of the Sea
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  8. 7. Convoy Sighted
  9. 8. Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson
    Batman
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