(February 1944)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor); Bernie Breslauer (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Artists in Villainy (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-11-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Books for Your Christmas List / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
One of the books reviewed is "Great Caesar's Ghost" by Manning Coles.
Keywords:
book review

Artists in Villainy (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Sprang

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ivan Krafft [villain].
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo must stop Ivan Krafft, who has developed a "school", under the cover of a gentleman's sporting club, to train criminals on successful crime techniques, then send them out on lucrative criminal endeavors.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story prepared in 1941 and held in case Bob Kane got drafted. The next to last panel on Page 13 was usd on the cover to Batman #18. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-11-09.

none (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

none (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Bandits on the Beam (Table of Contents)

Air Wave / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
George Roussos (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos (signed)
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; The Broadcaster (villain).

Scoundrels in Society (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Mrs. Bussy; Rusty Mulligan; Big Tim Barton [villain]; Pearl Mulligan.
Synopsis:
"Retired" gangsters try to break into society.

Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tod Lowry (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Shorty Falls in Love (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Scarpuss Malone [villain]; Mrs. Mortimer Montmorency; Lucy.
Synopsis:
Criminals break into Mrs. Montmorency's house and leave emeralds.

[The Three Acrobats] (Table of Contents)

Three-Ring Binks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Three Ring Binks
Synopsis:
Binks tells the story of the three most amazing acrobats he's ever known.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-11-09.

Never Say Die (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Andre; Jan]; Aleta; General Yumasota [villain].
Synopsis:
The Commandos avenge the deaths of American flyers executed in Tokyo.

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rod Reed (signed)
Pencils:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Inks:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Tootsie; Rollo
Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Artists in Villainy
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Books for Your Christmas List
  3. 2. Artists in Villainy
    Batman
  4. 3. none
    Laffs
  5. 4. none
    Gags
  6. 5. Bandits on the Beam
    Air Wave
  7. 6. Scoundrels in Society
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. Birds of a Feather
  9. 8. Shorty Falls in Love
    Slam Bradley
  10. 9. [The Three Acrobats]
    Three-Ring Binks
  11. 10. Never Say Die
    The Boy Commandos
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
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