(February-March 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:
Whitney Ellsworth
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; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Streamlined Rustlers! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sheriff Colt; Mr. Kraft (cattleman); Mr. Cotter (owner of the CO Ranch); Mr. Brule (villain, owner of the Double Bar S and Three Arrow Circle Ranches, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin head west to see if they can stem the tide of cattle rustling, which has been caused by war-time rationing, and is the source of black market beef.
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Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; silken rope

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Blitzkrieg Bandits! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 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]; Hannibal Boneparte Brown (military science expert, introduction); Mr. Dodge (millionaire recluse); Chopper Gant (villain, introduction); Gant's mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders must stop a criminal mastermind who uses a genius in military science to actually plan crimes for gems and other loot, thinking the crook is writing a series of newspaper articles on him.
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Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Brother / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Fung
Pencils:
Paul Fung
Inks:
Paul Fung
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

His Lordship's Double! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Mr. and Mrs. C.L.J. Carruthers; Lord David Hurley Burleigh (British socialite, botanist, introduction); Stevens [also as Lord Burleigh] (villain, Burleigh's butler, introduction); Steven's gang (villains, introduction forall)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders have to outwit a criminal element which targets a Lord Burleigh, a man who has come to America to interest an American oil company in his discovery of a cheaper process for obtaining rubber from petroleum.
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Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Alfred has slimmed down by this story.

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Hero's Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brandon (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

[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

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archive.

The Three Eccentrics! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Ed Kressy (layouts); 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]; Ebenezer Flint (millionaire); Gladys Puffe (wealthy socialite); John White (operator of Hilltop Castle); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Sam Chizzell (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must outwit the Penguin, who has invented a small motion picture camera with telescopic lenses, which is precise enough to see combinations to wall safes as they are being opened.
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Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Star

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Layout credit and revised inker credit verified by Sprang.

Inker credit formerly assigned to Ray Burnley.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

This story appears to be one of the stories prepared in 1941 to use in the eventuality of Bob Kane being drafted.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Streamlined Rustlers!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Blitzkrieg Bandits!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Brother
  5. 4. His Lordship's Double!
    Batman With Robin
  6. 5. Hero's Mission
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. The Three Eccentrics!
    Batman With Robin
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