(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

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
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Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Streamlined Rustlers! (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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; Mr. Cotter; Mr. Brule (villain, introduction, death); Bat-Plane
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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Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang and lettering credit verified by Roussos.

Blitzkrieg Bandits! (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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 (introduction); Mr. Dodge; Chopper Gant (villain, introduction)
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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Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang and lettering credit verified by Roussos.

none (Table of Contents)

Brother / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

His Lordship's Double! (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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 (introduction); un-named criminal gang (villains)
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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Indexer Notes

Alfred has slimmed down by this story. Art credits verified by Sprang and lettering 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 / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene (credit by O'Hearn)
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; Gladys Puffe; John White; The Penguin [Oscar Copplepot] (villain); Sam Chizzell (villain); Bat-Plane; Batmobile
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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Indexer Notes

Layout credit and revised inker credit verified by Sprang & added by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Inker credit formerly assigned to Ray Burnley. Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and lettering credit verified by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. The Streamlined Rustlers!
    Batman
  3. 2. Blitzkrieg Bandits!
    Batman
  4. 3. none
    Brother
  5. 4. His Lordship's Double!
    Batman
  6. 5. Hero's Mission
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. The Three Eccentrics!
    Batman
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