(March 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

["What's this -- two Jokers?!? Which is which??"] (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]; The Joker; The Joker's Double [Mr. Hart]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; bondage; clubs; doppelgangers

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Sponger's Jinx by Bert Sackett (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book review

Indexer Notes

The book, "Sponger's Jinx" by Bert Sackett is reviewed.

The Joker's Double... (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Sprang

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Card Club [J. J. Thompson (factory President, death); Carl Dickens (Associated Banking Company President, death); Mr. Harris; Mr. Hart]; The Joker (villain); The Joker's Double [Mr. Hart] (villain); Muggs McKann (villain, second-story man, image only)
Synopsis:
Four members of a famed Card Club become the targets for the Prince of Guffaws, but Batman and Robin discover that the Joker didn't commit the crimes, and attempt to track down the real culprit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Card Club; Gotham City; Harris Curios

Indexer Notes

Layout pencils and letterer credit verified by Sprang.

Story prepared in 1941 and held in inventory in case Bob Kane got drafted.

["Paper, paper everywhere..."] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth

[The Amazing Bicyclonic] (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; Amazing Bicyclonic

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Lone Wolf's Number (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Lone Wolf (villain)

The Perfumed Diamonds (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Mrs. Van Trotten; Taylor

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, N.Y., N.Y.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld; Paul Sampliner

The Short Wave of Crime (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static

[Help Me Smash This Menace!] (Table of Contents)

Superman; March of Dimes / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
If you join the Supermen of America Club, your dime will be forwarded to President Roosevelt's March of Dimes and your membership will be free. If you're already a member, a dime will get you a full color picture of Superman, suitable for framing.

The Saboteur (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Curtain Call for Action (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett; Andre Chavard]; Agent Axis (villain); General Blayfield (villain)
Synopsis:
General Blayfield orders the Commandos executed for treason.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What's this -- two Jokers?!? Which is which??"]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Sponger's Jinx by Bert Sackett
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Joker's Double...
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Paper, paper everywhere..."]
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [The Amazing Bicyclonic]
    Three-Ring Binks
  6. 5. The Lone Wolf's Number
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. The Perfumed Diamonds
    Slam Bradley
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
  9. 8. The Short Wave of Crime
    Air Wave
  10. 9. [Help Me Smash This Menace!]
    Superman; March of Dimes
  11. 10. The Saboteur
  12. 11. Curtain Call for Action
    The Boy Commandos
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