(April-May 1944)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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

The Adventures of Alfred (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]; Alfred Pennyworth
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Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Duped Domestics! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Batman]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bottom (Van Houten's butler); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] [also as Belinda, a maid] (villain)
Synopsis:
Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise!
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Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and confirmed by Schwartz.

Art credits confirmed by Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Hendricks (astronomer); Mike Optik (villain, introduction); the Ghost Gang [Deafy; Egghead] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A cleaver gangster and his gang use a powerful telescope to look in on various places of interest, like banks and museums, and discover which places they can carry out profitable heists.
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Keywords:
Acorn Exchange Bank; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Art credits verified by Burnley.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Conversational Clue! (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Professor Dyke (villain, introduction); Butch (villain)
Synopsis:
Overhearing an accidential conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman.
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Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

1st Alfred solo story.

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Art credits verified by Robinson.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Judge Jollopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Judge Jollopy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson.

Letterer credit confirmed by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

This PSA is NOT found in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kwiz Kwik / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Deduct a Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Cochrane (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This sequence NOT found in the Archive.

The Cavalier Rides Again! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jan Meerbrandt; The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake](villain)
Synopsis:
The Cavalier, still smarting from his previous encounter with the Caped Crusaders, taunts his foes once more as he seeks to add the Meerbrandt model of the Magi Diamond to his "Chamber of Prizes."
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Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Art credits verified by Burnley.

Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Adventures of Alfred
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Duped Domestics!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy!
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. Conversational Clue!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Judge Jollopy
  7. 6. Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kwiz Kwik
  9. 8. Deduct a Murder
  10. 9. The Cavalier Rides Again!
    Batman with Robin
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