(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 / 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
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #6 (2009)

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Duped Domestics! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / 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; Commissioner James Gordon; Bottom (a butler); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle, 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!
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #255 (March-April, 1974)
  • in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #6 (2009)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and confirmed by Schwartz, art credits confirmed by Robinson, and lettering credit verified by Roussos.

Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy (Table of Contents)

Batman and 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; 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.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #6 (2009)
Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Burnley and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

none (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

This filler 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.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #257 (July-August, 1974)
  • in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #6 (2009)

Indexer Notes

1st Alfred solo story. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Robinson and letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

none (Table of Contents)

Judge Jollopy / filler / 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 added by Craig Delich 2010-1-15. This filler 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:
Guest Stars: Superman; Batman; Robin

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-15. This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Deduct a Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Cochrane (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Cavalier Rides Again (Table of Contents)

Batman and 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."
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #6 (2009)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Burnley and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Adventures of Alfred
    Batman
  2. 1. The Duped Domestics!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. none
    Private Pete
  5. 4. Conversational Clue!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  6. 5. none
    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 and Robin
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