(June 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

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
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The Merchants of Misery (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Sprang

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; George Simpson; Big-Hearted John (villain, D).
Synopsis:
Bruce and Dick go undercover to get the goods on a loan shark who gladly makes loans to people down and out on their luck. But the loans have huge interest rates attached to them, and if the borrower refuses to pay those rates, they are eliminated.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer verified by Dick Sprang. Prepared earlier and held in inventory in case Bob Kane got drafted. Some info and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-16-09.

none (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Underworld Jam Session (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos (signed)
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Snake Eyes Bentley [villain].
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[Mar-Vee-Ello the Magician] (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; Mar-Vee-Ello.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-16-09.

The Imposter of Newspaper Row (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Binks; Forrester.

Futures for Sale (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Inda Hinda [villain].

Somebody Plenty Smart (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Cabot (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Battle of Wales (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Jan; Alfy; Andre]; Mag Llewellyn; Agent Axis [villain].
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. The Merchants of Misery
    Batman
  3. 2. none
    Shorty
  4. 3. Underworld Jam Session
    Air Wave
  5. 4. [Mar-Vee-Ello the Magician]
    Three-Ring Binks
  6. 5. The Imposter of Newspaper Row
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. Futures for Sale
    Slam Bradley
  8. 7. Somebody Plenty Smart
  9. 8. The Battle of Wales
    The Boy Commandos
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
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  • Mike Nielsen
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