(June-July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; the Joker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Upside Down Crimes! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Gene McDonald [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Leegaf; Mrs. Van Sneed; Nan Winslow; Miss Latham; The Joker (villain); Muggsy Mulligan (villain); Snipes (villain); Batplane
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin must stop the Joker's mad schemes, as he commits several "up-side down crimes" that leave the Caped Crusaders literally standing on their heads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Life's Little Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan
Inks:
Ray Houlihan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Houlihan

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Damsel In Distress! (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]; Marjory Davenport (introductrion); Dr. Davenport (her father); Bugs Conklin (villain, introduction); Jitters (villain)
Synopsis:
Dick's crush on a girl leads him and the Batman into a case involving kidnapping and murder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised inker credit verified by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Credit previously given to Ray Burnley. Art credits verified by Sprang and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Handy Andy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Borrowed Butler! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Guest Stars: Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Mrs. Van Upsitart; Oswald; Mr. Piper (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bruce hires out Alfred to a neighbor who is having week-end guests, and whose butler is sick. Alfred's blind luck allows him to solve yet another case involving an "inside job" at the Upsitart residence.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

Accidents Will Happen (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tod Lowry (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

Pelt Plunderers! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
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]; Skinner Short (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin head up into the frozen north to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stop a gang of thieves who plunder beaver pelts trapped by locals and who then sell them for big profits, which they plan to spend back in the States.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story was one of the special "Police Division" stories featured in Batman. Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Sprang and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Upside Down Crimes!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Life's Little Laffs
  4. 3. Damsel In Distress!
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Handy Andy
  6. 5. Borrowed Butler!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  7. 6. Accidents Will Happen
  8. 7. Pelt Plunderers!
    Batman
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