(August-September 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

It Happened in Rome! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed by Dick Sprang; lettering credit confirmed by George Roussos.

It Happened In Rome (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
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]; Prof. Carter Nichols (introduction); the Jester (a Roman clown, introduction); Gito; Calvus (Roman gladiator); Publius Malchio (villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st time-travel story. Writer credit confirmed by Martin O'Hearn, art credits confirmed by Sprang, and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hectic History / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Convict Cargo (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sam Caldwin (banker, villain)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne to "disappear" from prosecution.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gee-Man / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gee-Man

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Western Incident (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Palmer (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

Police Line-Up! (Table of Contents)

Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron?; Joe Samachson?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; Cincinnati Red (villain); Toots Rollston (villain); Ronnie the Rat (villain); Pokerface (villain); Lop-Ear (villain)
Synopsis:
Alfred attends a Police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Jerry Robinson; letters credit confirmed by George Roussos.

The Mayors of Yonville (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]; Tweedledum [Deever Tweed](villain); Tweedledee [Dumfree Tweed] (villain); Louie (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (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; military
Characters:
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It Happened in Rome!
    Batman
  2. 1. It Happened In Rome
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Hectic History
  4. 3. Convict Cargo
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gee-Man
  6. 5. Western Incident
  7. 6. Police Line-Up!
    Alfred
  8. 7. The Mayors of Yonville
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
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