(October-November 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
Reprints:

Knights of Knavery (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron (credit by O'Hearn)
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mrs. Van Landorpf; The Joker (villain); the Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot](villain)
Synopsis:
Batman's attempt to set a trap to catch the Penguin and the Joker backfires and the two criminals form a partnership to commit crimes and outwit the Caped Crusaders.
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Indexer Notes

This was the first team up of the Joker and Penguin. Writer credit confirmed by Martin O'Hearn, art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley, and lettering credit confirmed by Roussos.

The Sheik of Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ali Ka-Bada; Sheik Sidi Ben Hassen; Omar El Kobra (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
An evil, former Sheik in Bagdad (sic) learns that the true Sheik, once thought dead, is alive and well, living in exile in Gotham City as a cab driver, so he travels to Gotham to find this man and kill him. But when the real Sheik is injured and taken to a hospital, Batman takes over driving the man's cab in disguise and is taken prisoner by the evil Omar El Kobra, who believes Bruce Wayne to be the man they are after.
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
military; humor
Characters:
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

A Blow for Freedom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Keywords:
patriotic

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

The Mesmerized Manhunter! (Table of Contents)

Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; The Amazing Mazzo (introduction); Guest Stars: Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Sleepy Slim Larson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Alfred decides to go to the theatre one night to use his detective skills to expose the tricks of a stage magician, and ends up capturing a thief who stole the box office receipts while being hypnotized!
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Indexer Notes

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

The Kilowatt Cowboys! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jack; Alex; Commissioner James Gordon; Matty Coyle (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders are sent to investigate the thefts of valuable copper wire from the Rocky Dam Light and Power Company, which is erecting a power cable into a new territory.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Burnley and lettering credit verified 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:
military; humor
Characters:
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Knights of Knavery
    Batman
  3. 2. The Sheik of Gotham City!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. A Blow for Freedom
  6. 5. The Mesmerized Manhunter!
    Alfred
  7. 6. The Kilowatt Cowboys!
    Batman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
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