(April-May 1945)

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:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

Shadow City! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bet-a-Million Bannister; Felix Lathrop; The Joker (villain); the Batmobile
Synopsis:
When several wealthy playboys are taken in by a quick-rich scheme hatched by the Joker, Batman decides to visit the Crime Clown's layout that he called Shadow City.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson and letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Great Handcuff King (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:
superhero
Characters:
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; The Murton Gang [Slick as Ronny Lowndes; Mike; Slug](villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he decides to practice on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson and letters credit verified by George Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 0.5 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

["Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"] (Table of Contents)

Volto from Mars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Volto; Jimmy; Professor

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Grape-Nuts Flakes cereal in sequential art form. Includes a one-line ad below the bottom panels for the Hop Harrigan radio program on the Blue Network, heard Monday through Friday.

Shirley Holmes, Policewoman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sergeant Shirley Holmes [as Oyster Annie](introduction); The Count [Michael Strait] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson and letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Handy Andy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Once a Fighter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Carter
Letters:
typeset

Batman Goes To Washington! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Danny the Dip (introduction, former con); Senator Henry K. Vandercook; John Skye (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Jerry Robinson, and letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Shadow City!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Great Handcuff King
    Alfred
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. ["Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"]
    Volto from Mars
  6. 5. Shirley Holmes, Policewoman
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Handy Andy
  8. 7. Once a Fighter
  9. 8. Batman Goes To Washington!
    Batman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
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