(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; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

Shadow City! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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 (millionaire); Felix Lathrop (wealthy playboy); The Joker (villain)
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:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Cafe of Ten Thousand Terrors; Dancing Cobra Cafe; Gotham City; The Golden Grotto

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Great Handcuff King! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; The Murton Gang [Slick [as Ronny Lowndes]; Mike; Slug] (villains, introduction for all)
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:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 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 sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

["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:
science fiction; 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 with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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 [also as Oyster Annie] (introduction); The Count [Michael Strait] (villain, introduction); The Count's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Once a Fighter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

Batman Goes To Washington! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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 (ex-con, introduction); 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:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Capitol; Gotham City; Lincoln Memorial; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 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

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Shadow City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. The Great Handcuff King!
    The Adventures of 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 with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Handy Andy
  8. 7. Once a Fighter
  9. 8. Batman Goes To Washington!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
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