(June-July 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:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang and lettering credit by Joe Desris and Martin O'Hearn.

Enemy No. 1 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. A. H. Evans (rare 1st edition book collector); Adam Frank (villain, introduction); Second-Story Sam (villain, introduction); Three-Fingers Tuttle (villain, introduction); Four-Eyes Fogarty (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Adam Frank has a fetish about being "the first" in everything he does, and when things don't work out to his advantage, he decides to turn to crime.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang and lettering credit verified by George Roussos. Dick Sprang personally reported to Craig Delich that Bob McCay (Winsor McCay's son) was working as a colorist at DC at the time of this issue and colored it.

The Butler's Apprentice! (Table of Contents)

Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Slugs (villain, introduction); Ape (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A group of criminals have targeted a rich place to rob, but it is so well guarded that they find it difficult to get in the place. Then they get an idea: one of them will be trained as a butler, who'll work as an inside man.....and Alfred is chosen as the one to train him!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Heroes By Proxy! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
Bob McCay
Letters:
George Roussos
Job Number:
N-1075

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Briuce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Hawke [also as Batman] (introduction, detective); Wrenn [also as Robin] (introduction, detective); Corky Huggins (villain, introduction); Catspaw Carlin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities. When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin!
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Keywords:
Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

The Archives edition incorrectly lists Jerry Robinson as artist. Art credits verified by Dick Sprang and lettering credits verified by George Roussos. Dick Sprang personally reported to Craig Delich that Bob McCay (Winsor McCay's son) worked at DC as a colorist at the time of this issue and colored it.

Freedom's Stamp (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Bell (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[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
Characters:
Private Pete

The Mails Go Through! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
Bob McCay
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commisioner James Gordon (cameo); John Weaver (mailman); Mrs. Mulcahey); Mrs. Jones; Sidney Jones (Mrs. Jone's son); Mr. Gorham; The Scuttler [as Mr. Gorham] (villain, introduction); the Batmobile
Synopsis:
When the local postman is wounded in a chase involving the Caped Crusaders, Batman takes over the job for a day and learns of the kidnapping of a man by the Scuttler, who has committed the crime in order to get a registered letter which will reveal information about an invention worth millions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Dick Sprang, ink credit verified by Sprang and Charles Paris, and lettering credits verified by George Roussos. Dick Sprang reported to Craig Delich that Bob McCay (Winsor McCay's son) worked as a colorist for DC at the time of this issue and colored it.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Enemy No. 1
    Batman
  3. 2. The Butler's Apprentice!
    Alfred
  4. 3. Heroes By Proxy!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Freedom's Stamp
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. The Mails Go Through!
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jochen G.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen