(August-September 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)

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

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

Art verified by Dick Sprang and lettering verified by George Roussos.

Back To the Big House! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / 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]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Hammer (villain); Tongs (villain)
Synopsis:
No matter what jobs the Penguin plans and tries to carry out, Batman and Robin are always there to stop him, but, in the end, it's one of the Penguin's own umbrellas that sends him back to the big house!
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Dick Sprang and lettering credit verified by George Roussos.

While the City Sleeps! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
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]; Joe Jones; Dan Shawn (radio DJ); Hush-Hush Bodin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman decides to take Robin out on the town late at night to illustrate to him all of the people who are up and at work. Unfortunately, a group of criminals are hard at work also and the Dynamic Duo have to go to work.......on them!
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Indexer Notes

Revised inker credit verified by Craig Delich (November 2005). Previously assigned to Charles Paris. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, pencil credit verified by Dick Sprang and lettering credit verified by George Roussos.

The Pointed Pistol (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jesse Merlan (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Alias the Baron (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Mooch (villain, introduction, death); the Baron (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Alfred is mistaken for a crook who has double-crossed gang leader, Ed Rocket.
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Indexer Notes

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

Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ally Babble (introduction); un-named rich man; Thomas Traff; Hoiman (villain, introduction); Shoiman (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Ally Babble is hired by a wealthy man to take care of 14 of his pet peeves, and if he successfully does so, he will be given $5000, which creates a mountain of headaches for Batman.
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Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Back To the Big House!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. While the City Sleeps!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. The Pointed Pistol
  5. 4. Alias the Baron
    The Adventures of Alfred
  6. 5. Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Peets
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen