(October-November 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:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Punch and Judy! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Punch [Peter Punch] (villain, introduction); Judy [Judy Punch] (villain, introduction); Grift (villain)
Synopsis:
Punch and Judy are using a carnival to bilk residents of Gotham City and the Caped Crusaders see to it that the grafters working the concessions and games are removed from the grounds. However, Punch and Judy decide to strike back by having Batman and Robin join the carnival to put on a death-defying aerial stunt......and then proceed to kill them "by accident".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from original script owned by Jerry Robinson. Pencil credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Batman appears in and uses his glider costume in this story.

Alfred, Armchair Detective! (Table of Contents)

Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ?; Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Stubby Stubbs (villain, introduction); Willie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective", which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidently gets involved in.....and he's tied to that armchair!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Vanishing Village! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth (cameo); Knuckles Donegan (villain, introduction); Weasel (villain, introduction); the Bat-Plane
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Joe Desris and Martin O'Hearn.

[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

Close Shave (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Bell (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Trade Marks of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Police Officer Ryan; Silver John Staddon (villain, introduction); Big Tim Stevens (villain, introduction); Nipper Swarvo (villain, introduction); Joe Swandi (villain, introduction); Mamie Dalling (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman must solve a strange case in which someone is cleverly forging the burglary trademarks of various criminals, all of which pinpoint the jobs to the wrong criminal!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn. Pencil credit verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Punch and Judy!
    Batman
  3. 2. Alfred, Armchair Detective!
    Alfred
  4. 3. Vanishing Village!
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. Close Shave
  7. 6. Trade Marks of Crime!
    Batman
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