(December 1945)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Phantom of the Library (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits for Burnley and Paris added by Craig Delich, confirmed by both.

Notes from Craig Delich: I showed this cover to Sprang at our Kansas City comic show and he immediately told me that it was NOT his work in spite of it being on his personal list of covers (of which I had to correct information on that list that was wrong). It is clearly Burnley and Paris and was on the list Burnley provided, though with a question mark after pencils.

The Phantom of the Library! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Police Inspector Laurence; Judge Logan; Todd Torrey (villain, librarian, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
While visiting the local library, Bruce and Dick witness an attempt to kill a Police Inspector who, years before, had brought a criminal to justice that escaped and swore revenge on him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Joe Desris.

['For thirty years, (man and boy)..."] (Table of Contents)

Three-Ring Binks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Three-Ring Binks

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Legal Pickpockets (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Clay Pigeons (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Blair Bolton
Letters:
typeset

["What a swell pet..."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

["I've been doing some glass..."] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

Indexer Notes

Lit Win is a pen-name of an unknown, as yet, artist who worked at DC Comics, as verified by Jack Burnley.

No Miracles for Muggs (Table of Contents)

Air Wave / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]

Meet the Commandos from Nippon (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Ben Turpin]; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasan; Andre Chavard]; Admiral Bulldog Mitchell; Bugi (villain); Fugi (villain); Mugi (villain); Yugi (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title from Dick Sabo (2004-9-15).

["His marvelous magnetic powers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Volto

Indexer Notes

Full page sequential panel art done for Grape-Nuts Flakes cereal.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Phantom of the Library
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Phantom of the Library!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ['For thirty years, (man and boy)..."]
    Three-Ring Binks
  4. 3. The Legal Pickpockets
    Slam Bradley
  5. 4. Clay Pigeons
  6. 5. ["What a swell pet..."]
    Shorty
  7. 6. ["I've been doing some glass..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  8. 7. No Miracles for Muggs
    Air Wave
  9. 8. Meet the Commandos from Nippon
    The Boy Commandos
  10. 9. ["His marvelous magnetic powers..."]
    Volto From Mars
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