(December 1945-January 1946)

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

[The Three Musketeers] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Rackety-Rax Racket! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Aces (villain)
Synopsis:
A series of college fraternity initiation rites are used by the Crime Clown to further enhance his own wealth, using Robin himself to carry them out.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eta Beta Pi Fraternity; Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); Dick's mother; Dick's father; Haly (circus owner); Commissioner James Gordon; Harry (cabdriver); Myrtle (Harry's wife, unseen); Boss Zucco (villain); Stick-Up Sidney (villain, introduction)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Story takes place just after Detective Comics #38.

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Return To the Crime (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mal Parton (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archives edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jasper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jasper

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win was a pen name for an unknown, as yet, artist at DC Comics, whom Jack Burnley had met several times at the DC offices, but who could not remember his true name.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archives edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / 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
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archives edition.

In the Soup! (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:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; Chumley (a dog); un-named criminal gang (villains)
Synopsis:
At the request of one of Bruce Wayne's friends, Alfred is loaned out......to walk the lady's dog of all things. However, while doing this menial chore, the brave butler stumbles upon a case that will test his detective abilities.....a case involving giant turtles.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Sambell's Special Soups

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

All For One, One For All! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Sprang

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne[ [also as D'Artagnan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; D'Artagnan; the Three Musketeers [Athos; Portos; Aramis]; Lady Constance; Duke of Buckingham; Milady (villain Richelieu's agent, introduction); Cardinal Richelieu (villain, no real appearance)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Paris

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story, based on Dumas's characters in "The Three Musketeers".

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Art and letterer credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Three Musketeers]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Rackety-Rax Racket!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Return To the Crime
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Jasper
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. In the Soup!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  8. 7. All For One, One For All!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
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