(February-March 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 (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Crime on the Wing! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Pete Pike (musician); Fire Chief Brody; Mr. Lee (importer); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Ralph the Rook (villain); Rook's Mob [Melancholy Mike; Willie the Wag] (villains); Sidecar (villain, tavern barkeep)
Synopsis:
Mobsters decide to use the Penguin as a ruse for Batman and Robin to follow while they commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Acme Silver Company; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Lucky Bird Tapestry; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 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 was a pen-name for an unknown, as yet, artist at DC Comics. Jack Burnley remembered seeing him in the DC offices, but couldn't remember the man's true name.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

The Looters! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Dense "Solid" Jackson]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Professor Dorry Leaf [aka Dormeus Leaf] (orphan, world's authority on earthquakes, introduction); Leaf's mother and father (both die, flashback); The Jackal (villain, introduction); the Looters (villains, The Jackal's mob, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Seeing both of his parents killed in an earthquake on a small Pacific island, Dorry Leaf becomes an expert on these phenomnia, and is offered a post at Pacific Coast University to oversee a seismographic observatory that he is determined to make quake-proof! However, crooks become interested when they discover that the Professor can predict in advance where quakes will occur, and the Looters, as they are known, hope to cash in on that knowledge.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Coast City; Gotham City; Pacific Coast University

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Letterer Schnapp signed his name on a Bar-Grill sign in panel 4 on page 13.

Winslow put his name "Mort Winslow" on a band banner in panel 5 on page 5.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff [as Blair Bolton] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / 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:
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kafloppos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who In American Comic Books and corrected in January 2005.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scuffy the Tramp / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Scuffy the Tramp

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win was the pen-name of an unknown, as yet, DC artist. Jack Burnley remembered seeing him in the DC offices often, but couldn't remember his true name.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

The Search for Santa Claus! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed, see notes)
Inks:
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed,see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mrs. Mulligan (boardinghouse landlord); Mr. Arden; James Jocelyn (reformed villain, introduction); Anthony Jocelyn (villain, wild spendthrift, introduction); Raymond Jocelyn (villain, introduction); Frank Jocelyn (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Jim Jocelyn's thieving cousins have a high time spending the money that their uncle had ammassed for charities by using it to build up their own multi-million dollar businesses. They decide that the only way they can safeguard themselves is to murder their uncle!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas trees; Gotham City; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Artist Mortimer also signed his first name Winslow on a sign found in panel 4 on page 2.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Crime on the Wing!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Daffy & Doodle
  4. 3. The Looters!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Double Trouble
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Chief Hot Foot
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kafloppos
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  9. 8. The Search for Santa Claus!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
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