(April-May 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

Marathon of Menace (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Title provided by Craig Delich.

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Marathon of Menace! (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:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Marty Steele [aka John Doe] (race car driver); Roy Damon (blind scientist); Glenda West (Kale's niece); George Kale [aka Kayle] (villain, President of Lightning Motors, introduction)
Synopsis:
Racer Marty Steele is banned from racing when doctors discover he has a bad heart. But he has plans to compete anyway under another name, whilst his erstwhile opponent is a blind scientist. The prize for the winner is $250,000, a sum that Roy Damon hopes to take home in order to allow others who are blind to build new and better lives for themselves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batman's laboratory; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Star; Grand Canyon; Lightning Motors Inc.; Mount Rushmore; Planet; San Francisco; the Batboat; The Pathfinder

Indexer Notes

On his personal production log sheet for 1945, Dick Sprang recorded that he delivered this story’s pages in pencil, and he verified that credit.

Craig Delich, after careful investigation of the art, believes that Roussos was the inker for this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Willie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Phil Berube

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

Ally Babble and the Four Tea Leaves! (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:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ally Babble; Madame Patio (fortune teller, introduction); Chissum (President of a bond company, introduction); Doctor Peters (introduction); Newsie Newts (villain)
Synopsis:
Ally visits Madame Patio for a free tea leaf reading and explains to him the meaning of the four tea leaves of fate: money, a girl, a ship's deck, and happy faces. By a quirk of fate, these all come true, but not the way Ally imagined.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Madam Patio's Gypsy Tea Room

Indexer Notes

On his personal production log sheet for 1945, Dick Sprang recorded that he delivered this story’s pages in pencil, and also verified his pencil credit.

Craig Delich, after careful researching the art for this story, believes Roussos was the inker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 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 was a pen name for an unknown, as yet, DC Comics artist. Jack Burnley saw him often in the DC offices, but couldn't remember his true name.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

Nobody Knows (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Patrick (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive edition.

Tired Tracks (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:
Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; un-named Police Chief; Shifty (villain, introduction); Slinky (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Alfred makes a study of tires and the tracks they make. Too bad for him the car he is examining belongs to crooks!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

The Master Vs. the Pupil! (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:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Mr. DuBois]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissoner James Gordon (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth (cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Joker (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
Robin's bragging about his prowess in crook hunting leads Batman to disguise himself as a jewel thief and have Robin attempt to track him down.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Andros Brothers Antique Dealers; Batman's Trophy Hall; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

On his personal production log sheet for 1945, Dick Sprang recorded that he delivered this story’s pages in pencil, and verified the pencil credit.

After careful research into the art for this story, Craig Delich believes George Roussos did the inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Marathon of Menace
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Marathon of Menace!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Willie
  4. 3. Ally Babble and the Four Tea Leaves!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Daffy & Doodle
  6. 5. Nobody Knows
  7. 6. Tired Tracks
    The Adventures of Alfred
  8. 7. The Master Vs. the Pupil!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
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