(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 / 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 (September 20 2006). Art credits verified by Dick Sprang, and the
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:
?
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, introduction, President of Lightning Motors)
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; Batplane; Lightning Motors Inc.; Mount Rushmore; 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. Pencil credit was also verified by Dick Sprang.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Willie / filler / 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 added by Craig Delich 2013-2-3. 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:
?
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); Doctor Peters; 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:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Lit-Win] (signed)
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 writer/artist. Not found in the Archive edition.

Nobody Knows (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Patrick (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

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:
adventure
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:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson and 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:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; aka 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

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Marathon of Menace
    Batman
  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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