(June-July 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Dick Grayson, Author! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Cover credits revised by Craig Delich, previously given as Bob Kane penciler ?; Jerry Robinson inker ?.

Nine Lives has the Catwoman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named prison matron; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); Catwoman's gang [Mousey; Mager; Mike; Pete] (villains); Carl Gibbs (villain, millionaire)
Synopsis:
Catwoman arrives at the state women's prison and uses her catseye on her guard to make her escape. However, when shje returns to her digs and attempts to put her gang back together, most want no part of her since Batman always defeats her. So the Catwoman decides on a daring plan: to prove to her boys she has the nine lives of a cat and cannot be killed!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cat-acombs; Catseye; Gotham City; infra-red filter lenses; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Catwoman adopts the classic purple and green costume with mask instead of Cat's head.

Both art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley (to Craig delich) and Bob Kane (to Joe Desris).

Dinosaur Island! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Job Number:
N-666

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Murray Wilson Hart (master showman); Mr. Breach (big-game hunter); Stephen Chase (villain, big-game hunter)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000.....if they win the game. But they soon discover that they are the prey being hunted....by a very human adversary!
Reprints:
Keywords:
belt radio; Gotham City; utility belt

Indexer Notes

The mechanical dinosaur later ends up in the Bat-Cave's trophy room.

Both art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley as well as Bob Kane through Joe Desris.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Storm Incident (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Carter (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Rascals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequencxe is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Dick Grayson, Author! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang ? (layouts); Bob Kane
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim Hale (Editor of Crescent Comics, introduction); Duke Ryall (villain, big-time mobster, introduction); Smokey (villain); Sammy the Zip (villain); Dagger Creese (villain); Mr. Matchell (villain); Big Ed Conroy (reformed villain); Joe Dart (villain)
Synopsis:
Dick, interested in comic magazines, accompanies Bruce to the offices of the editor of Crescent Comics, and is invited to write a script. However, ideas do not come easy and is superceded by a case involving ex-con Big Ed Conroy. The Dick discovers that he can use real facts for his story, which is soon published and titled "Crooks' Come-Back".
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crescent Comics; Gotham City; Security Messenger Service; State Prison; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Penciler revision from Dick Sprang to Bob Kane and inker revision from Dick Sprang to Ray Burnley by Craig Delich. However, there are a few indications that display partial art by Sprang, especially panels 3 and 4 on page 12 (that is Sprang's bat on Batman's chest, not Kane's). Throughout the story, there is no cape knot at Batman's throat (such as seen in the previous two stories by Kane and Burnley).

Sprang told Craig personally that the art on stories marked Kane and Burnley are not his; he never worked on them. Later, Kane told Joe Desris that these stories were his pencils with Burnley inking him.

The Robin figures on the splash and first two pages appear to be Sprang's work (as is the cover), and maybe a few other random Robins.

Craig Delich's guess, is that Sprang may laid out this story, Kane finished the pencils and then Burnley did the inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Dick Grayson, Author!
    Batman
  2. 1. Nine Lives has the Catwoman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Dinosaur Island!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Storm Incident
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Rascals
  6. 5. Dick Grayson, Author!
    Batman with Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen