(August-September 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

Sir Batman and Robin in King Arthur's Court (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

Art credits confirmed by Dick Sprang.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Penguin's Nest! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Inspector Gall; un-named Baron; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Penguin opens a new restaurant in town, but queerly asks guests to hand-write their orders and sign them, then he does everything possible to get himself arrested. Batman finally figures out that, once inside the jail, the Penguin can use homing pigeons to ferret out dozens of forged checks using the signatures he got in his restaurant!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Gotham City; The Nest; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Penciler credit verified by Bob Kane through Joe Desris.

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Stand-In For Danger! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John Kendall (movie producer); Royal Stanhope (actor); Rita (actress); Clancy (actor); Brian; Jerry McGlone (reformed villain, movie stand-in, introduction)
Synopsis:
A famed movie stand-in uses his skills to lead a life of crime, but it takes the hard work of the Batman and Robin to discover the reason why.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gila Gorge Dam; Gotham City; Jack of Diamonds Club; Los Angeles Echo

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Pencil credit verified by Bob Kane through Joe Desris.

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley.

Letterer 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 is a pen-name for an unknown, as yet, DC Comics artist. Jack Burnley remembered seeing him often in the DC offices, but couldn't remember his true name.

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Elusive London Eddie! (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); London Eddie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Alfred notices a wanted poster in the post office for an English thief. Believing the Police to be baffled, he reasons that only an English detective would know the psychology of such a man, and be able to track him down and capture him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Trafalgar Inn; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Last Alfred story.

Art credits confirmed by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credits confirmed by George Roussos.

A Matter of Honesty (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stumpy / 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:
Stumpy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Sir Batman at King Arthur's Court! (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; aka Sir Hardi Le Noir]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; King Arthur; Round Table Knights [Sir Lancelot; Sir Gawain; Sir Kay]; Merlin; Aline (niece of Merlin); Sir Mordred (villain, introduction); Queen Morgan LeFey (villain, introduction)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Camelot; Gotham City; Lyonesse; radio-belt

Indexer Notes

Dick Sprang remembers Finger writing this story.

Penciler credit verified by Bob Kane through Joe Desris.

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Batman's nickname in the story means "The Bold Black Knight".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sir Batman and Robin in King Arthur's Court
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Penguin's Nest!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Stand-In For Danger!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Daffy & Doodle
  5. 4. Elusive London Eddie!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  6. 5. A Matter of Honesty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Stumpy
  8. 7. Sir Batman at King Arthur's Court!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
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