(October-November 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

["The Joker steals the Batman's thunder!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints:
Keywords:
Joker-Mobile; Joker-Plane; Joker-Signal

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

Calling Dr. Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (mention only); Dr. Avery Burton (chief of Gotham Hospital); Dr. Phil King (intern at Gotham Hospital); Jerry Marshall; Noreen O'Day (nurse at Gotham Hospital); Lou Darrell (villain, Gotham Hospital employee, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dr. King tries out his new radiotherapy machine on patient Jerry Marshall, and, while it is successful, its ray negatively affects a hospital worker, Lou Darrell, but not for the better.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Hospital; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Hollywood Hoax! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Stephen Morgan (President of Mammoth Pictures); E. J. Loring (villain, film director, introduction); Sluggsy (villain)
Synopsis:
A group of criminals plan to steal an unreleased as yet film "Heart's Desire" from the movie set of "Crime Doesn't Pay", where Batman and Robin are in attendance to film a sequence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; Mammoth Pictures

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson.

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Killing Doesn't Pay (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Singer (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little 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:
Little Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

The Joker Follows Suit! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Pete the Plumber (villain); Smoky (villain); Needles (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker institutes a mad scheme to use the very symbols of Batman: the Bat-Signal, Batmobile and Batplane, against the Dark Knight detective that he calls "Make Crime Pay the Joker Way"!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Daily Globe; Gorgon Museum; Gotham City; Joker Signal; Joker-Gyro; Joker-Mobile; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The splash page almost replicates the cover in reverse.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Joker steals the Batman's thunder!"]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Calling Dr. Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Hollywood Hoax!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Killing Doesn't Pay
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Little Willie
  7. 6. The Joker Follows Suit!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
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