(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 / 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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson and 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
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Avery Burton (chief of Gotham Hospital); Dr. Phil King; Jerry Marshall; Noreen O'Day (nurse at Gotham Hospital); Lou Darrell (villain, introduction, Gotham Hospital employee)
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 and letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey

Indexer Notes

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, introduction, film director); 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; Mammoth Pictures

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson and lettering credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Killing Doesn't Pay (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Singer (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Not reprinted in the Archives edition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little 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:
Little Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-2-2. Not reprinted in the Archives 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; Gorgon Museum; Joker Signal; Joker-Gyro; Joker-Mobile; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson and letterer credit verified by Roussos. The splash page almost replicates a reverse image of the cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Joker steals the Batman's thunder!"]
    Batman
  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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