(June-July 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, 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 Origin of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bruce Wayne
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat Signal; Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
1. Bob Kane (Verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich at Kansas City Comic Book convention in 1992. Craig showed the cover and story to Schwartz, along with tons of other art credited to Schwartz, and Lew went through each one and verified what he did and what Kane did. Lew specifically stated, that, on MOST of the Batman stories, he was told by Kane to very lightly sketch in or pencil the Batman and Robin figures, then send the art to Kane for finishing off before being submitted to the inker. For this particular cover and story, Schwartz categorically stated that he had NOTHING to do with this cover or the accompanying story. Added by Craig Delich 2014-3-20).

2. Lew Sayre Schwartz (stated by Les Daniels in the book "Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes"). Lew Sayre Schwartz himself denies pencilling this so this tips the scale towards Kane pencils.


Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Fashions In Crime! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selena Kyle] (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letter credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Chain Gang Crimes! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Whiskers Mob (villains, introduction for all); Warden Beltt (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Winged Justice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Rosen
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
typeset

The Origin of the Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin retold in detail); Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (villain, name revealed in this story, Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from and verified by Lew Schwartz.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

Indexer Notes

Lit Win was a pen name used by an unknown, as yet, artist at DC Comics, who Jack Burnley saw on a regular basis, but could not remember his true name.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of Batman!
    Batman
  2. 1. Fashions In Crime!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. The Chain Gang Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Winged Justice
  5. 4. The Origin of the Batman
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Daffy & Doodle
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Little Pete
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
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