(May 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The Horde of the Green Dragon (Table of Contents)

The Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison (cameo); Henry Crandall; John Cobb; Wong (Death); The Green Dragon (villains)
Synopsis:
The kidnapping of two millionaires and the murder (with a hatchet) of a chauffeur leads the Batman into Chinatown to battle the Green Dragon and their dealings in opium.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Strip titled in this issue as "The Sensation Adventures of the Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder." The last panel at the end of ther story touts the next villain for the Batman: Clayface! Notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-13-09.

[The Chauffeur Spy] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

[Cobra on the Loose] (Table of Contents)

Red Logan / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst
Inks:
Ken Ernst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan

[Switch the Switch] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Monthly Book Review / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Case of the Siva Statue (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox ?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

[Morton Hijacking & Co.] (Table of Contents)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch
Inks:
Don Lynch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone

[Larson's Boy Gets Kidnapped] (Table of Contents)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby

White Trap (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fredric Wells] (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Writer's true name verified by Jerry Bails (Nov. 2005).

[The French Impersonation] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Dennis Neville (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Neville (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Batman #1 (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Full page promotional house ad, with cover, for Batman #1 (Spring, 1940).

Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Horde of the Green Dragon
    The Batman
  3. 2. [The Chauffeur Spy]
    Spy
  4. 3. [Cobra on the Loose]
    Red Logan
  5. 4. [Switch the Switch]
    The Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Monthly Book Review
  7. 6. The Case of the Siva Statue
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  8. 7. [Morton Hijacking & Co.]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  9. 8. [Larson's Boy Gets Kidnapped]
    Cliff Crosby
  10. 9. White Trap
  11. 10. [The French Impersonation]
    Slam Bradley
  12. 11. Batman #1
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Chris Launder
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Peets
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner