(Summer 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Not all fillers may be listed for this book.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

[The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; E. S. Arthur (wealthy gem collector, death); Johnny (newsboy); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); the Crime Syndicate, Inc. [The Joker; Weasel; Mugface; Circus Charlie (poses as Batman, death); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Learning the Joker is hospitalized with wounds, the members of the Crime Syndicate make plans to rescue him to lead their mob again. But the Joker has planned a double-cross and the appearance of the Cat-Woman complicates matters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Plane; Gotham City; Pharoah's Gems; The Herald; Vesalius Hospital

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Young Mr. Olds / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier ?
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Olds

[Wolf, the Crime Master] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cyrus Craig (museum owner); Adam Lamb [aka Wolf] (villain, Craig's museum custodian, introduction, death); the Wolf's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
By an unfortunate accident, Adam Lamb becomes a psychological Jekyll and Hyde at midnight each evening, only to revert to his mild-mannered self during the day.
Reprints:
Keywords:
smoke pellet; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Background inker and letterer credits verified by Robinson.

A Very Simple Case (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Tree (signed)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Case of the Clubfoot Murders (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (pp. 1-2); Jerry Robinson (pp. 3-13)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harley Storme (millionaire, death); Portia (Harley Storme's niece); Abel Storme (Harley's brother, death); Carl Storme (Harley's brother); Roger Storme (Harley's son, death); Clubfoot (introduction); Ward [as Clubfoot] (villain, the Storme family lawyer); Varrick (villain, gambler, introduction); Tommy (villain, Varrick's partner)
Synopsis:
The contents of a strange will leave each of the heirs with strange tokens with inscriptions on them, not realizing that, if they are all united, the tokens will reveal the location of a gold mine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Background inker and letterer credits verified by Robinson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Billy Pelican / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Billy Pelican

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Case of the Missing Link (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Drake (death); Goliath (prehistoric man, death); pygmies (villains, some die); Hackett (villain, circus owner, introduction); Snead (villain, circus owner, introduction); Grimes (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Drake brings back from Africa a "missing link" whom, he intends to civilize, for the benefit of all civilization. But he learns, as do the Caped Crusaders, that sometimes men act more like beasts than someone like Goliath!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star; Hackett and Snead Circus

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Her Royal Highness / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. [The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Young Mr. Olds
  4. 3. [Wolf, the Crime Master]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. A Very Simple Case
  6. 5. The Case of the Clubfoot Murders
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Little Billy Pelican
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  9. 8. The Case of the Missing Link
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Her Royal Highness
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