Detective Comics #47 ["15 cents in Canada" under price box]

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #47.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; construction crane hoisting hooks

[Money Can't Buy Happiness] (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 (see notes); George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Harvey Midas (Bruce's banker); Mrs. Midas; Roger Midas (Harvey's son, musician); Diane Midas (Harvey's daughter); Jupkins (the Midas butler); Johnny Brown (a clerk, Diane's sweetheart); Danny Moore (newsboy); Count Alexis (villain, Diane's wife)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne's lawyer and wife are making a real mess out of the lives of their children, so the Batman decides to do something about it. He discovers that Midas' daughter's new husband is linked to crooks wanting to steal the family jewels.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Bugle; slingshot

Indexer Notes

Kane forgets to add the bat to Batman's chest in many panels.

Co-inker Jerry Robinson signed his name as writer of a newspaper society column in panel 6 on page 5.

George Roussos snuck his last name onto a building front on the splash page.

[The Roomer] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan

The Case of the Ardent Actress (Table of Contents)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Brodie ?, Ken Ernst
Inks:
Ken Ernst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele

[The Art Thieves] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

The Avenger is in costume and wearing a cape in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Fran Miller] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Fran Miller] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

Imperfect Crime (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Wilton (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Collector] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silly Situations / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher: Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY.
Editor: W. F. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Paul Sampliner

The Case of the Missing Eye (Table of Contents)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby

[The Grand Palace Department Store] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. [Money Can't Buy Happiness]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [The Roomer]
    Spy
  4. 3. The Case of the Ardent Actress
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  5. 4. [The Art Thieves]
    The Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  7. 6. Imperfect Crime
  8. 7. [The Collector]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Silly Situations
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. The Case of the Missing Eye
    Cliff Crosby
  12. 11. [The Grand Palace Department Store]
    Slam Bradley
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