(October 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-08-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Land behind the Light! (Table of Contents: 2)

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; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Marko (inventor); Gorl (villain, official hunter to the King); un-named King (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin follow Dr. Marco into his invention, which hurls them into the 4th Dimension, which is inhabited by a race of giants and a race of midgets. They discover, upon their capture, that the King of the giants intends to invade their world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
4th Dimension; Batarang; Land of the Small Ones

Get Your Copy Today! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

New! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

[The Immigration Case] (Table of Contents: 5)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan; Homer Winslow; Judge Greene

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Baby Ruth; Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

[The Inevitable Nephew] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Voney; Kit Walters

["Quick, Wing, get me new costume ready..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Wing

Indexer Notes

The Avenger sports a new costume in this story: red and yellow tights with a cape.

["At the Midtown Bank during the noonhour..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Death of a Star (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sean McDougal (credited)
Pencils:
? [as Kenny] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Kenny] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["Your patient is ready, Doctor..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents: 12)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Brief synopsis of the Edgar Allan Poe book, "The Gold Bug".

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 13)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Detective Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

All ads.

[The Isle of Vampires] (Table of Contents: 15)

Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby; Dr. Banzor (villain)

[The Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Marda Erich; Billings; Paul Erich

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 17)

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 18)

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. The Land behind the Light!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Get Your Copy Today!
    Batman
  5. 4. New!
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Immigration Case]
    Spy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth; Butterfinger
  8. 7. [The Inevitable Nephew]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. ["Quick, Wing, get me new costume ready..."]
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. ["At the Midtown Bank during the noonhour..."]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  11. 10. Death of a Star
  12. 11. ["Your patient is ready, Doctor..."]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  13. 12. The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe
    Monthly Book Review
  14. 13. Superman Is on the Radio!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  16. 15. [The Isle of Vampires]
    Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby
  17. 16. [The Kidnapping]
    Slam Bradley
  18. 17. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  19. 18. Now on Sale
    New York World's Fair Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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