(November 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-27
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
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage

Indexer Notes

Early Golden Age bondage cover for this particular series.

Announcing the New Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Laughing Death! (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]; museum caretaker; District Attorney Carter (death); The Joker [also as A. Rekoj] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Joker returns to polish off his enemies, starting with the D.A., then sets his sights on a $500,000 green jade Buddha.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane

Indexer Notes

George Roussos background inker credit verified by Roussos.

Again! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Glover Green] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Moore
Inks
Ed Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Glover Green (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Voice of the City by O. Henry (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Josette Frank ?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Lady Cabdriver] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen ?
Inks
Irwin Hasen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Slug Malone; Monk Albee (villain)

Indexer Notes

The art has not been definitely confirmed as Hasen, but his in-line work is clearly evident: angular faces and a large preponderance of facial denotation. If, indeed, this is Hasen, it would be his first work for DC Comics.

[The Agita-Pulverizo Ray] (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] (with cape); Professor Crawford

[The Bowling Bowl Bombers] (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

Open Evidence (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gordon (credited)
Pencils
Fred Ray [as Fray]
Inks
Fred Ray [as Fray]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Airplane Murder] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Kay Hogan (death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

New! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Hear Your Own Voice! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Murder at the Polo Games (Table of Contents: 16)

Young America's Hero, 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

[The Charity Racket] (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Janet Pierce

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Announcing the New Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. The Case of the Laughing Death!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Again!
    Batman
  5. 4. [Glover Green]
    Spy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  7. 6. The Voice of the City by O. Henry
    Book Review
  8. 7. [The Lady Cabdriver]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. [The Agita-Pulverizo Ray]
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. [The Bowling Bowl Bombers]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  11. 10. Open Evidence
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [The Airplane Murder]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  15. 14. New!
    Superman
  16. 15. Boys! Hear Your Own Voice!
    Home Recording Co.
  17. 16. Murder at the Polo Games
    Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby
  18. 17. [The Charity Racket]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  20. 19. Now on Sale
    New York World's Fair Comics
  21. 20. Be a Cowboy!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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