Detective Comics #43 [Canadian]
(September 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
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

This issue is a variant of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #43.

As of the next issue, a Canadian price of 15 cents is on the covers. It is likely this is a variant produced for distribution in Canada.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
revolvers; speedboats

Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the City of Terror (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 (backgrounds); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ryder; Carter; Mayor Harliss Greer (villain, former City Council President); "Bugs" Norton (villain); Norton's gang [Blackie; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Bruce and Dick head out on a cross-country vacation to get away from crime, but when they arrive in a small town, they discover that a new Mayor has ties to organized crime, and has established gambling dens and other rackets in town, all protected by Police officer's on the take.
Reprints
Keywords
The Tiny Press

Indexer Notes

Kane fails to draw the bat symbol on Batman's chest in some panels.

The First Issue Was a Sellout! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darling, do you find it necessary to yell...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4 separate gags.

A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brakes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's up, Bart?" "Got an assignment in New York...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Hlak Sisto (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Red Logan, Ace Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Christopher Archer kidnapping case has not yet been solved...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Logan
Synopsis
Red quits his job and goes undercover.

Theft in the Abbey (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Cooper (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kenny] (signed)
Inks
? [as Kenny] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is midnight on the waterfront...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Hop Yin (villain)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the 'big house' up the river, two men who look much alike...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even a busy private detective gets an evening to himself...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Dr. Evans; Jonas Henkel (villain)

For Swell Vacation Reading, Don't Miss These Two! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

On Sale Aug. 2nd (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's cooking, Chief?" "Look at this report, Cliff!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby; The Skull (villain)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slam Bradley and his partner-pal, Shorty Morgan, are trying out Slam's new sailboat...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Jessica Mason; Gerard Winters; Gregor Winters

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

Gator Toughness - Cat Grip! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. The Case of the City of Terror
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The First Issue Was a Sellout!
    Batman
  5. 4. ["Darling, do you find it necessary to yell..."]
    Silly Situations
  6. 5. A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain!
    Morrow Coaster Brakes
  7. 6. ["What's up, Bart?" "Got an assignment in New York..."]
    Spy
  8. 7. ["The Christopher Archer kidnapping case has not yet been solved..."]
    Red Logan, Ace Reporter
  9. 8. Theft in the Abbey
  10. 9. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  11. 10. ["It is midnight on the waterfront..."]
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["In the 'big house' up the river, two men who look much alike..."]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  13. 12. ["Even a busy private detective gets an evening to himself..."]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  14. 13. For Swell Vacation Reading, Don't Miss These Two!
    All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  15. 14. On Sale Aug. 2nd
    New York World's Fair Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  17. 16. ["What's cooking, Chief?" "Look at this report, Cliff!"]
    Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby
  18. 17. ["Slam Bradley and his partner-pal, Shorty Morgan, are trying out Slam's new sailboat..."]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  22. 21. Gator Toughness - Cat Grip!
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
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