(December 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-10-30
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
Colors:
?

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

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Professor Strange's Fear Dust] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Hugo Strange (villain); Carstairs (villain, racketeer); Carstair's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Batman has to stop Professor Hugo Strange's evil plan to spray his "fear dust" all over America so that men in public office will be afraid of him, and that he can become Dictator of America!
Reprints:
Keywords:
belt radio; Fear Dust; Zorn's Candy Shop

Indexer Notes

Artist Kane failed to draw in Batman's chest bat in many panels.

Panel 1 on page 11 has a sign with Robinson's name on it.

Here They Come Again! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

For Superman Fans! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Goldfish] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Circus Killer (Table of Contents: 8)

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

[The Ghost Plane] (Table of Contents: 9)

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] (in costume with cape)

[Joe Dekker and Hal Jensen] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Not So Dummy (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Dale Conroy (credited)
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Ray]
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Ray]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[Bargain Deaths] (Table of Contents: 13)

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: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Silly Stuff / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
He's been acting mighty suspicious lately!
Genre:
humor

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[The Wrecked Boat] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Talk About Trains! (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Death and the Hockey Game] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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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 & Company
  3. 2. [Professor Strange's Fear Dust]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Here They Come Again!
    Batman
  5. 4. For Superman Fans!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  7. 6. [Goldfish]
    Spy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  9. 8. The Case of the Circus Killer
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  10. 9. [The Ghost Plane]
    The Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. [Joe Dekker and Hal Jensen]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  12. 11. Not So Dummy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [Bargain Deaths]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  16. 15. ["He's been acting mighty suspicious lately!"]
    Silly Stuff
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  18. 17. [The Wrecked Boat]
    Cliff Crosby
  19. 18. Talk About Trains!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  21. 20. [Death and the Hockey Game]
    Slam Bradley
  22. 21. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
  23. 22. Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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