(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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