(Winter 1941)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1941-01-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Detective Comics #48. Ellsworth credited in statement of ownership.


["More whirlwind adventures of Batman and Robin"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

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

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

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Collage of 6 panels from various stories and center montage of Batman and Robin.

The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; C. R. Darcey; Mr. Morganbilt; The Joker (villain); the Crime Circus (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker organizes a crime circus that performs at the homes of wealthy patrons to size up the joint, then later robs them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson; background inker credit verified by Roussos.

Every Month! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

["There is a desert in New England..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Oddities... / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Here You Are, Fans! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

["Louisville, Ky. -- A motorist, whose car was on fire, drove..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

False Alarms / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Horn; Stanley (Horn's Secretary); Elaine; Mr. Cowden; Henry; un-named Yacht Captain (death); Blackbeard [Thatch] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When an exclusive yacht is taken over by a band of pirates led by the immortal Blackbeard himself, the Batman and Robin come aboard to swab the decks with them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Inks credits verified by Robinson and Roussos; letters credit verified by Roussos.

Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Public Enemy No. 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy "Red" McCoy (villain, introduction, death), "Big" Costello (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman must contend with Jimmy McCoy, a young bully who claws his way up through the ranks until he becomes the overlord of crime, but ends up being deserted by his mob, hunted by the Police and killed in a gutter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Authenticated News; Daily Times; New York City; Penguin Club; Tribune

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker and colorist credits verified by Roussos.

Oddity: many panels in this story display Batman without the bat on his chest.

Panel 7 on page 11 has a partial name on a business window: "Jerry", possibly for Jerry Robinson.

Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

World's Best Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Code of the Glove (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gordon (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Oh Ginger!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane [as Lou Reed] (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Lou Reed] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane [as Lou Reed] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ginger Snap

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[Touchdown for Justice] (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Stockton]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tim Bannon (Coach of the Panthers); Stockton; Stacy (villain, introduction); Stacy's mob (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusader doubles as a star football player, who has been kidnapped in order that his team will lose and criminals will gain big time from the bets they have made.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker and colorist credits verified by Roussos.

The splash to this story became the cover for Batman #5, except that the bat on Batman's chest, evident on the splash, was not found on the cover.

Jerry Robinson's first name appears on page 1, panel 2, on a sport shop.

The "Roussos Bar" appears on page 9, in panel 3.

Batman uses a gun in this story.

Entrance into the Wayne home was accomplished by Batman entering the barn, lifting a trap door, and going down into a tunnel, and traveling through the tunnel to steps that emerged to a secret panel in the home.

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

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["More whirlwind adventures of Batman and Robin"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  3. 2. Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Every Month!
    Detective Comics
  6. 5. ["There is a desert in New England..."]
    Oddities...
  7. 6. Here You Are, Fans!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Louisville, Ky. -- A motorist, whose car was on fire, drove..."]
    False Alarms
  9. 8. Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4!
    All-Star Comics
  11. 10. [Public Enemy No. 1]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous!
    World's Best Comics
  13. 12. Code of the Glove
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["Oh Ginger!"]
    Ginger Snap
  16. 15. [Touchdown for Justice]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
  18. 17. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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