Detective Comics #47 [Without Canadian Price]
(January 1941)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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 has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration. Ellsworth credit from statement of ownership.


[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; construction crane hoisting hooks

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

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

[Money Can't Buy Happiness] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Harvey Midas (Bruce's banker); Mrs. Midas; Roger Midas (Harvey's son, musician); Diane Midas (Harvey's daughter); Jupkins (the Midas butler); Johnny Brown (a clerk, Diane's sweetheart); Danny Moore (newsboy); Count Alexis (villain, Diane's wife)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne's lawyer and wife are making a real mess out of the lives of their children, so the Batman decides to do something about it. He discovers that Midas' daughter's new husband is linked to crooks wanting to steal the family jewels.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Bugle; slingshot

Indexer Notes

Kane forgets to add the bat to Batman's chest in many panels.

Co-inker Jerry Robinson signed his name as writer of a newspaper society column in panel 6 on page 5.

George Roussos snuck his last name onto a building front on the splash page.

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) /

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Roomer] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

The Case of the Ardent Actress (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Brodie ?; Ken Ernst
Inks
Ken Ernst
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele

[The Art Thieves] (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]

Indexer Notes

The Avenger is in costume and wearing a cape in this story.

[no title indexed] (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

Imperfect Crime (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.89 page (report information)

Script
Edgar Wilton (signed)
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

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

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.44 page (report information)

[The Collector] (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, boy and rug at the same time!
Genre
humor

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 17)

statement of ownership / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher: Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY.
Editor: W. F. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Paul Sampliner

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Case of the Missing Eye! (Table of Contents: 19)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby

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

Eclipse Machine Division / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Grand Palace Department Store] (Table of Contents: 22)

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 -- All-Star No. 3... (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (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. [Money Can't Buy Happiness]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Here They Come Again!
    Batman
  5. 4. For Superman Fans!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Butterfinger
  7. 6. [The Roomer]
    Spy
  8. 7. The Case of the Ardent Actress
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. [The Art Thieves]
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  11. 10. Imperfect Crime
  12. 11. ["The Superman radio program..."]
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [The Collector]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  17. 16. ["You know, boy and rug at the same time!"]
    Silly Situations
  18. 17. Statement of Ownership
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  20. 19. Case of the Missing Eye!
    Cliff Crosby
  21. 20. ["Do this puzzle correctly..."]
    Eclipse Machine Division
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  23. 22. [The Grand Palace Department Store]
    Slam Bradley
  24. 23. Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3...
    All-Star Comics
  25. 24. Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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