(March 1941)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; cutlasses; pirates; sailing ships

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Clayface Walks Again! (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; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos [as George] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison [as Portia Storme] [also briefly as Robin]; owner of a movie make-up supply store (death, cameo); un-named Fire Chief; Gabby; Mr. Bentley (head of Argus Pictures); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain)
Synopsis:
Julie breaks off her engagement to Bruce, and leaves for a career in movies. However, the escape of Basil Karlo, and his revenge against Argus Pictures and Portia Storme brings the Batman into the picture.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argus Motion Picture Company; Batmobile; Daily Trotter; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from Detective Comics #40. Artist Kane leaves the bat off Batman's chest in some panels. The Batmobile appears red in this story. Panel 1 on page 4 displays a newspaper has the name "George" highlighted, probably sneaked in by letterer George Roussos. Julie appears dressed as Robin in several panels toward the end of the story.

Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Sawyer; Wilson
Synopsis:
Bart tries to figure out who sabotaged his plane.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Echo (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Paris ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Jon; Mac; The Echo (villain, scientist)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist builds a giant android robot and uses it to terrorize the city.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

[Death Valley Scotty] (Table of Contents: 8)

Facts---- / 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
Characters:
Death Valley Scotty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Model Airplane Club / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case of the Streamlined Train (Table of Contents: 10)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele

["Bzz-zzz-zzzz"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rex / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[Murder at the Baldwins] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Marge Baldwin; Bull Baldwin

Cliff Crosby Smashes the Loan Shark Racket! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers

Letter Perfect (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Ray] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Ray] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Combination Offer (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Grace Carmen] (Table of Contents: 18)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone; Grace Carmen; Happy; Merkoff

["Hey, fans!"] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Frightened Crooner (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:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / 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. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  3. 2. Clayface Walks Again!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous!
    World's Best Comics
  5. 4. [Sabotage]
    Spy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  8. 7. The Echo
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. [Death Valley Scotty]
    Facts----
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane Club
  11. 10. The Case of the Streamlined Train
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  12. 11. ["Bzz-zzz-zzzz"]
    Rex
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [Murder at the Baldwins]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  15. 14. Cliff Crosby Smashes the Loan Shark Racket!
    Cliff Crosby
  16. 15. Letter Perfect
  17. 16. Superman Is on the Radio
  18. 17. Amazing Combination Offer
    Remington Rand
  19. 18. [Grace Carmen]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  20. 19. ["Hey, fans!"]
    Superman; Batman
  21. 20. The Case of the Frightened Crooner
    Slam Bradley
  22. 21. Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4!
    All-Star Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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