(April 1941)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-28
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

First issue printed in Missouri: 420 Desoto Ave, St Louis, Missouri.

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
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
knives; slingshot; tightrope walking

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

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

The Case of the Three Devils! (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, see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Officer Riley; Frankie the Fence (villain); Mike (villain); Trigger (villain); Joe (villain); Three Devils (villains, former circus acrobats, all die)
Synopsis
When the Caped Crusaders run into some very athletic jewels thieves, they realize that a fence for the stolen goods is the best way to track them down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist Kane omits Batman's chest bat in many panels. Batman and Robin use rocket-powered roller skates in the story. In panel 7 on page 5, the name of the pawn shop appears to read "Bob and Jerry Pawn Shop". The book that Robin tosses at a crook in panel 5 on page 7, titled "Crime Does Not Pay!" is by "Robinson Roussos"!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Take My Word / cartoon / 0.5 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
The highest point in the United States...
Genre
non-fiction

What!?! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Phoney Glasses] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

True-isms.. / cartoon / 0.5 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
Kiss me, an' I'll slap this summons on you!
Genre
non-fiction

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[The Destitute Ranchers and the Dying Cattle] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Wing

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

It's a Fact! / cartoon / 0.5 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
I bet I have more!
Genre
non-fiction

Private! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Dark Horse (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele

[The Spying Goldfish] (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

Cheating Death (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; Leon Lonigan (villain)

Safe at Home (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Wilton (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Lynch
Inks
Don Lynch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the swamp country, south of the city...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone

[Arla Thomas] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Arla Thomas

Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Prizes for All! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There's Power for You! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / 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. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  3. 2. The Case of the Three Devils!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["The highest point in the United States..."]
    Take My Word
  5. 4. What!?!
    Batman
  6. 5. [The Phoney Glasses]
    Spy
  7. 6. ["Kiss me, an' I'll slap this summons on you!"]
    True-isms..
  8. 7. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
    All-Star Comics
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Detective Stamp Page
  10. 9. [The Destitute Ranchers and the Dying Cattle]
    The Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. ["I bet I have more!"]
    It's a Fact!
  12. 11. Private!
    Superman
  13. 12. The Case of the Dark Horse
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  14. 13. [The Spying Goldfish]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  15. 14. Cheating Death
    Cliff Crosby
  16. 15. Safe at Home
  17. 16. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  18. 17. ["In the swamp country, south of the city..."]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  19. 18. [Arla Thomas]
    Slam Bradley
  20. 19. Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous!
    World's Best Comics
  21. 20. Prizes for All!
    American Seed Co.
  22. 21. There's Power for You!
    Baby Ruth
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