Batman #6
(August-September 1941)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1941-06-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)
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 copyright registration. On-sale date of June 18 in ad in Detective Comics #53.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

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

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

Murder on Parole (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; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne][also as Marty Loden]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chick Miller (ex-con); The Parole Boss (villain, member of the prison parole board (introduction, death), Shoulders (villain); Slink Daniels (villain); Marty Loden (villain)
Synopsis:
Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss". When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him and gets him to the hospital, but still has to be on the lookout because the "boss" wishes to have Miller killed before he can sing about this racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; gas capsule; Gotham City; Gotham News

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

Jest Kidding / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
It's my canary's birthday...
Genre:
humor

The Winning Team! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

U.S. Quiz / cartoon / 1 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:
1. Which country was first to recognize the United States?
Genre:
non-fiction

The Clock Maker! (Table of Contents: 6)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Henry Decker (clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Peter Selby (banker); Mitch Keating (clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Atkins (villain, clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Elias Brock (villain, clock maker, introduction, death); Mitch (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time, and who brands them as murderers!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Hobson Clock Company

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Fast and Furious! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

It Really Happened / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Kansas City, Kan. - A car dealer fell asleep...
Genre:
non-fiction

The Secret of the Iron Jungle (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Linda Page; un-named New York representative for Page Oil; Tom Page (Linda Page's father, introduction); Graham Masters (villain, Tom Page's partner, introduction, death); Chuck (villain, Master's strong arm man, death)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Page Oil Company; The Iron Jungle (land containing abandoned oil derricks)

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

It's a Laff / 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 want to get a nice suntan!
Genre:
humor

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

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Rustler (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Different? Sure! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Starman; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Dinky / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Boy - What a day!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dinky

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

It's So! / 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:
$10 an ounce was the rate for mail...
Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

Suicide Beat! (Table of Contents: 17)

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]; Police Commissioner James Gordon; Grogan (Policeman, death); Kelly (Policeman, death); Jimmy Kelly (Policeman, Kelly's son); Anna (little girl); Anna's un-named father; Fancy Dan (villain); Alderman Skigg (villain, crooked political boss); Henry (villain, crooked lawyer); Biff Mafey (villain, crooker boxer)
Synopsis:
A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Pete's Bar

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

At the Top of the Field! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (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. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  3. 2. Murder on Parole
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["It's my canary's birthday..."]
    Jest Kidding
  5. 4. The Winning Team!
    Detective Comics
  6. 5. ["1. Which country was first to recognize the United States?"]
    U.S. Quiz
  7. 6. The Clock Maker!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Fast and Furious!
    All-Flash Quarterly; All-Star Comics
  9. 8. ["Kansas City, Kan. - A car dealer fell asleep..."]
    It Really Happened
  10. 9. The Secret of the Iron Jungle
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. ["I want to get a nice suntan!"]
    It's a Laff
  12. 11. ["Boys and girls! If you like Mutt & Jeff..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  13. 12. The Rustler
  14. 13. Different? Sure!
    Starman; Adventure Comics
  15. 14. ["Boy - What a day!"]
    Dinky
  16. 15. ["$10 an ounce was the rate for mail..."]
    It's So!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  18. 17. Suicide Beat!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  20. 19. At the Top of the Field!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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