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)

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 and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson (logo design alterations, see notes); typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Per Todd Klein, Jerry Robinson told him he designed the Batman logo seen in issue #1 and the slight alteration in this issue where the Batman head face was replaced with the Bob Kane version and the ears shortened. The version would be in use up through the 1960s (from Todd Klein's Facebook posting Comics Logos B #1: BATMAN on 18 March 2021).

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Murder on Parole (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
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 ? (signed)

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 as Henry Boltinoff)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed as 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 and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
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 (signed as G. Paige)
Inks
Lou Paige (signed as G. Paige)
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 and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
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 as Henry Boltinoff)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed as 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 and 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 (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cork Allen eased his big roan stallion along the twisting...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cork Allen; Sheriff O'Dea
Synopsis
Sheriff O'Dea confronts Cork about missing cattle.

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 as Henry Boltinoff)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed as 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 as Henry Boltinoff)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed as Henry Boltinoff)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed as 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 and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. Murder on Parole
    Batman and Robin
  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 and Robin
  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 and Robin
  11. 10. ["I want to get a nice suntan!"]
    It's a Laff
  12. 11. ["Boys and girls! If you like Mutt & Jeff..."]
    Mutt and 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 and Robin
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  20. 19. At the Top of the Field!
  21. 20. ["Me hope you winnum prize!"]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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