(October 1941)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, 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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; clubs; fire escapes

Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Bios of Robert Thorndyke; Ruth Perl; Gene Tunney; C. Bowie Millican; Josette Frank. DC establishes their own code to ensure nothing untoward appears in their comics.

The Stone Idol! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin / 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]; Ghost Gulch Mayor; Mad Mack (villain, death); The Iron Idol (villain, circus strongman)
Synopsis
On vacation, Bruce and Dick come across a near-deserted silver mining town, Ghost Gulch. Above the town is a mysterious stone idol that one day comes to life, and Batman and Robin must get to the bottom of this mystery.
Reprints
Keywords
Ghost Gulch

[Jules Vortez] (Table of Contents: 3)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

[Who Rides in the Dark? and The Reluctant Dragon] (Table of Contents: 4)

Good Books and Movies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The book "Who Rides in the Dark" by Stephen W. Meader, and "The Reluctant Dragon" are examined.

[Muscles Moran] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roy Paul
Inks
Roy Paul
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (in costume with cape); Wing; Muscles Moran (villain)

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

Laffs / 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
Wotta tip!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Another Hit (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Energy to Perform (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Night... In the salon of Pierre Farnee...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele

The Death from the Honeybee (Table of Contents: 10)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders

Two-Fisted Action! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Starman; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

New! Sensational! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

For Fun / cartoon / 0.67 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
My pop is a very smart man...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags. Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Lightning Killer] (Table of Contents: 15)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers

Beautiful Friendship (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Who Killed Serge Kamroff?] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

[The Practical Joker] (Table of Contents: 19)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Action! Thrills! Adventure! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (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
  2. 1. Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Stone Idol!
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. [Jules Vortez]
    Spy
  5. 4. [Who Rides in the Dark? and The Reluctant Dragon]
    Good Books and Movies
  6. 5. [Muscles Moran]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. ["Wotta tip!"]
    Laffs
  8. 7. Another Hit
    Batman
  9. 8. Energy to Perform
    Baby Ruth
  10. 9. ["Night... In the salon of Pierre Farnee..."]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  11. 10. The Death from the Honeybee
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  12. 11. Two-Fisted Action!
    Starman; Adventure Comics
  13. 12. New! Sensational!
    Star Spangled Comics
  14. 13. ["My pop is a very smart man..."]
    For Fun
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [The Lightning Killer]
    Cliff Crosby
  17. 16. Beautiful Friendship
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [Who Killed Serge Kamroff?]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  20. 19. [The Practical Joker]
    Slam Bradley
  21. 20. Action! Thrills! Adventure!
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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