Batman #7
(October-November 1941)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-08
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 August 13 in ad in Detective Comics #55.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[Wanted: Practical Jokers!] (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Duke Micheal; The Joker [aka Henry Verne; aka I. Rekoj; aka Duke Micheal] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper, and when they show up, they touch objects used in major crimes, thereby implicating themselves...and forcing them to work for the Crime Prince of Crime!
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Indexer Notes

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

Here's Top Value! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Funnies / 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
Inspector Clancy of headquarters, sir!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

5 gags.

Lucky Bump (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Trouble Trap! (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; Kelly (Policeman); Linda Page; Henry Abbot (death); Carl Dwyer (Wayne's friend); Granda the Mystic (villain, a Swami, introduction); Hindu giants (villains); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Batman must battle a swami who has hypnotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demands blackmail money or the records will be made public. However, one of the mystic's clients wants the secret of Batman's identity, thus Linda Page is kidnapped.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Vote for Chief Hot Foot
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

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

Shredded Ralston; Tom Mix Comics / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Little Lewie / comic story / 0.88 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give me the liniment, Lewis!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Lewie

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

advertisement / 0.12 page (report information)

The North Woods Mystery (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; Nora Powell (society lady); Matthew Powell (Nora's father, lumber company owner, death); Jack Clayton (Matthew's adopted son, ex-con); Woody Joe (villain, lumberjack, death); Asher (villain, lumber company competitor, introduction)
Synopsis
Nora Powell heads with Bruce Wayne to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her Uncle is murdered, but is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Rollin' Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was never so insulted in my life...
Genre
humor

Star Act (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Wilton Weston (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The People vs. the Batman (Table of Contents: 14)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Horatio Delmar (villain, racket leader, introduction, death); Weasel Venner (villain, introduction, death); Freddie Hill (villain); Joe (villain); Al (villain)
Synopsis
Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne!
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Keywords
Daily Press

Indexer Notes

Batman finally receives official police sanction in this story.

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

The "Big Six" Now Becomes the "Big Seven" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (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. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  3. 2. [Wanted: Practical Jokers!]
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. Here's Top Value!
    World's Finest Comics; Detective Comics
  5. 4. ["Inspector Clancy of headquarters, sir!"]
    Funnies
  6. 5. Lucky Bump
  7. 6. The Trouble Trap!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["Vote for Chief Hot Foot"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Shredded Ralston; Tom Mix Comics
  10. 9. ["Give me the liniment, Lewis!"]
    Little Lewie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The North Woods Mystery
    Batman with Robin
  13. 12. ["I was never so insulted in my life..."]
    Rollin' Stone
  14. 13. Star Act
  15. 14. The People vs. the Batman
    Batman with Robin
  16. 15. The "Big Six" Now Becomes the "Big Seven"
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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