(December 1941)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-10-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. 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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
buoys; pipe wrenches; ships

Indexer Notes

Art credits per information Fred Ray sent to Jack Burnley in 2003, which was subsequently published by Roy Thomas in Alter Ego #25 (June 2003). Ray verified that he did the pencils and Robinson did the inks to this cover. We previously credited the art as Fred Ray (rough layouts) and Jerry Robinson (finished art).

Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[One of the Most Perfect Frame-Ups of All Time!!] (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
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Great Bustolli (sculptor, cameo); Count Perel; Jones (museum guard); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] [also as Mr. Boniface] (villain, introduction); The Boss (villain, death); Boss' gang (villains)
Synopsis
While visiting an art gallery, Bruce and Dick hear that three paintings have disappeared. Later, a series of other robberies lead the Batman to be accused of criminal actions by a Mr. Boniface, and Commissioner Gordon issues a warrant for his arrest.
Reprints
Keywords
belt radio; Gotham City; Great Columbia Diamond; Sun

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New Orleans -- Queen city of the South...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

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

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
She's in fine condition...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

2 gags.

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

Lionel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case of the Frightened Sister (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Smuggler's Sloops; Sergeant York (Table of Contents: 9)

Good Books and Movies / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[Vacation at Lake Cobalt] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

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

Fast Seller! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Cigarette Murder (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Hill Hate (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
Edward Miles (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

[Smith and Smythe] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 4 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] (no cape); Smith; Smythe; Wing

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Old Favorites! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

New Features! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[Murder in the Metropolitan Hotel] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill
Inks
Ray McGill
Colors
?
Letters
Ray McGill

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I dunno - I'm all run down!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

[Everything Happens to Slam!] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (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 the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. [One of the Most Perfect Frame-Ups of All Time!!]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. ["New Orleans -- Queen city of the South..."]
    Spy
  6. 5. ["She's in fine condition..."]
    Laffs
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Lionel
  8. 7. The Case of the Frightened Sister
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. The Smuggler's Sloops; Sergeant York
    Good Books and Movies
  11. 10. [Vacation at Lake Cobalt]
    Cliff Crosby
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Starman; Adventure Comics
  13. 12. Fast Seller!
    Prize Comics
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  15. 14. The Cigarette Murder
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  16. 15. Hill Hate
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [Smith and Smythe]
    The Crimson Avenger
  19. 18. Old Favorites!
    Batman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Star Spangled Comics
  21. 20. New Features!
    More Fun Comics
  22. 21. [Murder in the Metropolitan Hotel]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  24. 23. ["I dunno - I'm all run down!"]
    Gags
  25. 24. [Everything Happens to Slam!]
    Slam Bradley
  26. 25. Now on Sale
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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