(January 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-11-22
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Robinson sneaked in his initials on the lamp.

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

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The King of the Jungle! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Lefty Larry (villain, murderer); Mike the Tramp (villain, arsonist); Bignose Murphy (villain)
Synopsis
After escaping from prison and hopping a train, the Penguin discovers a few other criminals aboard the train. Then and there he decides on a nationwide scheme to turn crooks in for the reward on their heads then spring them from jail and split the take with them.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Facts! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll take a pound and a half of that, please!!
Genre
non-fiction

[Next Stop... Panama!] (Table of Contents: 5)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

Energy to Do Big Things (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Gangster Gauchos (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

Relax and Read! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

World's Finest Buy! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 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
Say, Sonny, you're too little to be doing that...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy

[The Carlin Emeralds] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Good Books for Christmas / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Career of the Spurious Scribe! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 10 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]; Wing

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Second appearance of Wing in costume (first seen in costume in World's Finest Comics #4). Order of Wing in costume determined by copyright dates (World's Finest #4 on Nov 10th 1941, Detective #59 on Nov 22nd 1941).

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

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The "Big 7" Is Now the "Big 8" (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Sensation Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[Murder of the Judge] (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

Night Meeting (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Case of the Talking Dummy] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (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. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  3. 2. The King of the Jungle!
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  5. 4. ["I'll take a pound and a half of that, please!!"]
    Facts!
  6. 5. [Next Stop... Panama!]
    Spy
  7. 6. Energy to Do Big Things
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. The Case of the Gangster Gauchos
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. Relax and Read!
    Batman
  10. 9. World's Finest Buy!
    World's Finest Comics
  11. 10. ["Say, Sonny, you're too little to be doing that..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  12. 11. [The Carlin Emeralds]
    Cliff Crosby
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Good Books for Christmas
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics!
  15. 14. The Career of the Spurious Scribe!
    The Crimson Avenger
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  17. 16. The "Big 7" Is Now the "Big 8"
    Wonder Woman; Sensation Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [Murder of the Judge]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  20. 19. Night Meeting
  21. 20. [The Case of the Talking Dummy]
    Slam Bradley
  22. 21. Now on Sale
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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