Batman #9
(February-March 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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 December 10 in ad in Detective Comics #59.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits per list Fred Ray gave Jack Burnley which was published in Alter Ego #25 (June 2003). We previously credited Burnley with the art.

Pick Your Prize (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Four Fates! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John (radio listener); Jaffeer (death); Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Fritz (villain); John "Mousey" Meggs (villain, death); Albert "Slick" Dandy (villain, death); Pete "Nails" Logan (villain, death); Mortimer "Brains" Brinig (villain, death)
Synopsis
When four fugitives steal a large ruby from the turban of Jaffeer, he casts a terrible curse of four fates upon each of the crooks. The Caped Crusaders attempt to capture each of the four, but the curse works on each in most unusual ways.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Jaffeer

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits verified by Robinson; letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 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
Gosh- I'm lost!
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

So You Want More? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[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
I wasn't scared one bit!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

Lionel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The White Whale! (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; Villains: Captain Burly (villain, death); Mr. Radbey (villain, insurance company Secretary, death)
Synopsis
As a stockholder in the Seven Seas Insurance Company, a firm that has had to pay out huge payoffs for ships sunk by a large white whale, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson decide to investigate the activities of one Captain Burly, who agrees to hunt down and destroy the whale. But Batman discovers that the whale is actually a submarine and the secretary of the insurance company the culprit.
Reprints
Keywords
cat-o-nine-tails; harpoon; mutiny; Seven Seas Insurance Company; shanghai; submarine; whaling

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson and letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

Quiz / activity / 0.44 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
1. Which country produces the most oil?
Genre
non-fiction

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

War Paint, an Indian Pony (Table of Contents: 12)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Artist verified by Craig Delich.

Review of "War Paint, an Indian Pony" by Paul Brown.

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

Rollin' Stone / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! I've worn out more shoe leather...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 12 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; The Joker (villain); Trigger Tom (villain); Nick Bacy (villain)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin find it that it isn't mere coincidence that the winners of several assorted money contests just happen to be ex-cons, and that the Joker is somehow involved.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Flash; Midtown Bank; prison escape; train

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Food for the Fishes (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Private Pete / comic story / 4 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
Private Pete, you're assigned to sentry duty tonight!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Linda Page; Timmy Cratchit; Bob Cratchit; Hal Fink (villain); Fink's gang (villains)
Synopsis
While delivering presents to an orphanage at Christmas, Bruce learns that one of its resident's father is in jail, insisting that he had been framed. Batman and Robin decide to investigate to check out his claim.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; orphan; orphanage; safe cracker

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

Shorty / comic story / 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
Oh, boy! Look at those planes!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Wow and Double Wow! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 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. Pick Your Prize
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. The Four Fates!
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. ["Gosh- I'm lost!"]
    Silly Willy
  5. 4. So You Want More?
    Detective Comics
  6. 5. ["I wasn't scared one bit!"]
    Laffs
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Lionel
  8. 7. The White Whale!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. ["1. Which country produces the most oil?"]
    Quiz
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. War Paint, an Indian Pony
    Books Worth Reading
  14. 13. ["Gosh! I've worn out more shoe leather..."]
    Rollin' Stone
  15. 14. The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers!
    Batman with Robin
  16. 15. Food for the Fishes
  17. 16. ["Private Pete, you're assigned to sentry duty tonight!"]
    Private Pete
  18. 17. Now on Sale
  19. 18. Christmas
    Batman with Robin
  20. 19. ["Oh, boy! Look at those planes!"]
    Shorty
  21. 20. Wow and Double Wow!
    Leading Comics
  22. 21. And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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