(March 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-20
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Three Racketeers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; tanks

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

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

The Three Racketeers! (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
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Charters; "Crafty" Cal Clate (villain); Professor Post (villain); unnamed racketeer (villain)
Synopsis
Three former racketeers sit about a table playing cards in prison discussing how the Batman and Robin brought their dreams of easy wealth to a disastrous end.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Station S.W.A.G.; wireless boot radio

Indexer Notes

The splash panel has a sign on a building that reads "Jack Miller", one of the writers for DC on Batman and other features. The splash page nearly replicates the cover.

Background credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Mysterious Green Bottle] (Table of Contents: 5)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

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

"Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crime stalks the barnyard!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers

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

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

Sons of Liberty by Gertrude Robinson (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

The book "Sons of Liberty" by Gertrude Robinson is reviewed.

The Beggars' Rebellion (Table of Contents: 10)

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.

Nothing Like It! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

It Can't Help Being a Leader! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

How to Get a Prize (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[The Seal] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; The Seal (introduction, villain)

Ghost Copper (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Machine Man] (Table of Contents: 17)

Air Wave / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; D. A. Cole; Sandra Stowe; Professor Gurn (villain, renegade scientist, introduction); The Scarlatti Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Professor Gurn uses his science to build an exo-skeleton to combat Air Wave's technology.
Keywords
Daily Record

[Chandra Chun] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Tom Hogan; Chandra Chun (villain)
Synopsis
Slam smashes a fortune teller's racket.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Three Racketeers
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. The Three Racketeers!
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. ["Listen, all you Batman and Robin fans!"]
    Batman
  5. 4. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  6. 5. [The Mysterious Green Bottle]
    Spy
  7. 6. ["Gosh that 'Hono-Lulu' tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  8. 7. ["Crime stalks the barnyard!"]
    Cliff Crosby
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Sons of Liberty by Gertrude Robinson
    Good Books Worth Reading
  11. 10. The Beggars' Rebellion
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. Nothing Like It!
    World's Finest Comics
  13. 12. It Can't Help Being a Leader!
    Leading Comics
  14. 13. How to Get a Prize
    Prize Comics
  15. 14. [The Seal]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  16. 15. Ghost Copper
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [The Machine Man]
    Air Wave
  19. 18. [Chandra Chun]
    Slam Bradley
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
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