(April 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-02-21
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray (layouts); Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints
Keywords
balloons

Indexer Notes

Layout art verified by Fred Ray.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Bob and the Railroad (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book, "Bob and the Railroad", by Sanford Tousey is reviewed.

Laugh, Town, Laugh! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Happy Hanson (comedian, death); Hanson's lawyer; Freddie Banter (comedian, death); Denny Jackson (comedian); Jackson's butler; Claude S. Tilley (comedian, death); Buster Parks (comedian); Ted Allenby (comedian, death); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
Comedian Happy Hanson passes away, but leaves behind a strange will. A clause states that 5 top-notch comedians have the chance to tell the funniest joke in a contest, thereby winning clues Hanson has left leading to a fabulous fortune. Then...the Joker enters the contest and all bets are off!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Joe's Sandwich Shop; Sweet-Tone Music Shop

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

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
This house looks okay!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

The Winning Team! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Tommy Carson; Schultz

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

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

The Adventure of the Champagne Corks (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers

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

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Pencils
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Inks
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Tom McNamara

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Easy, bub!
Genre
humor
Characters
Grandpa Peters

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Crazy Crimes (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; Joe Mogul (villain)

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

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
Hmm- Looks like rain!
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Here's Top Value! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Mr. Mystery] (Table of Contents: 13)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; District Attorney Cole; Mayor Boggins (of Vine Springs); Mr. Mystery (villain)
Synopsis
Vine Springs receives a huge entitlement for a defense industry plant that the criminal element is interested in making money off of.
Keywords
belt microphone; Labor Benefit Society; Vine Springs

The Thief (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Case of the Murdered Commander (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah - Stone's training the baby elephant!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Hogan's Happy Hollow!] (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; Gloomy Gus

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) /

Baby Ruth / 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. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Bob and the Railroad
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Laugh, Town, Laugh!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["This house looks okay!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. The Winning Team!
    Batman
  7. 6. [The Counterfeiters]
    Spy
  8. 7. ["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  9. 8. The Adventure of the Champagne Corks
    Cliff Crosby
  10. 9. ["Easy, bub!"]
    Grandpa Peters
  11. 10. The Case of the Crazy Crimes
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["Hmm- Looks like rain!"]
    Silly Willy
  13. 12. Here's Top Value!
    World's Finest Comics
  14. 13. [Mr. Mystery]
    Air Wave
  15. 14. The Thief
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Case of the Murdered Commander
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  18. 17. ["Yeah - Stone's training the baby elephant!"]
    Rollin Stone
  19. 18. [Hogan's Happy Hollow!]
    Slam Bradley
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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