(April-May 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1942-02-11
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 ad in Detective Comics #61.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits as given by Fred Ray in list published in Alter Ego #25 (June 2003). We previously had credited Ray only with layouts. Robinson inks verified by Robinson. Roussos letters verified by Roussos.

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

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

Smoke Eater (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Review of "Smoke Eater" by Howard M. Brier.

The Isle That Time Forgot! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
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]; Dolores; Professor Moloff; Dan; "Big Guy" Markham (film director)
Synopsis:
For his birthday, Dick received his own version of the Batplane, and while aloft, he and Batman run into a storm, which forces them to make an emergency landing on an island inhabited by prehistoric men and creatures.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, pencil and ink credits verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

Energy to Move a Mountain (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 2 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:
"C'mon, Puffy. Let's take the old jeep out for a drive..."
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry

Report Card Blues! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy Trent; Tommy's mother; Tommy's father; L. Milo (villain, a florist); Muggsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Fearing that he will get a bad report at school, little Tommy runs away from home and smack dab into trouble, until the Batman rescues him and Tommy sees the light and decides to go home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, ink credit verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

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

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:
"Meet my friend, Mysto..."
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

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

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

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

The Princess of Plunder! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Fred Ray (layouts); Jerry Robinson (finished pencils) [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Mrs. Fitsbuilt's butler]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Vanderwell; Vanderwell's butler; Mrs. Fitsbuilt; The Cat-Woman [Selina Kyle; aka Marguerite Tone] (villain); Cat-Woman's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Guests to a high society function don't know that their host is actually the Cat-Woman, who sends her guests out on a scavenger hunt at the same time that she sends her gang members out on one. Batman intervenes to stop that hunt before it's too late.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

The Way Home (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

How You Can Defend Your Home! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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:
"Oh, boy! Am I happy!"
Genre:
humor

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

Gee-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Rover - If you're gonna be a G-dog..."
Genre:
humor

America's Favorite Cartoon Star Smashes Through the Movie Screen! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sheriff of Ghost Town! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Simmons (cameo); Simmon's wife (cameo); Cactus Tom (Mayor, death); Turpin (a barber); Danvers; Joe Jeffers; "Five-Aces" Frogel (villain, gambler); Blackie (villain); Bullet (villain)
Synopsis:
The prospect of hidden gold brings a gang of criminals to the newly resurrected ghost town now called Sunshine City, but the pleas of a young boy brings Batman and Robin to town to clean house...as the newly elected Sheriff!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Planet; Sun; Sunshine City

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inker credits verified by Robinson, and background and letterer credits verified by Roussos.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prizes for All! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Smoke Eater
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Isle That Time Forgot!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Energy to Move a Mountain
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. ["C'mon, Puffy. Let's take the old jeep out for a drive..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  7. 6. Report Card Blues!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["Meet my friend, Mysto..."]
    Laffs
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics
  10. 9. ["500 years into the future with the Justice Society of America!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics
  13. 12. The Princess of Plunder!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. The Way Home
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    How You Can Defend Your Home!
  16. 15. ["Oh, boy! Am I happy!"]
    Rollin' Stone
  17. 16. ["Rover - If you're gonna be a G-dog..."]
    Gee-Man
  18. 17. America's Favorite Cartoon Star Smashes Through the Movie Screen!
    Superman
  19. 18. The Sheriff of Ghost Town!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. The Big Eight!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  22. 21. Prizes for All!
    American Seed Co.
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