(May 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-03-21
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.


Meet Mr. Baffle! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray; Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Thompson submachine guns

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

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

Little Eagle, A Navaho Boy by Armstrong Sperry (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book, "Little Eagle, a Navaho Boy" by Armstrong Sperry is reviewed.

A Gentleman in Gotham (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Mrs. Davies; Mr. Baffle [Michael Baffle] [also as Charles Courtly, society reporter] (villain, introduction); Fish-Eyes (villain); Egg-Head (villain)
Synopsis
Charged with stealing jewels in a foreign dictator's land, Michael Baffle is supposedly shot and killed. But he cheats death and makes his way to America: the land of the free, and Baffle wonders just how free this land's wealth really is.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

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

Jokes / 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
Do you like the pickles?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Whee! Another Big Hit!! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Stumbling Saboteurs (Table of Contents: 6)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bart Regan

[Death in the Lion's Cage] (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8) (Expand) /

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

--And We Mean Adventure! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Private Pete / 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
It's a swell night to stand on guard duty!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Dopey Dave (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Cole

Genre
humor
Characters
Dopey Dave

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

Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.23 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Daily Crime (Table of Contents: 14)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Grabber (villain); Slimey (villain)

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

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
Nothing can go wrong for you today...
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

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

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

The Case of Station X (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Danny Burns

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Doctor of Dishes (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Case of the Light That Blinds! (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Patty; Joe (a Policeman); The Seal (villain); Seal's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Seal uses an invention to make the sun's rays glow extra bright to blind people so that his gang can commit robberies, and they are able to see only because of the smoked glasses they wear. When Larry gets too close to the truth of the situation, the Seal's men capture him and the villain has an explosive end in store for the detective.

Indexer Notes

Last Larry Steele adventure in the Golden Age.

2nd appearance of the Seal.

Case of the Wobbling Wizard (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) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Energy to Protect Your Welfare (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet Mr. Baffle!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Little Eagle, A Navaho Boy by Armstrong Sperry
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. A Gentleman in Gotham
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Do you like the pickles?"]
    Jokes
  6. 5. Whee! Another Big Hit!!
    Batman
  7. 6. The Stumbling Saboteurs
    Spy
  8. 7. [Death in the Lion's Cage]
    Cliff Crosby
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  10. 9. --And We Mean Adventure!
    Adventure Comics
  11. 10. ["It's a swell night to stand on guard duty!"]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. Dopey Dave
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Star Spangled Comics
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. The Daily Crime
    The Crimson Avenger
  16. 15. ["Nothing can go wrong for you today..."]
    Shorty
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Comics
  18. 17. The Case of Station X
    Air Wave
  19. 18. Doctor of Dishes
  20. 19. The Case of the Light That Blinds!
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  21. 20. Case of the Wobbling Wizard
    Slam Bradley
  22. 21. Now on Sale
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. Energy to Protect Your Welfare
    Baby Ruth
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