(June-July 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[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:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits per list Fred Ray gave to Jack Burnley and subsequently printed in Alter Ego #25 (June 2003). Ray was able to make such verifications of all of his work because he, like Jack Burnley, tore off and kept the covers of every comic magazine for which he did the cover art. We previously credited Ray with only layouts and Robinson with finishes, as in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #3 (August 2000). Jerry Robinson claimed to Arnie Grieves on June 17, 2007, that he, in fact, penciled and inked the cover.

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

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

Jerry and the Pony Express (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 "Jerry and the Pony Express" by Sanford Tousey.

[The Joker's Advertising Campaign] (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 (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Editor of the Gotham Gazette; Presto (a magician, cameo); Miss Henley (switchboard operator); The Joker [also as Presto, the Magician] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker escapes from prison and places ads each day in the newspaper to advertize to Batman and Robin his latest criminal pursuit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

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

["Hmm - I wonder what kind of excitement..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Payment in Full (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; District Attorney Lee Benson (also in flashback); Joe Dolan (villain, also in flashback, death); Dolan's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman discovers that the D.A. faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life: to prosecute and send to the chair a criminal who once saved his life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; United Bank

Indexer Notes

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

["Huh? Whut? The dentist wants ten bucks..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Gran'pa / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gran'pa

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

["Something tells me that if I don't get that baby elephant trained soon..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Bandits in Toyland! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tom Willard; Grandma Drew; Van Courtley's butler; Hendrick's son; Henry Burton (villain); "Muscles Malone" (villain); Malone's Gang [Patsy Day; Johnny Teal] (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne is called to immediate jury duty and discovers that the defendant has been framed. Unable to convince other panel member's of the man's innocence, Batman must now gain the evidence to prove it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

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

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

Detective Comics; Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

All the Angles (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Wilton (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Have another, bub!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom McNamara

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandpa Peters

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Four Birds of a Feather! (Table of Contents: 16)

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]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Buzzard Benny (villain); Joe Crow (villain); The Canary (villain, reforms)
Synopsis:
The Penguin joins in a financial enterprise with some "old friends" of his to open a night club called The Bird House in Florida...with gambling as the real racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Florida; Gotham City; The Bird House

Indexer Notes

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

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

Spencer Fireworks Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Jerry and the Pony Express
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [The Joker's Advertising Campaign]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Hmm - I wonder what kind of excitement..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  7. 6. Payment in Full
    Batman with Robin Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["Huh? Whut? The dentist wants ten bucks..."]
    Gran'pa
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Now on Sale
  11. 10. ["Something tells me that if I don't get that baby elephant trained soon..."]
    Rollin Stone
  12. 11. Bandits in Toyland!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics; Leading Comics
  14. 13. All the Angles
  15. 14. ["Have another, bub!"]
    Grandpa Peters
  16. 15. The Big Eight!
  17. 16. Four Birds of a Feather!
    Batman with Robin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Company
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
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  • Jeremy Heier
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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