Batman #11
(June-July 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-10
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 copyright registration.


[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.

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm - I wonder what kind of excitement...
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.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh? Whut? The dentist wants ten bucks...
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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something tells me that if I don't get that baby elephant trained soon...
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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have another, bub!
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)

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. 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:
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  • Craig Delich
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