(July 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-19
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; The Boy Commandos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Jerry Robinson (Batman and Robin)
Inks
Joe Simon (Boy Commandos); Jerry Robinson (Batman and Robin)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robin and I want to welcome you Boy Commandos to Detective Comics!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfy Twidgett; Pierre Chavard; Jan Haasan]
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Per Jerry Robinson, he penciled and inked the Batman and Robin figures while Kirby and Simon drew the rest of the cover. Info per Harry Mendryk via the Jack Kirby Museum (http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/1465).

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

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

The Lost Caravan by Waldo Fleming (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book "The Lost Caravan" by Waldo Fleming is reviewed.

The Cop Who Hated the Batman! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Tom Bolton [Tom Nolan] (Mike Nolan's son); Mike Nolan (villain, flashback, death); Nick Rocco (villain); "Soapy" Joe (villain, death)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin join Commissioner Gordon to head for a northern state to watch the state troopers in action. While there, Batman meets a cop who holds a grudge with him because he believes Batman shot his father in the back years ago.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Gotham City

The Winning Team... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

In a Class by Itself! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Nostradamus Predicts] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Pierre Chavard; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasan]; Nostradamus; Catherine, Queen of France; Bathingham; Chibbs; Hermann Göring (villain)
Synopsis
Rip tries to send the boys to school. Nostradamus predicts Hitler and the Boy Commandos.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.44 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
Whew - It's hot...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy

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

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

The Red Letter Day 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; Superman [Clark Kent] (balloon); The Holiday Hoods (villains)

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the...Man Who Sold Death!! (Table of Contents: 12)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

No More Ghosts (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Machine Man (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Professor Gurn (villain)

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

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

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This K.P. duty is real woman's work!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Mystery of the Priceless Pooch (Table of Contents: 17)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Robin and I want to welcome you Boy Commandos to Detective Comics!"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; The Boy Commandos
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Lost Caravan by Waldo Fleming
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Cop Who Hated the Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. The Winning Team...
    Batman
  6. 5. In a Class by Itself!
    World's Finest Comics
  7. 6. [Nostradamus Predicts]
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. ["Whew - It's hot..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Star Spangled Comics
  11. 10. The Red Letter Day Crimes
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  13. 12. The Case of the...Man Who Sold Death!!
    Spy
  14. 13. No More Ghosts
  15. 14. The Machine Man
    Air Wave
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  17. 16. ["This K.P. duty is real woman's work!"]
    Private Pete
  18. 17. Mystery of the Priceless Pooch
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  21. 20. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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