(July 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

["Robin and I want to welcome you Boy Commandos to Detective Comics!"] (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

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)

["Whew - It's hot..."] (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

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)

["This K.P. duty is real woman's work!"] (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

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)

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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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