(August 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-06-20
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


Meet "Two-Face" (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; clocks; revolvers; tight rope walking

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

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

Lou Gehrig -- A Quiet Hero by Frank Graham (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Keywords
baseball; book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. "Lou Gehrig - A Quiet Hero" by Frank Graham is reviewed.

The Crimes of Two-Face! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent] (image); Gilda (Harvey Kent's fiancee, a sculptress, introduction); Dr. Ekhart; Two-Face [Harvey Kent; aka "Apollo" Kent] (villain, introduction, origin); Boss Moroni (villain); Joe (villain, death)
Synopsis
At a criminal trial, District Attorney Harvey Kent is disfigured by acid thrown into his face, and the shock drives him to become a master criminal who bases all of his crimes on the number two, and who uses a two-headed silver dollar to decide if he will keep the loot from a crime or not.
Reprints
Keywords
Vitriol

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #68.

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

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sphinx Speaks (Table of Contents: 5)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 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]; Alfy Twidgett; Pierre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Casey 39; Von Bruhte; Radcliffe; The Sphinx (villain)
Synopsis
In the year 3045 A.D., scholars unearth an ancient battlefield and try to reconstruct what happened there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
I think I'll go to that new gas station...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Climb up the ladder, Eddie...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

The Winning Team! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Murder Will Out (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Joe Henderson; Byers; Maretti

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Honest Injun! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Sure-Fire Formula! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Little Discs of 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

Flaming Bullets (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks! (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 (death); Static; Inspector Morton; Grump (villain)
Synopsis
District Attorney Cole dies, and Larry Jordan is arrested for his murder.
Reprints

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

Sport with the Sports / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
? [as Arcky] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Arcky] (signed)
Inks
? [as Arcky] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Jones the high jump is over here!
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

4 gags.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 16)

statement of ownership / 0.23 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

published by Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave
New York, N.Y.
Editor: W. F. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld; P. H. Sampliner.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Case of the Dripping Drum (Table of Contents: 19)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet "Two-Face"
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Lou Gehrig -- A Quiet Hero by Frank Graham
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Crimes of Two-Face!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  6. 5. The Sphinx Speaks
    The Boy Commandos
  7. 6. ["I think I'll go to that new gas station..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. ["Climb up the ladder, Eddie..."]
    Laffs
  9. 8. The Winning Team!
    Batman
  10. 9. Murder Will Out
    The Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. Honest Injun!
    World's Finest Comics
  12. 11. Sure-Fire Formula!
    Leading Comics
  13. 12. Little Discs of Death
    Spy
  14. 13. Flaming Bullets
  15. 14. The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks!
    Air Wave
  16. 15. ["Hey! Jones the high jump is over here!"]
    Sport with the Sports
  17. 16. Statement of Ownership
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. Case of the Dripping Drum
    Slam Bradley
  21. 20. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"]
  22. 21. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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