Batman #12
(August-September 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1942-06-06
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. On-sale date of June 10 in ad in Detective Comics #65.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
jeeps

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Roussos inker credit by Craig Delich with Roussos verifing that he did the typography and hand-lettering for the cover.

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

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

Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout (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 "Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout" by Shannon Zarst.

Brothers in Crime! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rafferty Brothers [Peter (death); Steve (death); Mike (death)] (villains)
Synopsis:
While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case involving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Daily News; Hall of Trophies

Indexer Notes

Penciler and inker credits verified by Robinson, background and lettering credits verified by Roussos.

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

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

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

Buddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Gosh! There goes the dog catcher!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Buddy

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

Gee-Man / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hold still - I'm on th' trail of a Fifth Columnist...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gee-Man

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

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

The Wizard of Words! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-namewd banker; un-named District Attorney; un-named Mayor; the Joker (villain); Slapsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must once again battle the Harlequin of Hate, who, this time, decides to carry out, word for word, the slang words that people use every day in order to commit his crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Robinson, and letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

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

Windy Watkins (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Watkins

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

They Thrill to Conquer! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ben "Fearless" Ford (stunt man); Nan Ford Ben's wife); Tommy Ford (Ben and Nan's son); Joe Kirk (villain); Duke (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must battle a gang of criminals who are trying to blackmail professional stuntmen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Script, art and lettering credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 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:
Have the picture end by the tree!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Honest Injun! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Murder Rap (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam Case (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; crime

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

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Payments?...Bah!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Busy Bill

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

Funnyboners / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as G. Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Have you got any nickle erasers?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Around the Clock with the Batman! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Mayor of Gotham City; Mr. Hodge (art connoisseur); Frankie (little boy with infantile paralysis); Margie (villain); "Heist" Andrews (villain)
Synopsis:
Gotham City celebrates "Batman Day", honoring all of the Caped Crusader's amazing accomplishments. And the events leading up to that day also helps Bruce Wayne complete the last chapter of a book he is writing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Robinson, and letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

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.

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Brothers in Crime!
    Batman with Robin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  6. 5. ["Gosh! There goes the dog catcher!"]
    Buddy
  7. 6. ["Hold still - I'm on th' trail of a Fifth Columnist..."]
    Gee-Man
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics
  9. 8. The Wizard of Words!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Now on Sale
  11. 10. Windy Watkins
  12. 11. They Thrill to Conquer!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. ["Have the picture end by the tree!"]
    Gags
  14. 13. Honest Injun!
    World's Finest Comics
  15. 14. Murder Rap
  16. 15. ["Payments?...Bah!"]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  17. 16. ["Have you got any nickle erasers?"]
    Funnyboners
  18. 17. The Big Eight!
  19. 18. Around the Clock with the Batman!
    Batman with Robin
  20. 19. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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