(September 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-07-21
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.


Crime's Early Bird (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints:
Keywords:
ostriches; umbrellas

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

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

S.O.S. Radio Patrol by William Heyliger (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Josette Frank (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book "S.O.S. Radio Patrol" by William Heyliger is reviewed.

Crime's Early Bird! (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:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sing Hi Lo (stage performer); Mr. Gemly (jewel collector, death); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot; also as I. Waddle] (villain); Louie the Lip (villain); Hotfoot Harry (villain)
Synopsis:
The Penguin uses birds sold in his store in a variety of ways to commit crimes, but the Batman catches on to his trick and tries to fight fire with fire.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City

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

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

Escape to Disaster! (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:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Andre Chavard; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasan]; Horseshoes Corona (villain); Buttsy Baynes (villain)
Synopsis:
A gangster trying to escape from the American law runs afoul of the Nazis and the Boy Commandos.
Reprints:

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Sorry, I can't take a chance!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Extra! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Smart Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Dum de diddle de dum de dum...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smart Sam

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Crime on the Half-Moon! (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; Mr. Memory (villain); Gabby (villain)

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

Comics Zoo / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
And what is your age?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags.

Growing Fast! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.23 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Secret Ten (Table of Contents: 14)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan

A Matter of Law (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dalton Weeks (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Case of the Country Crooner! (Table of Contents: 16)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils:
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static (his parrot); Mr. Weston (singer); Mr. Charles (villain, singer); Charle's thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
Air Wave helps a country singer get a job.
Keywords:
Sudsy Soap Radio Show

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 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:
Chief - Oh, Chief!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Case of the Whistling Tooth (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
Synopsis:
Rumple the millionaire gets upset when a dentist fixes his whistling teeth.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Crime's Early Bird
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. S.O.S. Radio Patrol by William Heyliger
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Crime's Early Bird!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  6. 5. Escape to Disaster!
    The Boy Commandos
  7. 6. ["Sorry, I can't take a chance!"]
    Gags
  8. 7. Extra!
    Batman
  9. 8. ["Dum de diddle de dum de dum..."]
    Smart Sam
  10. 9. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  11. 10. Crime on the Half-Moon!
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["And what is your age?"]
    Comics Zoo
  13. 12. Growing Fast!
    More Fun Comics
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. The Secret Ten
    Spy
  16. 15. A Matter of Law
  17. 16. The Case of the Country Crooner!
    Air Wave
  18. 17. ["Chief - Oh, Chief!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  19. 18. ["Here it is, boys and girls!"]
    Wonder Woman
  20. 19. Case of the Whistling Tooth
    Slam Bradley
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
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