(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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