(October 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-08-22
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.


The Man Who Led a Double Life! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
Jerry Robinson
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; silos

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

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

The Mail Wagon Mystery by May Justus (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book "The Mail Wagon Mystery" by May Justus is reviewed.

The Man Who Led a Double Life! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gilda (Harvey's fiancee); Henry Logan (matchstick object collector); Henry Logan's double; Gotham City's Mayor; a mask maker; mask maker's son; Two-Face [Harvey Kent] (villain); Al (villain); "Getaway" George (villain); Two-Face's criminal combine (villains)
Synopsis:
Two-Face gets away from Batman and resumes his criminal career, but, in the end, is double-crossed by one of his own men!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Daily Globe

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Detective Comics #66.

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

Silly Willy / 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:
Costumes for Hire
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Silly Willy

Extra! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Treachery of Osuki! (Table of Contents: 6)

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:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Andre Chavard; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasan]; Osuki (villain)
Synopsis:
The boys end up shipwrecked in the Pacific with a Japanese pilot, but without Rip Carter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Energy to Get There! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Scoopy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Sherman [as Sherman] (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman [as Sherman] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Mrs. Goldrocks was just robbed...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Scoopy

How Do They Think 'Em Up?! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Dead Men Do Tell Tales (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; Tommy; Uncle; Trigger (villain); Shorty (villain)
Synopsis:
Two crooks sell an old man and a young boy a treasure map and then decide they want it back.

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I think I'll mosey around the circus...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Silly Willy

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Adventure of the Peglegged Wildcat (Table of Contents: 14)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

Escape from Death (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nils Hall (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Case of the Talking Gun! (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); Ebenezer Rood (Morning Star editor, death); Burt Benson (newspaper editor); Jimmy Pardee (newspaper crime reporter); Mrs. Pardee (Jimmy's mother); Porky; Wilbur
Keywords:
The Morning Star

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Say, Chief - Mow your lawn for a quarter?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Cultured Crooks! (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

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) /

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Led a Double Life!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Mail Wagon Mystery by May Justus
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Man Who Led a Double Life!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Costumes for Hire"]
    Silly Willy
  6. 5. Extra!
    Batman
  7. 6. The Treachery of Osuki!
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. Energy to Get There!
    Baby Ruth
  9. 8. ["Mrs. Goldrocks was just robbed..."]
    Scoopy
  10. 9. How Do They Think 'Em Up?!
    Leading Comics
  11. 10. Dead Men Do Tell Tales
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["I think I'll mosey around the circus..."]
    Silly Willy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  15. 14. Adventure of the Peglegged Wildcat
    Spy
  16. 15. Escape from Death
  17. 16. The Case of the Talking Gun!
    Air Wave
  18. 17. ["Say, Chief - Mow your lawn for a quarter?"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  19. 18. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  20. 19. The Case of the Cultured Crooks!
    Slam Bradley
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
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