Batman #13
(October-November 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-08
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 August 12 in ad in Detective Comics #67.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Review of "The Wonder Book of the Air" by C. B. Allen & Lauren D. Lyman.

The Batman Plays a Lone Hand! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Joker (villain, cameo); The Thumb (villain, introduction); Thumb's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; belt radio; Gotham City; Uncle Pat Pawn

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, previously given to Bill Finger. Revised penciler credit verified by Craig Delich, previously given to Jerry Robinson. Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

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

Round-House Willie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Naylor (signed)
Pencils
Bob Naylor (signed)
Inks
Bob Naylor (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Naylor ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Willie...I need advice...
Genre
humor
Characters
Round-House Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Laffs / 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
Please Excuse Willy This Afternoon
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Double Trouble for Batman and Robin!! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Detective Comics; Batman with Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Comedy of Tears! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Johnny Blake (student); Joe Brady; Mr. van Gild; Joe DiMaggio (cameo); Jerry Siegel (cameo); Artemus Bigby (author)The Joker (villain); Bruiser (villain); Pretty Boy Dugan (villain)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders are bewildered to discover the reason behind the Joker's new campaign: to make people cry.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit verified by Jack Schiff, previously credited to Bill Finger. Revised penciler credit verified by Craig Delich, previously given to Jerry Robinson. Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

We've Pepped 'Em Up... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want my angel to run over to the dry cleaner's...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tubby

The Story of the Seventeen Stones! (Table of Contents: 10)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mason (reformed villain, architect, introduction); Brenner (reformed villain, diamond cutter); Parks (reformed villain); Rocky Grimes (villain, introduction, death); Lefty Slade (villain, introduction, death); "Fin" Gonzy (villain, loan shark, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Once suffering from amnesia, and having served 20 years in jail on the rock pile, criminal Rocky Grimes decides to get back at former members of his mob by using stones.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; House of Jewels; Onkers Diamond

Indexer Notes

Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.22 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
Tut-tut - You gents shouldn't be out so late...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

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

advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

DC Comics Give You What You Like! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

The Flying Jeeps / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After a forced landing...
Genre
humor

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

Silly Willy / 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
I better hurry before she goes under!
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

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
Gosh - What a sore throat...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Destination Unknown! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Detective Guffey; Commissioner James Gordon; Clyde Clayborn (collector of oddities); Miss Hibbs (Clayborn's Secretary); Mr. Fortesque (man in an iron lung, actually a wax dummy); John Keyes (innocent prisoner); Ken Thorne (President of the railroad); Trigger Turk (villain, introduction); Biff Bolton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A couple of criminals board a train, disguised as a doctor and his nurse, in order to get to a man accused of crime being transferred to the gas chamber, and kill him in an iron lung.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batplane; belt radio wireless; Gotham City; Grand Central Station

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn, previously given to Bill Finger. Revised penciler credit verified by Craig Delich, previously given to Jerry Robinson. Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Say, Willie...I need advice..."]
    Round-House Willie
  6. 5. ["Please Excuse Willy This Afternoon"]
    Laffs
  7. 6. Double Trouble for Batman and Robin!!
    Detective Comics; Batman with Robin
  8. 7. Comedy of Tears!
    Batman with Robin
  9. 8. We've Pepped 'Em Up...
    More Fun Comics; Adventure Comics
  10. 9. ["I want my angel to run over to the dry cleaner's..."]
    Tubby
  11. 10. The Story of the Seventeen Stones!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. ["Tut-tut - You gents shouldn't be out so late..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. DC Comics Give You What You Like!
  15. 14. Sacrifice
  16. 15. ["After a forced landing..."]
    The Flying Jeeps
  17. 16. ["I better hurry before she goes under!"]
    Silly Willy
  18. 17. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  19. 18. ["Gosh - What a sore throat..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  20. 19. Destination Unknown!
    Batman with Robin
  21. 20. The Big Eight!
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
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