(November 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-09-22
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 Harlequin's Hoax! (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 Joker
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; magic lamps

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. Announcing a contest where the reader who sends in the best book review will win $5.00 and see their review printed in a DC comic.

The Harlequin's Hoax! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Greene
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; Linda Page; Charles Saunders; Mr. Fordney; Richard Morse; Jim Brown; The Joker (villain); Joker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
The Joker returns with a madcap scheme: handing out less than perfect, but generous, gifts to people, all with a sinister purpose in mind.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Gotham City; Shutter Camera Company

[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
Gosh! I better rush to work...
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

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

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

[The Siege of Krovka] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ? (signed); Joe Simon ? (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed); Joe Simon ? (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett]; Ivan Vanin; Tanya Vanin; Zenovikov; Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Nazis, ordered by Hitler to keep advancing their positions, come across a stubborn group of citizens at Krovka, and the commanding general orders the town leveled. But the Commandos volunteer to help out and take on the Nazis with an added fervor.
Reprints

Sugar (Table of Contents: 7)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

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

Clancy the Cop / 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
The sarge is sending me on a special mission!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

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

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

The Three Behind the Throne (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; Scoop Carter; Adam Scringe; Magnus King; Caesar Gutter (villain)
Synopsis
A small town reporter tries for a job in the big city.

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

A Man's Best Friend / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill
Inks
Ray McGill
Colors
?
Letters
Ray McGill

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh heh...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

Double Demons of Destruction!! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy! (Table of Contents: 14)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Winter
Inks
Chuck Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

Sharp Eyes (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Dell (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Magic Cupboard! (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); Old Mother Hubbard
Synopsis
Mrs. Hubbard's cupboard mysteriously fills up with food each night.

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Case of the Artistic Ape (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Harlequin's Hoax!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Harlequin's Hoax!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Gosh! I better rush to work..."]
    Silly Willy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. [The Siege of Krovka]
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. Sugar
    Stamps
  9. 8. ["The sarge is sending me on a special mission!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  11. 10. The Three Behind the Throne
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["Heh heh..."]
    A Man's Best Friend
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Double Demons of Destruction!!
    Prize Comics
  15. 14. The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy!
    Spy
  16. 15. Sharp Eyes
  17. 16. The Magic Cupboard!
    Air Wave
  18. 17. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  19. 18. Case of the Artistic Ape
    Slam Bradley
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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