Batman #14
(December 1942-January 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-10-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of October 14 in ad in Star Spangled Comics #15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / 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

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Robinson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's an ordinary human being, The Batman.
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dana Drye (detective, death); Sheriff Ezra Plunkett; Dr. Tsu; Grace Seers (detective, writer); Sir John Bart (of Scotland Yard); Graves Gang (villains, flashback); Red Rip (villain, gangland monarch)
Synopsis
Batman is among a handful of famed detectives that are invited to a conference, during which famed detective, Dana Drye, is shot and killed before their eyes.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised and verified by Martin O'Hearn; previously given to Joe Samachson. Art credits confirmed by Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Sons of the Hurricane (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Review of "Sons of the Hurricane" by John J. Floherty.

The Man Who Could Read Minds (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

How Can They Do It?? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Prescription for Happiness! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every neighborhood -- including yours -- has its...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Doctor A. B. Chalmers (Pharmacist); Lucy; Patton (Policeman); Alphonse Gibbs; "One Round" Rickey (boxer); Dr. Roy Ainslee; Mary Miller; Pills Mattson (villain, introduction); Varney (villain)
Synopsis
Old Doc Chalmers, after spending a lifetime helping other people, loses just about everything in his place of business when a group of crooks use his shop as a base, and it is destroyed in a melee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bob Kane penciler credit verified by Craig Delich; previously given to Jerry Robinson. Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Wee-Willie Winkie / 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
Migosh - Late for work again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Wee Willie Winkie; George

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Swastika over the White House! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jack Burnley (signed as Bob Kane); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Bentley

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. McCoy (newsreel Editor); Matt Carson (cameraman); Tom Starr (cameraman); J. Peerless Morton (millionaire); Morton's butler; Count Felix [aka the Leader] (villain, introduction); Fritz Hoffner [Fred Hopper] (villain, amateur movie photographer); Heinrich (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain, image only)
Synopsis
The Nazis succeed in getting one of their undercover men hired as photographer in order to infiltrate defense plants and take secret photos that will be used to sabotage America's war efforts.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City Newsreel Company; Nazis

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're flying too high!
Genre
humor

Foolish Business (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Warren (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"One of these days, Eddie," Maloney warned...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Eddie Green; Maloney; Casey; Rafferty; Slick
Keywords
Gladney (town)

Bargains in Banditry! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jack Burnley (signed as Bob Kane); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Bentley

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't go wrong with a Penguin perfect crime plot!
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as "Bad News" Brewster]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed National Bank President; Jerry (Policeman); The Penguin [Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot] (villain); Torchy Blaize (villain, death); Hairless Harry Hix (villain, death); Slippery Elmer (villain); Glitter Gleason (villain, jewel their)
Synopsis
The Penguin decides to go into business for himself by offering to the underworld pre-planned crimes at cut rate prices! Unknown to them, he takes 100% of their profits...and their lives! To counter this, Batman poses as "Bad News" Brewster and offers the underworld pre-planned crimes of his own...at cheaper rates.
Reprints
Keywords
Aladdin Ruby; Batplane; Gotham City; National Bank

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. Sons of the Hurricane
    Good Books Worth Reading
  6. 5. The Man Who Could Read Minds
    Detective Comics; Batman with Robin
  7. 6. How Can They Do It??
    World's Finest Comics
  8. 7. Prescription for Happiness!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. The Big Eight!
  10. 9. ["Migosh - Late for work again!"]
    Wee-Willie Winkie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics
  12. 11. Swastika over the White House!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  14. 13. ["We're flying too high!"]
    The Flying Jeeps
  15. 14. Foolish Business
  16. 15. Bargains in Banditry!
    Batman and Robin
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
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