(January 1943)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-11-17
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.


A Crime a Day! (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
calendars; giant figures

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

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

Government Hunter by M. M. Atwater (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Marvin Goldstein (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book, "Government Hunter," by M. M. Atwater, is reviewed. Marvin Goldstein wins $5.00 for his book review.

Crime a Day! (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]; Mrs. Smythe; Editor of the Gotham Gazette; The Joker (villain); Joker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
During a series of lectures, the Batman calls the Joker a fool for leaving clues behind that lead to his capture. The Clown Prince of Crime turns the tables on the Caped Crusader by leaving more clues and making the Batman and Robin look like fools.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Daily Star; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Rappel Art Galleries

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

Private Pete / 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
Shh! Golly - This is more dangerous than I thought!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

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

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

A Break for Santa (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; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett]; Olaf Hanson
Synopsis
Rip and the Boys steal an allied plane in order to rescue a sick boy's father from a Nazi prison camp.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Dizzy Data / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grizzly bears can run...
Genre
non-fiction

Simon Bolivar (Table of Contents: 9)

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.

The Unlucky Reporter (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; Sam Carver

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

A Real Prize Among Comics! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.44 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Death on the Diamond! (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

Murder on the Campus (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Watson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Voice from Nowhere (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); George Paines (friend of Jordan); Virginia Owen (friend of Jordan); Baldy Biggs (villain)
Keywords
Daily Blah

[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
This way!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

How Can They Do It?? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Case of the Missing Grin! (Table of Contents: 20)

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; Risiblo the Clown

The Boy Commandos Are Here! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Crime a Day!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Government Hunter by M. M. Atwater
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Crime a Day!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Shh! Golly - This is more dangerous than I thought!"]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. A Break for Santa
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons?
    Bendix
  9. 8. ["Grizzly bears can run..."]
    Dizzy Data
  10. 9. Simon Bolivar
    Stamps
  11. 10. The Unlucky Reporter
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. A Real Prize Among Comics!
    Prize Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  15. 14. Death on the Diamond!
    Spy
  16. 15. Murder on the Campus
  17. 16. The Voice from Nowhere
    Air Wave
  18. 17. ["This way!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  19. 18. How Can They Do It??
    World's Finest Comics
  20. 19. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  21. 20. Case of the Missing Grin!
    Slam Bradley
  22. 21. The Boy Commandos Are Here!
    Boy Commandos
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
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