Batman #15
(February-March 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1942-12-08
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 December 11 in ad in Detective Comics #71.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

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. Short review of various books, including George Lowther's "Superman."

Your Face Is Your Fortune! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Linda Page; Miss Lord (salon customer); Mrs. Gild (salon customer); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle; a.k.a. Elva Barr; also as Mrs. Arnold; also as Mrs. Leroy] (villain); Deadshot Mike [aka Jim Jones] (villain)
Synopsis:
Selina Kyle wins a beauty contest under an assumed name and falls in love with Bruce Wayne, who was one of the judges. Although she is planning capers involving her job in a beauty salon, Selina confesses to Batman that she'd give up her criminal behavior if she knew for certain that she'd have a chance with Wayne.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Herald; Joe's Bowling Alley

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. 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)

Gags / cartoon / 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:
Penthouse, please!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Is It Legal to Kill Batman? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lucky-Bucky / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Naylor
Pencils:
Bob Naylor
Inks:
Bob Naylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Naylor ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
This looks like a good spot to camp, Lucky...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lucky-Bucky

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Boy Who Wanted to Be Robin! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Don C. Cameron
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bobby Deen (homeless bootblack); Knuckles Conger (villain, introduction); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
After watching the Caped Crusader's in action for a period of time, and especially Robin, a criminal boss decides that he will use Batman's methods against him and adopts a youngster to aid him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Palace Theatre

Indexer Notes

Revised writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn, previously given to Bill Finger. Art and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

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

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

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

J. Rushem Quickly, Esq. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Fung
Pencils:
Paul Fung
Inks:
Paul Fung
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hurry!!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
J. Rushem Quickly

The Two Futures (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Rainier (historian); Professor Proe; Professor Con; Bobby Logan; The Nazis (villains); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders visit the world's greatest historian, whose fellow professors give them an idea what will happen to America's democratic way of life when the war ends.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham University

Indexer Notes

Script, art, and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

Story is primarily narrated by the three Professors.

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

Baldy / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
No wonder folks call me 'Baldy'...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Baldy

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Victory Picture Frames / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

A Lucky Break (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Darcy (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

How Can They Do It?? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / 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:
This parrot belonged to an old pirate captain!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

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

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

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

Life's Little Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Well -- We lost the game...
Genre:
humor

The Loneliest Men in the World (Table of Contents: 20)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Santa Claus; Ben Botts (doorman); Mr. Rockmaker; Mr. Zang (owner of the Crane Club); Link Chesney (radio humorist); Tom Wick (lighthouse keeper); Dirk Dagner (villain, introduction); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
For this Christmas, Batman and Robin decide to play Santa to "the loneliest men in the world": those who have no friends at that festive time of the year. But criminal Dirk Dagner decides to use this plan for his own financial advantage!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Christmas; Crane Club; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credits confirmed by Jerry Robinson and George Rousssos. Letterer credit confirmed by George Roussos.

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

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

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Your Face Is Your Fortune!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Penthouse, please!"]
    Gags
  6. 5. Is It Legal to Kill Batman?
    Detective Comics
  7. 6. ["This looks like a good spot to camp, Lucky..."]
    Lucky-Bucky
  8. 7. The Boy Who Wanted to Be Robin!
    Batman with Robin
  9. 8. The Big Eight!
  10. 9. ["Hurry!!"]
    J. Rushem Quickly, Esq.
  11. 10. The Two Futures
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. ["No wonder folks call me 'Baldy'..."]
    Baldy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Victory Picture Frames
  15. 14. A Lucky Break
  16. 15. How Can They Do It??
    World's Finest Comics
  17. 16. Brand New!
    Comic Cavalcade
  18. 17. ["This parrot belonged to an old pirate captain!"]
    Shorty
  19. 18. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  20. 19. ["Well -- We lost the game..."]
    Life's Little Laffs
  21. 20. The Loneliest Men in the World
    Batman with Robin
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
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