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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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