(April 1943)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-02-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor); Bernard Breslauer (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tweedledum [Deever Tweed]; Tweedledee [Dunfree Tweed]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit confirmed by George Roussos.

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

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

Junior Air-Raid Wardens by Jack Bechdolt (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book, "Junior Air Raid Wardens" by Jack Bechdolt is reviewed.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson; Charles Paris (page 7 only); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Robinson
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Montmorency; Tweedledum [Deever Tweed] (villain, introduction); Tweedledee [Dumfree Tweed] (villain, introduction); Slug (villain); Tony (villain); Sparks (villain)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are faced with the dual problem of two rather rotund adversaries who set traps for their victims and wait for them to walk into them.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

Bombshell! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Trial of Captain Carter (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
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett; Andre Chavard]; The Major
Synopsis
A British major screws up a mission by firing a signal flare where the Germans can see it, but Captain Carter covers for him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Our architect used to build highways!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

World's Finest Value! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Mozambique (Table of Contents: 9)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias (credited as Sidney M. Elias ?)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

The Case of the Kid Reporters (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; Dan Halloway; Skinny Harmon; Freckles Maguire
Synopsis
A newspaper put out by some kids seems to have the inside scoop on saboteurs.

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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
This isn't so bad...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

As Fast as a Toboggan! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Adventure Comics; Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Treachery at the Waterfront (Table of Contents: 13)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

Man about Town (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Cleve Jerome)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Man Who Avoided Metal! (Table of Contents: 15)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Lee Harris (signed as Harris)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static (his parrot); Hugenberg (villain)
Synopsis
A Nazi spy is foiled by a box of Crackerjack.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

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

The Adventure of the Wooden Indians! (Table of Contents: 17)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Energy to Battle Odds (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tweedledum and Tweedledee!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Junior Air-Raid Wardens by Jack Bechdolt
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Tweedledum and Tweedledee!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Batman's secret identity revealed!"]
    Batman
  6. 5. Bombshell!
    Boy Commandos
  7. 6. The Trial of Captain Carter
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. ["Our architect used to build highways!"]
    Gags
  9. 8. World's Finest Value!
    World's Finest Comics
  10. 9. Mozambique
    Stamps
  11. 10. The Case of the Kid Reporters
    The Crimson Avenger
  12. 11. ["This isn't so bad..."]
    Private Pete
  13. 12. As Fast as a Toboggan!
    Adventure Comics; Star Spangled Comics
  14. 13. The Treachery at the Waterfront
    Spy
  15. 14. Man about Town
  16. 15. Man Who Avoided Metal!
    Air Wave
  17. 16. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  18. 17. The Adventure of the Wooden Indians!
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  21. 20. Energy to Battle Odds
    Baby Ruth
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