(June-July 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1943-04-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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 ad in Detective Comics #75.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

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

The Big Eight (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Batman's Biographer! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; B. Boswell Browne (introduction); The Conjurer (villain, introduction); Conjurer's gang [Creeper; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; silken rope

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

["Astrologer par excellent..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Prof. Pipp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Farr (signed)
Inks:
Jack Farr (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Pipp

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Penguin Goes A-Hunting (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Warden Keyes; Miss Meecham (Throckmorton's Secretary); Mr. Throckmorton (a broker); Tyrus Wolff; Mr. Gullet; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Penguin attends a lecture by Gotham City's prison Warden Keyes, who talks about the city's most dangerous villains: the Scarecrow, the Joker and the Cat-Woman...but fails to list him. When asked about the Penguin, Keyes says that he hasn't the genius or inventiveness of the others. Penguin decides to correct that assumption, and Batman and Robin must stop him in that attempt.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Gotham Globe

Indexer Notes

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

["I tell you, you have to take the pants off to press them!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

["T'ain't no fun bein' just an ordinary cat!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Model Planes (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Rogues' Pageant! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; "Ducky" Mallard (villain, introduction); Mallard's gang ["Dazie" Dickens (death); rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
At Alfred's urging, Bruce and Dick decide to take a short vacation after particularly strenuous battling against Gotham's underworld, they stop off in San Pablos, a city celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the courageous deeds of their forefathers...and they discover that crime even reaches its ugly hands into this festive atmosphere!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Santo Pablo

Indexer Notes

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

Scrap Haul (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Allan Gerz (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Gibbons (villain, leader of the Raiders, introduction); The Phantom Raiders (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While vacationing at Malibu Beach, Bruce and Dick become aware of several fishing vessels being robbed of their catches by a group of mysterious individuals who seem to disappear into thin air. In disguise, they join the crew of a ship departing to discover the truth behind the robberies, and get a startling surprise!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Jenny Jones (a ship)

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Burnley. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Arco Pub. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Big Eight
  4. 3. The Batman's Biographer!
    Batman with Robin
  5. 4. ["Astrologer par excellent..."]
    Prof. Pipp
  6. 5. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  7. 6. The Penguin Goes A-Hunting
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["I tell you, you have to take the pants off to press them!"]
    Laffs
  9. 8. ["T'ain't no fun bein' just an ordinary cat!"]
  10. 9. Model Planes
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  11. 10. Rogues' Pageant!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. Scrap Haul
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!
    Batman with Robin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Arco Pub. Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
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