Batman #17
(June-July 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1943-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of April 9 in ad in Detective Comics #75.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep the American eagle flying!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
bald eagle

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 and 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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin
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.

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Astrologer par excellent...
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Pipp

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

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

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
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.

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tell you, you have to take the pants off to press them!
Genre
humor
Characters
Babson

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

comic story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
T'ain't no fun bein' just an ordinary cat!
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 and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
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
Al Gerz (credited as Allan Gerz)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Knuckles Hanley; Henry Cable

[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 and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin
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. ["Keep the American eagle flying!"]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Big Eight
  4. 3. The Batman's Biographer!
    Batman and 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 and Robin
  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 and Robin
  12. 11. Scrap Haul
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!
    Batman and 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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