Batman #18
(August-September 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-06-05
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 copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ed Kressy; Dick Sprang; Stan Kaye (see note)
Inks
Dick Sprang; Stan Kaye (see note)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Adolf Hitler (villain), Emporor Hirohito (villain); Benito Mussolini (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman and Robin figures lifted from page 13 of Detective Comics #84, confirmed by Sprang and Desris. Layouts of Batman and Robin by Ed Kressy with finished art by Dick Sprang. Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini figures by Stan Kaye (new art for this cover), per Craig Delich.

How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Hunter's Inn! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Tweedledee [Cousin Deever] (villain); Tweedledum [Cousin Dumfree] (villain); Soup McConell (villain); Legs (villain); Sapper (villain)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin, in their everyday identities as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (accompanied by Alfred), are investigating Hunter's Inn, the scene of many robberies of wealthy patrons...and run smack into the infamous Tweed Brothers!
Reprints
Keywords
Hunter's Inn

Indexer Notes

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

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Private Pete / 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
Gosh - it's still raining.
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Robin Studies His Lessons! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dick's school Professor; Spike (villain); Harry (villain)
Synopsis
When Dick brings home a miserable report card, Bruce relegates the youngster to studying at home instead of gallivanting about as Robin, the Boy Wonder!
Reprints
Keywords
belt radio; Consolidated Fisheries; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credit confirmed by Jack Burnley. Inker credit verified by Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Go away, paleface, me not interested in what you sell - ugh!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

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

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

The Good Samaritan Cops (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Finger
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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Sergeant Mead (head of the Emergency Squad, introduction); the Emergency Squad [Bressler; Brannigan; Flannigan; Richards] (introduction); unnamed homicidal maniac (villain); Black Market Looters (villain); Two-Gun Fowley (villain)
Synopsis
In the first story of a series, Batman and Robin meet and work with different agencies within the realm of the Police Department: in this story, it's the Police Emergency Squad.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Web Adams (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Synopsis
Review of "Web Adams" by Willard Temple.

Boarders Away! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tod Lowry (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Crime Surgeon! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed prison Warden; The Crime Surgeon [Dr. Thorne] (villain, death); Flop-Ears Bailey (villain); Slick Minder (villain); Tipper (villain); Mocco (villain)
Synopsis
The Crime Surgeon, after successfully operating on and saving the life of the Warden at the prison he is incarcerated in, makes good his escape and re-opens his Crime Clinic: an agency that helps crooks to better carry out their crimes!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

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

Lightning Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Arco Publishing Company / 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. How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame!
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Secret of Hunter's Inn!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The Big Eight!
  5. 4. ["Gosh - it's still raining."]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. Robin Studies His Lessons!
    Batman with Robin
  7. 6. ["Go away, paleface, me not interested in what you sell - ugh!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  8. 7. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  9. 8. The Good Samaritan Cops
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. Web Adams
    Good Books Worth Reading
  13. 12. Boarders Away!
  14. 13. The Crime Surgeon!
    Batman with Robin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lightning Ju-Jitsu
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Arco Publishing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Denys Howard
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Patrick Shaughnessy
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen