Batman #19
(October-November 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-08-07
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.


Batman Makes a Deadline; Atlantis Goes to War; The Case of the Timid Lion; Collector of Millionaires (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

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

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

America's Fighting Planes in Action by Reed Kinert (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; aviation

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Review of "America's Fighting Planes in Action" by Reed Kinert.

Batman Makes a Deadline! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed newspaper City Editor; Larry Spade (newspaper reporter, death); unnamed toy shop proprietor; Big Ben Bolling (villain, introduction, death); Skylark Skelly (villain, death); Legs Lascomb (villain, death); Rattler (villain, death)
Synopsis
After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent about their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City Graphic

Indexer Notes

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

Power Start (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Atlantis Goes to War! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ben Stunsel (introduction, death); Taro (Ruler of Atlantis, introduction); Lanya (Empress of Atlantis, Taro's sister, introduction); Kano (Atlantean High Priest, introduction); other unnamed Atlanteans; Admiral Von Buntz (villain, introduction); Captain Kurt Fritzl (villain, U-Boat Captain, introduction); unnamed Nazis (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. But they are in for a shock when they discover the secret Nazi sub base is located in lost Atlantis!
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; New York Comet (newspaper); Tribune

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
Advance into those woods!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

The Case of the Timid Lion! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed zoo attendant; The Joker (villain); Mr. Lyon (villain)
Synopsis
One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate "jokes" and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime...something the Joker doesn't find amusing---nor do Batman and Robin!
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Globe; Dividend Club; Gotham City; Gotham News; Gotham Zoo; silken lassos

Indexer Notes

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
It sure was swell of Homer to lend me his boss's dress suit...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Dramatic Fragment (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Allenby (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Collector of Millionaires (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Samachson (probably)
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Norm Fallon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Judge Tower; Ronnie Tower (the Judge's son); Carol Tower (Ronnie's sister, the Judge's daughter); Howard Prescott (millionaire); Miles Rockley (millionaire); Reginald Van Astor (millionaire); Ali (villain, introduction); Ali's gang of impersonators (villains)
Synopsis
After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation. But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. But before he, in the guise of Robin, confronts the man, he gets a radio call from the real Wayne, who has been kidnapped by a lunatic, imprisoning millionaires and sending out lookalikes to further his interests.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; belt radio; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman Makes a Deadline; Atlantis Goes to War; The Case of the Timid Lion; Collector of Millionaires
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. America's Fighting Planes in Action by Reed Kinert
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Batman Makes a Deadline!
    Batman with Robin
  5. 4. Power Start
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Atlantis Goes to War!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. ["Advance into those woods!"]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. The Case of the Timid Lion!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. ["It sure was swell of Homer to lend me his boss's dress suit..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. The Big Eight!
  11. 10. Dramatic Fragment
  12. 11. Collector of Millionaires
    Batman with Robin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
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