(February 1944)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-12-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor); Bernie Breslauer (actual editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Artists in Villainy (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; effigies; machine guns

Indexer Notes

Art and letters credits verified by Sprang.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Books for Your Christmas List / 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. One of the books reviewed is "Great Caesar's Ghost" by Manning Coles.

Artists in Villainy (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed Police Captain; Ivan Krafft (villain); Krafft's gang [Burchall; Scarface; Dicer; Mike (death)] (villains); Trigger Stepke (villain, mention only)
Synopsis
The Dynamic Duo must stop Ivan Krafft, who has developed a "school", under the cover of a gentleman's sporting club, to train criminals on successful crime techniques then send them out on lucrative criminal endeavors.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Press; Happy Valley Gentlemen's Sporting Club

Indexer Notes

Art and letterer credits verified by Sprang.

Story prepared in 1941 and held in case Bob Kane got drafted. The next to last panel on Page 13 was used on the cover to Batman #18.

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

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
Gosh - What will they think of next!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

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
Prof. Mago, the magician, is here to see you, sir!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Here's Get Up and Go (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bandits on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 7)

Air Wave / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; The Broadcaster (villain)

Scoundrels in Society! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Mrs. Bussy; Rusty Mulligan; Big Tim Barton (villain); Pearl Mulligan
Synopsis
"Retired" gangsters try to break into society.

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

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

Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall [as Tod Lowry] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Shorty Falls in Love (Table of Contents: 11)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Scarpuss Malone (villain); Mrs. Mortimer Montmorency; Lucy
Synopsis
Criminals break into Mrs. Montmorency's house and leave emeralds.

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

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! You sure are in a hurry, my friend!!
Genre
advocacy
Keywords
War Stamps and Bonds

[The Three Acrobats] (Table of Contents: 13)

"Three-Ring" Binks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Genre
humor
Characters
Three Ring Binks
Synopsis
Binks tells the story of the three most amazing acrobats he's ever known.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Never Say Die! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfy Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Aleta; General Yumasota (villain)
Synopsis
The Commandos avenge the deaths of American flyers executed in Tokyo.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Artists in Villainy
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Books for Your Christmas List
  4. 3. Artists in Villainy
    Batman with Robin
  5. 4. ["Gosh - What will they think of next!"]
    Laffs
  6. 5. ["Prof. Mago, the magician, is here to see you, sir!"]
    Gags
  7. 6. Here's Get Up and Go
    Wheaties
  8. 7. Bandits on the Beam!
    Air Wave
  9. 8. Scoundrels in Society!
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. ["Sir, may I please have my copy of Leading Comics??"]
    Leading Comics
  11. 10. Birds of a Feather
  12. 11. Shorty Falls in Love
    Slam Bradley
  13. 12. ["Wow! You sure are in a hurry, my friend!!"]
  14. 13. [The Three Acrobats]
    "Three-Ring" Binks
  15. 14. Never Say Die!
    The Boy Commandos
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia
  18. 17. Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
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