(March 1944)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-01-22
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's this -- two Jokers?!? Which is which??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; The Joker's Double [Mr. Hart]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; bondage; clubs; doppelgangers

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)

Sponger's Jinx by Bert Sackett (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
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book "Sponger's Jinx" by Bert Sackett is reviewed.

The Joker's Double (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Card Club [J. J. Thompson (factory President, death); Carl Dickens (Associated Banking Company President, death); Mr. Harris; Mr. Hart]; The Joker (villain); The Joker's Double [Mr. Hart] (villain); Muggs McKann (villain, second-story man, image only)
Synopsis
Four members of a famed Card Club become the targets for the Prince of Guffaws, but Batman and Robin discover that the Joker didn't commit the crimes, and attempt to track down the real culprit.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Card Club; Gotham City; Harris Curios

Indexer Notes

Layout pencils and letterer credit verified by Sprang.

Story prepared in 1941 and held in inventory in case Bob Kane got drafted.

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

Alfred / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paper, paper everywhere...
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Americans are urged to collect waste paper for the war effort

Energy on the Alert! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Amazing Bicyclonic] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Amazing Bicyclonic

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Lone Wolf's Number! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Lone Wolf (villain)

The Perfumed Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Mrs. Van Trotten; Taylor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, N.Y., N.Y.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld; Paul Sampliner

The Short Wave of Crime! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static

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

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help me smash this menace!
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
If you join the Supermen of America Club, your dime will be forwarded to President Roosevelt's March of Dimes and your membership will be free. If you're already a member, a dime will get you a full color picture of Superman, suitable for framing.
Keywords
infantile paralysis; March of Dimes; Superman of America Club

The Saboteur (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Curtain Call for Action (Table of Contents: 14)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Inks
George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett; Andre Chavard]; Agent Axis (villain); General Blayfield (villain)
Synopsis
General Blayfield orders the Commandos executed for treason.
Reprints

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's this -- two Jokers?!? Which is which??"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Sponger's Jinx by Bert Sackett
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Joker's Double
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Paper, paper everywhere..."]
    Alfred
  6. 5. Energy on the Alert!
    Baby Ruth
  7. 6. [The Amazing Bicyclonic]
    Three-Ring Binks
  8. 7. ["Butch ain't got de nerve to hit this new kid..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. The Lone Wolf's Number!
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. The Perfumed Diamonds!
    Slam Bradley
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Short Wave of Crime!
    Air Wave
  13. 12. ["Help me smash this menace!"]
    Superman
  14. 13. The Saboteur
  15. 14. Curtain Call for Action
    The Boy Commandos
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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