Batman #22
(April-May 1944)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-02-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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.


The Adventures of Alfred (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]; Alfred Pennyworth
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)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Duped Domestics! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Batman]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bottom (Van Houten's butler); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle; also as Belinda (a maid)] (villain)
Synopsis
Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise!
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and confirmed by Schwartz. Art credits confirmed by Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The Cave's Secret (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Hendricks (astronomer); Mike Optik (villain, introduction); the Ghost Gang [Deafy; Egghead] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A cleaver gangster and his gang use a powerful telescope to look in on various places of interest, like banks and museums, and discover which places they can carry out profitable heists.
Reprints
Keywords
Acorn Exchange Bank; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Burnley. Letterer credit confirmed 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
Shhh! Hep- hep- hep- two three- four -- on to guard duty I must go!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Conversational Clue! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Professor Dyke (villain, introduction); Butch (villain)
Synopsis
Overhearing an accidential conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

1st Alfred solo story.

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

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

Good Ol' Judge Jollopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you a life problem?
Genre
humor
Characters
Judge Jollopy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman; Batman with Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

This PSA is NOT found in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Kwiz Kwik / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The correct answer to each kwiz...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Deduct a Murder (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Cochrane (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This sequence NOT found in the Archive.

The Cavalier Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jan Meerbrandt; The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake] (villain)
Synopsis
The Cavalier, still smarting from his previous encounter with the Caped Crusaders, taunts his foes once more as he seeks to add the Meerbrandt model of the Magi Diamond to his "Chamber of Prizes."
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Burnley. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

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

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

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Adventures of Alfred
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Look for this trade-mark whenever you buy comics!"]
  4. 3. The Duped Domestics!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. The Cave's Secret
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy!
    Batman with Robin
  7. 6. ["Shhh! Hep- hep- hep- two three- four -- on to guard duty I must go!"]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. ["We're gonna play Nazi torture-chamber..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Conversational Clue!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  10. 9. ["Have you a life problem?"]
    Good Ol' Judge Jollopy
  11. 10. Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War!
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  12. 11. ["The correct answer to each kwiz..."]
    Kwiz Kwik
  13. 12. Deduct a Murder
  14. 13. The Cavalier Rides Again!
    Batman with Robin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  16. 15. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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