(June 1944)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-04-23
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Big-Hearted John
Reprints
Keywords
giant figures; seesaws

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Merchants of Misery! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kelly (candy store owner, death); George Simpson; Mary Simpson; Big-Hearted John (villain, death)
Synopsis
Bruce and Dick go undercover to get the goods on a loan shark who gladly makes loans to people down and out on their luck. But the loans have huge interest rates attached to them, and if the borrower refuses to pay those rates, they are eliminated.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette; J & J Construction Company

Indexer Notes

Layout pencils identified by Craig Delich. Letters verified by Dick Sprang.

Story prepared earlier (circa 1941) and held in inventory in case Bob Kane got drafted.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shorty / 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
I studied that book on semaphore code...
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Escape from Two-Way Death! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Underworld Jam Session! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Snake Eyes Bentley (villain)
Reprints

[Mar-Vee-Ello the Magician] (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; Mar-Vee-Ello

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Impostor of Newspaper Row! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Binks; Forrester

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

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

Futures for Sale! (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Inda Hinda (villain)

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

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

Somebody Plenty Smart (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Cabot (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Battle of Wales! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett; Andre Chavard]; Mag Llewellyn; Agent Axis (villain)

Yours Free! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin
  2. 1. Tops in Comics!
  3. 2. The Merchants of Misery!
    Batman with Robin
  4. 3. ["I studied that book on semaphore code..."]
    Shorty
  5. 4. Escape from Two-Way Death!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. Underworld Jam Session!
    Air Wave
  7. 6. [Mar-Vee-Ello the Magician]
    "Three Ring" Binks
  8. 7. ["Stick around fellas..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. The Impostor of Newspaper Row!
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. ["Wow! You sure are in a hurry, my friend!!"]
  11. 10. Futures for Sale!
    Slam Bradley
  12. 11. ["Look, Butch - There's no use arguin'!"]
    Batman
  13. 12. Somebody Plenty Smart
  14. 13. Battle of Wales!
    Boy Commandos
  15. 14. Yours Free!
    Wheaties
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. ["You're violating the blackout, Sergeant."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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