(June-July 1944)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
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)

public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Again, the men, women and children of America..."
Genre:
advocacy
Keywords:
War Bonds and Stamps

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

The Upside Down Crimes! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Gene McDonald
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Leegaf (Hindu Prince); Mrs. Van Sneed [also as Greta Garbo]; Nan Winslow [also as Katharine Hepburn]; Miss Latham [also as Ginger Rogers]; ? [also as Charlie Chaplin]; ? [also as Shirley Temple]; The Joker (villain); Muggsy Mulligan (villain); Snipes (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin must stop the Joker's mad schemes, as he commits several "up-side down crimes" that leave the Caped Crusaders literally standing on their heads.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batplane; belt radio; Gotham City; U.S.O.; utility belt

Indexer Notes

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

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

Life's Little Laffs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Houlihan

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Oh, no! This is the garden over here..."
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Escape from Two-Way Death! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Damsel in Distress! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Don 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]; Marjory Davenport (Dick's love interest, introduction); Dr. Davenport (Marjory's father, introduction); Bugs Conklin (villain, introduction); Jitters (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dick's crush on a girl leads him and the Batman into a case involving kidnapping and murder.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Ye Olde Gem Shoppe

Indexer Notes

Revised inker credit verified by Craig Delich; previously given to Ray Burnley. Art credits verified by Sprang. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Now on Sale Everywhere (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Handy Andy / 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:
"Folks, here's a new notion on 'victory' gardens..."
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Borrowed Butler! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Mrs. Van Upsitart (Bruce's neighbor); Oswald (Mrs. Van Upsitart's cousin); Mr. Piper (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bruce hires out Alfred to a neighbor who is having week-end guests, and whose butler is sick. Alfred's blind luck allows him to solve yet another case involving an "inside job" at the Upsitart residence.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Accidents Will Happen (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tod Lowry (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

Pelt Plunderers! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
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]; Skinner Short (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin head up into the frozen north to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stop a gang of thieves who plunder beaver pelts trapped by locals and who then sell them for big profits, which they plan to spend back in the States.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batpoon; Gotham City; Northwest Territories

Indexer Notes

This story was one of the special "Police Division" stories featured in Batman.

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

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

Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Again, the men, women and children of America..."]
  4. 3. The Upside Down Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Oh, no! This is the garden over here..."]
    Life's Little Laffs
  6. 5. Escape from Two-Way Death!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  7. 6. Damsel in Distress!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Now on Sale Everywhere
  9. 8. ["Stick around fellas..."]
    Wheaties
  10. 9. ["Folks, here's a new notion on 'victory' gardens..."]
    Handy Andy
  11. 10. Borrowed Butler!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  12. 11. Accidents Will Happen
  13. 12. Pelt Plunderers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. ["You're violating the blackout, Sergeant."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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