(August-September 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

It Happened in Rome! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Dick Sprang. Letterer credit confirmed by George Roussos.

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

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

["For spine-tingling action..."] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

It Happened in Rome (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Gito]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols (introduction); the Jester (a Roman clown, introduction); Gito (Roman charioteer); Calvus (Roman gladiator); Publius Malchio (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Rome; slingshot; wireless radio

Indexer Notes

1st time-travel story.

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

["For the very first time..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hectic History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

["Why not? They helped give me the energy..."] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Convict Cargo! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sam Caldwin (villain, banker); Caldwin's thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne to "disappear" from prosecution.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

["Don't worry, darling! There's nobody around!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

["Now Rover - I've been teaching you..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Gee Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gee-Man

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Western Incident (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Palmer (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

Police Line-Up! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Don Cameron ?; Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; unnamed Police Detective; Cincinnati Red (villain); Toots Rollston (villain, larcenist); Ronnie the Rat (villain); Pokerface (villain, gambler); Lop-Ear (villain, burglar)
Synopsis:
Alfred attends a police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by George Roussos.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mayors of Yonville! (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Tweedledum [Deever Tweed] (villain); Tweedledee [Dumfree Tweed] (villain); Louie (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Globe; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Yonville

Indexer Notes

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["I'm glad that job is through..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

The Mysterious Blonde (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It Happened in Rome!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. It Happened in Rome
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["For the very first time..."]
    Hectic History
  6. 5. ["Why not? They helped give me the energy..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Convict Cargo!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["Don't worry, darling! There's nobody around!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  9. 8. ["Now Rover - I've been teaching you..."]
    Gee Man
  10. 9. Western Incident
  11. 10. Police Line-Up!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  13. 12. The Mayors of Yonville!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. ["I'm glad that job is through..."]
    Private Pete
  16. 15. The Mysterious Blonde
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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