Batman #24
(August-September 1944)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-06-06
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.


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)

[no title indexed] (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.

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For the very first time...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (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 C. 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.

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

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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now Rover - I've been teaching you...
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 C. 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 C. 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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad that job is through...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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