(September 1944)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-07-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Jack Schiff; Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief)
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.


The Case of the Practical Joker (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints
Keywords
banana peels; fire hydrants; practical jokes; ropes

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 Case of the Practical Joker (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as a prison guard]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
While in prison, the Joker becomes the butt of practical jokes played against him, so he threatens to escape and steal an entire city in retaliation.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Daily

Indexer Notes

Letters credit verified by Dick Sprang.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, it's hot!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Chicken and the Yegg! (Table of Contents: 6)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

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

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That sure is a remarkable machine!
Genre
advocacy
Keywords
War Bonds

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Loot for Laughter! (Table of Contents: 9)

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]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Is that shindig going to be terrific...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry

Money in the Bank (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

"Three-Ring" Binks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya, chum!
Genre
humor
Characters
Three-Ring Binks

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Retreat to Paradise! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Alfy Twidgett; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Jan Haasan; Andre Chavard]

These Can Be Yours (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Energy When You Need It! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Practical Joker
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. The Case of the Practical Joker
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Gosh, it's hot!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. ["Wait till he throws down some more coconuts"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  7. 6. The Chicken and the Yegg!
    Slam Bradley
  8. 7. ["That sure is a remarkable machine!"]
  9. 8. ["He likes his Wheaties double-toasted."]
    Wheaties
  10. 9. Loot for Laughter!
    Air Wave
  11. 10. ["Is that shindig going to be terrific..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. Money in the Bank
  13. 12. ["Hiya, chum!"]
    "Three-Ring" Binks
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. Retreat to Paradise!
    The Boy Commandos
  16. 15. These Can Be Yours
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  17. 16. Energy When You Need It!
    Baby Ruth
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