Batman #26
(December 1944-January 1945)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1944-10-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

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) /

Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Twenty Ton Robbery! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jeff (fish market owner); Mike (fish store owner); The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake; aka Albert Foster] (villain)
Synopsis
The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; wireless belt radio

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Capturing the Counterfeiters (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Recipe for Revenge! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at you, Mawster Bruce!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Pierre (master chef); Watson (villain, brother of gangster Knocky Watson, introduction)
Synopsis
Alfred criticizes Bruce and Dick for not eating healthy meals, because of the crime-fighting activities, so he heads to the market to stock up on "good" food and runs headlong into a case he thinks that only he can solve.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

"Double" Decker / 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
Oh, stop yelling at me...
Genre
humor
Characters
Double Decker

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Year 3000! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman of 3000 [Brane] (introduction, origin); Robin of 3000 [Ricky]; Loral (Brane's sweetheart); Fura (villain, a Saturnian warlord, introduction, death)
Synopsis
In the year 3000, a man, who is the direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, and his son, run across a time capsule containing the exploits of Batman and Robin, and don those guises in order to fight and rally support against a warlord named Fura.
Reprints
Keywords
futuristic Batmobile; Sky-Sled

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

The real Batman and Robin only appear on film from the time capsule in two panels.

Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Night Rider (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited as Tod Lowry)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie VM / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crime Comes to Lost Mesa! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guarded by impassable cliffs, roofed with...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tolto (Indian Chief); Nachee (Indian boy); Monk Bardo (villain, introduction); Randy Roose (villain, introduction); Mordu (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Two criminals enlist the aid of an Indian medicine man as a cover to allow them to rob the tribal temple of its riches.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette; Gotham News

Indexer Notes

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

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

An Important Message to the Boys and Girls of America! (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
H. H. Arnold (credited as General H. H. Arnold)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
General H. H. Arnold
Synopsis
Encourages pre-military age children who have been working summer war jobs to return to school in the fall.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (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 and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Only in a Superman DC publication..."]
    Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos
  4. 3. Twenty Ton Robbery!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Capturing the Counterfeiters
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. Recipe for Revenge!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  7. 6. ["Oh, stop yelling at me..."]
    "Double" Decker
  8. 7. ["If you fellows would all eat Wheaties, I'd feel better about our chances!"]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. The Year 3000!
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes
    Wheaties
  11. 10. Night Rider
  12. 11. Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie VM
  13. 12. Crime Comes to Lost Mesa!
    Batman and Robin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  15. 14. An Important Message to the Boys and Girls of America!
  16. 15. ["It just comes natural to me, sir..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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