(December 1944-January 1945)

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); Jack Schiff (actual)
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:
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 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:
Pat Gordon ?

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 / advertisement / 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

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 with Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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:
Tod Lowry (credited)
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 with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

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:
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)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Only in a Superman DC publication..."]
    Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos
  4. 3. Twenty Ton Robbery!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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 with 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 with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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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