Batman #27
(February-March 1945)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1944-12-11
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Season's greetings from Batman and Robin
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Santa Claus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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) /

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

The Penguin's Apprentice! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; William Shakespeare (image); unnamed young author; The Penguin [Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot; as Q. T. Beezlum] (villain); Snipe (villain, a counterfeiter); Louis (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are puzzled when the Penguin begins stealing objects from people off the street, such as a handkerchief and a feather, unaware that he is attempting to train a young man in the fine art of crime.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Jack Burnley. Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

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

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Son of His Father (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Bell (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Second page on the inside back cover. This text story does NOT appear in the Archives.

The Pearl of Peril! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Don Cameron ?; Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Pistol-Packin' Pete (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Alfred goes into a restaurant for dinner, he runs into a tramp who claims to have a pearl the size of an oyster.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

Race with Death! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Voyage Into Villainy! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Skinner (Explorer's Club member); Pierce (Explorer's Club member); McCoy (Explorer's Club member); Challoner (Explorer Club member, death); Felix Landry (villain, Explorer's Club member, introduction); Puddler Powers (villain, introduction); Rusty (villain)
Synopsis:
The death of a wealthy, noted member of the Explorer's Club spurs on fellow member, Mr. Challoner, to track down clues in the Club's building to the deceased man's fortune.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Jack Burnley. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Todd Klein disagrees per his blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-batman-part-1/

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

Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 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:
It's nice being on land for a change!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Christmas Peril! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scranton Loring (richest boy in the world, introduction); Timothy Scranton [as Santa Claus] (introduction); Joe Meeker (introduction); Eggers (villain, attorney, introduction); Gulliver (villain, Loring's butler, introduction); Happy Hoggsby (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Batman attempts to convince a very young "Scrooge" of the true meaning of Christmas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson and letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Season's greetings from Batman and Robin"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Buzzy
  4. 3. The Penguin's Apprentice!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["She suggested keeping me company..."]
    Eveready
  6. 5. Son of His Father
  7. 6. The Pearl of Peril!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  8. 7. Race with Death!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  9. 8. ["All she gave us was fruit..."]
    Wheaties
  10. 9. Voyage Into Villainy!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. ["Great Scott! That thief stole my wallet!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  12. 11. ["It's nice being on land for a change!"]
    Shorty
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. A Christmas Peril!
    Batman and Robin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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