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 (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / 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
Keywords
Christmas

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

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was a mere stripling, this young Kang, son of...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Kang; Brimstone Engelbert; Wan Ho
Keywords
World War II

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 C. 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 / comics-form advertising / 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 and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Svenson, famous explorer, knew the strange...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
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; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes / comics-form advertising / 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; military
Characters
Shorty
Synopsis
Shorty sets up a hammock at a park when he can't find a bench to rest on.

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 C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
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
Christmas; 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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Season's greetings from Batman and Robin"]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Buzzy
  4. 3. The Penguin's Apprentice!
    Batman and Robin
  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 and Robin
  11. 10. ["Great Scott! That thief stole my wallet!"]
    Volto from Mars; Post 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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