Batman #28
(April-May 1945)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1945-02-12
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)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

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)

Shadow City! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don C. 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]; Bet-a-Million Bannister (millionaire); Felix Lathrop (wealthy playboy); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
When several wealthy playboys are taken in by a quick-rich scheme hatched by the Joker, Batman decides to visit the Crime Clown's layout that he called Shadow City.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Cafe of Ten Thousand Terrors; Dancing Cobra Cafe; Gotham City; The Golden Grotto

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

The Great Handcuff King! (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; The Murton Gang [Slick [as Ronny Lowndes]; Mike; Slug] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he decides to practice on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson.

Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

Circus Terror! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 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
I just sneaked in here to try on the Sarge's shirt...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Look, Fellows... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ranger Helmet Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Shirley Holmes, Policewoman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sergeant Shirley Holmes [also as Oyster Annie] (introduction); The Count [Michael Strait] (villain, introduction); The Count's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Want to Be a Champion? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you go in for the better things...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Once a Fighter (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

Batman Goes to Washington! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
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]; Danny the Dip (ex-con, introduction); Senator Henry K. Vandercook; John Skye (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Capitol; Gotham City; Lincoln Memorial; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This section has been quiet lately - No burglaries - No nothing!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Speedy Energy (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. Shadow City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Gee! It's good to hear your voice again, Sergeant!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. The Great Handcuff King!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  7. 6. Circus Terror!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  8. 7. ["I just sneaked in here to try on the Sarge's shirt..."]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. Look, Fellows...
    Ranger Helmet Co.
  10. 9. ["Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  11. 10. Shirley Holmes, Policewoman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. Want to Be a Champion?
    Wheaties
  13. 12. ["Do you go in for the better things..."]
    Handy Andy
  14. 13. Once a Fighter
  15. 14. Batman Goes to Washington!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. ["This section has been quiet lately - No burglaries - No nothing!"]
    Casey the Cop
  17. 16. Speedy Energy
    Baby Ruth
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