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 (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)

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)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For spine-tingling action...

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Shadow City! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Barlow (signed)
Inks
Tony Barlow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! It's good to hear your voice again, Sergeant!
Genre
humor; military

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[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 (signed)

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Volto from Mars; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Volto; Jimmy; Professor

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Grape-Nuts Flakes cereal in sequential art form.

Includes a one-line ad below the bottom panels for the Hop Harrigan radio program on the Blue Network, heard Monday through Friday.

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

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He had gotten the paper that morning.
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Kid Brady; Efram; Cohan; Lefty Harkness; Al Palmeri
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

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

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

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is democracy?
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
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 (signed)

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)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. Shadow City!
    Batman and Robin
  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; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  11. 10. Shirley Holmes, Policewoman!
    Batman and Robin
  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 and Robin
  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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