Batman #29
(June-July 1945)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1945-04-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics Inc.
Publisher's 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
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
penny-farthing

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang. Letterer credit by Joe Desris and Martin O'Hearn.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

People Like to Laugh! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Buzzy; All Funny Comics; Real Screen Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Enemy No. 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
Bob McCay
Letters
George Roussos

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. A. H. Evans (rare 1st edition book collector); Adam Frank (villain, introduction); Second-Story Sam (villain, introduction); Three-Fingers Tuttle (villain, introduction); Four-Eyes Fogarty (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Adam Frank has a fetish about being "the first" in everything he does, and when things don't work out to his advantage, he decides to turn to crime.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang. Dick Sprang reported to Craig Delich that Bob McCay (Winsor McCay's son) was working as a colorist at DC at the time of this issue and colored it. Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

Duel with a Man-Eating Shark! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Butler's Apprentice! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Slugs (villain, introduction); Ape (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A group of criminals have targeted a rich place to rob, but it is so well guarded that they find it difficult to get in the place. Then they get an idea: one of them will be trained as a butler, who'll work as an inside man...and Alfred is chosen as the one to train him!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Heroes by Proxy! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
Bob McCay
Letters
George Roussos

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's this?
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Hawke [also as Batman] (introduction, detective); Wrenn [also as Robin] (introduction, detective); Corky Huggins (villain, introduction); Catspaw Carlin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities. When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

The Archives edition incorrectly lists Jerry Robinson as artist. Art credits verified by Dick Sprang. Dick Sprang reported to Craig Delich that Bob McCay (Winsor McCay's son) worked at DC as a colorist at the time of this issue and colored this story. Letterer credits verified by George Roussos.

Freedom's Stamp (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Bell (credited) (house name)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was funny meeting Mons. Polkas in New York.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Polkas; Eddie Mayo; Capt. Taki

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 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
C'mon Sergeant, pick up that cigaret butt...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Fly Your Own Plane! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Mails Go Through! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
Bob McCay
Letters
George Roussos

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); John Weaver (mailman); Mrs. Mulcahey; Mrs. Jones; Sidney Jones (Mrs. Jone's son); Mr. Gorham; The Scuttler [as Mr. Gorham] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When the local postman is wounded in a chase involving the Caped Crusaders, Batman takes over the job for a day and learns of the kidnapping of a man by the Scuttler, who has committed the crime in order to get a registered letter which will reveal information about an invention worth millions.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Dick Sprang. Inker credit verified by Sprang and Charles Paris. Dick Sprang reported to Craig Delich that Bob McCay (Winsor McCay's son) worked as a colorist for DC at the time of this issue and colored it. Letterer credits verified by George Roussos.

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bonnie Gaye Fashions / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. People Like to Laugh!
    Buzzy; All Funny Comics; Real Screen Funnies
  4. 3. Enemy No. 1
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Duel with a Man-Eating Shark!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. The Butler's Apprentice!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. Heroes by Proxy!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. Freedom's Stamp
  10. 9. ["C'mon Sergeant, pick up that cigaret butt..."]
    Private Pete
  11. 10. Fly Your Own Plane!
    Wheaties
  12. 11. The Mails Go Through!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Bonnie Gaye Fashions
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • David Banuelos
  • Craig Delich
  • Jochen G.
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Matthew Peets
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore