Batman #31
(October-November 1945)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1945-08-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
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
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

The cover features an infinity bat emblem masthead.

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

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

A Is for Antelope (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Punch and Judy! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Punch [Peter Punch] (villain, introduction); Judy [Judy Punch] (villain, introduction); Grift (villain)
Synopsis
Punch and Judy are using a carnival to bilk residents of Gotham City and the Caped Crusaders see to it that the grafters working the concessions and games are removed from the grounds. However, Punch and Judy decide to strike back by having Batman and Robin join the carnival to put on a death-defying aerial stunt...and then proceed to kill them "by accident".
Reprints
Keywords
glider costume; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from original script owned by Jerry Robinson. Penciler credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Batman appears in and uses his glider costume in this story.

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

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

Your Coach: Bernie Bierman (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Alfred, Armchair Detective! (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
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Stubby Stubbs (villain, introduction); Willie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective", which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidentally gets involved in...and he's tied to that armchair!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Vanishing Village! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Knuckles Donegan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Knuckles Donegan (villain, introduction); Weasel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Florida; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Joe Desris and Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

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

Private Pete / 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
The Colonel's reviewing us tomorrow...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

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

Hingees / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Close Shave (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Bell (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

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

Trade Marks of Crime! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Police Officer Ryan; John Staddon [also as Silver John Staddon] (villain, introduction); Big Tim Stevens (villain, introduction); Nipper Swarvo (villain, introduction); Joe Swandi (villain, introduction); Mamie Dalling (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman must solve a strange case in which someone is cleverly forging the burglary trademarks of various criminals, all of which pinpoint the jobs to the wrong criminal!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn. Pencil credit verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Meet a Bit-o-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Saved the Flaming "40" (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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. A Is for Antelope
  4. 3. Punch and Judy!
    Batman with Robin
  5. 4. ["Just a minute, sarge..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. Your Coach: Bernie Bierman
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Alfred, Armchair Detective!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  9. 8. Vanishing Village!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. ["Volto unleashes his magnetic powers..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  11. 10. ["The Colonel's reviewing us tomorrow..."]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. ["Come on!"]
    Hingees
  13. 12. ["Boy! What an improvement..."]
    Wheaties
  14. 13. Close Shave
  15. 14. Trade Marks of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  17. 16. How Thom McAn Saved the Flaming "40"
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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