(December 1945)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1945-10-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of October 24 in ad in Flash Comics #68.


The Phantom of the Library (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Todd Torrey
Reprints:
Keywords:
portraits

Indexer Notes

Art credits for Burnley and Paris added by Craig Delich, confirmed by both.

Notes from Craig Delich: I showed this cover to Sprang at our Kansas City comic show and he immediately told me that it was NOT his work in spite of it being on his personal list of covers (of which I had to correct information on that list that was wrong). It is clearly Burnley and Paris and was on the list Burnley provided, though with a question mark after pencils.

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

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

C Is for Cat (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Phantom of the Library! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Don C. Cameron
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Police Inspector Laurence; Judge Logan; Todd Torrey (villain, librarian, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
While visiting the local library, Bruce and Dick witness an attempt to kill a police inspector who, years before, had brought a criminal to justice that escaped and swore revenge on him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Joe Desris.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

"Three-Ring" Binks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr (signed)
Inks:
Jack Farr (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
For thirty years, (man and boy)...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Three-Ring Binks

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Legal Pickpockets! (Table of Contents: 7)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Hingees / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Clay Pigeons (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff [as Blair Bolton]
Letters:
typeset

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What a swell pet...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Lit Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I've been doing some glass...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

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

History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

No Miracles for Muggs! (Table of Contents: 13)

Air Wave / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos (signed)
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]

Bronko Nagurski (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet the Commandos from Nippon! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Ben Turpin]; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasan; Andre Chavard]; Admiral Bulldog Mitchell; Bugi (villain); Fugi (villain); Mugi (villain); Yugi (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title from Dick Sabo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Surging Energy (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom of the Library
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. C Is for Cat
  4. 3. The Phantom of the Library!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["Hey, I said send up some quinine..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. ["For thirty years, (man and boy)..."]
    "Three-Ring" Binks
  7. 6. ["That's the kind of cramming I like to see!"]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The Legal Pickpockets!
    Slam Bradley
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Hingees
  10. 9. Clay Pigeons
  11. 10. ["What a swell pet..."]
    Shorty
  12. 11. ["I've been doing some glass..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. No Miracles for Muggs!
    Air Wave
  15. 14. Bronko Nagurski
  16. 15. Meet the Commandos from Nippon!
    The Boy Commandos
  17. 16. ["His marvelous magnetic powers..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. Surging Energy
    Baby Ruth
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