(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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