Batman #32
(December 1945-January 1946)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1945-10-08
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. On-sale date of October 10 in ad in Sensation Comics #48.

The Three Musketeers! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

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

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)

Rackety-Rax Racket! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Aces (villain)
Synopsis
A series of college fraternity initiation rites are used by the Crime Clown to further enhance his own wealth, using Robin himself to carry them out.
Reprints
Keywords
Eta Beta Pi Fraternity; Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

[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) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); Dick's mother; Dick's father; Haly (circus owner); Commissioner James Gordon; Harry (cabdriver); Myrtle (Harry's wife, unseen); Boss Zucco (villain); Stick-Up Sidney (villain, introduction)
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Story takes place just after Detective Comics #38.

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Return to the Crime (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mal Parton (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Oh, with a song in my heart," sang Willie...
Genre
crime
Characters
Willie Whisper; Soup; Knucks; Mrs. Van Vleet
Keywords
Bison City

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archives edition.

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

Jasper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win (signed)
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can't seem to budge this damper...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jasper

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archives edition.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Pete! How are the apples today?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Pete

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archives edition.

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

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

In the Soup! (Table of Contents: 11)

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
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; Chumley (a dog); un-named criminal gang (villains)
Synopsis
At the request of one of Bruce Wayne's friends, Alfred is loaned out...to walk the lady's dog of all things. However, while doing this menial chore, the brave butler stumbles upon a case that will test his detective abilities...a case involving giant turtles.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Sambell's Special Soups

Indexer Notes

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

Bronko Nagurski (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

All for One, One for All! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Time marches backward - and once again...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne[ [also as D'Artagnan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; D'Artagnan; the Three Musketeers [Athos; Portos; Aramis]; Lady Constance; Duke of Buckingham; Milady (villain Richelieu's agent, introduction); Cardinal Richelieu (villain, no real appearance)
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Paris

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story, based on Dumas's characters in "The Three Musketeers".

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art and letterer credits verified by Dick Sprang.

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

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

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

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

Surging Energy (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Three Musketeers!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. C Is for Cat
  4. 3. Rackety-Rax Racket!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. ["I'll have to hang up, dear..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. ["I'm the little shrimp you kept on the bench last season..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Return to the Crime
  9. 8. ["Can't seem to budge this damper..."]
    Jasper
  10. 9. ["Hello Pete! How are the apples today?"]
    Casey the Cop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  12. 11. In the Soup!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  13. 12. Bronko Nagurski
    Wheaties
  14. 13. All for One, One for All!
    Batman and Robin
  15. 14. ["His marvelous magnetic powers save the town..."]
    Volto from Mars; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. Surging Energy
    Baby Ruth
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