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 [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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. On-sale date of October 10 in ad in Sensation Comics #48.


The Three Musketeers! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

C Is for Cat (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

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)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Hoff (signed)
Inks:
Syd Hoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'll have to hang up, dear...
Genre:
humor; military

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roland Coe (signed)
Inks:
Roland Coe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'm the little shrimp you kept on the bench last season...
Genre:
humor; sports

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

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

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

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

Genre:
adventure

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
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

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archives edition.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

In the Soup! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Don 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)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Sprang

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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
His marvelous magnetic powers save the town...
Genre:
superhero

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Surging Energy (Table of Contents: 16)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Three Musketeers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. C Is for Cat
  4. 3. Rackety-Rax Racket!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["I'll have to hang up, dear..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["I'm the little shrimp you kept on the bench last season..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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 with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. ["His marvelous magnetic powers save the town..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. Surging Energy
    Baby Ruth
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