Batman #33
(February-March 1946)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1945-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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 December 12 in ad in All-Star Comics #27.


[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
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

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

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

E Is for Elephant (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Crime on the Wing! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Pete Pike (musician); Fire Chief Brody; Mr. Lee (importer); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Ralph the Rook (villain); Rook's Mob [Melancholy Mike; Willie the Wag] (villains); Sidecar (villain, tavern barkeep)
Synopsis
Mobsters decide to use the Penguin as a ruse for Batman and Robin to follow while they commit crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
Acme Silver Company; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Lucky Bird Tapestry; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / 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
Whew! This piano is getting heavy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

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

The Looters! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Dense "Solid" Jackson]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Professor Dorry Leaf [aka Dormeus Leaf] (orphan, world's authority on earthquakes, introduction); Leaf's mother and father (both die, flashback); The Jackal (villain, introduction); the Looters (villains, The Jackal's mob, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Seeing both of his parents killed in an earthquake on a small Pacific island, Dorry Leaf becomes an expert on these phenomena, and is offered a post at Pacific Coast University to oversee a seismographic observatory that he is determined to make quake-proof! However, crooks become interested when they discover that the Professor can predict in advance where quakes will occur, and the Looters, as they are known, hope to cash in on that knowledge.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Coast City; Gotham City; Pacific Coast University

Indexer Notes

Mortimer put "Mort Winslow" on a band banner in panel 5 on page 5. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Letterer Schnapp signed his name on a Bar-Grill sign in panel 4 on page 13.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Blair Bolton] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 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
There is tourist. Me sell him heap lot of souvenirs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

Fleers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Kafloppos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Callahan ?
Inks
Jack Callahan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're fakes! Take 'em away!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who in American Comic Books.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Scuffy the Tramp / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These clothes of mine are falling off my back...
Genre
humor
Characters
Scuffy the Tramp

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

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

The Search for Santa Claus! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed, see notes)
Inks
Win Mortimer [as Bob Kane] (signed,see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mrs. Mulligan (boardinghouse landlord); Mr. Arden; James Jocelyn (reformed villain, introduction); Anthony Jocelyn (villain, wild spendthrift, introduction); Raymond Jocelyn (villain, introduction); Frank Jocelyn (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Jim Jocelyn's thieving cousins have a high time spending the money that their uncle had amassed for charities by using it to build up their own multi-million dollar businesses. They decide that the only way they can safeguard themselves is to murder their uncle!
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas trees; Gotham City; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Artist Mortimer signed his first name Winslow on a sign found in panel 4 on page 2. Lettering credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Henry Iba (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Vest Pocket" Power (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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. E Is for Elephant
  4. 3. Crime on the Wing!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["The other team isn't here yet, coach..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Whew! This piano is getting heavy!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. The Looters!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. Double Trouble
  10. 9. ["There is tourist. Me sell him heap lot of souvenirs!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fleers
  12. 11. ["They're fakes! Take 'em away!"]
    Kafloppos
  13. 12. ["His super-magnetic powers avert disaster..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  14. 13. ["These clothes of mine are falling off my back..."]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  16. 15. The Search for Santa Claus!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. Henry Iba
    Wheaties
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. "Vest Pocket" Power
    Eveready
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