Batman #34
(April-May 1946)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1946-02-11
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.

Marathon of Menace (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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)

G Is for Gazelle (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Marathon of Menace! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Marty Steele [aka John Doe] (race car driver); Roy Damon (blind scientist); Glenda West (Kale's niece); George Kale [aka Kayle] (villain, President of Lightning Motors, introduction)
Synopsis
Racer Marty Steele is banned from racing when doctors discover he has a bad heart. But he has plans to compete anyway under another name, whilst his erstwhile opponent is a blind scientist. The prize for the winner is $250,000, a sum that Roy Damon hopes to take home in order to allow others who are blind to build new and better lives for themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
Batman's laboratory; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Star; Grand Canyon; Lightning Motors Inc.; Mount Rushmore; Planet; San Francisco; the Batboat; The Pathfinder

Indexer Notes

On his personal production log sheet for 1945, Dick Sprang recorded that he delivered this story’s pages in pencil, and he verified that credit. Craig Delich, after careful investigation of the art, believes that Roussos was the inker for this story.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Willie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see all the games...
Genre
humor
Characters
Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

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

Ally Babble and the Four Tea Leaves! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ally Babble; Madame Patio (fortune teller, introduction); Chissum (President of a bond company, introduction); Doctor Peters (introduction); Newsie Newts (villain)
Synopsis
Ally visits Madame Patio for a free tea leaf reading and explains to him the meaning of the four tea leaves of fate: money, a girl, a ship's deck, and happy faces. By a quirk of fate, these all come true, but not the way Ally imagined.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Madam Patio's Gypsy Tea Room

Indexer Notes

On his personal production log sheet for 1945, Dick Sprang recorded that he delivered this story’s pages in pencil, and also verified his pencil credit. Craig Delich, after careful researching the art for this story, believes Roussos was the inker.

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Furs! Furs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

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)

Nobody Knows (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Patrick (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive edition.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Tired Tracks (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; unnamed Police Chief; Shifty (villain, introduction); Slinky (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Alfred makes a study of tires and the tracks they make. Too bad for him the car he is examining belongs to crooks!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

Byron Nelson (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Master vs. the Pupil! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No thrill in life surpasses that of the manhunt - yet few...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Mr. DuBois]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth (cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Joker (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
Robin's bragging about his prowess in crook hunting leads Batman to disguise himself as a jewel thief and have Robin attempt to track him down.
Reprints
Keywords
Andros Brothers Antique Dealers; Batman's Trophy Hall; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

On his personal production log sheet for 1945, Dick Sprang recorded that he delivered this story’s pages in pencil, and verified the pencil credit. After careful research into the art for this story, Craig Delich believes George Roussos did the inks.

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

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Cool Under Fire! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Marathon of Menace
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. G Is for Gazelle
  4. 3. The Marathon of Menace!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. ["Been an awful lot of champion athletes..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["I see all the games..."]
    Willie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  8. 7. Ally Babble and the Four Tea Leaves!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. ["His strange magnetic powers save him from being torn to bits..."]
    Volto from Mars; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  10. 9. ["Furs! Furs!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fleers
  12. 11. Nobody Knows
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Tired Tracks
    The Adventures of Alfred
  15. 14. Byron Nelson
    Wheaties
  16. 15. The Master vs. the Pupil!
    Batman and Robin
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. Cool Under Fire!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
This issue was most recently modified by:
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