Batman #35
(June-July 1946)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1946-04-09
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.

Dick Grayson, Author! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, Batman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Robin]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich. We previously suggested Bob Kane as penciler and Jerry Robinson as inker. Possible Sprang letters per Todd Klein's blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-batman-part-1/

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

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

H Is for Hippopotamus (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Nine Lives Has the Catwoman! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's an old saying that no matter how...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; unnamed prison matron; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); Catwoman's gang [Mousey; Mager; Mike; Pete] (villains); Carl Gibbs (villain, millionaire)
Synopsis
Catwoman arrives at the state women's prison and uses her catseye on her guard to make her escape. However, when she returns to her digs and attempts to put her gang back together, most want no part of her since Batman always defeats her. So the Catwoman decides on a daring plan: to prove to her boys she has the nine lives of a cat and cannot be killed!
Reprints
Keywords
Cat-acombs; Catseye; Gotham City; infra-red filter lenses; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Catwoman adopts the classic purple and green costume with mask instead of Cat's head.

Both art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley (to Craig Delich) and Bob Kane (to Joe Desris).

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

"Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mel Ott (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dinosaur Island! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Paul Cooper
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-666
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Murray Wilson Hart (master showman); Mr. Breach (big-game hunter); Stephen Chase (villain, big-game hunter)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000...if they win the game. But they soon discover that they are the prey being hunted...by a very human adversary!
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Keywords
belt radio; Gotham City; utility belt

Indexer Notes

The mechanical dinosaur later ends up in the Bat-Cave's trophy room.

Pencils credit per Martin O'Hearn; we formerly credited Bob Kane (as per Burnley and Kane [through Joe Desris]). Inks credit per Burnley. Letters credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

5-Inning Flash Finds Himself (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

"P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Scuffy the Tramp / 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
Knock! Knock!
Genre
humor

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Storm Incident (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

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

The Rascals / comic story / 2 pages (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
This is a fine mess...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

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

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

Dick Grayson, Author! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang ? (layouts); Paul Cooper
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever stop to wonder exactly what makes a Batman story?
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim Hale (Editor of Crescent Comics, introduction); Duke Ryall (villain, big-time mobster, introduction); Smokey (villain); Sammy the Zip (villain); Dagger Creese (villain); Mr. Matchell (villain); Big Ed Conroy (reformed villain); Joe Dart (villain)
Synopsis
Dick, interested in comic magazines, accompanies Bruce to the offices of the editor of Crescent Comics, and is invited to write a script. However, ideas do not come easy and is superseded by a case involving ex-con Big Ed Conroy. The Dick discovers that he can use real facts for his story, which is soon published and titled "Crooks' Come-Back".
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Keywords
Crescent Comics; Gotham City; Security Messenger Service; State Prison; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

We originally credited this story to Sprang alone.

Craig Delich changed those credits to Sprang (layouts), Bob Kane (pencils), and Burnley (inks), saying "There are a few indications that display partial art by Sprang, especially panels 3 and 4 on page 12 (that is Sprang's bat on Batman's chest, not Kane's), and throughout the story, there is no cape knot at Batman's throat (such as seen in the previous two stories by Kane and Burnley). The Robin figures on the splash and first two pages appear to be Sprang's work (as is the cover), and maybe a few other random Robins." In addition, Kane told Joe Desris that these stories were his pencils with Burnley inking him.

However, Martin O'Hearn has identified the penciler as Cooper, not Bob Kane.

Drama Above the Streets! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

How Thom McAn Saved the Sunken Sub (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dick Grayson, Author!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. H Is for Hippopotamus
  4. 3. Nine Lives Has the Catwoman!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  6. 5. Mel Ott
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Dinosaur Island!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. 5-Inning Flash Finds Himself
    "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  9. 8. ["Knock! Knock!"]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  11. 10. Storm Incident
  12. 11. ["This is a fine mess..."]
    The Rascals
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  14. 13. Dick Grayson, Author!
    Batman and Robin
  15. 14. Drama Above the Streets!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  16. 15. How Thom McAn Saved the Sunken Sub
    Thom McAn
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  18. 17. ["I'm afraid he isn't quite reconverted yet!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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