Batman #37
(October-November 1946)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-08-07
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
In this issue the Joker steals the Batman's thunder!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints:
Keywords:
Joker-Mobile; Joker-Plane; Joker-Signal

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

L Is for Lion (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Calling Dr. Batman! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (mention only); Dr. Avery Burton (chief of Gotham Hospital); Dr. Phil King (intern at Gotham Hospital); Jerry Marshall; Noreen O'Day (nurse at Gotham Hospital); Lou Darrell (villain, Gotham Hospital employee, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dr. King tries out his new radiotherapy machine on patient Jerry Marshall, and, while it is successful, its ray negatively affects a hospital worker, Lou Darrell, but not for the better.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Hospital; utility belt

Indexer Notes

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

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 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's a swell movie playing. If only I had the day off!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Vern Stephens (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Hollywood Hoax! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Stephen Morgan (President of Mammoth Pictures); E. J. Loring (villain, film director, introduction); Sluggsy (villain)
Synopsis:
A group of criminals plan to steal an unreleased as yet film "Heart's Desire" from the movie set of "Crime Doesn't Pay", where Batman and Robin are in attendance to film a sequence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Gotham City; Mammoth Pictures

Indexer Notes

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

From "Lead Foot" to Anchor Man (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Killing Does'nt [sic] Pay (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Singer (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

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

Little Willie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I got an idea!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

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

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

The Joker Follows Suit! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Pete the Plumber (villain); Smoky (villain); Needles (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker institutes a mad scheme to use the very symbols of Batman: the Bat-Signal, Batmobile and Batplane, against the Dark Knight detective that he calls "Make Crime Pay the Joker Way"!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Batplane; Daily Globe; Gorgon Museum; Gotham City; Joker Signal; Joker-Gyro; Joker-Mobile; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

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

The splash page almost replicates the cover in reverse.

Giving a Heel the Boot! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

How Thom McAn Stopped the Cattle Stampede (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In this issue the Joker steals the Batman's thunder!"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. L Is for Lion
  4. 3. Calling Dr. Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["There's a swell movie playing. If only I had the day off!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. Vern Stephens
    Wheaties
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  8. 7. Hollywood Hoax!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. From "Lead Foot" to Anchor Man
    "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  10. 9. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  11. 10. Killing Does'nt [sic] Pay
  12. 11. ["I got an idea!"]
    Little Willie
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  14. 13. The Joker Follows Suit!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. Giving a Heel the Boot!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  16. 15. How Thom McAn Stopped the Cattle Stampede
    Thom McAn
  17. 16. Tops in Comics!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
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