Batman #38
(December 1946-January 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-10-09
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
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang and letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Peril in Greece! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Byrus (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils credit verified by Mooney. Inks credit verified to Craig Delich by Mooney; we previously credited Ray Burnley. Letters credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Lou Little (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fighting the Forest Fire! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Carbon Copy Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pierre Antal; unnamed psychologist (villain, introduction, death); The Joker (villain, image only)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a sequel to the story found in Detective Comics #42.

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils credit verified by Mooney. Inks credit verified by Mooney to Craig Delich; we previously credited Ray Burnley. Letters credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

N Is for Newfoundland (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Memo to a Murderer (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime

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

Plastic Wood / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Knothead Norman / 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
Boy- What a day for a hike!
Genre
humor
Characters
Knothead Norman

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Penguin on Parole! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils credit verified by Mooney. Inks credit verified to Craig Delich by Mooney; we previously credited Ray Burnley. Letters credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

General Mills, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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
Gosh, Daffy. This piece of land you bought is under water!
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

Danger on the Ski Trail! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Utility Stores / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Peril in Greece!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Lou Little
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Fighting the Forest Fire!
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  6. 5. The Carbon Copy Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. N Is for Newfoundland
  9. 8. Memo to a Murderer
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Wood
  11. 10. ["Don't miss these new issues..."]
  12. 11. ["Boy- What a day for a hike!"]
    Knothead Norman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  14. 13. The Penguin on Parole!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    General Mills, Inc.
  16. 15. ["Gosh, Daffy. This piece of land you bought is under water!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  17. 16. Danger on the Ski Trail!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Utility Stores
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
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