Batman #39
(February-March 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-12-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
In this issue: Catwoman vs. Batman!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Burnley, inker credit verified by Paris, 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)

The Frightened People! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Roger Ryall (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story features scripter Cameron's favorite interjection: "Great Caesar!" Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley and letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Want to Be a Champion Dancer? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Two of America's Most Famous Boys! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Man in the Iron Mask! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Iron-Hat Ferris (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley and letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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:
Nice car!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot
Reprints:

Brand New Animal Pals! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth ?
Pencils:
Paul Fung ?
Inks:
Paul Fung ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Dubs - Ev'ries
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Captain Tootsie Saves the Sailplane (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

P Is for Porcupine (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Death Serenade (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Walters (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

Willie the Office Boy / comic story / 0.67 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 just gotta get the afternoon off...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

National Comics Publications
480 Lexington Ave. NY 17, NY
Editor Whitney Ellsworth
Owners H. Donenfeld, G. Donenfeld, P. Sampliner, S. Sampliner, J. Liebowitz, R. Liebowitz, Irwin Donenfeld, and Sonia Donenfeld

A Christmas Tale! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Catwoman [Selena Kyle] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley and letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

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

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In this issue: Catwoman vs. Batman!"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Frightened People!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Want to Be a Champion Dancer?
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Two of America's Most Famous Boys!
    Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  6. 5. The Man in the Iron Mask!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. ["Nice car!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  8. 7. Brand New Animal Pals!
    Leading Comics
  9. 8. ["Dubs - Ev'ries"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. Captain Tootsie Saves the Sailplane
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. P Is for Porcupine
  13. 12. Death Serenade
  14. 13. ["I just gotta get the afternoon off..."]
    Willie the Office Boy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. A Christmas Tale!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Eveready
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