Batman #44
(December 1947-January 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-10-13
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
Jim Mooney
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Mooney, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gamble with Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
The Joker becomes passionate about gambling, but ordinary stakes won't satisfy him. The stakes with death to the loser involves Batman and Robin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Mooney. Inks credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Ray Burnley.

Bert La Brucherie (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Born for Adventure! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 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]; The Globetrotter (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Mooney and letterer by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Goofy Ozzie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahhh...Now to see the ball game...
Genre
humor
Characters
Goofy Ozzie

Junior Jim (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Strange Territory (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
M. G. Pattington (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Lucky to Be a Yankee / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The First American Detective! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Silas Wayne (Bruce Wayne's ancestor, introduction); Benjamin Franklin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Sprang believed that Finger wrote this story. Pencil credit verified by Mooney and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. One indexer believed the inks are not by Paris.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit Win
Inks
Lit Win
Colors
?
Letters
Lit-Win

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just came face to face with a lion, Doodle!
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Lifebuoy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of "The Web-Footed Burglar" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Gamble with Doom!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Bert La Brucherie
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. Born for Adventure!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. ["Ahhh...Now to see the ball game..."]
    Goofy Ozzie
  8. 7. Junior Jim
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. Strange Territory
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Lucky to Be a Yankee
  12. 11. The First American Detective!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  14. 13. ["I just came face to face with a lion, Doodle!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lifebuoy
  16. 15. The Case of "The Web-Footed Burglar"
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  17. 16. How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man!
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen