Batman #47
(June-July 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1948-04-12
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.


The Origin of Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bruce Wayne
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Signal; Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit per Craig Delich. At the Kansas City Comic Book Convention in 1992 Lew Sayre Schwartz denied having anything to do with this cover or the accompanying story to Delich (despite Les Daniels' Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes giving Schwartz the credits). Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fashions in Crime! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Another Run Scored in Keds! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U. S. Keds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sabotage, Sweet Sabotage (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Chain Gang Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Whiskers Mob (villains, introduction for all); Warden Beltt (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Missing Messenger (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Mystery Mountain! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Tall Tale from Texas Is True! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Winged Justice (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Rosen
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Winthrop Jrs. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of the Batman! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin retold in detail); Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (villain, name revealed in this story, Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from and verified by Lew Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Zzz Zzzzz Zzz" "Gosh - It's raining out!
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Foiling the Lunatic's Revenge (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mister, would you like to have your car washed?
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. Fashions in Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Another Run Scored in Keds!
    U. S. Keds
  5. 4. Sabotage, Sweet Sabotage
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  6. 5. The Chain Gang Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Missing Messenger
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  8. 7. The Secret of Mystery Mountain!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  9. 8. This Tall Tale from Texas Is True!
    Ray-o-Vac
  10. 9. The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller
    Popsicle Pete
  11. 10. Winged Justice
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Winthrop Jrs.
  13. 12. The Origin of the Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  15. 14. ["...Zzz Zzzzz Zzz" "Gosh - It's raining out!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. Foiling the Lunatic's Revenge
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  19. 18. ["Mister, would you like to have your car washed?"]
    Little Pete
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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