(August 1943)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-06-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (uncredited); Bernie Breslauer (uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Bond Wagon (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley; Jerry Robinson (Batman and Robin heads)
Inks
Jack Burnley; George Roussos (background inks)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
American Revolution; drums; flutes; The Spirit of '76 (painting)

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

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

Indian Paint -- The Story of an Indian Pony by Glen Balch (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The book, "Indian Paint: The Story of an Indian Pony" by Glen Balch is reviewed.

Includes "Superman's Secret Message" and an enrollment coupon for Supermen of America.

The Bond Wagon (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Matt Wilkins [as Captain John Paul Jones] (ex-sea Captain); Passin' Pete Arnold [as Nathan Hale] (former football player); ? [as General George Washington]; ? [as Ethan Allen]; Baron von Luger (villain); Karpf (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain, image); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Batman hires some men down on their luck to dress as famous Americans from Revolutionary War days to man a Bond Wagon in order to sell more bonds to the people. However, the Nazis plan to sabotage this effort!
Reprints
Keywords
gas capsule; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; U-158; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Splash page pretty much replicates the cover.

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

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

The Meanest Muggs in the World! (Table of Contents: 5)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Prevue Murders (Table of Contents: 7)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Charles Paris

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Jo-Jo Jordan; Mad Dog Larsen (villain)

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
This is a nice job - Delivering meat for the butcher!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry

Outlaw Serenade (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Duane (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry ?
Inks
Raymond Perry ?
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Menace of the Mouse-Traps! (Table of Contents: 10)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static

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

Laffs / cartoon / 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
It's awfully peppy today!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

Boy Commandos; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Freedom Station (Table of Contents: 13)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Jan Haasan; Alfy Twidgett; Andre Chavard]; Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis
The Commandos try to set up an underground radio station in Germany.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Lightning Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Publishers Art Service / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bond Wagon
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Indian Paint -- The Story of an Indian Pony by Glen Balch
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Bond Wagon
    Batman
  5. 4. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  6. 5. The Meanest Muggs in the World!
    Slam Bradley
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  8. 7. The Prevue Murders
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. ["This is a nice job - Delivering meat for the butcher!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. Outlaw Serenade
  11. 10. Menace of the Mouse-Traps!
    Air Wave
  12. 11. ["It's awfully peppy today!"]
    Laffs
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Boy Commandos; Batman
  14. 13. Freedom Station
    The Boy Commandos
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lightning Ju-Jitsu
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Publishers Art Service
  17. 16. Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
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