Batman #48
(August-September 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1948-06-09
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 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Cover includes a diagram of the Batcave

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

For Thrills and Action Read (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Fowls of Fate! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Duke Malliny; Dodds; Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis
Believing that basing his past crimes on birds is what got him caught, Penguin escapes from prison and plans a new series of crimes that are not related to birds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Mooney. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Bob Elliott (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Nick of Time at the Midget Auto Races (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wolf Brando (villain, introduction, death); Commissioner James Gordon; Reilly (police officer); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (image); The Joker (image)
Synopsis
An escaped convict on the run accidentally discovers the entrance to the Batcave and learns the secret identities of Batman and Robin, and attacks the dynamic duo using their own weapons and trophies against them.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Signal; Batcave; Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Inker credit per Mooney in article in Alter Ego #133 (June 2015); we previously credited Mooney. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Story includes a diagram of the Batcave.

The Man with the Purple Hand (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Lit-Win

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm starved, Doodle...
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There She Blows: Whales and Whaling (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at this, Tuffy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crime from Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Morton (villain, introduction); Future-Bandits (introduction); James Lewes (inventor, introduction); Chairman Wilson (chairman of World of the Future Fair, introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (voice on phone)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin pursue a gang of thieves who use futuristic tech in their robberies.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Mooney. Inker credit per Mooney in article in Alter Ego #133 (June 2015); we previously credited Mooney. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Rollfast / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. For Thrills and Action Read
  4. 3. The Fowls of Fate!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Bob Elliott
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Nick of Time at the Midget Auto Races
    Old Nick
  7. 6. The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. The Man with the Purple Hand
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. ["I'm starved, Doodle..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  11. 10. There She Blows: Whales and Whaling
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Scribbly
  13. 12. ["Look at this, Tuffy!"]
    Shorty
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  15. 14. Crime from Tomorrow!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Rollfast
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Dale Evans Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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