(May 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (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 the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 451428.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; construction crane hook and ball; pipe wrenches

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Horde of the Green Dragon! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison (cameo); Henry Crandall (millionaire); John Cobb (millionaire); Cobb's chauffeur (death); Wong (unofficial Mayor of Chinatown, death); The Green Dragon (villains)
Synopsis
The kidnapping of two millionaires and the murder (with a hatchet) of a chauffeur leads the Batman into Chinatown to battle the Green Dragon and their dealings in opium.
Reprints
Keywords
Chinatown; Heralde; slingshot

Indexer Notes

Strip titled in this issue as "The Sensation Adventures of the Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder."

The last panel (illustrated) at the end of the story touts the next villain for the Batman: Clayface!

Here It Is! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The Chauffeur Spy] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Inks
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

[Cobra on the Loose] (Table of Contents: 5)

Red Logan / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Ernst
Inks
Ken Ernst
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Logan

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Switch the Switch] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Lehti
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathon Swift (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamp Items (Table of Contents: 10)

Detective Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

The Case of the Siva Statue (Table of Contents: 11)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders

[Morton Hijacking & Co.] (Table of Contents: 12)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Lynch
Inks
Don Lynch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone

[Larson's Boy Gets Kidnapped] (Table of Contents: 13)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby

White Trap (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fredric Wells] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Pseudonym verified by Jerry Bails.

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

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Scrambled Household Words (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

[The French Impersonation] (Table of Contents: 17)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dennis Neville (signed)
Inks
Dennis Neville (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. The Horde of the Green Dragon!
    The Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Here It Is!
    Batman
  5. 4. [The Chauffeur Spy]
    Spy
  6. 5. [Cobra on the Loose]
    Red Logan
  7. 6. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  8. 7. [Switch the Switch]
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathon Swift
    Monthly Book Review
  10. 9. How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  11. 10. Stamp Items
    Detective Stamp Page
  12. 11. The Case of the Siva Statue
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  13. 12. [Morton Hijacking & Co.]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  14. 13. [Larson's Boy Gets Kidnapped]
    Cliff Crosby
  15. 14. White Trap
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Scrambled Household Words
  18. 17. [The French Impersonation]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
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