(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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Full page promotional house advertisement, with cover, for Batman #1 (Spring 1940).

[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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[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)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A few small ads on the second page of the text story.

Scrambled Household Words (Table of Contents: 16)

advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the second page of the text story.

[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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harmon (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harmon (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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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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