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Issue Details

Issue #48
Published February 1941
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details

Characters Batman; Robin.
Genre superhero
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Letters typeset
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990).

13 page Batman story "The Secret Cavern"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Lewis; Henry Lewis; Renaldo [villain]; Nick [villain]; Blackie [villain].
Synopsis A man accidently discovers a huge cave under the gold vaults of Fort Knox, and a group of crooks put that knowledge to use when they convince the man's daughter that she has killed a man, hoping to get him to reveal the cave's location.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Letters George Roussos
Notes Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-27-09.
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990).

6 page Spy story "Alien Smugglers"

Characters Bart Regan; Gary; Rodriguez.
Genre adventure
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Ed Moore (signed)
Inks Ed Moore (signed)

6 page Larry Steele, Private Detective story "The Case of the Fugitive Killer"

Characters Larry Steele
Genre detective
Pencils Steve Brodie?, Ken Ernst
Inks Ken Ernst

6 page Cliff Crosby story "Tightfist Baker"

Characters Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers; Blackbeard; Tightfist Baker [villain].
Synopsis Cliff solves his father's murder, inherits a newspaper and becomes a crusading publisher.
Genre adventure
Script Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Pencils Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Inks Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Letters Chad Grothkopf

6 page Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story "Featherton Appleby"

Characters Speed Saunders
Genre detective
Pencils Ed Winiarski (signed as Fran Miller)
Inks Ed Winiarski (signed as Fran Miller)

6 page Steve Malone, District Attorney story "Athualpa's Treasure"

Characters Steve Malone
Synopsis Steve hunts for Incan treasure--in Maine.
Genre detective
Pencils Don Lynch (signed)
Inks Don Lynch (signed)

2 page text story "G-Man's Revenge"

Genre adventure
Script Tim Standish (signed)
Pencils Fred Ray (signed as Ray)
Inks Fred Ray (signed as Ray)
Letters typeset

5 page The Crimson Avenger story "A Man Named Twist"

Characters The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Twist.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks Charles Paris?
Letters Charles Paris?

8 page Slam Bradley story "The Narwak Mines"

Characters Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; W. T. Ward.
Genre detective
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks Howard Sherman (signed)
Letters Howard Sherman