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Issue Details

Issue #45
Published November 1940
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details

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

13 page Batman story "The Case of the Laughing Death"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); District Attorney Carter [D].
Synopsis The Joker returns to polish off his enemies, starting with the D.A., then sets his sites on a $500,000 green jade Buddha.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Letters George Roussos
Notes Added background ink credit verified by George Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-22-09.
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990).

6 page Spy story "Glover Green"

Characters Bart Regan; Glover Green (villain).
Genre adventure
Script Jerry Siegel
Pencils Ed Moore
Inks Ed Moore

1 page Book Review filler

Genre fact
Script Josette Frank?
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-22-09.

6 page Larry Steele, Private Detective story "The Lady Cabdriver"

Characters Larry Steele; Slug Malone; Monk Albee [villain].
Genre detective
Pencils Irwin Hasen?
Inks Irwin Hasen?

6 page The Crimson Avenger story "The Agita-Pulverizo Ray"

Characters The Crimson Avenger (with cape, Lee Travis); Professor Crawford.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks Jack Lehti (signed)

6 page Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story "The Bowling Bowl Bombers"

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

2 page text story "Open Evidence"

Genre adventure
Script Clem Gordon (signed)
Pencils Fred Ray
Inks Fred Ray
Letters typeset

6 page Steve Malone, District Attorney story "The Airplane Murder"

Characters Steve Malone; Kay Hogan (D).
Genre detective
Pencils Don Lynch (signed)
Inks Don Lynch (signed)

6 page Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby story "Murder at the Polo Games"

Characters Cliff Crosby
Genre adventure
Script Chad Grothkopf
Pencils Chad Grothkopf
Inks Chad Grothkopf
Letters Chad Grothkopf

8 page Slam Bradley story "The Charity Racket"

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