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Issue Details

Issue #55
Published September 1941
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth; [Murray Boltinoff; Mort Weisinger]

Cover Details

Characters Batman; Robin.
Genre superhero
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Jerry Robinson
Letters typeset
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #2 (1991).

13 page Batman story "The Brain Burglar"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Professor Jon Henry; Professor Dodge; Dr. Deker [villain].
Synopsis The invention of a machine by a noted professor, that forces one to tell the truth, is snatched by an evil doctor who kidnaps noted scientists and inventors, as well as key individuals in the Defense Department, and uses the machine on them in order to obtain their secrets.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Letters George Roussos
Notes Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-15-09.
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #2 (1991).

6 page Spy story

Characters Bart Regan
Genre adventure
Script Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils Ed Moore (signed)
Inks Ed Moore (signed)

5 page The Crimson Avenger story "Dr. Karon"

Characters The Crimson Avenger (no cape, Lee Travis); Dr. Karon [villain]; Wing.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Lehti
Pencils Jack Lehti
Inks Charles Paris
Letters Charles Paris

1 page Books Worth Reading filler

Synopsis The book "How They Blazed the Trail" by J. Walker McSpadden is examined.
Script Josette Frank (signed)

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

Characters Larry Steele
Genre detective
Pencils Cliff Young (signed)
Inks Cliff Young (signed)

6 page Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story "Murder Without Harmony"

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

2 page Mom 'n' Pop filler

Characters Mom; Pop.
Genre gag
Script Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters Henry Boltinoff

6 page Cliff Crosby story "The Riddle of the Missing Masterpiece"

Characters Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers.
Genre adventure
Script Chad Grothkopf
Pencils Chad Grothkopf
Inks Chad Grothkopf
Letters Chad Grothkopf

2 page text story "Getaway"

Genre adventure
Script Frank Cooper (signed)
Pencils Cliff Young (signed as C.)
Inks Cliff Young (signed as C.)
Letters typeset

6 page Steve Malone, District Attorney story "Who Killed Hank Allen?"

Characters Steve Malone
Genre detective
Pencils Don Lynch (signed)
Inks Don Lynch (signed)

8 page Slam Bradley story "The Gambling Ship"

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