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Issue Details

Issue #69
Published November 1942
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth; [Murray Boltinoff; Mort Weisinger]

Cover Details - "The Harlequin's Hoax"

Characters Batman; Robin; The Joker [villain].
Genre superhero
Pencils Jerry Robinson
Inks Jerry Robinson
Reprinted in Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #2 (1991)

1 page Good Books Worth Reading filler

Synopsis Announcing a contest where the reader who sends in the best book review will win $5.00 and see their review printed in a DC comic.
Script Josette Frank (signed)
Letters typeset

13 page Batman story "The Harlequin's Hoax"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Linda Page; Charles Saunders; Mr. Fordney; Richard Morse; Jim Brown; The Joker (villain).
Synopsis The Joker returns with a madcap scheme, handing out less than perfect, but generous gifts to people.....all with a sinister purpose in mind.
Genre superhero
Script Joe Greene
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Letters Ira Schnapp?
Notes Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-27-09.
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #2 (1991).

Half page Silly Willy filler

Characters Silly Willy
Genre gag
Script Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters Henry Boltinoff

12 page The Boy Commandos story "The Siege of Krovka"

Characters The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Andre; Jan; Alfy]; Ivan Vanin; Tanya Vanin; Zenovikov; Adolf Hitler [villain]; the Nazis [villains].
Synopsis The Nazis, ordered by Hitler to keep advancing their positions, come across a stubborn group of citizens at Krovka, and the commanding general orders the town leveled. But the Commandos volunteer to help out and take on the Nazis with an added fervor.
Genre war; adventure
Script Jack Kirby
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Joe Simon
Notes Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-12-09.
Reprinted In The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told, The (DC, 1990 series) #nn.

Half page Clancy the Cop filler

Characters Clancy the Cop
Genre humor
Script Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters Henry Boltinoff

10 page The Crimson Avenger story "The Three Behind the Throne"

Characters The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Scoop Carter; Adam Scringe; Magnus King; Caesar Gutter [villain].
Synopsis A small town reporter tries for a job in the big city.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks Charles Paris
Letters Charles Paris

Half page A Man's Best Friend filler

Genre humor
Script Ray McGill
Pencils Ray McGill
Inks Ray McGill
Letters Ray McGill
Notes Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 3-27-09.

6 page Spy story "The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy"

Characters Bart Regan
Genre adventure
Pencils Chuck Winter
Inks Chuck Winter

2 page text story "Sharp Eyes"

Genre adventure
Script Alan Dell (signed)
Letters typeset

7 page Air Wave story "The Magic Cupboard"

Characters Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Old Mother Hubbard; Static.
Synopsis Mrs. Hubbard's cupboard mysteriously fills up with food each night.
Genre superhero
Script Murray Boltinoff?
Pencils Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris)
Inks Charles Paris

8 page Slam Bradley story "Case of the Artistic Ape"

Characters Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan.
Genre detective
Pencils Howard Sherman
Inks Howard Sherman
Letters Howard Sherman