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Batman (1940) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Batman (1940) 0
    Published Oct 1994 by DC.

    Looking back on his life, Bruce Wayne remembers how his parents' violent deaths at the hands of a two-bit gunman drove him to become the Dark Knight of Gotham City, and hints of a never-before revealed dark episode in Batman's early career are exposed, offering new insights into the character of the World's Greatest Detective. Continued in Batman Shadow of the Bat (1992) #0. Written by Doug Moench, with art by Mike Manley and Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Manley. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Batman (1940) 1
    Published Apr 1940 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • INCOMPLETE. 13TH PAGE ONLY.
    • Label #0204458012
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • INCOMPLETE. 9th wrap only.
    • Label #1036216003
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    • Trimmed
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • BACK COVER ONLY. ALL 4 EDGES TRIMMED.
    • Label #1363275002

    Cover by Bob Kane. Reprints the origin of Batman from Detective Comics #33 with splash page from #34 by Bob Kane. "The Legend of the Batman - Who He Is and How He Came to Be!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds); Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals. First appearance of the Joker in "The Joker," script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson; Batman faces a new criminal who succeeds in killing famous men and stealing their prized possessions, leaving them all with "a smile" on their face! "The Giants of Hugo Strange," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane (signed) and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds); The Batman faces an arch criminal who has invented a serum to create a race of giant monsters, and nearly becomes one of them himself! "Strictly Publicity" text story by Guy Monroe. Biography of Batman creator Bob Kane, with photo. First appearance of the Cat (destined to become Catwoman), the first villainess in comic books, in "The Cat," script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane; Batman and Robin take a trip aboard an exclusive yacht in order to prevent the theft of the Travers necklace at the hands of the Cat! "Two Aces" text story by George Shute, art by Raymond Perry. Ginger Snap two-page story by Bob Kane (as Ted Raye). "The Joker Returns," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds); The Joker escapes from prison to continue his rampage of death and to steal the famed Cleopatra necklace and Fire Ruby. Detective Comics ad. First Batman and Robin pin-up on the back cover. All stories in this issue consist of reprint material drawn from previous issues of Detective Comics. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Batman (1940) 2
    Published Jun 1940 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson. 2nd appearance of The Joker and Catwoman (called Catwoman for the 1st time) in "The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Learning the Joker is hospitalized with wounds, the members of the Crime Syndicate make plans to rescue him to lead their mob again; But the Joker has planned a double-cross and the appearance of the Cat-Woman complicates matters. "Wolf, the Crime Master," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane (signed) and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds); By an unfortunate accident, Adam Lamb becomes a psychological Jekyll and Hyde at midnight each evening, only to revert to his mild-mannered self during the day. "A Very Simple Case" text story by David Tree, art by Raymond Perry. "The Case of the Clubfoot Murders," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane (signed) and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds); The contents of a strange will leave each of the heirs with strange tokens with inscriptions on them, not realizing that, if they are all united, the tokens will reveal the location of a gold mine. "The Case of the Missing Link," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos; Professor Drake brings back from Africa a "missing link" who he intends to civilize for the benefit of all civilization; Batman and Robin vs. Grimes. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Batman (1940) 3
    Published Sep 1940 by DC.
    • Restored: B4
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration Includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, centerfold reinforced (B4)
    • Label #1480422001

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders must stop the likes of the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. "The Ugliest Man in the World," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman confronts the ugliest man in the world, a man shunned by "normal" people he meets every day. "The Crime School for Boys!!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman has to deal with the threat of a crime school upon the lives of young boys, a school designed how to teach those boys the ways of a criminal. Dinky one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "A Blow For England" text story by Norman Goss, art by Raymond Perry. "The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Cat returns to plague members of the Diamond Syndicate in order to achieve a beautiful "diamond prize!" The Batman Says text article, Batman and Robin tell readers the negatives of crime and criminals. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Batman (1940) 4
    Published Jan 1941 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing, 15th wrap married, no staples.

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Joker organizes a crime circus that performs at the homes of wealthy patrons to size up the joint, then later robs them. "Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); When an exclusive yacht is taken over by a band of pirates led by the immortal Blackbeard himself, the Batman and Robin come aboard to swab the decks with them. "Public Enemy No. 1," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman must contend with Jimmy McCoy, a young bully who claws his way up through the ranks until he becomes the overlord of crime, but ends up being deserted by his mob, hunted by the Police and killed in a gutter. "Code of the Glove" text story, script by Clem Gordon, art by Raymond Perry. Two-page Ginger Snap story by Bob Kane (as Lou Reed). "Touchdown for Justice," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusader doubles as a star football player, who has been kidnapped in order that his team will lose and criminals will gain big time from the bets they have made. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Batman (1940) 5
    Published Mar 1941 by DC.

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    Cover by Bob Kane. "The Riddle of the Missing Card!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels. True-isms filler page by Henry Boltinoff. "Book of Enchantment," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin are sent to Fairyland by an inventor's strange machine that allows people to actually enter into the scenario of a book they are reading in order to try to locate his daughter he had sent there a few days earlier and return her safely. "The Case of the Honest Crook!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman helps out a young convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife; The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested. "Crime Does Not Pay," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman finds it very odd that a bank robber he is fighting with comes to the aid of another until he realizes that they are brothers. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Batman (1940) 6
    Published Aug 1941 by DC.

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    Cover by Bob Kane. "Murder On Parole," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss"; When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him. U.S. Quiz activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Clock Maker!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time, and who brands them as murderers. "The Secret of the Iron Jungle," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up. "The Rustler" text story by Gardner F. Fox, art by Raymond Perry. "Suicide Beat!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Batman (1940) 7
    Published Oct 1941 by DC.

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    Cover by Bob Kane. "Wanted: Practical Jokers!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper. "Lucky Bump" text story by Eric Carter. "The Trouble Trap!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman must battle a swami who has hypnotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demands blackmail money or the records will be made public. Two-page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "The North Woods Mystery," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Nora Powell heads with Bruce Wayne to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her Uncle is murdered, but is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition. "The People vs. the Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (signed), inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne! 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Batman (1940) 8
    Published Dec 1941 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Two wraps missing at centerfold. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); From prison, Big Mike Russo is able to have his gang kidnap the warden, replace him and the guards with a look alike, then use the prison as a base of operations to commit crimes while providing alibis to those committing them; Batman figures that the only way to uncover this scenario is to get put in prison himself. "The Strange Case of Professor Radium!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A scientist finds a way to use radium to bring the dead back to life, and he uses himself as a guinea pig; Although the experiments are successful, the Professor pays dearly for his discovery, for, in the end, as Batman says, it has created a Frankenstein monster. 2-page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Superstition Murders!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (signed), inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The cast of a stage production decides to have a "superstition" party, intentionally carrying out every well-known superstition they can think of; But when one of them is killed, Batman and Robin enter the fray to single out the perpetrator of the deed. "The Cross-Country Crimes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders are invited to Washington D.C. to meet with the head of the FBI, but the Joker shows up and shoots the G-Man. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Batman (1940) 9
    Published Jan 1942 by DC.
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing.

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Four Fates!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); When four fugitives steal a large ruby from the turban of Jaffeer, he casts a terrible curse of four fates upon each of the crooks. The Caped Crusaders attempt to capture each of the four. "The White Whale!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); As a stockholder in the Seven Seas Insurance Company, a firm that has had to pay out huge payoffs for ships sunk by a large white whale, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson decide to investigate the activities of one Captain Burly, who agrees to hunt down and destroy the whale. "The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin find it that it isn't mere coincidence that the winners of several assorted money contests just happen to be ex-cons, and that the Joker is somehow involved. Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Christmas," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); While delivering presents to an orphanage at Christmas, Bruce learns that one of its resident's father is in jail, insisting that he had been framed. Batman and Robin decide to investigate to check out his claim. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Batman (1940) 10
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1942 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Debris in slab.
    • Label #0915604006
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing 3 centerfold wraps, piece torn from first two pages. Affects art and story.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Isle That Time Forgot!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); For his birthday, Dick received his own version of the Batplane, and while aloft, he and Batman run into a storm, which forces them to make an emergency landing on an island inhabited by prehistoric men and creatures. 2-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "Report Card Blues!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Fearing that he will get a bad report at school, little Tommy runs away from home and smack dab into trouble, until the Batman rescues him and Tommy sees the light and decides to go home. "The Princess of Plunder!", script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Fred Ray (layouts), Jerry Robinson (finished pencils, as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane) and George Roussos (backgrounds); Guests to a high society function don't know that their host is actually the Cat-Woman, who sends her guests out on a scavenger hunt at the same time that she sends her gang members out on one; Batman intervenes to stop that hunt before it's too late. "The Way Home" text story by Norman Goss. "The Sheriff of Ghost Town!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (signed) and Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The prospect of hidden gold brings a gang of criminals to the newly resurrected ghost town now called Sunshine City, but the pleas of a young boy brings Batman and Robin to town to clean house..... as the newly elected Sheriff! 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Batman (1940) 11
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1942 by DC.
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Cover married. (Tape on interior.)
    • Label #1242608001
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • MARRIED PAGES. First six wraps and a few other pages throughout are married. A few married pages split at spine. Staples missing. 4" cumulative spine split, tape along spine. Various damages to interior pages (story and art complete).
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    • Trimmed
    • INCOMPLETE, MARRIED, TRIMMED. Pages missing, affects art and story. Several pages married from different copies, some pages roughly trimmed.
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    • Front Cover Only.

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Joker's Advertising Campaign," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Joker escapes from prison and places ads each day in the newspaper to advertize to Batman and Robin his latest criminal pursuit. 1-page Clancy the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Payment In Full," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman discovers that the D.A. faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life: to persecute and send to the chair a criminal who once saved his life. "Bandits In Toyland!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Bruce Wayne is called to immediate jury duty and discovers that the defendant has been framed. "All the Angles" text story by Edgar Wilton. "Four Birds of a Feather!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Penguin joins in a financial enterprise with some "old friends" of his to open a night club called The Bird House in Florida.... with gambling as the real racket. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Batman (1940) 12
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1942 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold and page missing, interrupts art and story. 2 holes punched along spine.

    Cover pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. "Brothers in Crime!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane) and George Roussos (backgrounds); While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case invoving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder. "The Wizard of Words!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman must once again battle the Harlequin of Hate, who, this time, decides to carry out, word for word, the slang words that people use every day in order to commit his crimes. "They Thrill to Conquer!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); Batman must battle a gang of criminals who are trying to blackmail professional stuntmen. 2-page Busy Bill story, art by George Storm. "Around the Clock with the Batman!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Gotham City celebrates "Batman Day", honoring all of the Caped Crusader's amazing accomplishments; And the events leading up to that day also helps Bruce Wayne complete the last chapter of a book he is writing. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Batman (1940) 13
    Published Oct 1942 by DC.

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    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off. 2-page Round House Willie story by Bob Naylor. "Comedy of Tears!", script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders are bewildered to discover the reason behind the Joker's new campaign: to make people cry. "The Story of the Seventeen Stones!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); Once suffering from amnesia, and having served 20 years in jail on the rock pile, criminal Rocky Grimes decides to get back at former members of his mob by using stones. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Destination Unknown!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A couple of criminals board a train, disguised as a doctor and his nurse, in order to get to a man accused of crime being transferred to the gas chamber, and kill him in an iron lung. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Batman (1940) 14
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1942 by DC.

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    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson; Batman is among a handful of famed detectives that are invited to a conference, during which famed detective, Dana Drye, is shot and killed before their eyes. "Prescription for Happiness!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Old Doc Chalmers, after spending a lifetime helping other people, loses just about everything in his place of business when a group of crooks use his shop as a base, and it is destroyed in a melee. 2-page Wee Willie Winkie story by Bob Naylor. "Swastika Over the White House!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Nazis succeed in getting one of their undercover men hired into a position as a photographer in order to infiltrate defense plants and take secret photos that will be used to sabotage America's war efforts. "Foolish Business" text story by Ben Warren. "Bargains in Banditry!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Penguin decides to go into business for himself by offering to the underworld pre-planned crimes at cut rate prices. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Batman (1940) 15
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1943 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing from first page. Interrupts art and story.
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    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover by Jack Burnley. "Your Face Is Your Fortune!", script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos; Selina Kyle wins a beauty contest under an assumed name and falls in love with Bruce Wayne, who was one of the judges. 2-page Lucky-Bucky story by Bob Naylor. "The Boy Who Wanted to Be Robin!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); After watching the Caped Crusader's in action for a period of time, and especially Robin, a criminal boss decides that he will use Batman's methods against him and adopts a youngster to aid him. "The Two Futures," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders visit the world's greatest historian, whose fellow professors give them an idea what will happen to America's democratic way of life when the war ends. "A Lucky Break" text story by Dan Darcy. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Loneliest Men in the World," script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); For this Christmas, Batman and Robin decide to play Santa to "the loneliest men in the world": those who have no friends at that festive time of the year. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Batman (1940) 16
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1943 by DC.

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    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "The Joker Reforms!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos; After robbing a jewelry store, the Joker crash-lands his escape plane and loses his memory; He stumbles into a town where he becomes a hero... but not to the other members of his gang, who seek the jewels, and come looking for him, as do the Caped Crusaders. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Grade A Crimes!", script by Ruth "Bunny" Lyons Kaufman (as Bunny Lyons), pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists. "The Adventure of the Branded Tree!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); Batman and Robin track down the secret of a dagger-branded tree that led to the murder of two lumberjacks. "Motive" text story by Eric Carter. One-page Clancy the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Here Comes Alfred!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Things get very complicated when an English butler, named Alfred, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of Wayne Manor and announces that he is there is attend to their needs in order to fulfill a promise that he made to the original butler for the Wayne family. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Batman (1940) 17
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1943 by DC.
    • 2" spine split from bottom through cover and several wraps, interior oxidation. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1295084001
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1571710008
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Small piece re-attached to cover with tape. Tape on interior.
    • Label #0342422002
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. First three wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane). "The Batman's Biographer!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes. 2-page Professor Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Penguin Goes A-Hunting," script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Penguin attends a lecture by Gotham City's prison Warden Keyes, who talks about the city's most dangerous villains: the Scarecrow, the Joker and the Cat-Woman, but not Penguin. "Rogues' Pageant!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); At Alfred's urging, Bruce and Dick decide to take a short vacation after particularly strenuous battling against Gotham's underworld, they stop off in San Pablos, a city celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the courageous deeds of their forefathers. "Scrap Haul" text story by Allan Gerz. "Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; While vacationing at Malibu Beach, Bruce and Dick become aware of several fishing vessels being robbed of their catches by a group of mysterious individuals who seem to disappear into thin air. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Batman (1940) 18
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1943 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Ed Kressey, Dick Sprang, and Stan Kaye, inks by Dick Sprang and Stan Kaye. "The Secret of Hunter's Inn!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin, in their everyday identities as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (accompanied by Alfred), are investigating Hunter's Inn, the scene of many robberies of wealthy patrons and run into the Tweed Brothers. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Robin Studies His Lessons!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; When Dick brings home a miserable report card, Bruce relegates the youngster to studying at home instead of gallivanting about as Robin, the Boy Wonder! One-page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Good Samaritan Cops," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); In the first story of a series, Batman and Robin meet and work with different agencies within the realm of the Police Department: in this story, it's the Police Emergency Squad. "Boarders Away!" text story by Tod Lowry. "The Crime Surgeon!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; The Crime Surgeon, after successfully operating on and saving the life of the Warden at the prison he is incarcerated in, makes good his escape and re-opens his Crime Clinic: an agency that helps crooks to better carry out their crimes! 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Batman (1940) 19
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0992921003
    • No top staple (manufacturing), cover detached at single staple.
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #B2E61C-003

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Batman Makes a Deadline!", art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent regarding their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice. 'Atlantis Goes to War!', script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 'The Case of the Timid Lion!', art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate 'jokes' and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime... something the Joker doesn't find amusing - nor do Batman and Robin! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dramatic Fragment" text story by Ted Allenby. "Collector of Millionaires," script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Norm Fallon; After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation; But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Batman (1940) 20
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1944 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Centuries of Crime!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Joker enlists the aid of a fraudulent scientist and swami, convincing them that they can successfully carry out their fleecing of victims: in the past and the future! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Trial of Titus Keyes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman and Robin, figuring that the case in court against Titus Keyes is much too pat, investigate and discover the real culprit: the cell-mate of Keyes when he was in prison. One-page Hectic History story by Jack Farr. "The Lawmen of the Sea," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); In the 2nd story of a series involving various police divisions, Batman and Robin team-up with the Harbor Patrol to track down harbor pirates! "Convoy Sighted" text story by Walt Abbot. "Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; One day a couple show up at the Wayne mansion claiming to be the Aunt and Uncle of Dick Grayson, and they successfully get custody of the boy. But Batman smells a rat when the couple call up Bruce Wayne and offer him the opportunity to "buy" Dick back! 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Batman (1940) 21
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1944 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Streamlined Rustlers!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Dick Sprang; Batman and Robin head west to see if they can stem the tide of cattle rustling, which has been caused by war-time rationing, and is the source of black market beef. "Blitzkrieg Bandits!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Caped Crusaders must stop a criminal mastermind who uses a genius in military science to actually plan crimes for gems and other loot, thinking the crook is writing a series of newspaper articles on him. 2-page Brother story by Paul Fung. "His Lordship's Double!", script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Caped Crusaders have to outwit a criminal element which targets a Lord Burleigh, a man who has come to America to interest an American oil company in his discovery of a cheaper process for obtaining rubber from petroleum. "Hero's Mission" text story by George Brandon. 1-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Three Eccentrics!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Ed Kressy (layouts) and Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman must outwit the Penguin, who has invented a small motion picture camera with telescopic lenses, which is precise enough to see combinations to wall safes as they are being opened. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Batman (1940) 22
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1944 by DC.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Duped Domestics!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise! "Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; A cleaver gangster and his gang use a powerful telescope to look in on various places of interest, like banks and museums, and discover which places they can carry out profitable heists. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Conversational Clue!", script by Mort Weisinger, art by Jerry Robinson; Overhearing an accidental conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman. 1-page Judge Jollopy story by Jack Farr. Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson. "Deduct a Murder" text story by Walt Cochrane. "The Cavalier Rides Again!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris; The Cavalier, still smarting from his previous encounter with the Caped Crusaders, taunts his foes once more as he seeks to add the Meerbrandt model of the Magi Diamond to his "Chamber of Prizes." 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Batman (1940) 23
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1944 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #1211338002
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Tape on cover, interior cover and interior.
    • Label #1242609003

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Upside Down Crimes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Gene McDonald; Batman and Robin must stop the Joker's mad schemes, as he commits several "upside down crimes" that leave the Caped Crusaders literally standing on their heads. 1-page Life's Little Laffs story by Ray Houlihan. "Damsel in Distress!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Dick's crush on a girl leads him and the Batman into a case involving kidnapping and murder. 1-page Handy Andy story by Jack Farr. "Borrowed Butler!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Bruce hires out Alfred to a neighbor who is having week-end guests, and whose butler is sick. "Accidents Will Happen" text story by Tod Lowry. "Pelt Plunderers!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin head up into the frozen north to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stop a gang of thieves who plunder beaver pelts trapped by locals and who then sell them for big profits, which they plan to spend back in the States. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Batman (1940) 24
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1944 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452011

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "It Happened In Rome," script by Joe Samachson, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in. "Convict Cargo!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne "disappear" from prosecution. 1-page Gee-Man story by Ray McGill. "Western Incident" text story by Tex Palmer. "Police Line-Up!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Alfred attends a Police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him. "The Mayors of Yonville!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Batman (1940) 25
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1944 by DC.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Staple rust with migration, mold.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Knights of Knavery," script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman's attempt to set a trap to catch the Penguin and the Joker backfires and the two criminals form a partnership to commit crimes and outwit the Caped Crusaders. "The Sheik of Gotham City!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; An evil, former Sheik in Bahgdad learns that the true Sheik, once thought dead, is alive and well, living in exile in Gotham City as a cab driver, so he travels to Gotham to find this man and kill him. 2-page "A Blow for Freedom" by Stan Carter. "The Mesmerized Manhunter!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred decides to go to the theatre one night to use his detective skills to expose the tricks of a stage magician, and ends up capturing a thief who stole the box office receipts while being hypnotized! "The Kilowatt Cowboys!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; The Caped Crusaders are sent to investigate the thefts of valuable copper wire from the Rocky Dam Light and Power Company, which is erecting a power cable into a new territory. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Batman (1940) 26
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1945 by DC.
    • Pieces of tape on interior cover.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Twenty-Ton Robbery!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans. "Recipe for Revenge!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred criticizes Bruce and Dick for not eating healthy meals, because of the crime-fighting activities, so he heads to the market to stock up on "good" food and runs headlong into a case he thinks that only he can solve. "The Year 3000!", script by Joseph Greene, art by Dick Sprang; In the year 3000, a man, who is the direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, and his son, run across a time capsule containing the exploits of Batman and Robin, and don those guises in order to fight and rally support against a warlord named Fura. "Night Rider" text story by Tod Lowry. "Crime Comes to Lost Mesa!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Two criminals enlist the aid of an Indian medicine man as a cover to allow them to rob the tribal temple of its riches. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Batman (1940) 27
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1945 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277791013

    Cover by Jack Burnley. "The Penguin's Apprentice!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman and Robin are puzzled when the Penguin begins stealing objects from people off the street, such as a handkerchief and a feather, unaware that he is attempting to train a young man in the fine art of crime. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "The Pearl of Peril!", art by Jerry Robinson; When Alfred goes into a restaurant for dinner, he runs into a tramp who claims to have a pearl the size of an oyster. "Voyage Into Villainy!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; The death of a wealthy, noted member of the Explorer's Club spurs on fellow member, Mr. Challoner, to track down clues in the Club's building to the deceased man's fortune. "A Christmas Peril!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman attempts to convince a very young "Scrooge" of the true meaning of Christmas. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Batman (1940) 28
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1945 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "Shadow City!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); When several wealthy playboys are taken in by a quick-rich scheme hatched by the Joker, Batman decides to visit the Crime Clown's layout that he called Shadow City. "The Great Handcuff King!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he decides to practice on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result. "Shirley Holmes, Policewoman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets. 1-page Handy Andy story by Jack Farr. "Once a Fighter" text story by Stan Carter. "Batman Goes To Washington!", script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Batman (1940) 29
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1945 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Enemy No. 1," script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Adam Frank has a fetish about being "the first" in everything he does, and when things don't work out to his advantage, he decides to turn to crime. "The Butler's Apprentice!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals have targeted a rich place to rob, but it is so well guarded that they find it difficult to get in the place; Then they get an idea: one of them will be trained as a butler, who'll work as an inside man... and Alfred is chosen as the one to train him! "Heroes By Proxy!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities; When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin! "Freedom's Stamp" text story by Eddie Bell. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mails Go Through!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the local postman is wounded in a chase involving the Caped Crusaders, Batman takes over the job for a day and learns of the kidnapping of a man by the Scuttler, who has committed the crime in order to get a registered letter which will reveal information about an invention worth millions. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Batman (1940) 30
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1945 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Last five pages and back cover missing, first page detached, front cover detached and only partial.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Back To the Big House!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); No matter what jobs the Penguin plans and tries to carry out, Batman and Robin are always there to stop him, but, in the end, it's one of the Penguin's own umbrellas that sends him back to the big house! "While the City Sleeps!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to take Robin out on the town late at night to illustrate to him all of the people who are up and at work; Unfortunately, a group of criminals are hard at work also and the Dynamic Duo have to go to work... on them! "The Pointed Pistol" text story by Jesse Merlan. "Alias the Baron!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is mistaken for a crook who has double-crossed gang leader, Ed Rocket. "Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Ally Babble is hired by a wealthy man to take care of 14 of his pet peeves, and if he successfully does so, he will be given $5000, which creates a mountain of headaches for Batman. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Batman (1940) 31
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1945 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Punch and Judy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Punch and Judy are using a carnival to bilk residents of Gotham City and the Caped Crusaders see to it that the grafters working the concessions and games are removed from the grounds; However, Punch and Judy decide to strike back by having Batman and Robin join the carnival to put on a death-defying aerial stunt. "Alfred, Armchair Detective!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective," which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidentally gets involved in... and he's tied to that armchair! "Vanishing Village!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared. "Close Shave" text story by Eddie Bell. "Trade Marks of Crime!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman must solve a strange case in which someone is cleverly forging the burglary trademarks of various criminals, all of which pinpoint the jobs to the wrong criminal! 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Batman (1940) 32
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1946 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch and tear seals.
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    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Restoration includes: cover re-attached with glue.
    • Label #1058828005

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Rackety-Rax Racket!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); A series of college fraternity initiation rites are used by the Crime Clown to further enhance his own wealth, using Robin himself to carry them out. "Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang; Robins origin retold; villains Boss Zucco and Stick-Up Sidney appear. "Return To the Crime" text story by Mal Parton. "In the Soup!", art by Jerry Robinson; At the request of one of Bruce Wayne's friends, Alfred is loaned out to walk the lady's dog of all things; However, while doing this menial chore, the brave butler stumbles upon a case that will test his detective abilities - a case involving giant turtles. "All For One, One For All!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Time-travel story, based on Dumas's characters in "The Three Musketeers." 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Batman (1940) 33
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1946 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Crime on the Wing!", script by Bill Finger, art by Win Mortimer (as Bob Kane); Mobsters decide to use the Penguin as a ruse for Batman and Robin to follow while they commit crimes. "The Looters!", art by Win Mortimer (as Bob Kane); Seeing both of his parents killed in an earthquake on a small Pacific island, Dorry Leaf becomes an expert on these phenomena, and is offered a post at Pacific Coast University to oversee a seismographic observatory that he is determined to make quake-proof!; However, crooks become interested when they discover that the Professor can predict in advance where quakes will occur; Batman and Robin step in. "Double Trouble" text story by Murray Boltinoff (as Blair Bolton). "The Search for Santa Claus!", art by Win Mortimer (as Bob Kane); Jim Jocelyn's thieving cousins have a high time spending the money that their uncle had amassed for charities by using it to build up their own multi-million dollar businesses; They decide that the only way they can safeguard themselves is to murder their uncle. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Batman (1940) 34
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1946 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #099451-003

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Marathon of Menace!" starring Batman and Robin, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Racer Marty Steele is banned from racing when doctors discover he has a bad heart; But he has plans to compete anyway under another name, whilst his erstwhile opponent is a blind scientist; The prize for the winner is $250,000, a sum that Roy Damon hopes to take home in order to allow others who are blind to build new and better lives for themselves. "Ally Babble and the Four Tea Leaves!" starring Batman and Robin, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Ally visits Madame Patio for a free tea leaf reading and explains to him the meaning of the four tea leaves of fate: money, a girl, a ship's deck, and happy faces; By a quirk of fate, these all come true, but not the way Ally imagined. "Nobody Knows" text story by Tom Patrick. "Tired Tracks," art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred makes a study of tires and the tracks they make; Too bad for him the car he is examining belongs to crooks! "The Master Vs. the Pupil!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Robin's bragging about his prowess in crook hunting leads Batman to disguise himself as a jewel thief and have Robin attempt to track him down. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Batman (1940) 35
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1946 by DC.
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Nine Lives has the Catwoman!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Catwoman arrives at the state women's prison and uses her catseye on her guard to make her escape; However, when she returns to her digs and attempts to put her gang back together, most want no part of her since Batman always defeats her. "Dinosaur Island!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Paul Cooper, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000. "Storm Incident" text story by Stan Carter. 2-page The Rascals story by Phil Berube. "Dick Grayson, Author!", pencils by Dick Sprang (layouts) and Paul Cooper, inks by Ray Burnley; Dick, interested in comic magazines, accompanies Bruce to the offices of the editor of Crescent Comics, and is invited to write a script; However, ideas do not come easy and is superseded by a case involving ex-con Big Ed Conroy. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Batman (1940) 36
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1946 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Slight professional restoration
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: tear seals to cover, spine splits sealed to centerfold, cover cleaned, centerfold reinforced.
    • Label #1093020004

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Penguin's Nest!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Paul Cooper (as Bob Kane), inks by Ray Burnley; The Penguin opens a new restaurant in town, but queerly asks guests to hand-write their orders and sign them, then he does everything possible to get himself arrested; Batman and Robin investigate. "Stand-In For Danger!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Paul Cooper (as Bob Kane), inks by Ray Burnley; A famed movie stand-in uses his skills to lead a life of crime, but it takes the hard work of the Batman and Robin to discover the reason why. "Elusive London Eddie!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred notices a wanted poster in the post office for an English thief; Believing the Police to be baffled, he reasons that only an English detective would know the psychology of such a man, and be able to track him down and capture him. "A Matter of Honesty" text story by Stan Carter. "Sir Batman at King Arthur's Court!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Paul Cooper (as Bob Kane), art by Ray Burnley; King Arthur story with Merlin; Batman and Robin vs. Sir Mordred and Queen Morgan LeFey. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Batman (1940) 37
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1946 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Scratches and scuffing on front of case.
    • Label #0043530002
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #1279044005
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    • 4 1/2" cumulative spine split, centerfold detached.Interior tearing/corners missing, does not affect art or story.
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    • Missing title.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Calling Dr. Batman!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Dr. King tries out his new radiotherapy machine on patient Jerry Marshall, and, while it is successful, its ray negatively affects a hospital worker, Lou Darrell, but not for the better. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Hollywood Hoax!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals plan to steal an unreleased as yet film "Heart's Desire" from the movie set of "Crime Doesn't Pay", where Batman and Robin are in attendance to film a sequence. "Killing Doesn't Pay" text story by Al Singer. "The Joker Follows Suit!", art by Jerry Robinson; The Joker institutes a mad scheme to use the very symbols of Batman: the Bat-Signal, Batmobile and Batplane, against the Dark Knight detective that he calls "Make Crime Pay the Joker Way!" 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Batman (1940) 38
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1947 by DC.
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    • Paper: Slightly brittle
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1492446007

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Peril In Greece," script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Jim Mooney; Batman and Robin travel to ancient Greece to see the first Olympic Games; When a group of Persians try to disrupt the games to start a civil war, Batman and the athletes step in. "The Carbon Copy Crimes," script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; A series of murders are similar to those of Batman's first big case six years previous; People depicted in portraits are murdered. "Memo To a Murderer" text story by Blair Bolton. "The Penguin On Parole!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jim Mooney; The Penguin is paroled into the custody of Batman and Robin after the Penguin saves the life of a prison warden from a fire. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Batman (1940) 39
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The Frightened People!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin employ cats to thwart a gang chief who is afraid of felines. "The Man In the Iron Mask!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; A gang boss welds an iron mask onto Iron-Hat Ferriss head; Ferris tries to get the mask removed while Batman goes after him. "Death Serenade" text story by Desmond Walters. One-page Willie the Office Boy story by Phil Berube. "A Christmas Tale," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Synopsis: Batman chases Catwoman, who has stolen three cats to use in her crimes. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Batman (1940) 40
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1947 by DC.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). 1-1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497189011
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    • Restored: C2
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, moderate amount of glue on spine of cover, tear seals to cover.
    • Label #0306958029
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    • Piece torn from front cover and first page, slightly affects one panel. 1.5" cumulative spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing several pages, affects art and story.

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The 13 Club!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman joins the 13 Club, an outfit that disproves superstitions, to stop the Joker. "The Case of Batman II," pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Robin and Alfred enlist a gymnast named Bill Randall to become Batman after Bruce Wayne dies. "Melody of Murder" text story by Tom Neill. 2-page Prof. Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Grand Opera Murders!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman and Robin see an accident at the opera that kills two actors; they investigate because it might be a crime. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Batman (1940) 41
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1947 by DC.

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    Cover art by Jim Mooney. The Bird Cage Bandits! starring Batman and The Penguin, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney. The Bandits of Tiny Town! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney. Batman, Interplanetary Policeman!, script by Gardner Fox, art by Jim Mooney. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Batman (1940) 42
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1947 by DC.

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    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Charles Paris. Claws of the Catwoman! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. Blind Man's Bluff! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. The Robot Robbers starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. 52 pgs. $0.10. Second Catwoman cover (first in Batman). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Batman (1940) 43
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1947 by DC.

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    Cover art by Jim Mooney and Ray Burnley. The Blackbird of Banditry! starring Batman and The Penguin, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley. Next Stop--Danger! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley. The Four Horsemen of Crime! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Batman (1940) 44
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1948 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. "Gamble With Doom!", art by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane); The Joker becomes passionate about gambling, but ordinary stakes won't satisfy him; The stakes with death to the loser involves Batman and Robin. "Born For Adventure!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; Batman and Robin team with an archeologist to track an international thief called the Globetrotter, who has come to Gotham City. "Strange Territory" text story by M. G. Pattington. "The First American Detective!", art by Jim Mooney; To solve the mystery surrounding his ancestor Silas Wayne, Bruce Wayne has Professor Nichols send him into the past; When Batman and Robin arrive in 1787, they stop a gang of highwaymen and encounter Franklin, who frees them. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Batman (1940) 45
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1948 by DC.

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    Christmas cover art by Win Mortimer. The Lady Rogues! starring Batman and Catwoman, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Charles Paris. Shoe Shine text story by Walter B. Gibson (as Henry Lysing), art by Raymond Perry. The Match! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Batman (1940) 46
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Guileful Greetings, or, The Joker Sends Regards! starring Batman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. Big House Chaplain! starring Batman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald. The Batman That History Forgot, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald. Captain Tootsie ad, pencils by C. C. Beck, inks by Pete Costanza. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Batman (1940) 47
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1948 by DC.

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    In this key issue, Batman's origin is explored in detail for the first time in "The Origin of Batman!" in which Batman tracks down the killers of his mother and father. In this same story, the Bat Signal also used for the first time in. Other stories in this issue: Batman and Robin star in "Fashions in Crime!" (guest starring Catwoman), and Batman finds himself a prisoner on a chain gang in "The Chain Gang Crimes!" Great Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chiquita Banana full page color ad. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Batman (1940) 48
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Fowls of Fate! starring Batman and The Penguin, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. The Fowls of Fate! starring Batman and The Penguin, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney. There She Blows: Whales and Whaling text article by Raymond Perry. Crime From Tomorrow! starring Batman, art by Jim Mooney. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Batman (1940) 49
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1948 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. 1st appearance Mad Hatter and Vicki Vale in "The Scoop of the Century!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Mad Hatter tries numerous robberies while Vicki Vale attempts to prove Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same person. The Prison Doctor!, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; A prison doctor must face a trial for his egregious actions. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. The Unknown Rays text story by Joe Samachson (as William Morrison, art by Raymond Perry. Batman's Arabian Nights!, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; Spotting what they think is the Joker's face on an ancient rug, Batman and Robin are sent into Arabia of the past where they meet the Crier, who uses tears, not laughter, to steal from the people of his day. One-page Ozzie story by Phil Berube. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear With Invisible Light" with art by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Batman (1940) 50
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1949 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. Lights--Camera--Crime!, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin battle the Joker. The Return of Two-Face!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; After recovering from plastic surgery and reforming, Harvey Dent is tormented by dreams that he might become Two-Face again; Dent's butler, Wilkins, uses makeup to commit crimes as Two-Face and to frame Dent; Batman and Robin must stop the impostor. Tiger Teeth and Turkeys text article. The Second Boy Wonder!, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin battle the Joker and a new villain called Gloves. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.