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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
    • INCOMPLETE. 9th wrap only.
    • Label #1036216003

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Batman (1940) 5
    Published Mar 1941 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Two center wraps missing, affects Book of Enchantment and Case of the Honest Crook stories. Full length spine split to first wrap.

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Batman (1940) 11
    Published Jun 1942 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Only 4 1/2 wraps present (all Batman, no complete stories). Partial back cover included.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Coverless. INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects story.
    • Label #1287662007

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Batman (1940) 13
    Published Oct 1942 by DC.
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    • Restored: B3
    • Paper: White
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced.
    • Label #3799075002
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1106888001

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Batman (1940) 16
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1943 by DC.
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    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Conservation includes: leaf casting to cover, tear seals to interior & cover, spine split sealed to cover. Centerfold Married.
    • Label #1972756001

    1st appearance of Alfred Pennyworth - 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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Batman (1940) 18
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1943 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1027428004

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Batman (1940) 19
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.
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    • Small piece torn from last page (slightly affects one panel).

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Batman (1940) 23
    Published Jul 1944 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects Damsel in Distress story. Residue on center wrap.

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Batman (1940) 30
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1945 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2126381009
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first two wraps and multiple interior pages. Several interior wraps detached.

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Batman (1940) 31
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1945 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks; Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1132101002

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Batman (1940) 36
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1946 by DC.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Batman (1940) 37
    Published Nov 1946 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1972337001
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1296188001

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Batman (1940) 38
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1947 by DC.
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    • Cover oxidation.

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Batman (1940) 43
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1947 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley. "The Blackbird of Banditry!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley; When the Joker and Catwoman begin to dominate the headlines, the Penguin commits another series of spectacular crimes to overshadow them; However, even though his crimes are inspired by rare birds, the clues lead Batman and Robin to capturing the Penguin once more. Wheaties ad featuring Harry Brecheen. "Next Stop--Danger!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin capture a couple of criminals who have hijacked a train from Gotham's Subway and five innocent lives are permanently changed for good after they are saved by the Dynamic Duo. A Date with Judy comic book ad. Untitled Prof. Pipp story, script and art by Jack Farr. "The Four Horsemen of Crime!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley; A large gang of thieves break into Professor Nichols' house and steal Nichols' time machine to bring four bandits from the past; The historic criminals terrorize Gotham until they are stopped by Batman and Robin. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Batman (1940) 45
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1948 by DC.
    Auction opens January 3
    • 4" spine split from bottom of comic through cover (taped) and first wrap. Cover detached at one staple and coming loose at the other.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. World's Finest Comics ad. "The Lady Rogues!", art by Charles Paris; A famous author has recently published a book about the most evil women in history and a Hollywood studio has bought the rights to make a movie based on the book; At the same time, Catwoman escapes from prison and when she learns that she wasn't included in the book, she decides to sabotage the film and steal from the crew and the studio; Catwoman's criminal spree is successful until she is captured by Batman and Robin. Western Comics ad. Wheaties ad featuring "Chick" Davies. "A Parole for Christmas!", script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris; An ex-convict is released on parole during Christmas; This man looks exactly like Bruce Wayne and as soon as he is released from prison he is attacked by some thugs; He is saved by Batman and Robin and they are shocked to see the similarity between him and Bruce. Casey the Cop half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Readin', 'Ritin', an' Ritchie story by Bob Naylor. "Shoe Shine," script by Walter B. Gibson (as Henry Lysing), art by Raymond Perry. Shorty one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. Daffy & Doodle half-page by Lit-Win. "The Match!", script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris; An arsonist called The Match has started operating in Gotham; Batman and Robin team up with the Gotham Fire Department to capture the criminal. Gang Busters comic book ad. Mister Grumble, The Big Boss one-page story by Phil Berube. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Batman (1940) 47
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1948 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2122154007

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. 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; script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. "Fashions in Crime!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Catwoman breaks out of jail in a spectacular way and as soon as she is free again, she realizes that she could use the fashion trends as her new crime theme; Posing as the manager of an important fashion magazine, Catwoman is granted access to the houses of many wealthy people and later she steals from them; Batman and Robin intervene. "The Chain Gang Crimes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; In pursuit of bank robbers, Batman and Robin chase them to a side street where they suddenly disappear. "The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller" ad. "Winged Justice" text story by Ted Rosen, art by Raymond Perry. One-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.