Detective Comics #68

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1942
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2473

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited)
Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Man Who Led a Double Life! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Kent]

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Jerry Robinson
Letters
Jerry Robinson
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Mail Wagon Mystery by May Justus (Good Books Worth Reading) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. The book "The Mail Wagon Mystery" by May Justus is reviewed.

Show/hide 3. The Man Who Led a Double Life! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gilda (Harvey's fiancee); Henry Logan (matchstick object collector); Henry Logan's double; Gotham City's Mayor; a mask maker; mask maker's son; Two-Face [Harvey Kent] (villain); Al (villain); "Getaway" George (villain); Two-Face's criminal combine (villains)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-20 (September 1973)
The Man Who Led a Double Life
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #28 ([1974?])
The Man Who Led a Double Life!
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #68 (October 1942)

Synopsis

Two-Face gets away from Batman and resumes his criminal career, but, in the end, is double-crossed by one of his own men!

Notes

Story continued from Detective Comics #66.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Silly Willy) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Costumes for Hire"

Featuring

Feature
Silly Willy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. Extra! (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Show/hide 6. The Treachery of Osuki! (The Boy Commandos) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Boy Commandos
Genre
Adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Andre Chavard; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasan]; Osuki (villain)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Synopsis

The boys end up shipwrecked in the Pacific with a Japanese pilot, but without Rip Carter.

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 7. Energy to Get There! (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Scoopy) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Mrs. Goldrocks was just robbed..."

Featuring

Feature
Scoopy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Scoopy

Credits

Art
Hal Sherman [as Sherman]
Show/hide 9. How Do They Think 'Em Up?! (Leading Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Leading Comics
Show/hide 10. Dead Men Do Tell Tales (The Crimson Avenger) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Crimson Avenger
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Tommy; Uncle; Trigger (villain); Shorty (villain)

Credits

Script
Jack Lehti
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Charles Paris

Synopsis

Two crooks sell an old man and a young boy a treasure map and then decide they want it back.

Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Silly Willy) Comic story, 0.25 pages

"I think I'll mosey around the circus..."

Featuring

Feature
Silly Willy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Notes

Several small ads.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Prize Comics) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Prize Comics
Show/hide 14. Adventure of the Peglegged Wildcat (Spy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spy
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Bart Regan

Credits

Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Show/hide 15. Escape from Death Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Nils Hall (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. The Case of the Talking Gun! (Air Wave) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Air Wave
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Static (his parrot); Ebenezer Rood (Morning Star editor, death); Burt Benson (newspaper editor); Jimmy Pardee (newspaper crime reporter); Mrs. Pardee (Jimmy's mother); Porky; Wilbur

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
Lee Harris [as Harris]
Inks
Charles Paris
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Say, Chief - Mow your lawn for a quarter?"

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 18. Biggest and Best! (World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
World's Finest Comics
Show/hide 19. The Case of the Cultured Crooks! (Slam Bradley) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slam Bradley
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman
Letters
Howard Sherman
Show/hide 20. Now on Sale Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Muscle Power Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Muscle Power Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. No title recorded (Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 21682

Entry created

  • 10/03/2019

Cover added

  • 10/03/2019

Index completed

  • 10/03/2019