Batman #22

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1944
Page count
52
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/3598

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Adventures of Alfred (Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

"Look for this trade-mark whenever you buy comics!"

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. The Duped Domestics! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Batman]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bottom (Van Houten's butler); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle; also as Belinda (a maid)] (villain)

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colours
?
Letters
George Roussos

Synopsis

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!

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn and confirmed by Schwartz. Art credits confirmed by Robinson. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Show/hide 4. The Cave's Secret (Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 5. Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy! (Batman with Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Hendricks (astronomer); Mike Optik (villain, introduction); the Ghost Gang [Deafy; Egghead] (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colours
?
Letters
George Roussos

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Burnley. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Private Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"Shhh! Hep- hep- hep- two three- four -- on to guard duty I must go!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Art
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

"We're gonna play Nazi torture-chamber..."

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Script
?
Art
George Lichty (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 8. Conversational Clue! (The Adventures of Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Professor Dyke (villain, introduction); Butch (villain)

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
?
Letters
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #257 (July-August 1974)
Conversational Clue!
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #257 (July-August 1974)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Conversational Clue
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (Murray, 1978 series) #15 ([December 1979?])
Conversational Clue!
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (Murray, 1978 series) #15 ([December 1979?])

Synopsis

Overhearing an accidential 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.

Notes

1st Alfred solo story.

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Good Ol' Judge Jollopy) Comic story, 1 page

"Have you a life problem?"

Featuring

Feature
Good Ol' Judge Jollopy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Judge Jollopy

Credits

Script
Jack Farr
Art
Jack Farr
Colours
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Show/hide 10. Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War! (Superman; Batman with Robin) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson. Letterer credit confirmed by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

This PSA is NOT found in the Archive.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Kwiz Kwik) Cartoon, 1 page

"The correct answer to each kwiz..."

Featuring

Feature
Kwiz Kwik
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Jack Farr
Art
Jack Farr
Colours
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

This sequence is NOT found in the Archive.

Show/hide 12. Deduct a Murder Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Walt Cochrane (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

This sequence NOT found in the Archive.

Show/hide 13. The Cavalier Rides Again! (Batman with Robin) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jan Meerbrandt; The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake] (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
?
Letters
George Roussos

Synopsis

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."

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Burnley. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Illinois Merchandise Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Illinois Merchandise Mart

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32580

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