Batman #12

DC Comics

United States

Published
August-September 1942
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2371

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman; Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos
Letters
George Roussos

Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Roussos inker credit by Craig Delich with Roussos verifing that he did the typography and hand-lettering for the cover.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Good Books Worth Reading) Text article, 0.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading
Genre
Non-fiction; western-frontier

Credits

Author
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Notes

Review of "Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout" by Shannon Zarst.

Show/hide 2. Brothers in Crime! (Batman With Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman With Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-868
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rafferty Brothers [Peter (death); Steve (death); Mike (death)] (villains)

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane]
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Letters
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
Brothers in Crime!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
Brothers in Crime!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #12 (August-September, 1942)

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Penciler and inker credits verified by Robinson, background and lettering credits verified by Roussos.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Buddy) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buddy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Buddy

Credits

Art
George Storm
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Gee-Man) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gee-Man
Genre
Humor
Characters
Gee-Man

Credits

Script
Ray McGill
Art
Ray McGill
Letters
Ray McGill
Show/hide 5. The Wizard of Words! (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; un-namewd banker; un-named District Attorney; un-named Mayor; the Joker (villain); Slapsy (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Letters
George Roussos

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Robinson, and letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Windy Watkins) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Windy Watkins
Genre
Humor
Characters
Windy Watkins

Credits

Script
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Art
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Letters
Russell Cole

Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-19-08.

Show/hide 7. They Thrill to Conquer! (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]; Ben "Fearless" Ford (stunt man); Nan Ford Ben's wife); Tommy Ford (Ben and Nan's son); Joe Kirk (villain); Duke (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane]
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Letters
Betty Bentley

Synopsis

Batman must battle a gang of criminals who are trying to blackmail professional stuntmen.

Notes

Script, art and lettering credits confirmed by Jack Burnley.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Gags) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gags
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

3 gags.

Show/hide 9. Murder Rap Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; crime

Credits

Author
Sam Case
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Busy Bill) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Busy Bill
Genre
Humor
Characters
Busy Bill

Credits

Art
George Storm
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Funnyboners) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Funnyboners
Genre
Humor

Credits

Art
Lou Paige [as G. Paige]

Notes

6 gags.

Show/hide 12. Around the Clock with the Batman! (Batman With Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman With Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Mayor of Gotham City; Mr. Hodge (art connoisseur); Frankie (little boy with infantile paralysis); Margie (villain); "Heist" Andrews (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Letters
George Roussos

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Robinson, and letterer credit verified by Roussos.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34694

Entry created

  • 28/10/2007

Cover added

  • 19/08/2017

Index completed

  • 19/08/2017

Last updated

  • 19/08/2017