Batman #28

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1945
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/4355

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (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]

Credits

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
typeset

Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

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

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

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

"For spine-tingling action..."

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Shadow City! (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]; Bet-a-Million Bannister (millionaire); Felix Lathrop (wealthy playboy); The Joker (villain)

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron
Art
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane]
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

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.

Notes

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

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries) Advertisement, 1 page

"Gee! It's good to hear your voice again, Sergeant!"

Featuring

Feature
Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
Genre
Humor; military

Credits

Art
Tony Barlow
Show/hide 5. The Great Handcuff King! (The Adventures of Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; The Murton Gang [Slick [as Ronny Lowndes]; Mike; Slug] (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Joe Samachson ?
Art
Jerry Robinson
Letters
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #1 (September-October 1975)
The Great Handcuff King!
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976])
The Great Handcuff King
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #28 (April-May 1945)

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit verified by George Roussos.

Show/hide 6. Circus Terror! (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
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I just sneaked in here to try on the Sarge's shirt..."

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Show/hide 8. Look, Fellows... (Ranger Helmet Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ranger Helmet Co.
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes) Advertisement, 1 page

"Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"

Featuring

Feature
Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Volto; Jimmy; Professor

Notes

Advertisement for Grape-Nuts Flakes cereal in sequential art form. Includes a one-line ad below the bottom panels for the Hop Harrigan radio program on the Blue Network, heard Monday through Friday.

Show/hide 10. Shirley Holmes, Policewoman! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sergeant Shirley Holmes [also as Oyster Annie] (introduction); The Count [Michael Strait] (villain, introduction); The Count's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane]
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets.

Notes

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

Show/hide 11. Want to Be a Champion? (Wheaties) Advertisement, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Handy Andy) Comic story, 1 page

"Do you go in for the better things..."

Featuring

Feature
Handy Andy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Handy Andy

Credits

Script
Jack Farr
Art
Jack Farr

Notes

This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Show/hide 13. Once a Fighter Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

Show/hide 14. Batman Goes to Washington! (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]; Danny the Dip (ex-con, introduction); Senator Henry K. Vandercook; John Skye (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Art
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane]
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work.

Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Jerry Robinson. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"This section has been quiet lately - No burglaries - No nothing!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Inside back cover. This sequence does NOT appear in the Archive.

Show/hide 16. Speedy Energy (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35668

Entry created

  • 21/01/2008

Index completed

  • 14/04/2019

Last updated

  • 14/04/2019