Detective Comics #61

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1942
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2073

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 Three Racketeers (Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Lancaster County Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lancaster County Seed Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Three Racketeers! (Batman with Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Charters; "Crafty" Cal Clate (villain); Professor Post (villain); unnamed racketeer (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #258 (September-October 1974)
The Three Racketeers!
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #5 ([July 1977?])
The Three Racketeers
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #61 (March, 1942)

Synopsis

Three former racketeers sit about a table playing cards in prison discussing how the Batman and Robin brought their dreams of easy wealth to a disastrous end.

Notes

The splash panel has a sign on a building that reads "Jack Miller", one of the writers for DC on Batman and other features. The splash page nearly replicates the cover.

Background credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Listen, all you Batman and Robin fans!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Show/hide 4. Superman Is in the Movies! (The Adventures of Superman) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman
Show/hide 5. The Mysterious Green Bottle (Spy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spy
Genre
Adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

Credits

Art
Louis Cazeneuve
Show/hide 6. No title recorded ("Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale) Advertisement, 1 page

"Gosh that 'Hono-Lulu' tasted good!"

Featuring

Feature
"Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Cliff Crosby) Comic story, 6 pages

"Crime stalks the barnyard!"

Featuring

Feature
Cliff Crosby
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby; Kay Nevers

Credits

Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Show/hide 8. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. Sons of Liberty by Gertrude Robinson (Good Books Worth Reading) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading

Credits

Author
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

The book "Sons of Liberty" by Gertrude Robinson is reviewed.

Show/hide 10. The Beggars' Rebellion (The Crimson Avenger) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Crimson Avenger
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

Credits

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

Notes

Inker and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 11. Nothing Like It! (World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
World's Finest Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. It Can't Help Being a Leader! (Leading Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Leading Comics
Show/hide 13. How to Get a Prize (Prize Comics) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Prize Comics
Show/hide 14. The Seal (Larry Steele, Private Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Larry Steele, Private Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; The Seal (introduction, villain)

Credits

Art
Cliff Young
Show/hide 15. Ghost Copper Text story, 1.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Notes

Several small ads.

Show/hide 17. The Machine Man (Air Wave) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Air Wave
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; D. A. Cole; Sandra Stowe; Professor Gurn (villain, renegade scientist, introduction); The Scarlatti Gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils
Lee Harris
Inks
Charles Paris

Synopsis

Professor Gurn uses his science to build an exo-skeleton to combat Air Wave's technology.

Show/hide 18. Chandra Chun (Slam Bradley) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slam Bradley
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Tom Hogan; Chandra Chun (villain)

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman
Letters
Howard Sherman

Synopsis

Slam smashes a fortune teller's racket.

Show/hide 19. Now on Sale Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 20. No title recorded (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Muscle Power Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Muscle Power Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35694

Entry created

  • 24/01/2008

Index completed

  • 20/08/2019

Last updated

  • 20/08/2019