Detective Comics #42

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1940
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/961

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin.

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson
Letters
typeset
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

Printed in
In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990).
Show/hide 1. The Case of the Prophetic Pictures (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim; Mr. Wiley [villain, D]; Antal; Mikoff; Mr. Drake; Carmen Largo [D]; Mr. Vangild [D]; Mr. Warren [D]; Mr. Tavers.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #441 (June-July 1974)
The Case of the Prophetic Pictures!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #29 ([1974?])
The Case of the Prophetic Pictures!
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 ([June] 1990)
The Case of the Prophetic Pictures
From GCD
In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990)
in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #441 (June-July 1974).
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #42 (August 1940)
 
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #42 (August 1940).

Synopsis

A business man heavily in debt buys up pictures of an artist at cheap prices, then tries to increase their value by murdering those pictured in the portraits.

Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-20-09.

Show/hide 2. Mighty Atoms (Sports Close-ups) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sports Close-ups
Genre
Sports
Characters
Bitsy Grant; Tommy Bridges; Greg Rice.

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 3. The Missing Gas Mask (Spy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spy
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Bart Regan; Ransom Hengel; Bulkley.

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Maurice Kashuba
Show/hide 4. The Jewelry Robberies (Red Logan, Ace Reporter) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Red Logan, Ace Reporter
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Red Logan; Commisioner Ryan; Blackie Malone; Cecil Marlin.

Credits

Pencils
Ed Winiarski [signed as Win]
Inks
Ed Winiarski (signed as Win)
Show/hide 5. Eagle Eye Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
R. Emmet Pace
Art
Jack Lehti
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. The Girl in Red (The Crimson Avenger) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Jack Lehti
Art
Jack Lehti
Show/hide 7. The Pyromaniac (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
Genre
Detective
Characters
Speed Saunders

Credits

Script
Gardner F. Fox?
Art
Fred Guardineer
Letters
Fred Guardineer
Show/hide 8. Murder In the Seashore Inn (Steve Malone, District Attorney) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Steve Malone, District Attorney
Genre
Detective
Characters
Steve Malone

Credits

Art
Don Lynch
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Goofo the Great) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Goofo the Great
Genre
Gag
Characters
Goofo

Credits

Art
Russell Cole [signed as Alger]

Notes

Artist's true name verified by Jerry Bails.

Show/hide 10. An Ear in the Mail (Cliff Crosby) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cliff Crosby
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby; Inspector Becker; Connie Becker.

Credits

Script
Chad Grothkopf
Art
Chad Grothkopf
Letters
Chad Grothkopf
Show/hide 11. The Gem Jewelry Company (Slam Bradley) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slam Bradley
Genre
Detective
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Officer Callahan.

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Howard Sherman
Letters
Howard Sherman

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 46415

Cover added

  • 27/06/2010

Index completed

  • 27/06/2010