Detective Comics No. 101

Detective Comics No. 101 was published by DC Comics in July 1945 and sold for ten cents. Dick Sprang illustrated the yellow cover that features Batman and Robin in the foreground, with a criminal telling Alfred “Okay, Alfred, y’tracked me down! I’ll confess—I did it!” Alfred responds, “Did what old boy?!? I only wanted to urge you to back the 7th War Loan!” World War II era comics frequently promoted supporting the war effort and often contained stories of patriotic heroes while casting the Axis powers as enemies. In this issue of Detective Comics Batman stars in “The Tyrannical Twins,” Slam Bradley in the story “Shoplifter’s Holiday,” Air Wave in “A Talking Doll,” and the Boy Commandos in “Gangway, Tokyo.”
Detective Comics was an anthology comic featuring stories about characters including Batman, Robin, Slam Bradley, the Boy Commandos, Air Wave, Martian Manhunter, and Roy Raymond TV Detective. Batman was introduced in Detective Comics No. 27, and continued to star in the series even after receiving his own title.
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date made
D. C. Comics, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
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National Museum of American History


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