Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
 
Important message regarding your user account: User Accounts Hacked - UPDATED 9/9/2014 - Click here to change your password

Login
Username:  
Password:  
   

Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr
Search:
   
   
   

  Search by Cover Date

Browse:
  Titles
  Creators
  Characters
  Groups
  Story Arcs
  Publishers
  Imprints
  TPBs/HCs
  Podcasts
  Awards
  Members
  Contributors
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Neon Genesis Evangelion:...
  2. The Clock (1994)
  3. The Art of Todd McFarlan...
  4. Band (2011)
  5. Purgatori (2014)
  6. Itty Bitty Bunnies In Ra...
  7. Bastard Tales (1998)
  8. Nim (2014)
  9. The Amazing Spider-Man: ...
  10. Marvel Adventures Fantas...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Sandi L. Oringer
  2. Thomas Mulvey
  3. Troy-David Phillips
  4. Lenny R. Sullivan
  5. Neil Peart
  6. Erin Humiston
  7. Christine Humiston
  8. Javier Garcia-Miranda
  9. Sharon Bray
  10. Lana Wachowski
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Ramirez (Marvel), Magda
  2. Vasquez, Jenette
  3. Drake, Mark
  4. Hudson, William
  5. Frost, Ricco
  6. Gorman, William
  7. Hicks, Dwayne
  8. Coeval
  9. Karn (Marvel)(02-Univers...
  10. Verna (Marvel)
   View All


   
Batman (1940) - #4
"The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!"
DC Comics


Change this cover
or add a variant
  Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Artist(s):
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson
 

Rating (out of 10):
5.4
from 5 votes

You must be logged in to vote!



Other members' collections
  This issue is in 67 collections.

  This issue is available for sale/trade

Toolbox
Edit this Issue
Clone this Issue
View this issue's contribution history
Clone the creators of this issue
Clone the characters of this issue
Suggest a podcast for this issue




   

Search for 'Batman' on Amazon

Cover Date: Winter 1940
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: More Whirlwind Adventures of Batman and Robin

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 68 pages

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this issue

Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Batman Chronicles (2005) TPB vol. 03
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (1992) HC vol. 01
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (1988) HC
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (1988) TPB
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-25
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (1990) HC

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this issue

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this issue

Reviews: There are no reviews for this issue. - Add your review



Multiple Stories in this Issue

Add a story to this issue


"The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!" - Edit this story

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this story

Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this story
An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
Joker (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre-Crisis)
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this story

Synopsis:
Two Months after he previously fought the Joker, Batman and Robin attempt to stop some acrobatic thieves from stealing when theyíre defeated by a large hulking man. A week later, following a robbery at the Van Platt residence, Bruce Wayne is invited to a ball at the Darcey residence. Three days later the Darcey home is robbed and Batman suspects it may be the same acrobatic thieves they encountered a week earlier. Donning their costumes, Batman and Robin gatecrash a party being held at the Morganbilt home where they fight Ajax the strongman and his acrobatic friends. The Joker is recognised by Batman to be the driving force behind the group and he sets off in pursuit of the villain. Following him to his hideout, the Joker sets a series of traps designed to scare Batman and Robin into thinking the house is haunted. After navigating a series of trick rooms and defeating one of the Jokerís goons, Batman fights the Joker himself and ends the battle by plunging him into a tunnel that leads to the sewers below Gotham.

Clone the creators / characters of this story to another story


"Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society" - Edit this story

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this story

Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Letterer(s):
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this story
An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this story

Synopsis:
At Gotham harbour, a group of yacht owners set off on their yearly yacht owners club cruise, among them are Mr. Horn and his secretary Stanley, Elaine and her two admirers, and Mr. Cowden. Several days into the trip the yacht is attacked by pirates, led by none other than a reincarnation of Blackbeard the pirate. After a prolonged battle aboard the ship, Batman defeats Blackbeard and reveals his true identity as Thatch the mobster.

Clone the creators / characters of this story to another story


"Public Enemy No. 1 Starts Jail Sentence" - Edit this story

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this story

Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Letterer(s):
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this story
An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this story

Synopsis:
This is the biographical story of Jimmy McCoy, telling of how he was introduced into his life of crime, and how he met his final fate at the hands of the mob.

Clone the creators / characters of this story to another story


"Touchdown For Justice" - Edit this story

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this story

Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Letterer(s):
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this story
An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this story

Synopsis:
Batman and Robin rescue Tim Bannon from a gang of mobsters who work for Stacy the Gambler, owner of a rival football team to Bannonís. Several nights later, Stacy sets a trap for Batman which he unwittingly falls into, Robin comes to his aid and the dynamic duo manage to escape. In their ongoing attempt to sabotage the football game, Stacy kidnaps the star-quarterback and takes him to his hideout. In response, Batman disguises himself as the Quarterback and takes his place in the game, giving Robin the distraction he needs to rescue the real player.

Notes:
Originally untitled.

Clone the creators / characters of this story to another story




   




© 2005-2014 ComicBookDB.com - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the ComicBookDB.com logo design