House ad for Batman (1940 series) #13 (October-November 1942); printed in Detective Comics #68 (October 1942)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Jerry Robinson
What's this? Batman tossing Robin out of Wayne Manor? Why, yes! Remember, Bronze Age Batman doesn't have the monopoly on being a jerk...occasionally it's Golden Age Batman too!
Panels from "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand" in Batman #13 (October-November 1942), script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, figure inks by Jerry Robinson, background inks and letters by George Roussos
Also in this issue: the origin of the joke "No soap, radio!" Yes, folks...Batman did it first!
This ish also features the first and final appearance of that popular 1942 character, Cranky Old Man Who Doesn't Like the Batman Radio Show!
Later, Batman revealed it was all a ploy to save Robin from the criminal mobs of the underworld which had targeted the Boy Wonder because he's much easier to spot than Batman. Batman admitted that he would rather have his own two arms torn off by rabid panthers than live without Robin. (I made up the part about the rabid panthers.) And so Dick Grayson never, ever left Batman again. Not never!