(Summer 1962)

DC, 1961 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1962-06-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
vignettes
Inks:
vignettes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Two-Face; Joker; Gorilla Boss; Human Firefly; Mirror Man; Mad Hatter
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The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]
Synopsis:
The Mad Hatter has a superb collection of stolen hats, but with Batman's cowl missing it is incomplete. The Dynamic Duo must then thwart a number of schemes designed to part the Masked Manhunter from his cowl.
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Indexer Notes

1966 Batman T.V. Series, episodes 69 - The Contaminated Cowl and 70 - The Mad Hatter Runs Fowl, were based on this story.

1st appearance of Mad Hatter 2 (see Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #49 (Oct-Nov 1948) for Mad Hatter 1).

Mad Hatter 2 is later revealed as an imposter.


The Human Firefly (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Firefly [Garfield Lynns]
Synopsis:
When theatrical lighting director Garfield Lynns is prevented from staging his first robbery, he makes his escape thanks to the light given off by a firefly. Inspired, he assumes the identity of the costumed criminal, Firefly.
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Indexer Notes

1st appearance and origin of Firefly.

The Mental Giant of Gotham City (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Barney Barrows [Mental Giant]
Synopsis:
A freak accident gives police janitor Barney Barrow a super advanced brain, he then blackmails the Dynamic Duo into aiding him with his ever more dangerous methods of crime fighting.
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The Joker's Aces (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; Brice; Hopkins; Hop Dooley
Synopsis:
The Clown Prince of Crime recruits some new members for his gang, all of whom are perfectly suited for specific felonies.
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The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gorilla Boss [also as George 'Boss' Dyke]
Synopsis:
Executed criminal George 'Boss' Dyke's brain is transplanted into a gorilla's head, after amassing a fortune from his crimes, his next plan is even more bizarre. He intends to transplant his brain again, but this time into Batman's head!
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The New Crimes of Two-Face (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Paul Sloane [Two-Face]; Harvey Dent
Synopsis:
Actor Paul Sloane is disfigured in an accident, this unhinges his mind and causes him to turn to crime as the second Two-Face.
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Indexer Notes

The final 2 panels of page 2 and the 1st panel of page 3 have been cut and substituted with 2 newly created panels.

The original story depicted actor Paul Sloane becoming Two-Face after being scarred by a vial of acid, the version in this issue has Sloane being disfigured by an exploding Klieg light.

1st appearance of Paul Sloane, fittingly the second Two-Face.

The Mysterious Mirror Man (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mirror Man [Ventris]
Synopsis:
Ventris, a convict, escapes jail with the help of a broken mirror. He adopts the identity of the Mirror Man and sets out to uncover Batman's secret identity by using his X-Ray Mirror.
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Indexer Notes

panel 6 on page 8 has been re-captioned to fix a minor story telling error when originally published.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman & Robin
  2. 1. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
    Batman & Robin
  3. 2. The Human Firefly
    Batman & Robin
  4. 3. The Mental Giant of Gotham City
    Batman & Robin
  5. 4. The Joker's Aces
    Batman & Robin
  6. 5. The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City
    Batman & Robin
  7. 6. The New Crimes of Two-Face
    Batman & Robin
  8. 7. The Mysterious Mirror Man
    Batman & Robin
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