(December 1966)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan and April; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date:
1966-10-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Eraser Who Tried to Rub Out Batman!; The Ten Best-Dressed Corpses in Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Eraser [Lenny Fiasco]
Reprints:

The Eraser Who Tried to Rub Out Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as an organ grinder] (also in flashback in college); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Celia Smith (flashback); The Eraser [Lenny Fiasco] (villain, Bruce's former college classmate, introduction); Eraser's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Commissioner Gordon gets Batman to investigate a series of crimes in which all of the clues have been erased, and the Caped Crusader goes undercover to do so.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Revised penciler credit by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously assigned to Bob Kane.

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but Craig Delich and other scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
children

The Ten Best-Dressed Corpses in Gotham City! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10.66 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Matt Whitson (villain, magazine publisher); Hampden Dennis (villain, racket boss); Strongin (villain, Dennis' chauffeur)
Synopsis:
A newspaper publisher calls in the Police and Batman, explaining to them that three of the men on his magazine's top-ten best dressed list have been murdered. Batman agrees to investigate and nearly dies himself as Bruce Wayne, who also was listed on the newspaper's listing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Revised penciler credit by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Bob Kane.

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but Craig Delich and other scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Eraser Who Tried to Rub Out Batman!; The Ten Best-Dressed Corpses in Gotham City!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Eraser Who Tried to Rub Out Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  4. 3. The Ten Best-Dressed Corpses in Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen