(June 1967)

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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:
1967-04-18
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 Crystal Ball That Betrayed Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson [as Anderson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Swami [Johnny Witts]
Reprints:
Keywords:
crystal balls; Go-Go Checks; seances

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (October 2007).

The Crystal Ball That Betrayed Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Silent Stan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chen Ku (merchant); Lisan Ku (Chen's daughter); The Swami [Johnny Witts] (villain); The Swami's gang [aka The Fearsome Foursome] [Silent Stan; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders accidently come across a crime committed by the Fearsome Foursome and succeed in capturing a member of that gang. Batman then disguises himself as that crook in order to infiltrate the gang and nab the leader......or so he thinks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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 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
Synopsis:
Using a small ball bearing in paint bottles to help mix up the paint.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to William Dupont, Plaquemine, LA.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Frank Thorne, M. J. Darcourt and Robert Jennings.

Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Frank Reynolds (student at Gotham High); un-named muggging victim; Toughy Loomis (villain, school student); Loomis' gang (villains); un-named mugger (villain)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson meets the two new kids being bussed into his school, and invites them to be a part of Gotham High's basketball team. Toughy Loomis, one of those kids, wants to beat up Dick because he's a rich kid.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham High School; Gothasm City

Indexer Notes

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 scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batcave - Extra / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Mark Shepard, Burton Wolder, Ricky Thomas and Harry Land.

Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
non-fiction
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Crystal Ball That Betrayed Batman!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Crystal Ball That Betrayed Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  5. 4. Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave - Extra
  7. 6. Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase!
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