(July-August 1974)

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Volume:
35
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Hunt For a Robin Killer; Die Small -- Die Big! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1754

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Talia al Ghul; the Joker (inset); Alfred Pennyworth (inset); Ally Babble (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]. His credits are also found on the contents page. Previous indexer also listed Neal Adams as contributing to the cover. Nick Caputo sees no evidence of Adams art on the cover.
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Batman and Robin in Tales of Comedy and Tragedy (Table of Contents)

Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pat Broderick [as Broderick] (signed)
Inks:
Pat Broderick [as Broderick] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-998

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Contents page.

Hail Emperor Penguin! (Table of Contents)

The Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil (signed)
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (signed)
Job Number:
S-1666

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; King Peeble IV (Kingdom of Swawak ruler); Talia al Ghul; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot, aka Forster Aptenodytes] (villain); Ras al Ghul (image); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (image)
Synopsis:
When a young King is kidnapped by the Penguin, it takes the efforts of Batman, Robin and Talia to free him from the madman's clutches.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, and listed in the book.

The Penguin's Unique Umbrellas! (Table of Contents)

Penguin / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-989

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Consists of panels reprinted from earlier Penguin appearances. Citations for Batman #14, #21, #33, #36, #38, #169, #190 and Detective Comics #58.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bat-Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
P-7

Hunt for a Robin-Killer! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Sid Greene (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-934

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim Condor; Ed Condor
Synopsis:
After finding the Boy Wonder nearly dead from a brutal beating, a vengeful Batman hits the streets to find the man responsible.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, and are listed in the book. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07.

[A Camera Fiend] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
N-999

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Synopsis:
Casey arrests a camera fiend, whom the Sergeant mis-interprets as a person who likes to take pictures.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07.

Man Without Fingerprints! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1000

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Roscoe Peters
Synopsis:
The FBI has little trouble in identifying a criminal who found a way to rid himself of his fingerprints after a crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07.

Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Dick Sprang
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?
Job Number:
N-932

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ally Babble
Synopsis:
Ally Babble accepts the offer of $5000 from a rich man to eliminate 14 peeves he has against others, but is soon charged with ripping off the man who paid him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07. Pencils and inks credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Conversational Clue! (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos
Job Number:
N-933

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (guest-star); Dick Grayson (guest-star)
Synopsis:
When Alfred accidently hears some unsettling conversation in a local library, he follows the clue up....which nearly costs him his life!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added, and art credits confirmed by Craig Delich 11-10-07. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07.

Die Small - - Die Big! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Brown (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-935

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Barbara Gordon; Herbert Small
Synopsis:
The appearance of a man dressed as the Batman at a party at Wayne Mansion and carrying a death threat for the Caped Crusader spurs Batman to attack the problem alone without the aid of Robin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, and listed in the book. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07.

Two story pages are only 2/3 of a page.

[Here's the Answer] (Table of Contents)

Bat-Puzzle / activity / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Answer to sequence #4 Bat-Puzzle. Located on bottom 1/3 of page 6 of previous sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Guy H. Lillian [as GHLIII]
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1761

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Clint Thomas, Roger Orth, William Nutt, Alan Lankin, Bob Ortega, David Dasch, The Guitar Man (Donwyn Newsome and Bob Rodi.

Rackety-Rax Racket! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?
Job Number:
N-931

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker
Synopsis:
A series of crazy college initiations are actually a blind for daring thefts masterminded by the Joker!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-10-07. Pencils and inks credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hunt For a Robin Killer; Die Small -- Die Big!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Batman and Robin in Tales of Comedy and Tragedy
    Batman
  3. 2. Hail Emperor Penguin!
    The Batman
  4. 3. The Penguin's Unique Umbrellas!
    Penguin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Puzzle
  6. 5. Hunt for a Robin-Killer!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [A Camera Fiend]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Man Without Fingerprints!
  9. 8. Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Conversational Clue!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  11. 10. Die Small - - Die Big!
    Batman
  12. 11. [Here's the Answer]
    Bat-Puzzle
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  14. 13. Rackety-Rax Racket!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • J.D. Sebastian
  • Lou Mazzella
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