Batman #76
(April-May 1953)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953-02-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Danger Club! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Dick Sprang. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Danger Club (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); Jack Thorn (taxi driver, death); Mack Thorn (Jack's brother); The Danger Club [John Carew (President, death); Larson; Carson; Milding (villain)](introduction for all); the Joker (villain, flashback)
Synopsis
When members of the Danger Club are threatened, then violently are elminated one by one, Batman decides to join the club himself to try to track down the killer.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Plane; Batmobile; belt radio; Danger Club; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Schwartz penciler credit removed by Craig Delich, as verified by Schwartz.
Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear there's lots of moose around here!
Feature Logo
Shorty
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints
Keywords
Echo Mountain

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Bill. I've got the afternoon off...
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Bill
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must be the boy who moved in next door!
Feature Logo
Peg
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg
Synopsis
Peg introduces herself to a boy who moves in next door.
Reprints

The Penguin's Fabulous Fowls! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit per Todd Klein's blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-batman-part-3/

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! What a doll!
Feature Logo
Varsity Vic
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

160,000,000 Policemen (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jack E. Miller)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man stops in front of a local national bank to...
Genre
non-fiction; crime
Keywords
Milwaukee

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo (as H. T. Elmo) (signed)
Pencils
Horace Elmo (as H. T. Elmo) (signed)
Inks
Horace Elmo (as H. T. Elmo) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Horace Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How fast do radio waves travel?
Genre
non-fiction

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman Says: "People Are People!" (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Scott!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Carson
Keywords
circus; lion

The Man of 100 Murders (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I thought Batman never uses a gun!
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ferris Hedrant (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders go up against a ruthless, cold-blooded killer who shows no mercy to anyone.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jim Mooney.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; Gang Busters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Danger Club!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Space Squadron
  3. 2. The Danger Club
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["I hear there's lots of moose around here!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  7. 6. ["Hello, Bill. I've got the afternoon off..."]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. ["You must be the boy who moved in next door!"]
    Peg
  10. 9. The Penguin's Fabulous Fowls!
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. ["Wow! What a doll!"]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. 160,000,000 Policemen
  13. 12. ["How fast do radio waves travel?"]
    Quick Quiz
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. Superman Says: "People Are People!"
    Superman
  16. 15. The Man of 100 Murders
    Batman and Robin
  17. 16. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  18. 17. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Our Army at War; Gang Busters
  19. 18. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Milky Way
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