Batman #77
(June-July 1953)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Crime Predictor! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Crime Predictor (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Blank [Dr. Edward Arvin] (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, and inker credit verified by Paris.

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

Ball-Band / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Secret Star (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Secret Star (a group, introduction); Matt "Sugar" Kroler (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz and inker credit verified by Paris.

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

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

Fast Footwork Foils Foreign Agent (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Oh my gosh! Sarge, this is Casey. Get the fire department - Quick!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Shortchanging Swindlers (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Varsity Vic / 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 put a penny in and nothing happened...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Pete / 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
Here's seats!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

Batman Pounds a Beat! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dancer Kern (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz and inker credit verified by Paris. Lettering credit per Todd Klein's blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-batman-part-3/

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What causes day and night?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Peter Porkchops Learns "Carelessness Is No Joke!" (Table of Contents: 18)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops

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

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Crime Predictor!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  3. 2. The Crime Predictor
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Ball-Band
  5. 4. ["I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Secret Star
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. Fast Footwork Foils Foreign Agent
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  10. 9. ["Oh my gosh! Sarge, this is Casey. Get the fire department - Quick!"]
    Casey the Cop
  11. 10. Shortchanging Swindlers
  12. 11. ["I put a penny in and nothing happened..."]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  14. 13. ["Here's seats!"]
    Little Pete
  15. 14. Batman Pounds a Beat!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. ["What causes day and night?"]
    Quick Quiz
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix
  19. 18. Peter Porkchops Learns "Carelessness Is No Joke!"
    Peter Porkchops
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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