Batman #78
(August-September 1953)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953-06-17
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.

Batman of the Mounties! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
Jack Adler (wash color)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Manhunter from Mars! (Table of Contents: 2)

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
?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Roh Kar (introduction, a Martian lawman); The Stranger [Quork] (villain, a Martian, introduction)
Synopsis
The Batman learns that the new criminal called The Stranger is really a Martian, and, with the help of a lawman from Mars, tracks him down.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Batsignal; Martians

Indexer Notes

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

Mission of the Planet of Ice (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Major Mars; Popsicle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Casey the Cop / 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
These prisoners certainly put in a day's work...
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Butch
Reprints

The Sinister Stamps! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Captain Barton (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Paris.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo
Pencils
Horace Elmo
Inks
Horace Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
Horace Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which river is longer...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

I Confess! (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as John Marston)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; detective-mystery
Characters
Alvin Mahler; Lt. Jamison

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
I hear you're the new coach for the girls baseball team!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!" (Table of Contents: 13)

Binky [DC] / 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
Come on, Pete, let's go in...
Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs; Pete

Batman of the Mounties! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed) (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bob Jason (of the RCMP, introduction); unnamed Commandant of the RCMP (introduction); Remy LeClerc (villain, introduction); Pierre LeClerc (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are the guests for National Law Enforcement Week in Canada, but soon become involved in a manhunt with a Royal Canadian Mountie.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; Batarang; Canada; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Batman and Robin wear their all-white "snow" costumes in this story. Oddity: On page 9, a criminal removes the Dynamic Duo's utility belts. Yet, on the next page, they are shown wearing the belts.

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Professor Eureka / 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
Professor, I represent the mayor...
Feature Logo
Professor Eureka
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka
Synopsis
The mayor's office seeks out Prof. Eureka to see if he can make it rain.
Reprints

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman of the Mounties!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Line of Stars
  3. 2. The Manhunter from Mars!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Mission of the Planet of Ice
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  5. 4. ["Your turn to bat, Pud..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. ["These prisoners certainly put in a day's work..."]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Sinister Stamps!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  10. 9. ["Which river is longer..."]
    Quick Quiz
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. I Confess!
  13. 12. ["I hear you're the new coach for the girls baseball team!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  14. 13. Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"
    Binky [DC]
  15. 14. Batman of the Mounties!
    Batman and Robin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  17. 16. ["Professor, I represent the mayor..."]
    Professor Eureka
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  20. 19. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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