Batman #82
(March 1954)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
8 times yearly - monthly, except Jan., May, July, and Nov.
On-sale Date
1954-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Flying Batman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

On the Beam! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Flying Batman (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); The bird-men (introduction for all); Sandago Gravio (introduction); Baron Gravio (villain, introduction); Count Gravio (villain, introduction); Rico Gravio (villain, introduction); the Gravio Clan (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are rendered unconscious by a sting from a strange winged man, only to awake in a weird city inhabited by winged men, who want to operate on Batman to give him wings in order to track down desperate felons.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; belt radios; Lost Valley of the Bird-Men

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Kane penciler by Craig Delich; we previously credited Sheldon Moldoff. Says Delich, "This story has always bothered me as to penciler, but carefully examining various clues in artistic styles known to have been used by Kane, I can conclude that the art is by Kane and not Moldoff." Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Sheldon Moldoff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern ? (Writer "A")
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Pepper Nolan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lew Farnum (villain, introduction); "Doc" Brice (villain, plastic surgeon, introduction); Pepper Nolan (villain, introduction); Pete (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lew Farnum has a plastic surgeon change his fingerprints, then commits crimes in order to convince other criminals that he can have the same done for them if they will steal for him..
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Buzzy Says "Start the Day Off Right!" (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 2 pages (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, Vic! I've got a date Saturday with a new girl...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Patrolman! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Cop-Artist (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as John Mabely] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; detective-mystery

The Olympic Games of Crime! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Lefty Lanning]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dimples Drew (villain, gang boss, introduction); Howie Mardell (villain, introduction); Swing Smeldin (villain, introduction); Lefty Lanning (villain, introduction); Frisco Jack (villain, introduction); Fingers Fenton (villain, introduction); Gunner Shand (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When crimedom decides to hold an "Olympics of Crime," Batman infiltrates as one of the contestants, and only his wits saves him from death at the hands of the other criminals.
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Stop! Can't you see that red light?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

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

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

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

Artistic Card Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Flying Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. On the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Flying Batman
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hopalong Cassidy
  6. 5. ["Egypt sure is an interesting country..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. Buzzy Says "Start the Day Off Right!"
    Buzzy
  10. 9. ["Oh, Vic! I've got a date Saturday with a new girl..."]
    Varsity Vic
  11. 10. Patrolman!
  12. 11. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. Cop-Artist
  14. 13. The Olympic Games of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. ["Stop! Can't you see that red light?"]
    Casey the Cop
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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