Batman #83
(April 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
1954-02-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Testing of Batman! (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 Sprang, inker credit confirmed by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Duplicate Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome ? (Writer A)
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Bill Elder ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Harry Larson [also as Batman] (introduction, ex-con, death); Fish Frye (villain, introduction); Frye's gang [Gimlet Hawkins; others un-named] (villains, introduction for all); The Carter Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
When Batman crashes in the Batplane in a remote mountainous area, crooks learn of it and hire an ex-con and Bruce Wayne look-alike to pose as Batman while they loot Gotham City.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Charles Paris.

[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) /

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

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

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
How often may the design on United States coins be changed?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Girls! Wake up! Don't let the men push us around!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz (Feb. 21-28) (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters
Buzzy Brown

The Deep-Sea Diver Mystery! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Bill Elder ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Ringo (villain, introduction); Ringo's mob (villains, introduction for all); Big Jim's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman has to solve the mystery of a man in diving gear who is murdered outside Commissioner Gordon's home, and who leaves the Caped Crusader just two whispered clues to his death.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credit verified by Sprang. Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Charles Paris.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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
Jury Room
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Bedloe Street Beat (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

The Testing of Batman! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Thorson (a psychologist, introduction); Hatchet Marley (villain, introduction); Marley's gang (villains, introduction for all); Dr. Rinely (villain, introduction); The Gulden Mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman agrees to help a psychologist with some of his experiments, but a crime boss learns of this and replaces the psychologist with a phony, captures the Dynamic Duo and puts them through a series of horrific tests while the gang seeks to rob the Gotham Mint.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Testing of Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Duplicate Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["P-s-s-st! Pud- Let's play a trick on Tim..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. ["How often may the design on United States coins be changed?"]
    Quick Quiz
  7. 6. ["Girls! Wake up! Don't let the men push us around!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz (Feb. 21-28)
    Buzzy
  9. 8. The Deep-Sea Diver Mystery!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. ["Millions of readers know..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  12. 11. ["Jury Room"]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. Bedloe Street Beat
  14. 13. The Testing of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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