Batman #86
(September 1954)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
On-sale date:
1954-07-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Batman -- Indian Chief! (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; as Man-of-the-Bats]; Robin [Dick Grayson; as Little Raven]; Indians

Indexer Notes

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

Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy Brown; Susie Gruff; Wolfert
Synopsis:
Buzzy and Susie spend their summer volunteering to help with day camp activities for children.

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Voyage of the First Batmarine! (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Slant Stacy (villain, inroduction); Stacy's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
After volunteering to become divers to remove explosives underwater at great depths, the Dynamic Duo are unable to properly rise to the surface slowly enough to prevent the bends. So they turn an ordinary submarine into a Bat-Marine and fight the criminal element under Slant Stacy successfully until the master criminal finds a way to get Batman out of the water, hoping he will die from the bends.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Art Jewelry Company; Bat-Signal; Batmarine; Gotham City; Gotham City River

Indexer Notes

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

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Batman Whirly-Word Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Only two people can have one!
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

The Joker's Winning Team! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Slugger Daniels; The Joker (villain); Joker's gang [Lefty; Socks; Lantern Jaw; Arson Al; Percival Denhem; rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis:
A baseball game inspires the Joker to become a manager of crime, as he decides to "trade" various crooks for others who have specialized talents that he can use to commit various crimes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Woolfolk records, as confirmed by Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/; we previously credited Bill Finger. Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Charles Paris.

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

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Water, Water, Everywhere! (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Reprints:

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

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:
Woe is me. The big dance is coming up and I'm flat broke!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

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

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:
Officer" "Oh, officer!" "What happened?" "My store was robbed!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Reprints:

Hotel Cop (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Batman -- Indian Chief! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Man-of-the-Bats]; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Little Raven]; Chief Man-of-the-Bats [Great Eagle] (introduction); Little Raven [Little Eagle] (introduction); Black Elk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo come upon a duo dressing very much the same as the famed Batman and Robin, these being an Indian version. They are asked by the wounded "Man-of-the-Bats" to substitute for he and his fighting aide in battling against Black Elk, who has been terrorizing the countryside, and who suspects Man-of-the-Bats and Great Eagle to be the same man.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Canoe; Bat-Cave; Bat-Plane; Bat-Signal in smoke; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

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

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Colonial Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in he Movies! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Fineline / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman -- Indian Chief!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Work Can Be Fun!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Voyage of the First Batmarine!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. ["Only two people can have one!"]
    The Batman Whirly-Word Game
  7. 6. The Joker's Winning Team!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. ["There's nothing I like better than a parade!"]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  9. 8. Water, Water, Everywhere!
  10. 9. ["Woe is me. The big dance is coming up and I'm flat broke!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  11. 10. ["Officer" "Oh, officer!" "What happened?" "My store was robbed!"]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. Hotel Cop
  13. 12. Batman -- Indian Chief!
    Batman
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. ["Here he is..."]
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Colonial Studios, Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. How Chuck's Fineline Pen Got Him in he Movies!
    Fineline
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