Batman #87
(October 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
1954-08-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
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 Falls in Love! (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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Magda Lupescu
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Batman's Greatest Thrills! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Joe Hardy (MC for "Your Life Story"); King Zabot of Morbania (the "Man in the Iron Mask"); Janie; Johnny Taylor (Australian rancher); The Joker (villain); The Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats...until the Joker decides to break out of prison and do his own "honoring" of the Caped Crusader!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; Bat-Signal; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

We previously credited the script to Bill Woolfolk, but this story is not listed in his records. Penciler credit by Craig Delich; we formerly credited Sheldon Moldoff.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Has the Answer to "School Blues!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown

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

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
This man is accused of stealing a watch!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

The Synthetic Crime-King! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Adam Newman [Johnny Marden] (athlete, introduction); Professor Vilmer (villain, introduction); Vilmer's men (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A miffed college professor decides to get revenge on his former employer by creating what is believed to be a synthetic man and using him as a weapon, But Batman discovers that this creature is actually a human being being used by Vilmer, stops Vilmer and restores the athlete to his former self.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This can be found in a tree!
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

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

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

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
Why was it considered unlucky to break a mirror?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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
I'll have a glass of lemonade!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

They Prove the "Guilty" Innocent (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack E. Miller] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Batman Falls in Love! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Magda Lupescu (a model, introduction); Jacques Terlay (villain, international fugitive, introduction); Big Charley Vance (villain, introduction); Vance's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman is to guard a foreign model, whose life has been threatened by a smuggling ring. But Vicki Vale nearly messes everything up with her jealousy.
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Kane penciler credit added by Craig Delich. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

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

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

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman Falls in Love!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. Batman's Greatest Thrills!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Buzzy Has the Answer to "School Blues!"
    Buzzy
  6. 5. ["This man is accused of stealing a watch!"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Synthetic Crime-King!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. ["This can be found in a tree!"]
    The Batman Whirly-Word Game
  10. 9. ["Look - There's Ruffy!"]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  11. 10. ["Why was it considered unlucky to break a mirror?"]
    Quick Quiz
  12. 11. ["I'll have a glass of lemonade!"]
    Little Pete
  13. 12. They Prove the "Guilty" Innocent
  14. 13. Batman Falls in Love!
    Batman and Robin
  15. 14. ["Join Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy..."]
    Congo Bill
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Cracker Jack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jochen G.
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
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