Batman #90
(March 1955)

DC, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
On-sale date
1955-01-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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.


The Adventures of Batboy! (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]; Batboy [Midge Merrill]

Indexer Notes

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

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Web of Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Peter Driscoll (introduction); Tom Bailey (introduction); Brad Carter (introduction); Paul Wade (introduction); unnamed killer (villain, introduction); Mitch Rollins (villain, introduction); Joe Tyler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dr. Peter Driscoll suffers from amnesia and cannot remember where he dropped a parcel with deadly microbes. Batman and Robin hopes to jog his memory by confronting him with three prisoners who served as his test subjects during the microbe research. But finding these men proves to be no easy matter: the first one stands accused of murder, the second one has gone legit and the third one is on the run.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to make a big delivery to the bank!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

City of Fantasy! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Frank Bolton (introduction); Parker (villain, introduction); Joe (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction); Al (villain, introduction); Charlie (vbillain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dr. Frank Bolton has invented an "illusion ray", but his assistant Parker steals it and partners up with gangsters in order to distort people's vision and commit crimes. At first, Batman and Robin are helpless, until they learn to rely on hearing and radar instead of vision.
Reprints
Keywords
Illusion Ray

Indexer Notes

Writer and penciler credits verified by Sprang. Inker credit verified by Craig Delich; we formerly credited Sheldon Moldoff.

Your United Nations at Work! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

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
My, my, look at all those books ...
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka
Reprints

Scientists with Badges (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

The Adventures of Batboy! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); Batboy [Midge Merrill] (introduction); Tapper Nolan (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich; we previously credited Charles Paris.

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

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

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Adventures of Batboy!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Web of Doom!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  5. 4. ["I've got to make a big delivery to the bank!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. City of Fantasy!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. Your United Nations at Work!
  8. 7. ["My, my, look at all those books ..."]
    Professor Eureka
  9. 8. Scientists with Badges
  10. 9. The Adventures of Batboy!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Haglund
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jochen G.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen