Batman #96
(December 1955)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
On-sale date:
1955-10-11
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
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.


Third Alarm for Batman! (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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Penciler and inker credits confirmed by Win Mortimer. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

His Majesty, King Batman (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; King Eric of Morania (introduction); Chancellor Zartis; Count Viras; Mayne Malan (villain, introduction); Malan's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A visiting royal dignitary visiting Gotham City gets an unexpected role he never expected: to play the role of Batman while the real Caped Crusader looks for a wanted felon. Unfortunately for Batman, the King doesn't want to give up that role once he gets it!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
C'mon, Toodles, eat your food!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete
Reprints:

"Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Batman's College Days (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne](origin details in flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bruce Wayne's college chums [Pete; rest unnamed]; Joe Danton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne has been invited on a 3-day reunion cruise with some of his old college athletic team chums. But joy turns to fear when their host not only discovers Batman's true identity, but threatens to kill each and every one of them with planted mines.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham College

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 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:
Oh--oh-- I'd better call the sarge!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

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

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

He Tracks Disappearing Acts (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; detective-mystery

The Third Alarm for Batman! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Fire Chief Waller (introduction); Mr. Dall (villain, smuggler, introduction)
Synopsis:
During Fire Prevention Week, Batman and Robin are asked to join the Fire Department, and, in doing so, uncovers a smuggling ring, and asks the Fire Department to assist them in stopping it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

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

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 is the second time this month we've been robbed, officer!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

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

Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How a Nation Is Born, Your United Nations at Work (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Third Alarm for Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. His Majesty, King Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. ["C'mon, Toodles, eat your food!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. "Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  7. 6. Batman's College Days
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["Oh--oh-- I'd better call the sarge!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. He Tracks Disappearing Acts
  12. 11. The Third Alarm for Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. ["This is the second time this month we've been robbed, officer!"]
    Casey the Cop
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Kings' Knights
  15. 14. How a Nation Is Born, Your United Nations at Work
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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