Batman #98
(March 1956)

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
1956-01-17
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); 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.


The Secret of the Batmobile; Desert Island Batman; The Return of Mr. Future (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale
Keywords
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

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

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

The Return of Mister Future (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake (pages 1-7); Bill Finger (pages 7-8)
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Jules Verne; Simak (villain, introduction); Simak's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Crooks steal a secret weapon created by author Jules Verne, so the Caped Crusaders travel back in time, bring Verne back to the present, and have him design a counter weapon that will nullify his deadly weapon.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

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

First Arnold Drake story for DC. The character Simak was possibly named for science-fiction writer Clifford Simak.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is quite a prison!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

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

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

Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs

The Desert Island Batman (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Millionaire's Club [Thomas Thorpe; Homer Brandon; John Wiswell; Roy Long] (introduction for all); Voss (villain, introduction); Voss' gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Bruce takes a cruise on a yacht populated by millionaires because he suspects something will happen, and it does when a gang hijacks the ship and holds the millionaires captive on an island.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Hot As a Firecracker! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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
Help! Police! That man stole my purse!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Patrolman with Six Legs (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Joe Mallory] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Secret of the Batmobile (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Vicki Vale; Vale's newspaper editor; John Blair; The Racer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Vicki Vale unwittingly discovers the true identity of the Batman without knowing it when she takes a photo of the Batmobile after it's engine was damaged.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Batmobile; Desert Island Batman; The Return of Mr. Future
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Return of Mister Future
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["This is quite a prison!"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  6. 5. Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet!
    Binky
  7. 6. The Desert Island Batman
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Hot As a Firecracker!
    Showcase
  9. 8. ["Help! Police! That man stole my purse!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Patrolman with Six Legs
  11. 10. Secret of the Batmobile
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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