Batman #103
(October 1956)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of January, May, July, and November
On-sale date
1956-08-28
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.


Bat-Hound, Movie Star! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Hound [Ace]
Keywords
circus; clowns

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit from Craig Delich; we previously credited Bob Kane. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

The Broken Batman Trophies (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rajah Vishti; Judge Albert Hagen; Captain Hobart (of the Harbor Police); Lefty Reed (villain)
Synopsis
While making a TV appearance, Bruce accidentally scrapes his chin. Realizing that the mark may lead people to conclude Batman is Bruce Wayne, the Caped Crusader stages a series of blunders that seek to cover up this fact.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Want a lift, Casey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The League of Ex-Convicts (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Ed Stinson (employment agency head); Mrs. Carruthers; Tom Blick (ex-con); Lucky Dennis (ex-con); Harry Weston (ex-con); Ralph Bellows (villain); Bellow's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman smells a rat when several ex-cons are hired by various firms through the Stinson Employment Agency, then disappear along with loot from each of the the firms.
Keywords
Gotham City; Stinson Employment Agency

Indexer Notes

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

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

Shorty / 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
Stop! You thief!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

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

Here Are the Prizes (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Troubleshooters in Uniform (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Bat-Hound Movie Star (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; Bat-Hound [Ace]; unnamed movie producer; unnamed movie director; Baldy Gore (villain, movie prop man)
Synopsis
Bat-Hound, having helped the Caped Crusaders track down criminal Baldy Gore, is the choice of a movie producer to be a star for an up-coming film about the crime-fighting pooch.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit confirmed by Paris.

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Schwinn Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bat-Hound, Movie Star!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Broken Batman Trophies
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  5. 4. Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"
    Binky
  6. 5. ["Want a lift, Casey?"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  8. 7. The League of Ex-Convicts
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. ["Stop! You thief!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. Here Are the Prizes
  12. 11. Troubleshooters in Uniform
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. Bat-Hound Movie Star
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Phantom
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