Batman #104
(December 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
1956-10-09
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.


The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms! (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]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Knew Batman's Secret! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Thaddeus Crane]; Commissioner James Gordon; unnamed President of Mammoth Movie Company; John Varden (villain); Varden's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman is seeking to capture John Varden, but the wily criminal eludes him. Meanwhile, an out-of-town detective named Crane enters the picture, accidentally discovering Batman's true identity, a fact well publicized by the media.
Keywords
Gotham City

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)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 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
Look at that car speed!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Gifts to the United Nations! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

Clue Cartoon / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's where I sat when a wrestler fell in my lap!
Reprints

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Robin's 50 Batman Partners (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 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]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Sparkles Grady mob (villains)
Synopsis
Batman injures his foot, so Robin must fill in for the Caped Crusader at the Batman Exposition, where he is being honored. Unfortunately, the Boy Wonder is attacked there by a mob who seek the diamonds the boy is carrying, and Robin must use his wits to stop them.
Keywords
Batman Exposition

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
Hey! What are you doing?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

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

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

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

Movyland Studios; Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Invisible Detectives (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime

The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms (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]; The 50 Fathoms Club [Professor John Briggs; Fergus; Sloan]; Devoe (villain, a diver); undersea creature (villain)
Synopsis
A new underwater species is discovered, but a diver seeks to sabotage efforts to study it, so Batman must step in and save the creature and its egg.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Littleton Stamp Co. / 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) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Man Who Knew Batman's Secret!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Look at that car speed!"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  6. 5. Gifts to the United Nations!
  7. 6. ["It's where I sat when a wrestler fell in my lap!"]
    Clue Cartoon
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. Robin's 50 Batman Partners
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. ["Hey! What are you doing?"]
    Casey the Cop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Movyland Studios; Dean Studios
  13. 12. Invisible Detectives
  14. 13. The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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