Batman #113
(February 1958)

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
1957-12-03
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.


Batman-Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
Planet X

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

The Menace of False Face (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
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; Parker (jewelry store employee); P. S. Smithington (uranium millionaire); False Face [aka P.S. Smithington] (villain); False Face's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
Batman discovers that False Face has impersonated a wealthy uranium tycoon named P.S. Smithington, and, as Smithington, he has robbed a local Gotham City jewelry store, framing the true Smithington for the crime. Batman manages to rescue the actual Smithington, but is unable to recover the stolen jewels.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

You've Got a Comet by the Tail (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mystery in Space; Space Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Strange Laws! / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An old federal statute makes it a criminal offense...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

Job Number
5541
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I arrested these two men, sergeant
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Batman Meets Fatman (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Fatman (circus clown); unnamed watchman; The Red Mask Gang (villains)
Synopsis
A circus clown parodies Batman and is invited by the Caped Crusader to ride in the Batmobile, But when the Caped Crusaders are captured by a gang, it's Fatman to the rescue...with humor!
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn and inker credit confirmed by Paris.

The Flushing Remonstrance (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

History of Detective Mystery / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many forms of mystery stories have been found in the early literature from the East!
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Elusive Clue (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Batman -- The Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson (cameo); The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (introduction); invaders from an enemy planet (villains)
Synopsis
Batman is transported to the Planet Zur-En-Arrh and meets with the Batman of that planet in order to help him combat an enemy invasion force from another planet. And the bonus to Batman is: he has super powers to deal with them!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Jet; Bat-Plane; Bat-Radia; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Manor; Zur-En-Arrh

Indexer Notes

Script and letterer credits from Martin O'Hearn. Both art credits verified by Sprang.

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

Fingerprint Curios! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon!
Genre
non-fiction; crime
Reprints

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

Warden Willis / 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
Are you sure?
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis
Reprints

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!" (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman-Superman of Planet X!
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Menace of False Face
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. You've Got a Comet by the Tail
    Mystery in Space; Space Adventures
  5. 4. ["An old federal statute makes it a criminal offense..."]
    Strange Laws!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["I arrested these two men, sergeant"]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Batman Meets Fatman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Flushing Remonstrance
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. ["Many forms of mystery stories have been found in the early literature from the East!"]
    History of Detective Mystery
  12. 11. The Elusive Clue
  13. 12. Batman -- The Superman of Planet X!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. ["Fingerprint knowledge probably goes back as far as Ancient Babylon!"]
    Fingerprint Curios!
  15. 14. ["Are you sure?"]
    Warden Willis
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!"
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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