Batman #121
(February 1959)

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
1958-12-02
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) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now I'll have the most valuable live trophies...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Zero (later re-named Mr. Freeze)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, everybody!
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Pete

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Body in the Bat-Cave (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robin, somewhere there's a killer in the Bat-Cave...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alec Wyre (villain, inventor, death); Jigger Mulane (villain); Dan Dolson (villain); Hank Purdy (villain, gangster)
Synopsis
As Bruce and Dick head for the Bat-Cave to change to their other identities, they discover the dead body of a man known for selling secrets to the underworld. Batman and Robin therefore must discover if this man sold the secret location of the Bat-Cave to underworld thugs.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Roost; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You three prisoners have volunteered for a medical research experiment...
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis
Reprints

Crime Rides the Rails (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An unsung hero of the nation's law enforcement agencies is...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wilson (a railroad Policeman); Duds Dekker (villain); Dekker's mob (villains)
Synopsis
Criminals derail a circus train so that animals get loose and the Caped Crusaders have to deal with that problem while gang members attempt to free their boss from a prison train.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Homicide in Hollywood (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The body of Phil Ajax, the Hollywood agent, had been...
Genre
crime
Characters
Phil Ajax; Lt. Galt; Barry Kilian

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

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
Ice skating on the lake!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A cunning mind had devised a fantastic method to utilize cold for...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Zero (villain, introduction, origin, later called Mr. Freeze); Mr. Zero's henchmen [Marty; Gus; Kirk; Luke] (villains)
Synopsis
A scientist accidentally falls victim to the effects of an experiment, making him a virtual "human icicle," a foe who puts the chill on Batman and Robin.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Copter; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Mystery of the Golden Bean Bag! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tom Nicolosi (as Tommy Nicolosi)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night, near Thumb Butte, Arizona, where two prospectors had set up camp...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Bill
Reprints
Keywords
Arizona

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

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

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

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. The Body in the Bat-Cave
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  6. 5. ["You three prisoners have volunteered for a medical research experiment..."]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. Crime Rides the Rails
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. Homicide in Hollywood
  10. 9. ["Ice skating on the lake!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. Mystery of the Golden Bean Bag!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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