Batman #122
(March 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:
1959-01-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff (editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
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 Marriage of Batman and Batwoman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; prisoners of the Sargasso Sea [Flavius; Erik; Captain Jolly; Blackjack (villain)]; Blackjack's crew (villains)
Synopsis:
While chasing a modern-day pirate, Blackjack, Batman and Robin are marooned in the Sargasso Sea. There they discover others who have been trapped for centuries by the seaweed and its strange age-defying gas, and with the help of these men they destroy Blackjack's weapons and escape in a repaired Batplane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Sargasso Sea

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Villain from Batman's Past! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Block Buster / 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:
There's nothing square about this!
Characters:
police officer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with answer.

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

Strange Old Laws / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
We can't go yet. His line is busy!
Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Reprints:

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Cross-Country Crimes! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Carter (owner of a truck company); Gears (truck driver); Shorty (truck driver); Hijack [Jack Spade] (villain, hijacker)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin foil Hijack and his gang, who have been robbing trucks of Carter trucking, including one containing platinum.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cross-Country Truck Company; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

Double-Dealer in Diamonds (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A jewelry thief uses the tactic of buying expensive jewelry, passing it to an accomplice, then placing an order for an exact copy. The jeweler searches the country and unknowingly finds his original piece, which he buys for a premium from the accomplice, and when he goes to deliver it, the buyer has disappeared. The thief has by then pocketed the difference in price.
Reprints:

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

Warden Willis / 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:
The siren! Someone escaped!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis; prisoner 7416; prison guard
Synopsis:
A prisoner is attempting an escape but Warden Willis, knowing the prisoner was a vaudeville actor, traps him in a spotlight.
Reprints:

The Family Favorite! (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Harry; Jimmy; Harry's mother; Jimmy's mother
Reprints:

The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; criminal gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson goes to sleep while Bruce is out on a date with Kathy, and dreams of the loss of their secret identities caused by Bruce's and Kathy's marriage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credit by Craig Delich; we formerly credited Bob Kane. Inker credit verified by Jack Burnley.

Story mainly occurs in a dream sequence by Dick Grayson.

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

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

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

Colorfoto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Army Grenade / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Villain from Batman's Past!
    Detective Comics
  6. 5. ["There's nothing square about this!"]
    Block Buster
  7. 6. ["We can't go yet. His line is busy!"]
    Strange Old Laws
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  10. 9. The Cross-Country Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  12. 11. Double-Dealer in Diamonds
  13. 12. ["The siren! Someone escaped!"]
    Warden Willis
  14. 13. The Family Favorite!
  15. 14. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Colorfoto
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Army Grenade
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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