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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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