Batman #136
(December 1960)

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
1960-10-13
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.


Challenge of the Joker! (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]; The Joker

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Crazy Crimes (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]; Bat-Mite; Mr. X (villain); a sea creature (villain); a robot (villain); several gorillas (villains)
Synopsis
To have "some fun," Bat-Mite creates a series of imaginary villains for the Batman to overcome.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Inker credit verified by Paris.

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

Detective Comics; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Batman Whirly-Word Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This always has the last word!
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Puzzle Page

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Article relates how sub-standard conditions affect children in the world and quotes the "UN Declaration of the Rights of a Child."

The Town That Hated Batman (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 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]; Bert Collins (villain, gangster); The Vordians (villains, aliens)
Synopsis
Batman visits an old mining town seeking a criminal, but when he begins asking questions about the man, the people become hostile toward the Caped Crusader.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Inker credit verified by Paris.

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

Giant Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Letters to the Bat-Cave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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 safe won't open. Better call in a locksmith!
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis

The Challenge of the Joker (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Joker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
Batman faces the Joker, who, this time, uses the four basic elements to commit his crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Fireworks Plant

Indexer Notes

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

Mechanical Monsters on the Loose! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Cave Carson / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Strange Old Laws / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's this - A taxi meter?
Genre
humor

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Challenge of the Joker!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Case of the Crazy Crimes
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["This famous symbol..."]
    Detective Comics; World's Finest Comics
  5. 4. ["This always has the last word!"]
    The Batman Whirly-Word Game
  6. 5. Children of Tomorrow!
  7. 6. The Town That Hated Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["The next Giant Superman annual..."]
    Giant Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  10. 9. ["The safe won't open. Better call in a locksmith!"]
    Warden Willis
  11. 10. The Challenge of the Joker
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. Mechanical Monsters on the Loose!
    The Brave and the Bold; Cave Carson
  13. 12. ["What's this - A taxi meter?"]
    Strange Old Laws
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
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