Batman #139
(April 1961)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
On-sale date:
1961-02-23
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.


Bat-Girl! (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]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; King Cobra
Reprints:
Keywords:
Electronic Ring

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Sheldon Moldoff. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Test Your Talent (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Blue Bowman (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Blue Bowman [Phil Cobb] [formerly the Signalman] (villain); Blue Bowman's henchmen (villains); Bulls-Eye (villain)
Synopsis:
The Signalman tries to get the drop on Batman by becoming a Green Arrow clone, thanks to training provided to him by Green Arrow's foe, Bulls-Eye.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Bull's Eye is the Green Arrow villain.

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

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

Here It Is (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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:
Read this chart!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Warden Willis

The Island of 1,000 Traps (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9 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]; Professor George Milo (villain); Milo's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis:
Professor Milo builds an entire island covered with traps to kill Batman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: George Smith, Frank LaSala, Anthony O'Connor, Leila Richards, Elton Burke, Elaine Singer and Graham Grove.

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

Casey the Cop / 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:
Now for my morning exercises!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Reprints:

A Salute to Our American Indians! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

Bat-Girl! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane] (introduction, Kathy's niece); Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; The Cobra (villain); The Cobra's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman, Robin and Batwoman are battling the Cobra gang when they are paralyzed by an Electronic-Ring, when, suddenly, a costumed Bat-Girl swings in to save the crime battlers. Later, it is discovered that the girl is actually Kathy Kane's niece, who dreams of battling crime with her as Batwoman, just like Batman and Robin team up to battle crime.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Electronic Ring; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Jowett Institute of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bat-Girl!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Blue Bowman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["This famous symbol is your guarantee..."]
    World's Finest Comics; Detective Comics
  5. 4. Here It Is
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. ["Read this chart!"]
    Warden Willis
  7. 6. The Island of 1,000 Traps
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  9. 8. ["Now for my morning exercises!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. A Salute to Our American Indians!
  11. 10. Bat-Girl!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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