Batman #142
(September 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:
1961-07-13
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.


Ruler of the Bewitched Valley! (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]; Hartley

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman's Robot-Guardian (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]; Tal-Dar (alien); a robot guardian (death); several crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Having received a guardian robot from an alien he once befriended, Batman discovers the creature will not allow the Caped Crusader to put his life on the line in fighting crooks.

Indexer Notes

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

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

At Last! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Right to Be Different! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

The Crimes of the Ancient Mariner (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; Mr. Dutton (owner of Dutton Shipyards, introduction); Mr. Stubbs [aka The Ancient Mariner] (retired sea-Captain, introduction); Davy Jones (Stubbs' pet albatross); Ancient Mariner [Tom Travis] (villain, boarding house manager, introduction); Travis' henchmen (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Some clever crooks, intent with making off with a company payroll, fool the Caped Crusaders into believing that an old seafarer is a crook.

Indexer Notes

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

There's More Than Meets the Eye... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Garcelon Stamp Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Ruler of the Bewitched Valley (Table of Contents: 14)

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]; Regan (detective); Hartley (villain, renegade scientist); Hartley's thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders follow a renegade scientist to Central America, where he has created a series of automated robots that fool the superstitious natives.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mayans; Texcatlipoca

Indexer Notes

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

Guaranteed to Make You Smile... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ruler of the Bewitched Valley!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Batman's Robot-Guardian
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Giant Superman Annual
  6. 5. At Last!
    Secret Origins
  7. 6. The Right to Be Different!
  8. 7. The Crimes of the Ancient Mariner
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. There's More Than Meets the Eye...
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Company
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. Ruler of the Bewitched Valley
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. Guaranteed to Make You Smile...
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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