Batman #143
(October 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:
1961-08-24
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-Hound and the Creature! (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]; Bat-Hound [Ace]; the creature

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

5 Star Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Twice-Told Tale of Batman and Robin (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]; an informant; a genie (imaginary figure); a story-teller (imaginary figure); children (imaginary figures); Nitro Joe (villain, jewel thief); Joe's henchmen (villains); Nidor (villain, imaginary figure); a giant (villain, imaginary figure)
Synopsis:
After the Caped Crusaders round up a gang of jewel thieves, Robin fantasizes how the adventure would be retold in the future as a mythological tale involving giants and flying creatures.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Jail Jests / comic story / 0.5 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:
So you're new at this prison.
Genre:
humor

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

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

The Blind Batman (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; unnamed eye doctor; Dr. Pneumo (villain, bank robber); Pneumo's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
A bump on the head renders Batman blind temporarily, so he creates a set of radar ear plugs that allows him to combat criminals.

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Message from Otto the Robot! (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Otto the Robot

Bat-Hound and the Creature (Table of Contents: 14)

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-Hound [Ace]; unnamed State troopers; giant alien creature (death); Lippy Yates (villain); Yate's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
While the Caped Crusaders battle Lippy Yates and his gang, Ace befriends a giant alien being, who eventually saves Batman's life.

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bat-Hound and the Creature!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    5 Star Toys
  3. 2. The Twice-Told Tale of Batman and Robin
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
  7. 6. ["So you're new at this prison."]
    Jail Jests
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. The Blind Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  14. 13. A Message from Otto the Robot!
  15. 14. Bat-Hound and the Creature
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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