Batman #153
(February 1963)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July, and Oct.
On-sale Date
1962-12-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Batman Annual #4 and copyright registration.

Prisoners of Three Worlds! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

Chapter 1: Prisoners of Three Worlds (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / 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]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Karn (alien)
Synopsis
A strange alien arrives on Earth and begins stealing silver. When our four heroes begin pursuing him, they are all transported to different dimensions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

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

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

True Crime Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In New Brunswick, N.J., a stolen sport jacket...
Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Four separate Crime Laffs cartoon panels.
A stolen sport jacket and pants were returned because they were too small.
A man calls in a burglar robbing a café that he has robbed four times before.
A man breaks into a bank and steals the fountain pens.
A man ordered out of town after an attempted robbery, returns to the same crime because he needs money to get out of town.
Reprints

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Chapter 2: Death from Beyond (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman and Robin / 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]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; race of bird people; several alien troops; Karn (villain)
Reprints

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

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

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

Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down, boy, down!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty; Bill
Synopsis
Shorty explains to Bill that you have to know more than your dog to train it.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters are printed from Robert O'Neill, Phil Foster, Jerry Johnson, Tommy Daniel, Lou Daniel, Ron Legro and John Labraney.

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

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

Chapter 3: Dimension of Doom (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman and Robin / 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]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; several alien troops; Karn (villain); Zebo (villain)
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

average # of copies sold previous year - 410,000

2nd Smash Appearance in Showcase! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo
Pencils
Horace Elmo
Inks
Horace Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
Horace Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which form of currency...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information on paper currency, fjords, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and surviving longer on just water than just wine.

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of Three Worlds!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Comicpac
  3. 2. Chapter 1: Prisoners of Three Worlds
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Detective Comics
  5. 4. ["In New Brunswick, N.J., a stolen sport jacket..."]
    True Crime Laffs
  6. 5. Health Myths Debunked!
  7. 6. Chapter 2: Death from Beyond
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Our Army at War
  10. 9. ["Down, boy, down!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Giant Batman Annual
  13. 12. Chapter 3: Dimension of Doom
    Batman and Robin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. 2nd Smash Appearance in Showcase!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  16. 15. ["Which form of currency..."]
    Quick Quiz
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
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