On-sale date from ad in Batman Annual #5 and copyright registration.
Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Inker credit by Craig Delich and Pat Lang.
The plot is reused from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #42 (August-September 1947) notes http://timhanley01.tumblr.com/post/163101847620/detective-comics-318-jan....
On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.
writer credit by Bob Hughes