Batman #161
(February 1964)

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
1963-12-05
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
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.


The Bat-Mite Hero! (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-Mite

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch] (villain); the Hatter's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
The Mad Hatter pulls a string of robberies based on the professions of the jurors that sentenced him on his last arrest.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!" (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Information on global Christmas customs in other lands accompanied by illustrations.

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

Letters to the Bat-Cave / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Bat-Mite Hero (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite; Jerome Withers; The Blonde Bombshell; Bombshell's manager; Frank Collins (villain); Collin's gang (villains); Bill Strong (villain); Sexton Gang members (villains); The Human Fly bandits (villains)
Synopsis
Batman corners a wanted felon in a baseball stadium, but Bat-Mite appears and messes things up with his magical nonsense. Batman tells him to find another hero to pester, so Bat-Mite creates a series of heroes (the third a crook), but they fail miserably.

Indexer Notes

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Casey, go investigate this complaint...
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

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

Matchbox / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Robert Edwards Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Growing Animal Circus / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bat-Mite Hero!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics; Detective Comics
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!"
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  9. 8. The Bat-Mite Hero
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  12. 11. ["Casey, go investigate this complaint..."]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Matchbox
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Robert Edwards Corp.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Growing Animal Circus
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