Batman #163
(May 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
1964-03-05
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 Blackhawk #196 and copyright registration.


[The Joker Jury!] (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]; The Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

Bat-Girl -- Batwoman II! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (imagainary appearance as Batman only); Dick Grayson [Robin; Batman (imaginary appearance)]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon (imaginary appearance); Batwoman [Kathy Kane Wayne] (imaginary appearance); Batwoman [Betty Kane] (imaginary appearance); Robin [Bruce Wayne, Jr.] (imaginary appearance); Milo Barnes (villain, gang boss); Hippo Barnes (villain, henchman); unnamed underworld leaders (villains)
Synopsis
Betty returns to Gotham City and adopts the guise of Batwoman II. With Batman and Robin II both out of town, the original Batman must go into action and gets captured in the process. When Batwoman II saves him, she learns his secret identity in the process.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Alfred imaginary story. The imaginary characters were last seen in the first story of Batman #159. The events in Alfred’s story are not part of continuity.

[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) (Expand) /

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

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

The Joker Jury! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Joker's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
The Joker begins a crime wave using the city's various departments as his theme. When the Caped Crusaders head out to battle the Crime Clown, they are captured and put on trial by the Joker.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Names Do Hurt! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Joker Jury!]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  3. 2. Bat-Girl -- Batwoman II!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Bat-Cave
  8. 7. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  9. 8. The Joker Jury!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Names Do Hurt!
  11. 10. Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt...
    Capt. Storm
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    World's Finest Comics; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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