Batman #166
(September 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
1964-07-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
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.


Two-Way Deathtrap! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Two-Way Deathtrap! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.34 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Stony; Big Joe; Mitch (villain); Beany (villain)
Synopsis
Two crooks overhear Batman creating a supposedly inescapable trap and make plans to lure Batman into such a trap.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Gangsters Club; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Editor Julius Schwartz's pay records have Bob Kane on pencils. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Story in 2 parts: unnumbered part 1 (7.67 pages) and Part 2 (3.67 pages; same title as part 1 but without exclamation point).

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Well Worth Digging For... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

How's Trix?; Trix / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Scienti-Fact / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is mistakenly thought that the planet Pluto...
Genre
math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 8 of the previous story sequence.

Information on the planet Pluto.

Exciting Ant Farm (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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) /

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

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

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

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

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Mike Friedrich (future comics writer), Stephen Mahinka, Mickey Gaither and Mary Royeton.

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

L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Rendezvous with Robbery! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Patricia Powell (Policewoman); Commissioner James Gordon; Lt. Detective Mike "Bulldog" Powell; unnamed caterer; Charles (caterer's assistant); gang of thieves (villains)
Synopsis
Patricia Powell is hoping this is the time she finally meets Bruce Wayne, but things go awry when someone robs the Wayne Estate.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Editor Julius Schwartz's pay records have Bob Kane on pencils. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

This story is continued in part from the second story of Batman #165.

A caption at the end of the story indicates that a follow-up to this story was planned, but was never published.

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science in Crime Detection (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Although originally designed for use in specific branches of science....
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Two-Way Deathtrap!
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  3. 2. Two-Way Deathtrap!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Well Worth Digging For...
    How's Trix?; Trix
  6. 5. ["It is mistakenly thought that the planet Pluto..."]
    Scienti-Fact
  7. 6. Exciting Ant Farm
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. ["Use coupon below..."]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms
  13. 12. A Rendezvous with Robbery!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  18. 17. Science in Crime Detection
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
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