Batman #170
(March 1965)

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
1965-01-21
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in 80 Page Giant Magazine #8 and copyright registration.

Genius of the Getaway Gimmicks! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Friends Across the Seas (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Genius of the Getaway Gimmicks! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Getaway Genius [Roy Reynolds] (villain, thief, introduction); Reynold's henchmen (villains, introduction for both); The Joker (villain, cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Roy Reynolds, wanting to not make the same mistakes of other criminals, decides to uses a series of getaway gimmicks on the Caped Crusader to effect the escape of he and his men...and succeeds, until Batman baits a trap of his own.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The script credit is found in Batman #169. Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Story in two parts of 5.67 and 6.67 pages.

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Hasbro's G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

80 Page Giant; More Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Justice League of America; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Leonard J. Tirado, Brian Yates, Edward Pachico, and Mike Friedrich.

Pore Identification (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tom Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

The Testor Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Puzzle of the Perilous Prizes! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Joe Giella (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Aunt Harriet Cooper; Mrs. Tompkins (ex-nurse, introduction); Jimmy Statten (college student, introduction); Bimbo (introduction, a bear); Stilts (villain, introduction); Pete (villain, introduction); Ed (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Batman and Robin investigate who entered a contest for an elderly lady, they end up capturing an entirely unrelated gang who think Batman and Robin are after them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars Bob Hughes and Gene Reed agree that pencils were actually by Giella.

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Genius of the Getaway Gimmicks!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Friends Across the Seas
  3. 2. Genius of the Getaway Gimmicks!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant; More Secret Origins
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America; Detective Comics
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  9. 8. Pore Identification
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Testor Corporation
  11. 10. The Puzzle of the Perilous Prizes!
    Batman and Robin
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Norton Products
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. 10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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