Batman #171
(May 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
1965-03-04
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 ad in 80 Page Giant Magazine #9 and copyright registration.


Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo; we originally credited Joe Giella.

What's Wrong with These Pictures! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Smiles Dawson (introduction); Roger Peale (introduction); The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain, has 5-page history); Riddler's gang (villains); Molehill Mob (villains)
Synopsis
The Riddler is released from prison and informs the Dynamic Duo that he has turned from crime, and, as proof, leads them to the hideout of the Molehill Mob. But when the former felon begins deluging them with riddles, the Caped Crusaders aren't sure he really has reformed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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 across 25 pages in three parts of 7.67, 7.67, and 8.67 pages.

This story references both the first story in Detective Comics #140 and the first story in Detective Comics #142.

Super Fun (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Monogram / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

80 Page Giant; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Bob Breaks the Barrier! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 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 Robert Butts, John Pierce, 25 Members of Humboldt State College, and Phil Jubinville.

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the main story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

The Flash; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

80 Page Giant; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Viking Attack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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) /

126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. What's Wrong with These Pictures!
  3. 2. Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Super Fun
    Monogram
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant; Superman
  7. 6. Bob Breaks the Barrier!
    AMT
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Green Lantern
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant; Superboy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Viking Attack
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics; Justice League of America
  15. 14. 10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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