Batman #172
(June 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
1965-04-15
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 Showcase #56 and copyright registration.


Attack of the Invisible Knights! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo; we formerly credited Murphy Anderson.

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Frank
Synopsis
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Published in co-operation with the National Social Welfare Assembly and previously appearing in DC comics cover-dated for May of 1952.

Attack of the Invisible Knights! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.34 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Harris (archaeologist); museum curator; Thomas Jenkins (villain, museum guard); Wilbur Jenkins (villain, Thomas' brother)
Synopsis
An ancient legend involving suits of armor coming to life and destroying some opals in a museum appears to come to pass, and challenges the wits of the Caped Crusaders to disciver the facts behind this legend.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

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 in two parts of 5.67 and 6.67 pages.

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

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

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

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

Johnny Gets His Own Monster Koach! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Robin's Unassisted Triple Play! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman Starring Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Flower Gang [Charley; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Using remote cameras from the Bat-Cave, the Caped Crusaders witness a crime and are on the way to the scene when Batman gets an emergency call from the JLA and has to report. Robin now handles the case, tracking down the art gallery robbers.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

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.

Robin handles a case alone in this story. Batman appears only briefly after being called away for a Justice League mission during this story.

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

Monogram / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jim Key, Frank Tower, P. D. Thompson, Joseph Hartlaub, and "A Reader."

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

Lucky Charms / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Fighting Ships / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Attack of the Invisible Knights!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Attack of the Invisible Knights!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America; Detective Comics
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  6. 5. Johnny Gets His Own Monster Koach!
    AMT
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  9. 8. 10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  11. 10. Robin's Unassisted Triple Play!
    Batman Starring Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Monogram
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant; Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Hawkman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Charms
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Fighting Ships
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