Batman #173
(August 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
1965-06-03
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 Detective Comics #341 and copyright registration.

Secret Identities for Sale! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Incognito [James Carter]
Reprints
Keywords
mirrors

Indexer Notes

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

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Secret Identities for Sale! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mayor of Gotham City; Johnny Jason (movie Star); Myra Holt (actress); Mr. Incognito [James Carter] (villain, introduction); Incognito's gang (villains, introduction for all); Elwood Pearson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While the Caped Crusaders are raiding the hideout of Mr. Incognito, a photographer takes pictures of the action with a special x-ray film, revealing the criminal's identity. The man offers to provide the identity to the Police for a million dollars while also offering the secret identities of the Dynamic Duo to the underworld for a price.
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 in two parts: unnumbered Part 1 (7.67 pages) and Part 2 (4.67 pages, title is same as for 1st part but without exclamation point).

Flight of the P-26 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wen-Mac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

How to Build Prrrrfect Models (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)

Well Worth Digging For... (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is enough gold in all the oceans...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Walk, Batman -- To Your Doom! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. John Grover; Gotham City District Attorney; Franklin Knott (villain, former lab assistant of Dr. Grover); Bunky Galliver (villain); Galliver's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman is asked to investigate when four air-tight cases are blown when the juries involved return "not guilty" verdicts. Batman soon discovers that one juror, Franklin Knott, has been on all four juries in disguise. Knott, who is running for Governor, was a former lab assistant of a Dr. Grover, who had discovered E-rays (which can influence human behavior), and which rays Knott has been using on jury members.
Reprints
Keywords
E-rays; 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.

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

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

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

80-Page Giant; Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Identities for Sale!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Secret Identities for Sale!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Flight of the P-26
    Wen-Mac
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  6. 5. How to Build Prrrrfect Models
    AMT
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. Well Worth Digging For...
    How's Trix?; Trix
  9. 8. ["There is enough gold in all the oceans..."]
    Scienti-Fact
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  12. 11. Walk, Batman -- To Your Doom!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe [Hasbro]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    80-Page Giant; Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics; Justice League of America
  17. 16. The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up!
    Cocoa Puffs
  18. 17. 10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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