Batman #174
(September 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
1965-07-15
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Human Punching Bag! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo; we formerly credited Murphy Anderson, as credited in Showcase Presents Batman (DC, 2006 series) #1.

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

40 Army-Navy-Marine Medals & Insignias / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Human Punching Bag! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Getaway Genius [Roy Reynolds] (villain); B. G. Hunter (villain); Hunter's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Hunter breaks the Getaway Genius out of jail in order to provide a getaway gimmick, all the while planning a trap for the Batman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, inks and letters 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. Letters previously were credited to Gaspar Saladino.

Page 6 and page 12 are 2/3 pages.

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

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

The Time of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

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

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

Nature's Bill of Rights (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Characters
A man; two boys
Synopsis
Two boys who are polluting a stream are given an anti-pollution lesson by a fisherman.

Indexer Notes

Includes an excerpt from an 1869 Massachusetts Board of Health document.

On the page immediately following the previous two sequences.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from John Pierce, Don Foote and Ed Morrison.

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

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

The Off-Again On-Again Lightbulbs! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Kaye Daye; Commissioner James Gordon; District Attorney Danton; Art Saddows; Martin Tellman]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Islip Gang (villains); Al Cutshaw (villain); Cutshaw's henchmen (villains)
Synopsis
When Batman arrives at the Wednesday meeting of the Mystery Analysts, a cleaning man enters and announces that it is actually Friday, and he can prove it with a copy of that day's paper. Before anyone can question why, the cleaning man hypnotizes the group, not realizing the Batman is unaffected.
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.

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

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Kat Gets Cooled! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Showcase; Enemy Ace / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Brave and the Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G'night, folks. I'm going to bed. I want a good night's sleep.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Pete

10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Go Full-Throttle with Wen-Mac (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Punching Bag!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    40 Army-Navy-Marine Medals & Insignias
  3. 2. The Human Punching Bag!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  5. 4. The Time of Death
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. Nature's Bill of Rights
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe [Hasbro]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  12. 11. The Off-Again On-Again Lightbulbs!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    80-Page Giant; Lois Lane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. The Kat Gets Cooled!
    AMT
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Enemy Ace
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Brave and the Bold
  18. 17. ["G'night, folks. I'm going to bed. I want a good night's sleep."]
    Little Pete
  19. 18. 10 Issues of Batman for Only $1.00
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  21. 20. Go Full-Throttle with Wen-Mac
    Wen-Mac
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