Batman #176
(December 1965)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April and Oct.; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date:
1965-10-07
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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G17 and copyright registration.


Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dick Sprang; Sheldon Moldoff; Curt Swan
Inks:
Charles Paris; George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of images from the covers of Batman #73, Detective Comics #253, Batman #121, and Detective Comics #254.

By Popular Demand... Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents: 1)

Giant Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Parasols of Plunder (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Rink (night watchman); unnamed prison warden; The Penguin (villain); Lefty (villain); Duke (villain)
Synopsis:
The Penguin is released from prison on parole, providing he gives up anything having to do with birds. So he takes up an umbrella business...with the same criminal results!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credit from Martin O'Hearn; Bob Kane credit verified by Schwartz; and inks credit verified by Paris.

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

Trik-Trak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Builders of the Future! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
Shows the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis from Donald Dale Milne.

The Fox, the Shark, and the Vulture (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Terrible Trio [The Fox; The Shark; The Vulture] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A weird trio hijacks artifacts from a world tour of historical artifacts exhibit. A sharp witted Batman figures out the trio's lair and overcomes them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

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

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

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

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Batman; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Zero (villain, introduction and origin, later called Mr. Freeze); Marty (villain); Gus (villain); Kirk (villain); Luke (villain)
Synopsis:
A scientist accidentally falls victim to the effects of an experiment, making him a virtual "human icicle," a foe who puts the chill on Batman and Robin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

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

Mystery in Space; Ultra the Multi-Alien / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Wanted for Cash Immediately! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Giant Batman / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Catwoman's Grasshopper Chase] (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Jack Burnley; Fred Ray
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Batman Sundays (McClure Syndicate) 1946.04.28 - 1946.06.16

Indexer Notes

Inks credits verified by Burnley and Ray.

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.67 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:
I'd like to see some model HO trains...
Genre:
humor

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

The Atom / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Caveman at Large (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Goth [Carlin] (villain)
Synopsis:
A freak accident causes a great character actor to assume the character's personna he is dressed up to portray: a caveman!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Brave and the Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Challenge of the Calendar Man (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Calendar Man [Julian Day; Maharajah the Magician] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A new criminal, in trying to make a name for himself, challenges Batman to a duel of wits with all of his crimes being based on the "five" seasons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Joker's Utility Belt (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Charlie Chaplin (image); Oliver Hardy (image); Stan Laurel (image); Will Rogers (image); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
When the Joker's seemingly easy capture of the Caped Crusaders goes terribly wrong when Batman springs a surprise on him using his utility belt, the Crime Clown decides to outdo the Batman with his own utility belt!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; pencils from Dick Sprang; inks from Charles Paris; letters from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Hey, Characters! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Great Moments in Sport (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. By Popular Demand... Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Giant Batman
  3. 2. The Parasols of Plunder
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Trik-Trak
  5. 4. Builders of the Future!
  6. 5. The Fox, the Shark, and the Vulture
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tyco
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Detective Comics
  10. 9. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mystery in Space; Ultra the Multi-Alien
  12. 11. Wanted for Cash Immediately!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman
  15. 14. [Catwoman's Grasshopper Chase]
    Batman
  16. 15. ["I'd like to see some model HO trains..."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Atom
  18. 17. The Caveman at Large
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever!
    AMT
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    The Brave and the Bold
  21. 20. The Challenge of the Calendar Man
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. The Joker's Utility Belt
    Batman and Robin
  23. 22. Hey, Characters!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  25. 24. Great Moments in Sport
    Aurora
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