Batman #178
(February 1966)

DC, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April & Oct.; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date
1965-12-02
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 copyright registration.


[Raid of the Rocketeers!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Rocketeers
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Raid of the Rocketeers! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.34 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Hank Nelson; The Rocketeers (villains)
Synopsis
When two experimental missiles disappear after being launched, the Caped Crusaders follow the path of the third missile and discover that it has been intercepted by a strange beam, set in motion by jet-propelled crooks!
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 pages each.

Fingerprint Oddities! (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; detective-mystery
Reprints

The Invisible Handicap! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

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

Cap's Hobby Center / 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
Can you repair this space ship?
Genre
humor

The Loan Shark's Hidden Hoard! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; "Shark" Sharkey (villain, loan shark); Sharkey's gang [Louie; Mako; Chesty; rest unnamed] (villains); Rosy (villain, grifter); Weeper (villain, grifter)
Synopsis
When Rosy and Weeper borrow money from a loan shark to bet on a race, and promptly end up losing. They fear that Sharkey will kill them so the Dynamic Duo step in before that can happen.
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.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from John Thelin, Robert O'Donnell, David McLaughlin, Ronnie Schwartz, George Davis and G. Allan Poole.

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

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy. It's killing my back!
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Raid of the Rocketeers!]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Raid of the Rocketeers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. Fingerprint Oddities!
  4. 3. The Invisible Handicap!
  5. 4. ["Can you repair this space ship?"]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  6. 5. The Loan Shark's Hidden Hoard!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  8. 7. ["Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy. It's killing my back!"]
    Warden Willis
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen