Batman #179
(March 1966)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April & Oct.; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date
1966-01-20
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheeesh! The Riddler's back again --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Napoleon Bonaparte (image only)
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Indexer Notes

The four riddle cards shown on the cover are: 1) How can one get into a locked cemetry at night? (With a skeleton key) 2) Can you tell what nationality Napolean's parents were? ("Of course I can" - Corsican) 3) When does ten added to ten equal ten? 4) Why is the letter "A" like a honeysuckle? (Both are followed by a "B" - bee)

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Betsy; Bobby
Synopsis
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, and it previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May of 1959.

Clay Pigeon for a Killer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 11.34 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Roger Kay]; Dick Grayson [Dick Grayson]; Roger Kay (actor); Victor Iago (villain, millionaire); Iago's gang (villains)
Synopsis
An actor announces on TV that he has solved a murder case and will announce who the killer is the next day. When the actor confesses to Bruce Wayne that this was an act to lure the real killer out into the open, the Caped Crusader poses as the actor to protect the man's life.
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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. Script previously credited to Gardner Fox. Inks previously credited to Joe Giella.

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages each.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Casey, some woman called and said something about burglars...
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Voiceprint Clues (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

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

The Riddle-Less Robberies of the Riddler! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
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; The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Riddler's gang (villains); fur thieves (villains)
Synopsis
After the Riddler breaks out of prison, he vows never again to send riddles to Batman again before he strikes. The Caped Crusader smells a rat and discovers subtle clues that lead to the Riddler's downfall.
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Keywords
Corsica Glove Company; 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. Sid Greene previously credited as the inker.

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6360
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My train table keeps wobbling on the floor!
Genre
children
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sheeesh! The Riddler's back again --"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. Clay Pigeon for a Killer!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["Casey, some woman called and said something about burglars..."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  7. 6. Voiceprint Clues
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  9. 8. The Riddle-Less Robberies of the Riddler!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. ["My train table keeps wobbling on the floor!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
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