Batman #181
(June 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
1966-04-19
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.

Beware of -- Poison Ivy! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed as Infantino)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed as Anderson)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]
Reprints
Keywords
Go-Go Checks

The Top TV Comic Stars Come From DC - The House of Hits (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Superboy; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Beware of -- Poison Ivy! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley] (introduction); Ivy's gang (villains); Dragon Fly (villain); Silken Spider (villain); Tiger Moth (villain)
Synopsis
While Bruce and Dick are attending an art show, a woman shows up, claiming to be the greatest criminal of those currently residing in Gotham.
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 is in 2 parts, unnumbered part 1 (5.67 pages) and Part 2 (5.67 pages).

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

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

The Kat Visits AMT's New Trophy "Haul of Fame" (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

AMT Models; The Kat from AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Super-Scoop! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Egg Fu the Oriental Mastermind... (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Metal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Scooter? Who He? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Best Bat-Wishes Batman and Robin (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman and Robin / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chic Stone ?
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Kaye Daye; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; District Attorney Danton; Martin Tellman; Commissioner James Gordon; Hugh Rankin; Art Saddows]; Nancy Owens (actress); Fern Hunter [also as Kaye Daye] (villain); Hunter's gang [Joe; Chuck; other un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
At the latest meeting of the Analysts, Kaye announces that she didn't write her latest book, and seems to be threatened by a voice from her brooch. Batman has a feeling that the Kaye at the meeting is an impostor, so he looks into the matter.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Robin does not appear in this story.

Captured at Last! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Justice League / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jeff Sosnaud, R. Bryn Olime, Mickey Gaither, Mike Friedrich (future comics writer) and Ken Hodl.

40 Army-Navy-Marine All Authentic Medals & Insignias (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

40 Army-Navy-Marine Medals & Insignias / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Direct Currents / in-house column / 0.5 page (report information)

America's Most Exciting War Game (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Adventures of Andy and George in the G. I. Joe Club (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Andy and George; G.I. Joe / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Look What You Can Make with Mattel's Vac-u-Form (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Mattel Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beware of -- Poison Ivy!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Top TV Comic Stars Come From DC - The House of Hits
    Batman; Superboy; Superman
  3. 2. Beware of -- Poison Ivy!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["Said a cat suffocating in Squaresville..."]
  5. 4. The Kat Visits AMT's New Trophy "Haul of Fame"
    AMT Models; The Kat from AMT
  6. 5. A Super-Scoop!
  7. 6. Egg Fu the Oriental Mastermind...
    Metal Men
  8. 7. Scooter? Who He?
  9. 8. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  10. 9. Best Bat-Wishes Batman and Robin
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect!
    Batman and Robin
  12. 11. Captured at Last!
    Justice League
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  14. 13. 40 Army-Navy-Marine All Authentic Medals & Insignias
    40 Army-Navy-Marine Medals & Insignias
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  16. 15. America's Most Exciting War Game
    Task Force
  17. 16. The Adventures of Andy and George in the G. I. Joe Club
    The Adventures of Andy and George; G.I. Joe
  18. 17. Look What You Can Make with Mattel's Vac-u-Form
    Mattel Toys
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
  • Craig Delich
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • John Monagle
  • Matthew Peets
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Wagner