Batman #183
(August 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
1966-06-02
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 Direct Currents in Sea Devils #30 and copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella [as Giella] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hotline call, Batman! Let's get going!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (an impostor); Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave

Indexer Notes

Inker correction from Tony Isabella. We previously credited Murphy Anderson.

A Touch of Poison Ivy! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13.34 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]; Poison Ivy (villain); Ivy's gang (villains); other crooks [Joe the Undertaker; rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Missing the imprisoned Poison Ivy, the Caped Crusader receives a gift from her and she promises to repent. Batman visits her, but he is placed under her spell, and she uses him to make good her escape.
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.

Story in two parts of 5.67 and 7.67 pages.

Camp style stories in the fashion of the TV series begin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
6406
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad, I don't have a bench vise...
Genre
children

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

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

The Policeman Is Your Friend! (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
advocacy
Synopsis
Children learn that policemen do more than just catch crooks.

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Mike Friedrich.

Batman's Baffling Turnabout! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 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]; a Batman impostor (villain); impostor's gang (villains)
Synopsis
While chasing crooks into a warehouse, Batman falls through a trapdoor and is captured while one of the crooks impersonates the Caped Crusader. A tell-tale clue alerts Robin that this is an impostor and he deals appropriately with the situation to find the real crime fighter.
Reprints
Keywords
substitute Bat-Cave

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. Inks previously credited to Sid Greene.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average # of copies sold previous year - 453,745.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hotline call, Batman! Let's get going!"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. A Touch of Poison Ivy!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. ["Dad, I don't have a bench vise..."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  5. 4. The Policeman Is Your Friend!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  7. 6. Batman's Baffling Turnabout!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
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