Batman #191
(May 1967)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan and April; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale date
1967-03-07
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Day Batman Sold Out! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Dick Grayson
Reprints
Keywords
Batarang; Go-Go Checks; Hot Line; silken rope; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Day Batman Sold Out! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 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; Alfred Pennyworth; The Joker (villain); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Ira Radon (villain, radiation expert, death); two jewel thieves (villains)
Synopsis
When Ira Radon absorbs so much radiation that he is forced to give up his life of crime, he decides to get revenge by dousing Batman's equipment with deadly radiation, forcing the Caped Crimefighter to give up his career.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Wayne Foundation

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: 2)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Stephen Harell, Sheila Horne and Lorelei Reinhardt.

Alfred's Mystery Menu! (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Aunt Harriet Cooper; Duke Kelsey (villain); Millionaire Mobster Club (villains); Monk (villain)
Synopsis
Alfred is kidnapped by a group of millionaire crooks, who demand that he fix a dinner fit for a millionaire. This he does, deliberately providing a code for the Dynamic Duo to decipher as to his whereabouts.
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.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bruce Burke, Elizabeth Kane, Stephen Weisenbach and Tom Fagan.

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

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
6509
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another broken racing car!
Genre
children
Synopsis
Using wood frame screens to keep racing cars from going off the side of a table.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Phil Andrews, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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

BEM Shows Up! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. BEM stands for Brains, Emotions and Muscles.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day Batman Sold Out!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The Day Batman Sold Out!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  4. 3. Alfred's Mystery Menu!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave -- Extra
  6. 5. ["Another broken racing car!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. BEM Shows Up!
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