Batman #194
(August 1967)

DC, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan. and April; (semi-monthly, Dec.)
On-sale Date
1967-06-06
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 an ad in The Adventures of Bob Hope #106 and copyright registration.

Letters page indicates "Camp" trend is over.


The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad! (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
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chic Stone ? [as Bob Kane] (signed); Sheldon Moldoff ? [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Margot Rankin; Dr. Sloane; The Blockbuster [Mark Desmond; also as Solomon Grundy] (villain, origin, history); Solomon Grundy [Cyrus Gold] (villain, flashback to JLA #47)
Synopsis
By chance, a reformed Mark Desmond sees a Batman display at a local department store and reverts back to his Blockbuster persona, which goes out to destroy anything related to the Caped Crusader.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Wayne Foundation

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, inks and letters 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 not by Kane.

Possible Moldoff credit added by Craig Delich. Letters previously credited to Gaspar Saladino.

[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 Peter Sanderson, Gary Collins, Dave Truesdale, Donna Crowley and Biljo White.

The Problem of the Proxy Paintings! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 9.5 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]; The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Kaye Daye; Martin Tellman; Art Saddows; Commissioner James Gordon; District Attorney Danton; Hugh Rankin]; Haverford Mims (art critic); Reginald Stonefellow (industrialist); Ronald Stonefellow (Reginald's son); John Burleson (villain, art dealer); a group of thieves (villains)
Synopsis
Martin Tellman calls the Analysts together to help him solve the dilemma he faces: his collection of worthless copies of valuable paintings have suddenly become the real thing!
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.

We previously suggested Ed Herron as possible scripter.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  4. 3. The Problem of the Proxy Paintings!
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
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