Batman #196
(November 1967)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale Date
1967-09-05
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Batman-- Where are you? Are you all right? Answer me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Psychic Super-Sleuth! (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; Petru Dubrov (psychic detective); Joe Tolliver (ex-jewel thief); Hank (ex-jewel thief); Lenny (ex-jewel thief); Petru Dubrov impostor (villain); impostor's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Dynamic Duo team up with a person they believe to be a psychic detective, but soon learn that he is an impostor, and his men are holding the real Dubrov prisoner.
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. Writer credit also found in Batman #200.

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dave Truesdale, Guy Lillian, Billy Neville.

The Purloined Parchment Puzzle (Table of Contents: 4)

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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; District Attorney Danton; Donald Connery (museum curator); Howard Purley (museum guard); Police Lieutenant Bert Savelli; James Frost (villain, thief); three jewel thieves (villains)
Synopsis
A large theft at a local bank, occurring in a locked room with only the guard present, seems to present itself as an open-and-shut case, but the Caped Crusader thinks otherwise...and proves it.
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. Writer credit also found in Batman #200.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Paul Broughton and PFC William Alwine.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Batman-- Where are you? Are you all right? Answer me!"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The Psychic Super-Sleuth!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  5. 4. The Purloined Parchment Puzzle
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave -- Extra
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