Batman #198
(January-February 1968)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Apr. & Oct.
On-sale date
1967-11-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell [as Nelson Bridwell]
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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G43 and as G-43 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Special All-Villain Issue! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?; Bill Finger
Pencils
Carmine Infantino ? (see notes); Murphy Anderson ? (see notes); Bob Kane (reprinted page)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Charles Paris (reprinted page)
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joe Chill; Joker (inset); Catwoman (inset); Penguin (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a page from the story from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #47 (June-July 1948) in black & white and negative. Nick Caputo suspects that Anderson may have penciled the cover.

Giant Batman (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Origin of the Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin retold in detail); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (villain, name revealed in this story, Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer, death); Feets Borgam (killer, death); Monty Julep (illegal gambler, death)
Synopsis
While investigating criminal activity at a transport company, Batman recognizes the owner, Joe Chill, as the man who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne years before. Batman tries to find evidence of Chill's illegal operations, but when he fails, he decides to reveal his identity to Chill and tells him that will be watching him and will catch him eventually. In a panic, Chill flees to his gang, but when they find out Chill is responsible for Batman's existence they shoot him, and only after do they realize that they should have asked Chill for Batman's real name.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Lew Sayre Schwartz; inks credit verified by Paris; letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Jungle Cat-Queen! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Sprang; inks credit verified by Paris.

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

Giant Bat Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Web of the Spinner (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; The Spinner (Villain; Introduction); "Peanuts" Gilson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris. Last page condensed.

[Oswald Who?] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman
Reprints
  • from Batman Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1946.02.10 - 1946.03.10

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Burnley; inks credit verified by Paris.

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

Bill and His Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First, to pull down the shades...
Genre
humor

The Crimes of Batman! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Menace of False Face (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

The Bandit of the Bells! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane; Charles Paris
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Gong [Ed Peale] (villain, introduction); Henry Morton
Synopsis
Batman and Robin face a new villain, The Gong, who commits crimes based on bells.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
6599
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Drats! The pick-up brushes on my slot car always get pulled...

Indexer Notes

Idea from Brady Pinketon, Satellite Beach, Fla.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special All-Villain Issue!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Giant Batman
  3. 2. The Origin of the Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The Jungle Cat-Queen!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Bat Mail
  6. 5. The Web of the Spinner
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [Oswald Who?]
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. ["First, to pull down the shades..."]
    Bill and His Family
  9. 8. The Crimes of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. The Menace of False Face
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. The Bandit of the Bells!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. ["Drats! The pick-up brushes on my slot car always get pulled..."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
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