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 (origin retold in detail); Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (death, name revealed in this story, Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer)
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
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)

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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
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