Batman #49
(October-November 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1948-08-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
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.


Batman's Arabian Nights (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Crier (see notes)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Though identified as the Joker on the cover, the character depicted is actually the Crier, the villain from the third story in this issue. (Character identification corrected by Anthony William Durant via the GCD Error Tracker.)

Kane pencils per Craig Delich. We formerly credited Lew Sayre Schwartz. Inks credit verified by Paris. Letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

America's Greatest Comics Characters (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Prison Doctor! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Paul Taber (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Mooney. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Johnny Mize (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Murder on the Movie Set (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Scoop of the Century! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale (introduction); The Mad Hatter (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 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
Working in a dress shop isn't just what I wanted...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry

The Unknown Rays (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson [as William Morrison] (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; Comic Cavalcade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman's Arabian Nights! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; The Crier (introduction); Caliph Haroun-Al-Raschid (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Spotting what they think is the Joker's face on an ancient rug, Batman and Robin are sent into Arabia of the past where they meet the Crier, who uses tears, not laughter, to steal from the people of his day.
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Kane pencils credit per Craig Delich; we formerly credited Lew Sayre Schwartz. Inks credit verified by Paris. Letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Ozzie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Yes, Ozzie, the automobile is a wonderful means of transportation...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ozzie

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Captain Tootsie Traps the Killer Bear (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman's Arabian Nights
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. America's Greatest Comics Characters
  4. 3. The Prison Doctor!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Johnny Mize
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Murder on the Movie Set
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. The Scoop of the Century!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  9. 8. ["Working in a dress shop isn't just what I wanted..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. The Unknown Rays
  11. 10. ["Want mystery?"]
    All-Star Comics; Comic Cavalcade
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  13. 12. Batman's Arabian Nights!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. ["What's that big crowd watching?"]
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  15. 14. ["...Yes, Ozzie, the automobile is a wonderful means of transportation..."]
    Ozzie
  16. 15. Captain Tootsie Traps the Killer Bear
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Spalding
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
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