Batman #51
(February-March 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1948-12-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Wonderful Mr. Wimble (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't lose your courage, Batman and Robin...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Wimble
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit verified by Craig Delich; we previously also credited Lew Sayre Schwartz. Inks credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit by 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)

Pee-Wee, the Talking Penguin! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Sad-Eyes (criminal); Mope (criminal)
Synopsis
When Penguin discovers a talking penguin, he decides to retire from crime and go into show business to make money with his new star.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

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

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh yeah?" "Oh yeah!
Genre
humor
Characters
Bebe

The Stars of Yesterday! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rufus Lane (villain, introduction); Mr. Rolfe; Toto (actor); Harmac the Magician; the Flying Carrolls (acrobats); Trigger (criminal)
Synopsis
A criminal hires a troupe of older performers to perform as a cover for his crimes.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Everything You Want in a Magazine! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow - Look at this!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Global Face-Lifting (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you think of when someone says, "Maps?"

The Wonderful Mr. Wimble! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Wimble (introduction); Terrible Toby (villain, introduction); The Joker (wax figure); Penguin (wax figure); Catwoman (wax figure); Warts (villain, introduction); Glossy (villain, introduction); Dirty Dan (criminal, in Wimble's dream)
Synopsis
A handyman at a wax exhibit at a local carnival, who dreams of being a crime-fighter who can help Batman and Robin fight crime, unexpectedly gets a chance to make his dream come true.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz. Inker credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a hit!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Shar-Lee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wonderful Mr. Wimble
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. America's Greatest Comics Characters
  4. 3. Pee-Wee, the Talking Penguin!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
  6. 5. ["Oh yeah?" "Oh yeah!"]
    Bebe
  7. 6. The Stars of Yesterday!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. Everything You Want in a Magazine!
    Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney
  10. 9. ["Wow - Look at this!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. Global Face-Lifting
  12. 11. The Wonderful Mr. Wimble!
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. ["What a hit!"]
    Little Pete
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Shar-Lee Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  17. 16. ["Congratulations, partner!"]
    Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • John Monagle
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jim Van Dore