Batman #55
(October-November 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-08-08
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.


The Case of the 48 Jokers (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris, and 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)

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

World's Finest Comics; Wonder Woman; Comic Cavalcade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Case of the 48 Jokers! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); the Joker Syndicate (villains, introduction for all); Commissioner James Gordon; Duke Wilson
Synopsis
The Joker organizes a syndicate of Jokers so that there can be a Joker in each of the 48 states.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang.

Lou Boudreau (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the 50 Year Old Clue (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Bruce Wayne, Rookie Policeman! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Johnson; Mike Granite (death); Jack Bennett; The Longshoreman Kid (villain, introduction); Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
To fulfill a promise to a dying police officer, Bruce becomes a policeman to honor the deceased officer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

Fluffy / 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
Fluffy - Wake up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fluffy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Mountain Rescue (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Buzzy Says Stay in School -- Give Yourself a Break! (Table of Contents: 9)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Oksner.

It's Your Future (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
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: 11)

Casey the Cop / 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
Casey! How did you let these cars get into such a tie-up?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

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

Superman Socks / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rescue from the Ravine (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bandit of the Bells! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Shoot-a-Top / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Rubber-for-Molds, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hollywood's Top Adventure Star! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Alan Ladd / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the 48 Jokers
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Want action?"]
    World's Finest Comics; Wonder Woman; Comic Cavalcade
  4. 3. The Case of the 48 Jokers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Lou Boudreau
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Case of the 50 Year Old Clue
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. Bruce Wayne, Rookie Policeman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. ["Fluffy - Wake up!"]
    Fluffy
  9. 8. Mountain Rescue
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  10. 9. Buzzy Says Stay in School -- Give Yourself a Break!
    Buzzy
  11. 10. It's Your Future
  12. 11. ["Casey! How did you let these cars get into such a tie-up?"]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman Socks
  14. 13. Rescue from the Ravine
    Ray-o-Vac
  15. 14. The Bandit of the Bells!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Shoot-a-Top
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Rubber-for-Molds, Inc.
  18. 17. Hollywood's Top Adventure Star!
    The Adventures of Alan Ladd
  19. 18. Rope 'Em Both, Partner!
    Daisy B-B Guns
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