Batman #59
(June-July 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-04-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Batman in the Future! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Universe
DC : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Indexer Notes

Penciler cedits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Replaced Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
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]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton] (origin) (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Stevens (Lawton's butler); unnamed police officers; unnamed criminals; unnamed men's shop worker
Universe
DC : mainstream
Synopsis
A new crime-fighter, Deadshot, uses his uncanny aim to fight criminals, and plans to replace Batman as Gotham City's protector.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of Deadshot. He would not re-appear until Detective Comics #474 (December 1977).

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Phil Rizzuto (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Show Must Go On! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Forbidden Cellar! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Vincent (villain, introduction); William Perkins (Vincent's assistant); Dean Hedge (college board chairman, death); Phil East (reporter); unnamed reporters; unnamed police officers; Lait (student); unnamed judge
Universe
DC : mainstream
Synopsis
Batman and Robin investigate a haunted cellar where anyone who enters it comes out insane.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Mooney to Craig Delich; we formerly credited the inks to Ray Burnley. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Look what the cleaner did to my uniform!
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Lock It Up! (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In ancient times, before Man began to...
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Robert Barron; Joseph Bramah; Hobbs

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Beating the Broken Buckboard! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal [U. S. Royal; adventure comic ad]; U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires [U. S. Royal Bike Tires; U. S. Royal Tires; U. S. Bike Tires; Uniroyal] / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 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
I'm trying to save my money...
Feature Logo
Shorty
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty; Bill
Synopsis
In an effort to save money, Shorty goes to Bill's house instead of the movie theater.
Reprints

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

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Batman in the Future! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman and Robin / 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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Joker (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Chief Rokej (the Joker's descendant, introduction); Zarro (space prate, villain, introduction); unnamed space pirates; Superintendent Smith (space-ship factory manager, introduction); John Milman (space-ship designer, introduction); Chief Engineer Erkham (villain, introduction); Test Pilot Martin (introduction)
Universe
DC : mainstream
Synopsis
Batman and Robin travel 100 years into the future, where they meet the Joker's descendant who is a police chief, and help him stop space pirates and a space-ship saboteur.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story.

For the first time, Professor Carter Nichols sends the Dynamic Duo into the future instead of the past.

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Schwinn Is Guaranteed! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We Could Have Killed Him! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac Batteries / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Shredded Ralston / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stagecoach Stick-Up (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

"P-F" Canvas Shoes; Another Jim Wise Story / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman and Batman and Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman in the Future!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. ["You will always hit the bull's-eye..."]
  3. 2. The Man Who Replaced Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  5. 4. Phil Rizzuto
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Show Must Go On!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  7. 6. The Forbidden Cellar!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. ["Friends, this is Joe Fisher."]
    The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  11. 10. ["Look what the cleaner did to my uniform!"]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. Lock It Up!
  13. 12. Beating the Broken Buckboard!
    "U. S." Royal [U. S. Royal; adventure comic ad]; U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires [U. S. Royal Bike Tires; U. S. Royal Tires; U. S. Bike Tires; Uniroyal]
  14. 13. ["I'm trying to save my money..."]
    Shorty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  16. 15. Batman in the Future!
    Batman and Robin
  17. 16. Schwinn Is Guaranteed!
    Schwinn Bicycles
  18. 17. We Could Have Killed Him!
    Ray-o-Vac Batteries
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Shredded Ralston
  20. 19. The Stagecoach Stick-Up
    "P-F" Canvas Shoes; Another Jim Wise Story
  21. 20. A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was modified by, among others
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jochen G.
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • John Monagle
  • Mike Nielsen
  • John Pannozzi
  • Matthew Peets
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore