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.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
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 in the Future! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]
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 with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton] (introduction, origin); Stevens (Lawton's butler); unnamed police officers; unnamed criminals; unnamed men's shop worker
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 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Forbidden Cellar! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; 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
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!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Look It Up! (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

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

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 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...
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
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 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]; The Joker (villain); 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)
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 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 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) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman in the Future!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. ["You will always hit the bull's-eye..."]
  3. 2. The Man Who Replaced Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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 with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    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. Look It Up!
  13. 12. Beating the Broken Buckboard!
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  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 with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. Schwinn Is Guaranteed!
    Schwinn
  18. 17. We Could Have Killed Him!
    Ray-o-Vac
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Shredded Ralston
  20. 19. The Stagecoach Stick-Up
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  21. 20. A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Jochen G.
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen