Batman #61
(October-November 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1950-08-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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 Origin of Batplane II! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Mortimer and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

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

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

The Birth of Batplane II! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Colonel Webb; "Flying Tiger" Rafferty (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon; The Boley Brothers [Bull; Slats; Dave] (villains, introduction for all)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batplane II created in this story.

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Danger Is Where You Find It! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Mystery of the Winged People! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Susan Hogarth; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain)
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / 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
Aren't auction sales a lot of fun?
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

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

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Mommy--" "No buts - You take the bus to school...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bebe

Railroad Quiz (Table of Contents: 10)

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.

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Gosh, it's one of the hottest days of the year!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Science Snaps / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snow reflects 75 percent of the sunlight that falls upon it!
Genre
non-fiction

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Wheelchair Crimefighter! (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]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Chubb (villain, introduction); Babyface Fulop (villain); Mug Ferrier (villain)
Synopsis
Batman attempts to fight crime while confined to a wheelchair.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes, 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: 16) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Peg / 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
Peg, you should learn to be more economical...
Genre
humor
Characters
Peg

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

Bud and Sis; Cloverine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

School Children 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Batplane II!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Birth of Batplane II!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. Danger Is Where You Find It!
    Danger Trail
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Winged People!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-O-Vac
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. ["Aren't auction sales a lot of fun?"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. ["But, Mommy--" "No buts - You take the bus to school..."]
    Bebe
  11. 10. Railroad Quiz
  12. 11. ["Gosh, it's one of the hottest days of the year!"]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  14. 13. ["Snow reflects 75 percent of the sunlight that falls upon it!"]
    Science Snaps
  15. 14. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  16. 15. The Wheelchair Crimefighter!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. ["I got the knot hole first!"]
    Dubble Bubble
  18. 17. ["Peg, you should learn to be more economical..."]
    Peg
  19. 18. ["Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same easy way you got that air rifle"]
    Bud and Sis; Cloverine
  20. 19. School Children 'Round the World
    Superman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
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  • Mike Nielsen