Batman #65
(June-July 1951)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-04-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Empress of the Underworld! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer; Lew Sayre Schwartz (Catwoman)
Inks
Win Mortimer; Charles Paris (Catwoman)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mortimer art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Catwoman figure by Schwartz and Paris from the 3rd story this issue. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Top Value in America's Top Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

A Partner for Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Wingman (real name not revealed, introduction); The Dexter Gang (villains, introduction for all); unnamed citizens; unnamed doctor; unnamed nurse; unnamed police officer; Steve Belter (gossip columnist); unnamed criminals; unnamed restaurant patrons
Synopsis
After Robin is sidelined with a broken leg, he fears that he is being replaced when Batman recruits a character called Wingman to be his partner. In reality, Batman is training Wingman to be a European version of Batman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Kellogg's Raisin Bran / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Sarge, I just picked up two suspicious looking men...
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Sarge

Bruce Wayne -- Crime Reporter! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Vinton Wells]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jack "Five Star" Thorpe (newspaper editor, introduction); The Artisans [John Slagg (master electrician); Fred Bower (telephone lineman); Peter Hogan (plumber); Ed Peters (welder)] (villains, introduction for all); Cy (newspaper printer man); unnamed messenger; unnamed criminals; Reynolds (photographer); unnamed police chief; unnamed police officers; Jim Lang (former newspaper man); unnamed police sergeant; "Small Change" Hogan (criminal); "Second Story" Fleming (criminal)
Synopsis
Newspaper editor Jack "Five Star" Thorpe wagers that he can train Bruce Wayne to be an ace crime reporter. As part of his training, Bruce is assigned to uncover the identity of the mysterious leader of the criminal Artisan Gang.
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Indexer Notes

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

Captain Tootsie in Emergency Landing (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Quick Quiz / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo (as H. T. Elmo) (signed)
Pencils
Horace Elmo (as H. T. Elmo) (signed)
Inks
Horace Elmo (as H. T. Elmo) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What bird lays the largest eggs?
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

Four-Footed Detectives (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Fairbanks (credited as B. Fairbanks)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, a little boy wandered...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
William the Conqueror; V. G. Mullikin; Sgt. Horton
Keywords
bloodhounds

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Gee, Dad, with prices and everything going up...
Feature Logo
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / 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
I wanted to see that movie...
Feature Logo
Shorty
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

Catwoman -- Empress of the Underworld (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); "Whale" Morton (villain, introduction); unnamed hospital employees; unnamed partygoers; unnamed criminals; Adolph Hammer (airline passenger); unnamed airline passengers; unnamed night club patrons; unnamed night club staff member; unnamed television host
Synopsis
Selina Kyle has reformed from her criminal life and is now the owner of a pet shop. But when a series of crimes based on cats occurs, it is believed that Catwoman has returned to her criminal life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz and inker credit confirmed by Paris.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Stewart-Warner "Cadet" Speedometer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gains Fame in Race with Flame (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

The "Popsicle" Twins at Great Salt Lake (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Popsicle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Varsity Vic / 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
Oh, what a beautiful morning!
Feature Logo
Varsity Vic
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

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

Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!" (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sigrid has invited us to her house for supper.
Feature Logo
Superboy
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Sigrid

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Exciting News! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Empress of the Underworld!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Top Value in America's Top Comics!
  3. 2. A Partner for Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Raisin Bran
  5. 4. ["Wonder why we aren't catching any fish?"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. ["Sarge, I just picked up two suspicious looking men..."]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. Bruce Wayne -- Crime Reporter!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie in Emergency Landing
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["What bird lays the largest eggs?"]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  11. 10. Four-Footed Detectives
  12. 11. ["Gee, Dad, with prices and everything going up..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. ["I wanted to see that movie..."]
    Shorty
  15. 14. Catwoman -- Empress of the Underworld
    Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner "Cadet" Speedometer
  18. 17. Gains Fame in Race with Flame
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  19. 18. The "Popsicle" Twins at Great Salt Lake
    Popsicle
  20. 19. ["Oh, what a beautiful morning!"]
    Varsity Vic
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  22. 21. Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!"
    Superboy
  23. 22. Exciting News!
    Daisy Air Rifles
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