Batman #66
(August-September 1951)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-06-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.
This comic was shown in The Adventures of Superman, 1952 series, Season 1, Episode 16: "Mystery in Wax" and Episode 24: "Crime Wave". Shown in a newsstand in both shows.

The Joker's Comedy of Errors! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Joker (head on totem pole); Robin [Dick Grayson]
Universe
DC : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Favorites in Fantasy! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Joker's Comedy of Errors! (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bragg (henchman); unnamed henchmen; unnamed elevator operator; unnamed electric company employees; unnamed newsboy; John Dillinger (portrait); Danny (inmate); Clancy (prison guard); unnamed English fishermen; unnamed English reporters; unnamed citizens; unnamed waiter; unnamed police officers; unnamed mayor
Universe
DC : mainstream
Synopsis
Joker is ridiculed when one of his crimes is foiled by his own mistake, so he decides to launch a crime spree based on famous mistakes, or "boners", in history.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The "Popsicle" Kids in Nevada Bad Lands (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 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
That's a nice dog you have, son!
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey

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

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Movie Stars Who Died Twice! (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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Griffin Balfor (movie director, villain, introduction, death); Wanda Ware (actress); Lud Valento (actor); unnamed fans; unnamed police officers; John Kent (actor); Mr. Land (movie insider); Jack Flame (newsman); Max Flower (cameraman); unnamed henchmen
Universe
DC : mainstream
Synopsis
Batman and Robin investigate when a series of movie actors die in real-life as their deaths depicted in their films. They find that the actors' deaths were staged by a former director who forces them, and Batman and Robin, to perform in a new movie that he is making.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Captain Tootsie and His Vacation-Time Pals (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Here comes Alfred. He's such a bore...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry; Alfred

Script Sleuths (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are many mysteries in the world, and...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
James Boswell; Sir Thomas Mallory

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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
The sarge says there's been a lot of speeders lately...
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey
Reprints

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

No Foolin' / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing to lose!
Genre
humor

Neat Treat! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Batman II and Robin, Junior! (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (in real world, also in dream as Batman and as Police Commissioner); Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (in dream, in a newsreel); Robin [Dick Grayson] (in real world, also in dream as Robin and as Batman II); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (in dream, in a newsreel); Police Commissioner Batman [Bruce Wayne] (in dream, in the future, retires as Batman and is appointed as Police Commissioner of the United Nations); Batman II [Dick Grayson Sr.] (in dream, in the future, Robin becomes Batman II); Robin Jr. [Dick Grayson Jr.] (in dream, future son of Dick Sr.); Mrs. Grayson (in dream, future wife of Dick Sr. and mother of Dick Jr.); Foxy Fenton (villain, introduction); Fenton's unnamed henchman; unnamed United Nations spokesmen (in dream, in the future); Count Razek (in dream, in the future, bandits leader); Wingy (in dream, in the future, one of Razek's bandits); Razek's unnamed bandits (in dream, in the future)
Universe
DC : mainstream
Synopsis
Robin dreams of a future where Bruce Wayne has retired as Batman, and an adult Dick Grayson becomes Batman II with his son Dick Jr. as the new Robin.
Reprints
Keywords
Element X

Indexer Notes

Most of this story is Robin's dream.

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

Cornered in the Corral! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Message to Parents (Table of Contents: 16)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Polio

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo (signed)
Pencils
Horace Elmo (signed)
Inks
Horace Elmo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Horace Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After they are picked, will oranges ripen?
Keywords
Rainbow Arch

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

Tomahawk! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sweet Land of Liberty! (Table of Contents: 21)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fellows, the mayor's picked our band to be...
Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Joker's Comedy of Errors!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Favorites in Fantasy!
  3. 2. The Joker's Comedy of Errors!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. The "Popsicle" Kids in Nevada Bad Lands
    Popsicle
  5. 4. ["That's a nice dog you have, son!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  7. 6. The Movie Stars Who Died Twice!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie and His Vacation-Time Pals
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["Here comes Alfred. He's such a bore..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. Script Sleuths
  11. 10. ["Step right up, folks..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  12. 11. ["The sarge says there's been a lot of speeders lately..."]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. ["Nothing to lose!"]
    No Foolin'
  14. 13. Neat Treat!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  15. 14. Batman II and Robin, Junior!
    Batman and Robin
  16. 15. Cornered in the Corral!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  17. 16. Message to Parents
  18. 17. Editorial Advisory Board
  19. 18. ["After they are picked, will oranges ripen?"]
    Quick Quiz
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  21. 20. Tomahawk!
    Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics
  22. 21. Sweet Land of Liberty!
    Peter Porkchops
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
This issue was modified by, among others
  • John Censullo
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • John Monagle
  • Matthew Peets
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore