Batman #68
(December 1951-January 1952)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1951-10-10
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.


The New Crimes of Two-Face! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Paul Sloane]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Enter Here -- If You Dare! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Atom Cave Raiders! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.75 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]; Longhorn Bell (villain, introduction)

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

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Royal Desserts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret Life of Batman's Butler! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) (signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Slippery Willie Willis (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
H'ya, Jerry! I heard there was some excitement...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Getting an Erector Is Like Having Your Own Toy Factory (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Hmm - A sidewalk restaurant!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

They Never Sleep! (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Pete the Flash Scores for Captain Tootsie (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Oh, Dad-- Can I borrow your tuxedo, please?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

The New Crimes of Two-Face! (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) (signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Dent; unnamed casting director; Two-Face [Paul Sloane] (villain, origin, introduction)
Synopsis
Paul Sloane is chosen to re-create the role of Harvey Dent and how he became Two-Face for a television program. Unfortunately, a kleig light explodes in Sloane's face, and the result is an appearance identical to that of the real Two-Face. Sloane's mind snaps and he begins a crime rampage, with all crimes based of the toss of "Boss" Morony's silver dollar
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; True Crime Television Playhouse

Indexer Notes

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: 18) (Expand) /

Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lens Lads (Table of Contents: 20)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Danforth Crossley; Henry Trombetsky; Georgia Harwood; Ed Wallowitch

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

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

Otto Graham (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The New Crimes of Two-Face!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Enter Here -- If You Dare!
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. The Atom Cave Raiders!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Royal Desserts
  7. 6. The Secret Life of Batman's Butler!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. ["H'ya, Jerry! I heard there was some excitement..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  11. 10. Getting an Erector Is Like Having Your Own Toy Factory
    Erector
  12. 11. ["I-it's spooky in this old haunted house!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. ["Hmm - A sidewalk restaurant!"]
    Varsity Vic
  15. 14. They Never Sleep!
  16. 15. Pete the Flash Scores for Captain Tootsie
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  17. 16. ["Oh, Dad-- Can I borrow your tuxedo, please?"]
    Varsity Vic
  18. 17. The New Crimes of Two-Face!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  21. 20. Lens Lads
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  23. 22. Otto Graham
    Wheaties
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