Batman #71
(June-July 1952)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1952-04-16
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 Jail for Heroes! (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]

Indexer Notes

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

Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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 front cover.

The Jail for Heroes! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
John Broome ? (Writer A)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scar Brink (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer confirmed by Martin O'Hearn. Penciler credits verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich.

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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:
A suit? Right this way, sir!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:

Commissioner Gordon's Greatest Case! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Masked Mystic [Gil Golen] (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Private Pete / 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:
This is the first time I'm cleaning up around my bunk for inspection!
Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete
Reprints:

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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:
The school paper is having a contest to pick the prettiest girl on the campus.
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug; Joan; Susan; Billie Brooks
Reprints:

The Fantastic Story of the Paris Gun (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

The story behind a World War I German cannon that was able to fire on Paris.

Enter Here -- If You Dare! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Varsity Vic / 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:
Come in, Vic!" "Hello, Jane.
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic; Jane
Reprints:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Mask of Mr. Cipher! (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:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Cipher (villain, introduction, death); Big Ed Yakers (villain, death); Picadilly Pete (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Is it possible to destroy matter?
Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Jail for Heroes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!"
    Superman
  3. 2. The Jail for Heroes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["Boy! He's excited!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. ["A suit? Right this way, sir!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. Commissioner Gordon's Greatest Case!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  9. 8. ["This is the first time I'm cleaning up around my bunk for inspection!"]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. ["The school paper is having a contest to pick the prettiest girl on the campus."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. The Fantastic Story of the Paris Gun
  13. 12. Enter Here -- If You Dare!
    House of Mystery
  14. 13. ["Come in, Vic!" "Hello, Jane."]
    Varsity Vic
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. The Mask of Mr. Cipher!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  18. 17. ["Is it possible to destroy matter?"]
    Quick Quiz
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  20. 19. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Star Spangled Comics; House of Mystery
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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