Batman #72
(August-September 1952)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-06-25
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.

The Jungle Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / 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]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- And Doublecheck!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / 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
Hmm... that youngster on the bike seems...
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Jungle Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only, signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you ever wondered how Batman would...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Sinister Eight [Frenchy Le Doix; Singh Dan; Baron Hengler; Ling Chee; Luigi Verona; Aldo Toledano; Liverpool Kid; Sumatra Joe] (villains); Hurd (villain, submarine commander); Jordan (villain)
Synopsis
After capturing the feared Sinister Eight, Commissioner Gordon asks the Dynamic Duo to deliver the crooks by radio-controlled ship to their prison at Satan's Island. The ship is torpedoed and sunk during a storm at sea by the Sinister Eight's minions, and all are washed ashore on an island, where Batman and Robin have to avoid capture by the villains before they can capture them.
Reprints
Keywords
Donna Cruz (a Radoc or experimental radio controlled ship); Satan's Island

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, pencil credits verified by Schwartz, and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Top Speed Stops Spy (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is the last harbor of the good ship 'Mayflower'?

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
I'd better hurry. I'm meeting Sue at eight!
Feature Logo
Varsity Vic
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic; Sue; Lois; Ronnie
Reprints

The Legion of Faceless Men! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Masked Bandit [Biff] (villain); The Maskers [Sven Thorson (deep sea diver); Jim Hendrix (test pilot); Gregory Miner (actor); Guy Larabee (actor); Joseph Pardo (fencer)]
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are asked to join The Maskers, a club whose members wear masks in their occupations. Soon after, a new series of crimes is committed by The Masked Bandit who wears a different occupational mask for each crime, and Batman and Robin must find out if the villain is one of the Maskers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Dick Sprang and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

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

Private Pete / 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
Being bugler is awful...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete; Johnson
Reprints

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Peg / 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
-And then I ran for a touchdown...
Feature Logo
Peg
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg
Reprints

Changing Styles in Magic (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Kahn (credited as Donald King)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We are in the Hippodrome -- New York's famous old showplace.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Harry Houdini; Sorcar
Keywords
Hippodrome

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

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
Boo! Throw the umpire out!
Feature Logo
Shorty
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Message to Parents (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Polio

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

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

The Death-Cheaters of Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-288
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; unnamed wife of Hack Dawes; unnamed wife of Tom Weaver; The Death-Cheaters Club [John Hedges Grant (sportsman, death); Jeff Sievers (villain, accountant, faked death); Hack Dawes (truck driver); Tom Weaver (writer); Stanley Duff (banker); Jim Sawyer (stevedore); Gregory Orrick (actor); Bruce Wayne (socialite)]; Little Dougy (villain); Joey the Rod (villain)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne becomes a member of the strange "Death Cheaters Club," but a wanted criminal, who fits the qualifications for membership, is denied the same...and vows vengeance against all the members!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Jim Mooney, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Phantom Stranger; House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Shoplifting again, eh Benny?
Feature Logo
Casey the Cop
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Benny (villain)
Reprints

Explosive Action! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Jungle Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- And Doublecheck!"
    Superman
  3. 2. The Jungle Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Top Speed Stops Spy
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. ["Where is the last harbor of the good ship 'Mayflower'?"]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. ["I'd better hurry. I'm meeting Sue at eight!"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. The Legion of Faceless Men!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. ["Being bugler is awful..."]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  11. 10. ["-And then I ran for a touchdown..."]
    Peg
  12. 11. Changing Styles in Magic
  13. 12. ["Today we're going to have a contest!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  14. 13. ["Boo! Throw the umpire out!"]
    Shorty
  15. 14. Message to Parents
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. The Death-Cheaters of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  18. 17. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    The Phantom Stranger; House of Mystery
  19. 18. ["Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"]
    Casey the Cop
  20. 19. Explosive Action!
    Our Army at War; All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories
  21. 20. The Secret of Treasure Cave
    Wilson Chem. Co.
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