Batman #84

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1954
Page count
44
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11341

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #50 ([July 1954])
The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #50 ([July 1954?])
The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!
Printed in
Batman 84, June 1954

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

Show/hide 1. Binky Says: "Act Your Age!" (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Valley of the Giant Bees! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harry (villain, introduction); Slug (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #51 ([August 1954])
The Valley of Giant Bees!

Synopsis

The Dynamic Duo trail a gang of sugar thieves into a secluded jungle. A freak accident gives Batman an hallucination that the thieves are actually drones working for a race of giant bees!

Notes

Most of this story is Batman's dream. Penciler credit verified by Sprang and inker credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Scripto) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Scripto

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"H'ya, Casey! What's the idea wearing a baseball glove?"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Nancy Brooks (beauty queen); Diane Olson (beauty queen); Bobby Shaw (beauty queen); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); The Catwoman's gang (villains)

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #50 ([July 1954])
The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #50 ([July 1954?])
The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City
 
Australia
The Mighty Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) ([December 1956?])
The Sleeping Beauties of Gotham City
Original
Batman 84, June 1954

Synopsis

Selina enters a beauty contest and succeeds in preventing Batman from arresting her without proof of being the Catwoman. When she later succumbs to a strange illness, even Batman is baffled by the appearance of the Catwoman while Selina rests in a coma.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 7. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (The Adventures of Superman) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Let's go see the lions and tigers now..."

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hello, Jerry. Come in!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #45 ([May 1968?])
Untitled
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Annie Gram) Activity, 1 page

"BALM+U="

Featuring

Feature
Annie Gram

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Maydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel
Show/hide 11. The Mechanized Mounties Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Jack Mabely] (credited)
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 2 pages

"Tum-ta tum... My own tree!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.5 pages

"Who brought the first horses into the Far West?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 14. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Ten Nights of Fear! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Inspector Graybridge (Scotland Yard detective, introduction); Harry Shepherd (villain, introduction); Shepherd's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon

Synopsis

The Caped Crusader begins having horrible nightmares after getting his utility belt radio back from Scotland Yard, whom he had lent it to for inspection.

Notes

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

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Mutt & Jeff) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mutt & Jeff
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. Underseas Treasure (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as R. T.]

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 101817

Cover added

  • 25/04/2016

Index completed

  • 25/08/2019

Last updated

  • 25/08/2019