Batman #132

Published
April 1976
Page count
52
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Batman's Greatest Failure! (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"Yes, Batman--I'm a murderer! And here comes my weapon! Kill him Brutus!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2004
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robert Trenton; Brutus

Credits

Art
Rich Buckler, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #265 (July 1975)
Batman's Greatest Failure!
Show/hide 1. Batman's Greatest Failure! (Batman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1994
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Gordon

Credits

Writing
Michael Fleisher, scripter [credited]
Art
Rich Buckler, penciller [credited]
 
Bernie Wrightson, inker [credited as Berni Wrightson]
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #265 (July 1975)
Batman's Greatest Failure!
Show/hide 2. The Round-Robin Death Threats (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Doc Hastings; John Kobler; Fred Tinney; Commissioner Jim Gordon

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited]
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller [credited]
 
Sid Greene, inker [credited]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #366 (August 1967)
The Round-Robin Death Threats
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #106 ([June 1968?])
The Round-Robin Death Threats
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #262 (April 1975)
The Round Robin Death Threats

Synopsis

Someone has sent hypnotic letters to several people, including Bruce Wayne, and booby trapped some of their possessions so they will end up killing each other.

Show/hide 3. Heroes Who Wouldn't Die! (Batman) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2234
Characters
Batman; Deadman; Ghost Patrol; The Gay Ghost; Robotman [Paul Dennis]; Robotman [Cliff Steele].

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter [credited]
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
 
Neal Adams, line art
 
Carmine Infantino, line art
 
Frank Harry, line art
 
Howard Purcell, line art
 
, line art
 
Joe Certa, line art
 
Bruno Premiani, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)
Heroes Who Wouldn't Die!

Synopsis

Batman speaks about Deadman, Ghost Patrol, The Gay Ghost and Robotman.

Notes

The sources of the vignettes are:

Robotman [Paul Dennis] from Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #7

Gay Ghost from Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1942 series) #4

Deadman from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #205

The Ghost Patrol from an unidentified issue of Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series)

Robotman [Cliff Steele] from either My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #80 or Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #100 (the two original panels are identical).

One of the Batman figures is from the cover of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #238; the other two are unidentified, though one comes from a 1960s-era pin-up.

Show/hide 4. Where There's a Will--There's a Slay! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Doc Hastings; Commissioner James Gordon; John Kobler; Aunt Harriet

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited]
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller [credited]
 
Sid Greene, inker [credited]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #367 (September 1967)
Where There's a Will -- There's a Slay!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #107 ([July 1968?])
Where There's a Will--There's a Slay
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #262 (April 1975)
Where There's a Will - - There's a Slay!

Notes

This printing of the story is probably sourced from Batman 262, April 1975.

Show/hide 5. Untitled Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Notes

Gags about three legged Men's Shoes Sale, and postman Beware of the Thing

Show/hide 6. Free 5 Stamp Collection (David Harris) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
David Harris
Code
KGM MO DHO/875

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil Pollock

AusReprints ID

  • 1549

Entry created

  • 07/08/2004

Cover added

  • 14/08/2021

Index completed

  • 10/06/2007

Last updated

  • 14/08/2021