Batman #16

Published
September 1951
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
Detective Comics (DC Comics, 1937 series) #166 (December 1950)
The Man With a Million Faces
Show/hide 1. The Globe-Trotter of Crime (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Inspector Chisolm (of Scotland Yard); Mackman (a swimmer); Inspector Bertand (of the French Surete); The Globe-Trotter [Henry Guile III] (villain, wealthy society figure); Frenshaw (villain, a fence)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
Detective Comics (DC Comics, 1937 series) #160 (June 1950)
The Globe-Trotter of Crime!
Also printed
Batman Archives (DC Comics, 1990 series) #8 ([June] 2012)
The Globe-Trotter of Crime!

Synopsis

Commissioner Gordon and famed Police officers from all over the world gather in Gotham City to recount one of Batman's toughest cases that involved them all before awarding the Dynamic Duo a trophy as "The Globe-Trotters of the Law". Commissioner Gordon and famed Police officers from all over the world gather in Gotham City to recount one of Batman's toughest cases that involved them all before awarding the Dynamic Duo a trophy as "The Globe-Trotters of the Law".

Notes

This story includes two one-third page advertisements for MacRobertson O.K. peanut bar and MacRobertson Old Gold vanilla nougat bar).

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

"Ah, this is a nice spot on the beach. Nobody ever comes here!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
Action Comics (DC Comics, 1938 series) #158 (July 1951)
Untitled
Show/hide 3. Caliph Tubby and Genie Quick! (Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Quick and his Magic Formula
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick, Tubby Watts, Caliph of Bag-Grab, Genie Quick

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Art
Ralph Mayo
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
Adventure Comics (DC Comics, 1938 series) #161 (February 1951)
Caliph Tubby and Genie Quick
Also printed
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics Pty. Ltd., 1958 series) #47 (November 1968)
Caliph Tubby and Genie Quick

Synopsis

Tubby Watts takes in a movie about Aladdin and his lamp. At home, he finds an old lamp and gives it a rub. He then finds himself changed into the Caliph of Bag-Grab, waited on by Genie Quick.

Notes

This story is printed on side, two-up. The original printing was eight pages.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"I’ll be a sensation with this new gown at the dance tomorrow night!"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Reprint history

First print
Superboy (DC Comics, 1949 series) #15 (July-August 1951)
Untitled

Notes

This story is printed on side, two-up. The original printing was two pages.

Show/hide 5. The Case of the Flying Saucers (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures only)
Lew Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Joe Letterese ?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
Batman (DC Comics, 1940 series) #63 (February-March 1951)
The Case of the Flying Saucers

Synopsis

A man stumbles onto a highway and is hit by a car driven by Professor Elsom Cobb. On examination, Professor Cobb detects two hearts beating in the dying man’s chest. In his pockets are some very strange things, such as a coin-like platinum disk with an image of the planet Saturn and strange words on it, newspaper clippings about flying saucers, and a pocket television walkie talkie. It appears that this “alien” must be a secret agent from Saturn.

Notes

This story is motly printed on side, two-up. The original printing was twelve pages, reduced to fives pages landscape containing ten pages, plus two pages full size in portrait.


Notes

There was no separate UK version of this issue (UK printings began from issue 21).

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace
  • Doug Purton

AusReprints ID

  • 1639

Entry created

  • 04/09/2004

Cover added

  • 04/09/2004

Index completed

  • 10/01/2018

Last updated

  • 10/01/2018