Batman #31

Published
December 1952
Page count
28
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 GBP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Mightiest Team on Earth! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Double feature! Batman, the world's greatest detective, joins forces with the Man of Steel to become "The Mightiest Team of Earth!" "Lois in danger! This is a job for Superman!" "No, this is a job for Batman!""

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76 (May-June 1952)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
 (80 Page Giant G52)
Show/hide 1. Man's World incorporating "Body Sculpture" Advertisement, 1 page

"2 Magazines in One! 52 pages full of colour!"

Reprint history

Promotes
United Kingdom
Man's World (Man's World, 1953 series) v1#1 ([November 1953?])

Notes

This advertisement includes a drawing of the cover of Man's World #1.

Show/hide 2. The Mightiest Team In the World! (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan , penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76 (May-June 1952)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
 (80 Page Giant G52)
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #19 ([November 1969?])
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)

Notes

First Superman-Batman team, during which they learn each other's secret identities. The Batman logo has been added to the splash page of this reprint.

Show/hide 3. The Masterminds of Crime! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures only)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #70 (April-May 1952)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #19 ([November 1969?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #26 ([May 1973?])
Show/hide 4. Professor Pry The Wise Guy (Professor Pry The Wise Guy) Comic story, 1 page

"That heavy wind last night blew most of the autumn leaves from the trees... What a mess!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Pry The Wise Guy
Genre
Humour
Code
LV

Credits

Writing
Lloyd Piper, scripter
Art
Lloyd Piper, line art
Text
Lloyd Piper, letterer

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
Show/hide 5. Timber! (Body Sculpture Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Body Sculpture Club

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff , scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff , line art
Text
, typeset
 
, letterer

Notes

This is a Charles Atlas-style body building advertisement in comic format. This is a UK advertisement on the back cover and is in the British edition only.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace

AusReprints ID

  • 2112

Entry created

  • 31/12/2004

Cover added

  • 04/02/2009

Index completed

  • 04/02/2009

Last updated

  • 18/04/2019