Batman #87

Published
August 1957
Page count
32
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 GBP]
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

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Grown-Up Boy Wonder! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

"32 pages "It's Batman! And that fellow who's taken Robin's place--Owlman!" "They don't know I'm really Robin!" A strange experiment brings about an amazing change in… "The Grown-Up Boy Wonder!""

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #107 (April 1957)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
Show/hide 1. Peg (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"...And this date is out of this world--"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
Show/hide 2. The Grown-Up Boy Wonder (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #107 (April 1957)
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #107 (April 1957)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #87 ([August 1957])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder

Synopsis

While examining a lead-lined box Superman had brought back from outer space, Dick accidently touches a release, emitting a gas that causes him to grow bodily into manhood, thus forcing him to give up his Robin personna and adopting a different crime fighting ID.

Show/hide 3. Ollie (Ollie) Comic story, 1 page

"I'd like to open a bank account!"

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
Show/hide 4. The Case of the Taunting Targets (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
The Case of the Taunting Targets
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #55 (December-January 1952)
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
The Case of the Taunting Targets
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #87 ([August 1957])

Synopsis

Beetle Brogran hides stolen radium in GA's arrows and then tries to get GA to shoot at him so he can get the arrows back.

Show/hide 5. Moolah the Mystic (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"Amazing! Oh, there's no pain involved it's all a state of mind!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #14 (June 1957)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
Untitled
Show/hide 6. The Mysterious Bat-Missile (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. Shorty (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"How do you do sir? I'm selling subscriptions to this magazine!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Book Palace

AusReprints ID

  • 2267

Entry created

  • 25/02/2005

Cover added

  • 25/02/2005

Index completed

  • 30/07/2010

Last updated

  • 31/08/2020