Batman #70

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1952
Page count
52
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/9627

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Robot Cop 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 Robot Cop

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Art credits verified by Mortimer, letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Robot Cop of Gotham City (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]; Mr. Weir (introduction); the "robot cop" (introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Gee! A new boy!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Get ready for barracks inspection in fifteen minutes, men!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"The sarge put me on traffic duty."

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([November 1952])
Untitled
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream
Show/hide 7. The Masterminds of Crime! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [aka Drexel]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mrs. Marcy; Dave Gregg (villain); Mr. Tolan (villain); Joe Webster (villain); Walls (villain)

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Joe Rosen

Synopsis

Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy.

Notes

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

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Oh boy! It's always a great relief to put away the lawn mower..."

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (One Punch Willie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Remember yer fightin' a tricky guy tonight, Willie!"

Featuring

Feature
One Punch Willie
Genre
Humor; sports
Characters
Willie

Credits

Script
Stan Kaye
Art
Stan Kaye
Letters
Stan Kaye ?

Notes

Signed in lower right corner of last panel (Kaye signed his humorous fillers this way). Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Luden's Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Luden's Cough Drops
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hmm-- I never go for this fortune stuff, but--"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 14. Burglars, Beware! Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
David Kahn (credited)
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 15. Enter Here -- If You Dare! (House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Mystery
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Peg) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Let's start a sorority!"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Peg

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 17. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 18. The Parasols of Plunder (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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Rink (night watchman); unnamed prison warden; The Penguin [Otis Cobblepot] (villain); Lefty (villain); Duke (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 (December 1965)
The Parasols of Plunder
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 (December 1965)
 (80 Page Giant G-17)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #10 ([July 1966?])
The Parasols of Plunder
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #10 ([July 1966?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #51 ([November 1969])
The Parasols of Plunder

Synopsis

The Penguin is released from prison on parole, providing he gives up anything having to do with birds. So he takes up an umbrella business...with the same criminal results!

Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.67 pages

"Does air have weight?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo
Show/hide 20. No title recorded (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 22. Draw Me (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 23. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33497

Entry created

  • 02/09/2007

Index completed

  • 17/04/2019

Last updated

  • 17/04/2019