Detective Comics #243

DC Comics

United States

Published
May 1957
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/13546

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Giant Batman (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Batman the Giant! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon; V: Jay Vanney

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #88 ([September 1957])
The Giant Batman
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #88 ([September 1957?])
Batman the Giant
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #88 ([September 1957?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #24 ([January 1963?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #24 ([January 1963?])
Batman the Giant!
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
The Giant Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
 (The Giant Batman)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
Batman the Giant
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #14 ([November 1967?])
Batman the Giant!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #14 ([November 1967?])
 (The Giant Batman)
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Giant Batman
From GCD
in Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
Original
Detective Comics 243, May 1957

Synopsis

Batman & Robin are invited to his lab to witness inventions he has just created to aid law enforcement: the Maximizer and the Minimizer. Unfortunately, the Maximizer plays on the Capred Crusader, who begins to grow uncontrollably, and finds he must leave Gotham City for the people's protection, allowing crime to seemingly run rampant.

Notes

When this story was reprinted in Batman Annual #5, the story title had changed to "The Giant Batman"; synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-3-07.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Warden Willis) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. The Amazing Growth Machine (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #20 ([May 1958?])
The Amazing Growth Machine
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. The Criminal From Outer Space (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter (J'Onn J'Onzz; John Jones);; Tor-Robot Criminal from Mars; Marty Kirk

Credits

Art
Joe Certa

Reprint history

From GCD
in Showcase Presents Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1

Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes 5/09

Show/hide 7. A Date with Effie Public service announcement, 1 page

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33890

Entry created

  • 16/09/2007

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 13/02/2010

Last updated

  • 21/01/2012