Detective Comics #178

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1951
Page count
44
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/9311

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Defeat of Batman! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Enter Here -- If You Dare! (House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Mystery

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Defeat of Batman! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures)
Lew Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([November 1952])
The Defeat of Batman
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([November 1952?])
The Defeat of Batman!

Notes

Pencil credits verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich; we formerly credited Schwartz with pencils and Kane with touch-ups.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Show/hide 4. Pete the Flash Scores for Captain Tootsie (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bill Schreiber
Show/hide 5. Otto Graham (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 6. The Man with the X-Ray Eyes! (Impossible-- But True) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Impossible-- But True
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #262 (December 1958)
The Man With the X-Ray Eyes!
Printed in
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #32 ([May 1959?])
The Man with the X-Ray Eyes!  (Impossible -- But True)
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #31 ([November 1960?])
From GCD
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Lionel Trains) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lionel Trains
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Kellogg's Pep) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Pep
Show/hide 10. The Robot Ghost! (Robotman) Comic story, 3.5 pages
Show/hide 11. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 12. Getting an Erector Is Like Having Your Own Toy Factory (Erector) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Erector
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Royal Desserts) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Royal Desserts
Show/hide 14. How Yardsticks Caught Crooks Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Norman James
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Nabisco Shredded Wheat) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Characters
Straight Arrow
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"I-it's spooky in this old haunted house!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"What will you have, Vic?"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 18. The Tenderfoot Deputy! (Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #36 ([August 1963?])
The Tenderfoot Deputy
 
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #6 (January-March 1970)
The Tenderfoot Deputy
From GCD
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #178 (December 1951)
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream
Show/hide 20. Red Hot Tip for Santa! (Columbia) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 21. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"It's quiet here!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 22. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 23. Untitled (Sheaffer's Skrip) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sheaffer's Skrip

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34070

Entry created

  • 23/09/2007

Cover added

  • 20/09/2019

Index completed

  • 20/09/2019

Last updated

  • 20/09/2019