Batman #35

DC Comics

United States

Published
June-July 1946
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/5170

Credits

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Show/hide Cover Dick Grayson, Author! (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Robin]

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Letters
Dick Sprang ?

Notes

Cover credits revised by Craig Delich, previously given as Bob Kane penciler ?; Jerry Robinson inker ?. Possible Sprang letters per Todd Klein's blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-batman-part-1/

Show/hide 1. Nine Lives has the Catwoman! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named prison matron; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); Catwoman's gang [Mousey; Mager; Mike; Pete] (villains); Carl Gibbs (villain, millionaire)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #123 (June 1972)
Nine Lives Has the Catwoman!
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #10 ([June 1973?])
Nine Lives Has the Catwoman
 
Australia
Lois Lane Album (Murray, 1978 series) #128 ([March 1979?])
Nine Lives Has the Catwoman
 
Australia
Lois Lane Album (Murray, 1978 series) #128 ([March 1979?])
Original
Batman 35, June-July 1946
This version
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane 123, June 1972

Synopsis

Catwoman arrives at the state women's prison and uses her catseye on her guard to make her escape. However, when shje returns to her digs and attempts to put her gang back together, most want no part of her since Batman always defeats her. So the Catwoman decides on a daring plan: to prove to her boys she has the nine lives of a cat and cannot be killed!

Notes

Catwoman adopts the classic purple and green costume with mask instead of Cat's head. Both art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley (to Craig delich) and Bob Kane (to Joe Desris).

Show/hide 2. Dinosaur Island! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-666
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Murray Wilson Hart (master showman); Mr. Breach (big-game hunter); Stephen Chase (villain, big-game hunter)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Paul Cooper
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
Dinosaur Island!

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000.....if they win the game. But they soon discover that they are the prey being hunted....by a very human adversary!

Notes

The mechanical dinosaur later ends up in the Bat-Cave's trophy room. Both art credits confirmed by Jack Burnley as well as Bob Kane through Joe Desris. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Artist ID by Martin O'Hearn, formerly attributed to Bob Kane.

Show/hide 3. Storm Incident Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (The Rascals) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Rascals
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Phil Berube
Art
Phil Berube
Letters
Phil Berube

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich. This sequencxe is NOT reprinted in the Archive edition.

Show/hide 5. Dick Grayson, Author! (Batman with Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim Hale (Editor of Crescent Comics, introduction); Duke Ryall (villain, big-time mobster, introduction); Smokey (villain); Sammy the Zip (villain); Dagger Creese (villain); Mr. Matchell (villain); Big Ed Conroy (reformed villain); Joe Dart (villain)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang ? (layouts)
Paul Cooper
Inks
Ray Burnley

Synopsis

Dick, interested in comic magazines, accompanies Bruce to the offices of the editor of Crescent Comics, and is invited to write a script. However, ideas do not come easy and is superceded by a case involving ex-con Big Ed Conroy. The Dick discovers that he can use real facts for his story, which is soon published and titled "Crooks' Come-Back".

Notes

Penciler revision from Dick Sprang to Bob Kane and inker revision from Dick Sprang to Ray Burnley by Craig Delich. However, there are a few indications that display partial art by Sprang, especially panels 3 and 4 on page 12 (that is Sprang's bat on Batman's chest, not Kane's). Throughout the story, there is no cape knot at Batman's throat (such as seen in the previous two stories by Kane and Burnley). Sprang told Craig personally that the art on stories marked Kane and Burnley are not his; he never worked on them. Later, Kane told Joe Desris that these stories were his pencils with Burnley inking him. The Robin figures on the splash and first two pages appear to be Sprang's work (as is the cover), and maybe a few other random Robins. Craig Delich's guess, is that Sprang may laid out this story, Kane finished the pencils and then Burnley did the inks. Artist ID by Martin O'Hearn, formerly attributed to Bob Kane.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34691

Entry created

  • 28/10/2007

Cover added

  • 19/08/2017

Index completed

  • 19/08/2017

Last updated

  • 19/08/2017