Batman #81

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1954
Page count
44
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11140

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Two-Face Strikes Again! (Batman; Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #47 ([April 1954])
Two-Face Strikes Again!

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

Show/hide 1. Two-Face Strikes Again! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Charles Ford; John Fields Benson; Tarando; Chicago Al Garver; John Fields Benson (a clown); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (villain)

Credits

Script
David Vern Reed
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #47 ([April 1954])
Two-Face Strikes Again!
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
Two-Face Strikes Again!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Two-Face Strikes Again!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Two-Face Strikes Again!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #81
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #81 (February 1954)

Synopsis

When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit confirmed by Sprang and inker credit confirmed by Paris. 1st Earth-1 appearance of Two-Face.

Show/hide 2. "Waiter, let me see the menu!" (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 3. The Best Present of All! (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Teen
Characters
Binky Biggs

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 4. "Vic, this fellow Bill has signs up all over town" (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. The Boy Wonder Confesses! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Marcia (fellow student of Grayson's); Mr. Camera (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon

Synopsis

When Dick is late to school one morning, he is asked by his teacher why....and he tells them that he was out catching a crook as Robin the Boy Wonder.....then goes outside and proves it!

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 6. In what part of our country does it rain the most? (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H.T. Elmo

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 7. The Cruelest Racket in the World Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; crime

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as J. E. Melrose] (credited)]
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 8. "Come quickly! Two men are fighting down the street!" (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Thomas Melzer [aka Melver] (art collector, introduction); The Phantom Bandit ["Muggsy" Morton] (villain, introduction); Morton's un-named assistant (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Art
Dick Sprang

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #47 (May 1954)
The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #48 ([February 1969?])
The Phantom Bandit of Gotham City

Synopsis

Mystified by the crimes of the Phantom Bandit, who can break into even the most secure vault, Vivki Vale and the Caped Crusaders believe they know just who the bandit really is.

Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang. Inker revision verified by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Charles Paris. Writer credit taken from Woolfolk's payment records (http://martinohearn.blogspot.com) - prior indexer thought Bill Finger wrote this.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34846

Entry created

  • 02/11/2007

Cover added

  • 29/08/2015

Index completed

  • 29/08/2015

Last updated

  • 29/08/2015