Detective Comics #213

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1954
Page count
36
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/11692

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (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 Mirror-Man [Floyd Ventris]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Show/hide 1. Buzzy Finds "The Key to Success!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Mysterious Mirror-Man! (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. Weldon (newspaper reporter); The Mirror-Man [Floyd Ventris]; Mirror-Man's gang (villains); The Joker (villain, image only)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Mysterious Mirror-Man
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Mysterious Mirror Man
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The Mysterious Mirror Man
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Mysterious Mirror-Man!
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #213
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #213 (November 1954)

Synopsis

While Batman agrees to contribute an article to a local newspaper about his career, in exchange for a $25,000 donation by a reporter for the cause of juvenile delinquency, in the nearby state prison, a prisoner makes his escape. Because he broke a mirror at the prison, which helped him make the escape, the man decides to use mirrors for a life of crime: as the Mirror-Man! The main part of his campaign of crime is to get Batman in position so that he can use a special electronic mirror on the Caped Crusader that X-rays anything covered by cloth: specifically Batman's cowl!

Notes

Penciler credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 3. Here's How We Got Lionel Trains (Lionel Trains) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lionel Trains
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"That artist asked Tim to pose for him..."

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. The World Without Ships! (Captain Compass) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Compass
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Compass [Mark Compass]

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Joe Certa
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Little Alexander) Comic story, 1 page

"Boy, was that pie good!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Alexander
Genre
Humor
Characters
Little Alexander

Credits

Script
Phil Berube
Art
Phil Berube

Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 9. Supermarket Sleuth Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; detective-mystery

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Jim Malone] (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. The Return of Ben Franklin! (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Compass [Mark Compass]; Benjamin Franklin

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ruben Moreira
Show/hide 11. Now More Than Ever Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Motor's Auto Repair Manual) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Motor's Auto Repair Manual

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (American Specialty Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Specialty Co.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35680

Entry created

  • 24/01/2008

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 25/08/2019

Last updated

  • 25/08/2019