Detective Comics #229

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1956
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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12723

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The 10,000 Secrets of Batman! (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]; Mart Mathers

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #76 (September 1956)
The 10,000 Secrets of Batman
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #76 ([September 1956])
The 10,000 Secrets of Batman
Printed in
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #38
Show/hide 1. Davy to the Rescue! (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The 10,000 Secrets of Batman! (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 (cameo); John Creeden (villain); Mart Mathers (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #76 ([September 1956])
The 10,000 Secrets of Batman!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #76 (September 1956)
The 10,000 Secrets of Batman
Printed in
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) #[nn] ([August] 1999)
 
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([June] 2009)
 
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 ([Summer] 1961)

Synopsis

When the Caped Crusaders agree to allow a TV broadcast from the Bat-Cave, Batman discovers to his horror that his microfilm files have been stolen, something that could be of tremendous value to the criminal underworld.

Notes

When reprinted in Batman Annual #1, this story was re-titled "Batman's Electronic Crime File."

Show/hide 3. Hot As a Firecracker! (Showcase) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Showcase

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 4. Untitled (The Batman Whirly-Word Game) Activity, 1 page

"This helps some people out!"

Featuring

Feature
The Batman Whirly-Word Game
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter
Art
Martin Naydel, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Martin Naydel, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #73 ([September 1956?])
No title recorded
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([January 1958])
Untitled

Notes

puzzle

Show/hide 5. The Diamond Mine on Broadway (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen; Joshua Maddern (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"It's your move now, Lefty!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop; Lefty

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Satire-parody

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Al Capp]
Art
, line art [as Al Capp]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet! (Binky [DC]) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky [DC]
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 9. Sleuthing with Science Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, author [credited]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 10. The Phantom Bodyguard (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; aka John Jones]; Captain Harding; Laurence Cowan (introduction); Drexel Mansfield (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
David Wood , scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Color Giant (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #1 ([1956?])
The Phantom Bodyguard
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Phantom Bodyguard
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #229.

Synopsis

Drexel Mansfield is convinced his business partner is trying to kill him, but Detective John Jones discovers the truth that Drexel has been trying to frame his partner.

Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Zenith Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Fashion Frocks, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fashion Frocks, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (American Seed Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Company

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
ty, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36014

Entry created

  • 26/02/2008

Index completed

  • 26/07/2022

Last updated

  • 26/07/2022