Detective Comics #221

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1955
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/12214

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin! (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale (flashback); Paul King (villain); Hippo (villain); Captain Shark (villain, flashback)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #41 ([October 1966?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #23 ([March 1967?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin
From GCD
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #221

Synopsis

After being suckered into a trap, the Dynamic Duo find themselves the prisoners of crime king, Paul King, who has created an escape proof prison for them.

Notes

When this story was reprinted in Batman Annual #1, the story was re-titled "Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin." This story was updated by writer Ed Herron in September of 1966 for the story "Two-Way Deathtrap" in Batman #166. TV producer Bill Dozier looked at this and other Batman tales for inspiration when he brought Batman to prime-time TV in 1966. Aunt Harriet was caught in the same type trap that ensnared Vikki Vale, Batman, and Robin on page 7 of this story for one of the TV shows.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Big Town; Mr. District Attorney) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"To the boys and girls of America..."

Featuring

Feature
Big Town; Mr. District Attorney
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"Hands up! This is a stick-up!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. The Armada of Doom! (Captain Compass) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Movie Mirth) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Did you enjoy the picture?"

Featuring

Feature
Movie Mirth
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
? [as Al Capp]
Art
? [as Al Capp]
Show/hide 8. Binky Says "Family Projects Can Be Fun!" (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 9. The Amazing Scent Sleuths Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; detective-mystery

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Joe Martin]
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Lock him up, Casey!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 11. The Human Geiger Counter (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36015

Entry created

  • 26/02/2008

Index completed

  • 20/09/2019

Last updated

  • 20/09/2019