Batman #109

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1957
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/13689

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The 1,001 Inventions of Batman! (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

"The stolen jewels are tied to the pigeons' legs!"

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
The Untold Legend of the Batman [MPI Audio Edition] (DC, 1989 series) #2 (June 1989)
 
The Untold Legend of the Batman [Batman Cereal Edition] (DC, 1989 series) #2 ([1989])
 
Batman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) #[nn] ([June] 2002)
 
in Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #73-168329
in Untold Legend of the Batman, The [MPI Audio Edition] (DC, 1980 series) #2

Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris; letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 1. Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game! (Wilson Chemical Co.) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"Gosh! Look at those gifts Yogi is..."

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.
Characters
Yogi Berra; Betty; Bob

Credits

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

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Three Crimes Against Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

"The Dragon Fly Machine is trying to make off..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bagley (villain); Bagley's gang (villains)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([January 1958])
Three Crimes against Batman
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([January 1958])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #91 ([April 1958])
Three Crimes Against Batman
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #91 ([April 1958])

Synopsis

Batman turns the table on a crook who has successfully stolen several of the Caped Crusader's prized trophies.

Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 4. Earn While You Learn! Public service announcement, 1 page

"Haven't seen you for a while, Steve."

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Steve; Walt

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff , scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"This is the place!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
The Hundred Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1956 series) #19 ([April 1958])
Show/hide 6. Follow the Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

"After Batman!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Henry Larabee; Waller (villain); Waller's gang (villains)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #20 ([January 1958?])
Follow the Batman
Printed in
Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1956 series) #20 ([January 1958])

Synopsis

A crook named Waller sees the Batmobile run off the road, knocking out the Caped Crusader and injuring Robin, and he decides to use the occasion to replace the Batman for his own purposes.

Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Warden Willis) Comic story, 1 page

"Click! Click!" "You seem quite busy with that camera!"

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Humour
Characters
Warden Willis

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Annual (KGM, 1951 series) December 1963 (December 1963)
Untitled
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hands up, bud!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #178 (March 1953)
Shorty
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([November 1957])
Untitled
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #67 ([July 1968?])
Shorty
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976?])
Untitled

Synopsis

A mugger tries to steal a bag from Shorty.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park Admission) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park Admission
Characters
Superman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Beware: Detective at Work Text story, 1 page

""All right, men, there you have it," said..."

Featuring

Genre
Crime
Characters
Joe Grady; Norman Streeter

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 11. The 1,001 Inventions of Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo, flashback); Curt Mathias (villain); Mathias' gang (villains); Verne Hainey (villain, mob leader, flashback)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #109 (August 1957)
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([December 1957])
The 1,001 Inventions of Batman
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #91 ([December 1957?])
The 1,001 Inventions of Batman
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([December 1957])
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #91 ([December 1957?])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
 (The Amazing Inventions of Batman)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
The Amazing Inventions of Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
 (The Amazing Inventions of Batman)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #261 (March-April 1975)
The 1,001 Inventions of Batman
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #261 (March-April 1975)
 
Australia
Wonder Woman (KG Murray, 1975 series) #129 ([January 1976?])
The 1,001 Inventions of Batman
 
Australia
Wonder Woman (KG Murray, 1975 series) #129 ([January 1976?])
 
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
 (The Amazing Inventions of Batman)
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Amazing Inventions of Batman
Printed in
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([June] 2009)
 
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) #[nn] ([August] 1999)
 
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 ([Summer] 1961)
 
Batman Monthly (Egmont UK, 1988 series) #10 (March 1989)
 
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #91 ([December 1957])

Synopsis

Unbeknownst to Batman and Robin, a criminal scientist succeeds in X-raying and then building his version of the Batman's effective crime tool, the Flying Eye, to use against the Dynamic Duo.

Notes

When reprinted in Batman Annual #1, the story was re-titled "The Amazing Inventions of Batman."

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang, and inker credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Josely Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Josely Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 14. Junior Sales Club Batting Tips (Junior Sales Club of America) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Junior Sales Club of America
Characters
Mickey Mantle (photo)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36016

Entry created

  • 26/02/2008

Cover added

  • 12/08/2010

Index completed

  • 18/01/2023

Last updated

  • 18/01/2023