Detective Comics #230

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12777

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Mad Hatter of Gotham City! (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]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #79 (December 1956)
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City!
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Stuart Greetings, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stuart Greetings, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (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]; Brumer (sculptor); Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch; also as Brumer] (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #79 (December 1956)
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 ([December 1956?])
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
Original
Detective Comics 230, April 1956

Synopsis

The Mad Hatter wants to add Batman's cowl to his collection of hats, and he goes through a series of elaborate schemes to secure it, which he does.

Notes

1966 Batman TV Series, episodes 69 ("The Contaminated Cowl") and 70 ("The Mad Hatter Runs Fowl"), were based on this story.

1st appearance of the second Mad Hatter. The first Mad Hatter appeared in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #49 (October-November 1948). This Mad Hatter is later revealed as an impostor.

Show/hide 3. The One and Only Superman (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Show/hide 4. Untitled (The Batman Whirly-Word Game) Activity, 1 page

"This always has the last word!"

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel

Notes

puzzle

Show/hide 5. The Man of a Hundred Hoaxes! (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 2 pages

"Golly, I haven't played baseball in years!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #60 (September-October 1949)
Casey the Cop
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([September 1956])
Untitled
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([September 1956?])
Casey the Cop
Show/hide 7. Detectives with 1,000 Skills Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; detective-mystery

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as John Mallon]
Art
? (illustration)
Colours
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. The Sleuth Without a Clue (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]; Farrow Gang [Barney Bennett; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Art
Joe Certa
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1983 series) #1 ([February 1983?]) —Superman and Manhunter from Mars
The Sleuth without a Clue

Synopsis

The Blazer Comet takes away Jones' powers for 24 hours but he must still track down the Farrow Gang.

Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Manhunter uses super hearing for the first time.

Show/hide 9. Binky Says: "It's Fun to Belong!" (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 10. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36033

Entry created

  • 28/02/2008

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019