Detective Comics #184

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1952
Page count
44
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/9730

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 Firefly [Garfield Lynns]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Show/hide 1. Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!" (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Human Firefly! (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. Chadwycke; Mrs. Chadwycke; unnamed museum guard; The Firefly [Garfield Lynns] (villain, introduction); Snails (villain)

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #184 (June 1952)
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
The Human Firefly
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Human Firefly
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Human Firefly!
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #184
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #184 (June 1952)

Synopsis

Garfield Lynns, a disgruntled special effects creator, turns to crime and tries to rob the rich of Gotham City during a gala premiere. The robbery is stopped by Batman and Robin, who pursue Lynns into the swamps, where a lowly firefly distracts the two heroes long enough for Lynns to make his escape. Lynns decides to take on the super-villain persona of Firefly and launches a series of spectacular crimes.

Show/hide 3. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 4. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 5. The Man Who Controlled the Elements! (Impossible-- But True) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Impossible-- But True
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. The Most Mysterious Book in the World Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
David Kahn
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Robotman Runs a Restaurant! (Robotman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Joe Certa ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #7 ([1955])
Robotman Runs a Restaurant!
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Boy! He's excited!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson
Show/hide 12. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 13. The Indian Relic Robberies! (Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The oldest symbol in comics..."

Featuring

Feature
Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36034

Entry created

  • 28/02/2008

Cover added

  • 13/03/2010

Index completed

  • 25/08/2019

Last updated

  • 25/08/2019