Batman #68

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1951-January 1952
Page count
52
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/9347

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The New Crimes of Two-Face! (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]; Two-Face [Paul Sloane]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 1. Enter Here -- If You Dare! (House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Mystery

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Atom Cave Raiders! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Longhorn Bell (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Kellogg's Pep) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Pep
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Royal Desserts) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Royal Desserts
Show/hide 6. The Secret Life of Batman's Butler! (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]; Alfred Pennyworth; Slippery Willie Willis (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Nabisco Shredded Wheat) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Characters
Straight Arrow

Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"H'ya, Jerry! I heard there was some excitement..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jerry

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 10. Getting an Erector Is Like Having Your Own Toy Factory (Erector) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

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

"I-it's spooky in this old haunted house!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
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. No title recorded (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hmm - A sidewalk restaurant!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 14. They Never Sleep! Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; non-fiction

Credits

Author
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 15. Pete the Flash Scores for Captain Tootsie (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Tootsie

Credits

Art
Bill Schreiber
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

"Oh, Dad-- Can I borrow your tuxedo, please?"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 17. The New Crimes of Two-Face! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Dent; unnamed casting director; Two-Face [Paul Sloane] (villain, origin, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #24 ([May 1952])
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The New Crimes of Two-Face!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #28 ([1974?])
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The New Crimes of Two-Face
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #68
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #68 (December 1951-January 1952)
Original
Batman 68, December 1951-January 1952

Synopsis

Paul Sloane is chosen to re-create the role of Harvey Dent and how he became Two-Face for a television program. Unfortunately, a kleig light explodes in Sloane's face, and the result is an appearance identical to that of the real Two-Face. Sloane's mind snaps and he begins a crime rampage, with all crimes based of the toss of "Boss" Morony's silver dollar

Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Lionel Trains) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lionel Trains
Show/hide 20. Lens Lads Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Characters
Danforth Crossley; Henry Trombetsky; Georgia Harwood; Ed Wallowitch

Credits

Script
Stookie Allen
Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. Otto Graham (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36038

Entry created

  • 28/02/2008

Index completed

  • 25/08/2019

Last updated

  • 25/08/2019