Batman #187

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1966-January 1967
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover An All-Star Collection of the Best of Batman! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Curt Swan
Inks
Win Mortimer
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Cover illustrated with vignettes from the covers of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #192, 216, 264, and Batman (DC, 1940 series) #95.

Show/hide 1. An All-Star Collection of the Best of Batman (Giant Batman) Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant Batman

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Batman's First Case (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Thomas Wayne (cameo, flashback); Martha Wayne (cameo, flashback); unnamed criminology professor (flashback); Tom Rogers (introduction, ex-convict and friend of Kyle); unnamed prison warden; Joe Chill (villain, cameo, flashback); The Clock [Kyle] (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #265 (March 1959)
Batman's First Case
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #13 ([August 1960?])
Batman's First Case
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
Batman's First Case
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #13 ([July 1967?])
Batman's First Case

Synopsis

The sudden appearance of a new criminal basing his crime on time jogs Batman's memory into remembering that this criminal was his very first case after his parents were killed, and if the Clock has his way, the current case against him will be the Caped Crusader's last!

Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 3. The Phantom Eye of Gotham City (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim; Ed (newspaper editor); James (butler); Byron King (cameo, big game hunter); Buddy (cameo, King's son); Phantom Eye [Nails Riley aka Byron King and Batman imitator] (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
John Broome ?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #192 (February 1953)
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #43 ([January 1954])
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #41 ([May 1967?])
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #13 ([July 1967?])
The Phantom Eye of Gotham City

Synopsis

As vicious criminal creates a means to televise crimes as they happen and making the Dynamic Duo look like they are inept. He goes further to disguise himself as Batman and get unmasked on TV as a wealthy big-game hunter, forcing Batman to actually prove who he is or give up his crime fighting vendetta.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 4. The Last Days of Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Commissioner James Gordon; John Kirk (museum curator); Signor Beri (cameo); Verillo (cameo, painter); El Bolo (villain, international jewel thief)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

Synopsis

Carter Nichols sends the Dynamic Duo back to ancient Venice to gather evidence in a case, but only Batman returns, while Robin is shifted to Gotham City a few days into the future, where he discovers a new criminal will kill Batman.

Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 5. Gotham's Cleverest Criminal (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Joker (villain)

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #2 ([April 1968?])
Untitled [Gotham's Cleverest Criminal]
Original
Batman Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1945.10.28 - 1945.12.09

Notes

Pencils credit verified by Burnley; Inks credit verified by Paris.

Show/hide 6. Peril at Playland Isle (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Charles Barden (millionaire, death); Edith Barden (Barden's daughter); Macklin (Edith's fiance); Wilton (Barden's nephew); Pete Conn (villain, death); Carter (villain, introduction, Barden's business friend)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Synopsis

When the wealthy builder of a new amusement park is killed, Batman and Robin nearly lose their lives tracking down the real killer.

Notes

Pencils credit verified by Sprang.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Direct Currents) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Direct Currents

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. The Batman of Tomorrow! (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]; Batman (of the Future) [Brane Taylor]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Jackson Barrow (wealthy banker); Martin Vair (villain)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #216 (February 1955)
The Batman of Tomorrow
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #60 ([May 1955])
The Batman of Tomorrow!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #60 ([August 1955?])
The Batman of Tomorrow!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([February 1967?])
The Batman of Tomorrow
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #13 ([July 1967?])
The Batman of Tomorrow
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
The Batman of Tomorrow
 
Australia
Batman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #42 ([January 1979?])
The Batman of Tomorrow!

Synopsis

When Bruce Wayne injures his arm, to keep Vicki from discovering that Batman has the same problem, the Caped Crusader seeks out the Batman of the Future to step in for him...almost with disastrous results!

Notes

Pencils credit verified by Sprang.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Cap's Hobby Hints) Activity, 0.5 pages

"What are you cutting out that paper for?"

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Hints
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Idea from Sheldon Kane, No. Brooklin, Maine.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Giant Batman) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant Batman

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Jerry Mills, David Gellman, Boris Menart, Frank Mazza, Bruce Kronenberg, Gregory Pigna, Stephen Phillips, Mike Schnittker, Joseph Lenius, John Cali.

Show/hide 11. The Ballad of Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sam Strong (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (voice only); John Martin (TV producer, introduction); Whitey (villain, introduction); other unnamed thugs (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon

Synopsis

A balladeer comes to Gotham City to sing the praises of Batman in verse, but it backfires when his songs tip off crooks wanting to commit crimes.

Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; pencils credit verified by Sprang; inks credit verified by Paris.


Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G30 and as G-30 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36040

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