Batman #98

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12677

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Secret of the Batmobile; Desert Island Batman; The Return of Mr. Future (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Return of Mister Future (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols; Jules Verne; Simak (villain, introduction); Simak's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter (pages 1-7)
 
Bill Finger, scripter (pages 7-8)
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #98 (March 1956)
The Return of Mister Future
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #74 ([August 1956?])
The Return of Mr. Future
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #74 ([November 1956])
The Return of Mister Future
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #25 ([May 1963?])
The Return of Mr. Future
Printed in
Superman (Egmont Ehapa, 1966 series) #10/1968 (18. Mai 1968)
 
Super Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #74 ([August 1956])

Synopsis

Crooks steal a secret weapon created by author Jules Verne, so the Caped Crusaders travel back in time, bring Verne back to the present, and have him design a counter weapon that will nullify his deadly weapon.

Notes

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

First Arnold Drake story for DC. The character Simak was possibly named for science-fiction writer Clifford Simak.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"This is quite a prison!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

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

Reprint history

Original
Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #115 (April 1951)
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Satire-parody

Credits

Writing
, scripter [as Al Capp]
Art
, line art [as Al Capp]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 5. Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet! (Binky [DC]) Public service announcement, 1 page

"Gee, Doc, thanks."

Featuring

Feature
Binky [DC]
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs; Allergy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 6. The Desert Island Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

"I've got to act -- but if I do, they'll..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Millionaire's Club [Thomas Thorpe; Homer Brandon; John Wiswell; Roy Long] (introduction for all); Voss (villain, introduction); Voss' gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Superman (Egmont Ehapa, 1966 series) #1/1968 (13. Januar 1968)
 
Lynvingen Gavealbum (Atlantic Forlag, 1980 series) #[nn] (1980)
 
Superman et Batman (Interpresse
Sagédition, 1967 series) #6 (février 1968)

Synopsis

Bruce takes a cruise on a yacht populated by millionaires because he suspects something will happen, and it does when a gang hijacks the ship and holds the millionaires captive on an island.

Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Show/hide 7. Hot As a Firecracker! (Showcase) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Showcase

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Help! Police! That man stole my purse!"

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

Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #15 ([June 1956])
Untitled
Show/hide 9. Patrolman with Six Legs Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, author [credited as Joe Mallory]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 10. Secret of the Batmobile (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Vale's newspaper editor; John Blair; The Racer (villain, introduction)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #76 ([September 1956])
Secret of the Batmobile
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #76 ([September 1956])
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #203 (August 1968)
The Secret of the Batmobile
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #203 (August 1968)
 (80 Page Giant G49)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #17 ([March 1969?])
Secret of the Batmobile
From GCD
in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #203 (August 1968)
Printed in
Superman (Egmont Ehapa, 1966 series) #5/1968 (9. März 1968)
 
Lynvingen (Illustrerte Klassikere / Williams Forlag, 1969 series) #11/1969 ([november] 1969)
 
Superman et Batman (Interpresse
Sagédition, 1967 series) #8 (avril 1968)
 
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #76 ([September 1956])
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #98

Synopsis

Vicki Vale unwittingly discovers the true identity of the Batman without knowing it when she takes a photo of the Batmobile after it's engine was damaged.

Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Zenith Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Fashion Frocks, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fashion Frocks, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36430

Entry created

  • 18/05/2008

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 12/03/2022

Last updated

  • 12/03/2022