Batman #54

DC Comics

United States

Published
August-September 1949
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/7768

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Treasure Hunter; The Door Without a Key; The Amazing Masquerade (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]

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. Now -- More Than Ever Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Treasure Hunter! (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]; Mister Jennings; The Treasure Hunter [Charles] (villain, introduction); C. C. Weede; Mister Peters; Jim Gade

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Batman and Robin track a thief who steals rare collectibles, whom they learn is a member of a club of collectors that Bruce Wayne belongs to.

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mooney. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Bruce Wayne revealed as a dime-novel collector.

Show/hide 3. Bob Lemon (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Money Stuff) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"The man who designed the Indian head nickel..."

Featuring

Feature
Money Stuff
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel ?
Art
Martin Naydel

Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Bendix Coaster Brake) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bendix Coaster Brake

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. The Door Without a Key! (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]; Paul Delion; John Delion (possibly Juan Ponce de Leon, introduction); Ugo (butler, death); Delion's family (flashback); Dan Morgan (villain, introduction)

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #10 ([March 1951?])
The Door Without a Key

Synopsis

On vacation but lost in the Florida Everglades, Bruce and Dick happen on the castle of Paul Delion, which has many treasures, the most mysterious of which is golden door with no keyhole that Delion tries to keep Bruce and Dick from investigating.

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Champ to Chump - And Back Again (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Sports
Show/hide 8. Man of Daring Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Biography

Credits

Script
Stookie Allen ?
Art
Stookie Allen ?
Show/hide 9. Wonder Drug Text article, 1.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Art
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Message to Parents Public service announcement, 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

"Join the Army"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Kellogg's Rice Krispies) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Rice Krispies
Show/hide 13. Everything You Want in a Magazine! (Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney
Show/hide 14. The Amazing Masquerade! (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]; George C. Hudson (introduction, death); John Foster (villain, introduction); Fellows (butler, introduction); Martha (introduction); the Human Spider Mob (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

John Foster murders architect George C. Hudson and takes his place, using Hudson's plans for mansions that he built to plan robberies. But Bruce Wayne suspects that something about Hudson is different and he begins an investigation.

Notes

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

Show/hide 15. Plane Daring (Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 16. Superman on Safety First! (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #80 (February 1957)
Show/hide 17. Watch for Wakely! (Jimmy Wakely) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Wakely

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Daisy B-B Guns) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy B-B Guns

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37722

Entry created

  • 08/10/2008

Cover added

  • 05/05/2010

Index completed

  • 22/08/2019

Last updated

  • 22/08/2019