Batman #35

Published
April 1953
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
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Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Joker's Utility Belt! (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"In this issue: The Crime Clown steals Batman's thunder with "The Joker's Utility Belt!""

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #73 (October-November 1952)
The Joker's Utility Belt
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
No title recorded
Show/hide 1. Australian House and Garden [You'll be "Down on the Farm"] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"the whole family can enjoy Australian House and Garden's profitable project -- How to live off two acres!"

Details

Printed
1953
More...
Australian House and Garden [You'll be "Down on the Farm"]
Show/hide 2. The Joker's Utility Belt! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #73 (October-November 1952)
The Joker's Utility Belt!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
The Joker's Utility Belt
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #10 ([July 1966?])
The Joker’s Utility Belt
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #53 ([May 1970?])
The Joker's Utility Belt
 
United States
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) (1988 [February 1989])
The Joker's Utility Belt
 
United States
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (Longmeadow Press, 1990 series) (November 1990)
The Joker's Utility Belt!

Synopsis

When the Joker's seemingly easy capture of the Caped Crusaders goes terribly wrong when Batman springs a surprise on him using his utility belt, the Crime Clown decides to outdo the Batman with his OWN utility belt!

Show/hide 3. Loaded with Peanuts (MacRobertson O.K. Peanut Bar) Advertisement, 0.34 pages

Featuring

Feature
MacRobertson O.K. Peanut Bar

Notes

This advertisement is at the bottom of page 7 of the preceding story.

Show/hide 4. The Return of Two-Face! (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]; Harvey Dent [formerly Two-Face]; Gilda Dent; Two-Face [Wilkins] (villain, impersonates Two-Face, introduction); Boss Moroni [referred to as "Lucky" Morony] (flashback)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original credited editor), Jack Schiff (actual original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #50 (December 1948-January 1949)
The Return of Two-Face!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
The Return of Two-Face
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #53 ([May 1970?])
The Return of Two-Face

Synopsis

After Harvey Dent begins having nightmares of being Two-Face again, Two-Face returns to start a new crime spree. Once Batman and Robin capture him, they learn that it is Harvey's butler Wilkins, who had masqueraded as Two-Face so that Harvey would be blamed for his crimes.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Michael and His Midget Racer) Comic story, 1 page

"Hello, Michael! How about chasing after the bus for an old friend! I've just missed it!!"

Featuring

Feature
Michael and His Midget Racer
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Jim Borella Swan
Art
Jim Borella Swan
Letters
Jim Borella Swan

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
No title recorded
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 1 page

"What money system is used by Eskimos in the islands off Alaska?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Art
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Letters
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #173 (October 1952)
No title recorded
 
Unknown

Notes

The original first line for this feature was "Can a tiger whip a bull?". The order of the two tiers (two panels each) in the original feature has been swapped. A third tier has also been added, starting "Is it possible for fish to live without air?" The feature is signed in the final panel.


Notes

The Australian and UK versions of this issue appear to have different one-page features on the covers.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37728

Entry created

  • 08/10/2008

Cover added

  • 16/02/2019

Last updated

  • 16/02/2019