Batman #73

DC Comics

United States

Published
October-November 1952
Page count
44
Cover price
0.10
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/10049

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman ; Robin; images of the Joker.

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
No title recorded
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #35 ([April 1953])
The Joker's Utility Belt!
Show/hide 1. What Do You Know about Other People? (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Fact
Characters
Binky

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Winslow Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 2. Guns For Hire! (Batman) Comic story, 9.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: The Renter (I; Dr. Hagen)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters
Pat Gordon
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Vicki Vale's Secret! (Batman) Comic story, 9.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; GS: Vicki Vale; V: Keys Bennett (I)

Credits

Script
David Vern (credit by O'Hearn)
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman & Robin figures only)
Lew Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
Vicki Vale's Secret
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
Vicki Vale's Secret
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
Vicki Vale's Secret!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #18 ([May 1969?])
Vicki Vale's Secret
From GCD
In Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #73
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Activity

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo?
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page
Show/hide 7. Finger Print Forgeries Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. The Joker's Utility Belt! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commisioner James Gordon; V: The Joker

Credits

Script
David Vern (credit by O'Hearn)
Pencils
Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #35 ([April 1953])
The Joker's Utility Belt!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
The Joker's Utility Belt
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #35 ([April 1953?])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #35 ([April 1953])
 
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!
From GCD
In Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 (December 1965)
in Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told, The (DC, 1988 series) #nn ([December] 1988)
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #73 (October-November 1952)
Original
Batman 73, October-November 1952

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!

Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-7-07.

Show/hide 9. Professor Eureka (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 1 page

"I have the examination papers all marked…"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
Professor Eureka
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #42 ([March 1958?])
Professor Eureka
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #297 (June 1962)
Professor Eureka

Notes

Title, first line and reprint data from Arthur Lortie, August 2006.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37729

Entry created

  • 08/10/2008

Cover added

  • 14/02/2010

Index completed

  • 14/02/2010

Last updated

  • 18/06/2014