Detective Comics #157

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1950
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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/8169

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (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

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer

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Also printed
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #8 ([June] 2012)
Detective Comics #157
Printed in
Lynvingen (Serieforlaget / Se-Bladene / Stabenfeldt, 1953 series) #2/1953 (februar 1953)
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #7 ([August] 2019)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Kodak) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Kodak

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Writing
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Race of the Century (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]; Atkins (Canadian Mounted Policeman, death); unnamed RCMP medical examiner; Vicki Vale; The Masked Highwayman [Bart Gillis] (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #11 ([May 1951])
The Race of the Century
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #8 ([June] 2012)
The Race of the Century
Printed in
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #7 ([August] 2019)
 
Stålmannen (Centerförlaget, 1949 series) #32/1951

Synopsis

Batman and Robin volunteer their help to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police to help locate and round up the Masked Highwayman, who is believed to shot and killed a RCMP member. The problem is: without the murder bullet, the Highwayman cannot be charged with the crime!

Notes

Oddity: Vicki Vale is a blonde in this story.

Show/hide 3. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Show/hide 4. Untitled (Bazooka) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Bazooka

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Show/hide 5. Untitled (Action Comics; Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"You don't have to wait 2 months..."

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Feature
Action Comics; Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics

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Show/hide 6. The Man Who Could See Tomorrow! (Impossible-- But True!) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Impossible-- But True!
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Writing
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Art
Dan Barry, line art [signed]
Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 7. Untitled (The Little Mayor) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Gosh- I'm gonna launch my first ship today!"

Featuring

Feature
The Little Mayor
Genre
Humour
Characters
Little Mayor

Credits

Writing
Phil Berube, scripter
Art
Phil Berube, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Phil Berube, letterer

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Original
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #106 (July 1946)

Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Ralston) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Ralston

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Show/hide 9. Pounds of Peril! (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

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Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Lee Elias , line art
 
Tom Cooke , line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. "It's Fun to Be Healthy!" Says Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 11. Galloping Ghost! Comic story, 4 pages
Show/hide 12. With Drums, Fire, & Flashes! Text article, 2 pages

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Genre
Non-fiction

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Show/hide 13. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"Jerry! I caught you - Bringing flowers backstage!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour; teen
Characters
Jerry

Credits

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

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Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #91 ([December 1957])
Untitled
Printed in
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #91 ([December 1957])
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

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Feature
Nestlé's Crunch

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Show/hide 15. The Promise of Pow-Wow Smith! (Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Pow-Wow Smith

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

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American Seed Co.

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Show/hide 17. Untitled (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Daisy B-B Guns) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy B-B Guns

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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38109

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