Batman #72

DC Comics

United States

Published
August-September 1952
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/9897

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Jungle Batman! (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

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
The Jungle Batman
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
The Jungle Batman
Printed in
in Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #73-168329

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer, letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 1. Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- And Doublecheck!" (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Jungle Batman! (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Sinister Eight [Frenchy Le Doix; Singh Dan; Baron Nengler; Ling Chee; Luigi Verona; Aldo Toledano; Liverpool Kid; Sumatra Joe] (villains); Hurd (villain, submarine commander)

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller [signed] (Batman and Robin figures only)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
The Jungle Batman
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
The Jungle Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #2 ([Winter] 1961)
The Jungle Batman!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([December 1962?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([December 1962?])
The Jungle Batman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #49 ([May 1969?])
The Jungle Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Jungle Batman!
From GCD
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #72
 
from Batman #72 (August-September 1952)

Synopsis

After capturing the feared Sinister Eight, Commissioner Gordon asks the Dynamic Duo to deliver the crooks by radio-controlled ship to their prison at Satan's Island. The ship is torpedoed and sunk during a storm at sea by the Sinister Eight's minions, and all are washed ashore on an island, where Batman and Robin have to avoid capture by the villains before they can capture them.

Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, pencil credits verified by Schwartz, and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Show/hide 3. Top Speed Stops Spy (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.67 pages

"Where is the last harbor of the good ship 'Mayflower'?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz

Credits

Writing
Horace Elmo, scripter [as H. T. Elmo]
Art
Horace Elmo, line art [as H. T. Elmo]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Horace Elmo, letterer [as H. T. Elmo]

Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 2 pages

"I'd better hurry. I'm meeting Sue at eight!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 7. The Legion of Faceless Men! (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]; The Masked Bandit [Biff] (villain); The Maskers (villains)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Notes

Penciler credit verified by Dick Sprang and inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Being bugler is awful..."

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Necco) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Necco

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"-And then I ran for a touchdown..."

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humor
Characters
Peg

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 11. Changing Styles In Magic Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
David Kahn, author [credited as Donald King]
Art
Raymond Perry, line art
Colours
Raymond Perry , colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Today we're going to have a contest!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed as Ray T.]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Boo! Throw the umpire out!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 14. Message to Parents Public service announcement, 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 15. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

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

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 16. The Death-Cheaters of Gotham City! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-288
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; unnamed wife of Hack Dawes; unnamed wife of Tom Weaver; The Death-Cheaters Club [John Hedges Grant (sportsman, death); Jeff Sievers (villain, accountant, faked death); Hack Dawes (truck driver); Tom Weaver (writer); Stanley Duff (banker); Jim Sawyer (stevedore); Gregory Orrick (actor); Bruce Wayne (socialite)]; Little Doughy (villain); Joey the Rod (villain)

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art [signed as Bob Kane]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

From GCD

Synopsis

Batman becomes a member of the strange "Death Cheaters Club," but a wanted criminal, who fits the qualifications for membership, is denied the same...and vows vengeance against all the members!

Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn, art credits verified by Jim Mooney, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 17. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (The Phantom Stranger; House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Phantom Stranger; House of Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Benny (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #2 ([December 1958])
Untitled
Show/hide 19. Explosive Action! (Our Army at War; All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Our Army at War; All-American Men of War; Star Spangled War Stories

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. The Secret of Treasure Cave (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38517

Cover added

  • 14/02/2010

Index completed

  • 07/12/2019

Last updated

  • 07/12/2019