Detective Comics #281

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15738

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff
Murray Boltinoff (associate editor)
George Kashdan (associate editor)

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Show/hide Cover Batman, Robot! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman robot; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff

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Adapted
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #11 ([November 1966?])
The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin
Show/hide 1. Free Speech -- Free for All! (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Teen
Characters
Buzzy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Winslow Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 2. Batman, Robot (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Night Owl Gang [Number One [Eddie Chill]; Number Two [Wedge Dixon]; Petey] (intro, villain); The Gorman Gang (intro, villain); Batman robot (intro)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris [as Bob Kane]

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Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #21 ([April 1961])
Batman, Robot
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 (August 1966)
Batman, Robot
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #11 ([November 1966?])
Batman, Robot
From GCD
In Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 (August 1966)
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #281

Synopsis

Batman is lured into a trap and supposedly dies in an explosion. Batman appears to be replaced by a robot. Although Robin pretends to believe it, he actually knows that the Caped Crusader is laying his own trap for a wanted felon.

Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-12-07.

Show/hide 3. Jail Jests (Jail Jests) Comic story, 1 page

"Ow-have I got a toothache!"

Featuring

Feature
Jail Jests
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

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Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #10 ([May 1962?])
Jail Jests
Show/hide 4. Green Lantern #1 ad (Green Lantern) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Art
Gil Kane
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Advertisement for Green Lantern #1

Show/hide 5. The Girl Who Became a Sorceress (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Mazar (intro, villain)

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira
Show/hide 6. Untimely Alibi Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. "I told you not to pass that red light!" (Strange Laws) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Strange Laws
Genre
Humor; fact

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

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From GCD
in Detective Comics (1937 series) #445 (February-March 1975)
Show/hide 8. The Menace of Marsville (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Captain Harding (supporting)

Credits

Script
Jack Miller ?
Art
Joe Certa

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From GCD
in Showcase Presents Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1

Synopsis

Manhunter builds a replica of Mars in the City Park. There Earthmen have super powers and Martians don't, much to the delight of an unnamed gang or criminals.

Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes 5/09

Show/hide 9. Crime and Punishment Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
Morris Waldinger ?
Show/hide 10. "Casey, did you hear about the nice raise I got last week?" (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Gag
Characters
Casey the Cop; W.T. Jones

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38579

Index completed

  • 17/06/2012

Last updated

  • 17/06/2012