Batman #87

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1954
Page count
44
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/11592

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Batman Falls in Love! (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

"Batman!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Magda Lupescu

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #56 ([January 1955])
Batman Falls in Love!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #56 ([April 1955?])
Batman Falls in Love!
Printed in
in Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #73-168329
 
Batman 87, October 1954

Notes

Art credits verified by Mortimer.

Letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Batman's Greatest Thrills! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Joe Hardy (MC for "Your Life Story"); King Zabot of Morbania (the "Man in the Iron Mask"); Janie; Johnny Taylor (Australian rancher); The Joker (villain); The Joker's gang (villains)

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk , scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller [signed]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #57 ([February 1955])
Batman's Greatest Thrills
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #57 ([February 1955])
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #57 ([May 1955?])
Batman's Greatest Thrills!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 ([April 1958])
Batman's Greatest Thrills!
 
United States
80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #5 (December 1964)
Batman's Greatest Thrills!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #8 ([November 1965?])
Batman's Greatest Thrills
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #8 ([November 1965?])

Synopsis

Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats...until the Joker decides to break out of prison and do his own "honoring" of the Caped Crusader!

Notes

The previous indexer credited the script to Bill Woolfolk, but this story is not listed in his records.

Pencils credit from Craig Delich; the previous indexer credited Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 4. Buzzy Has the Answer to "School Blues!" (Buzzy [DC]) Public service announcement, 1 page

"Gosh, Joe, you can't quit school just like that!"

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy [DC]
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown; Joe; Mr. Brown; Mr. Adams

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"This man is accused of stealing a watch!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (DC, 1958 series) #4 (November-December 1958)
 
Stålmannen (Centerförlaget, 1949 series) #19/1966 (november 1966)
Show/hide 6. The Synthetic Crime-King! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Adam Newman [Johnny Marden] (athlete, introduction); Professor Vilmer (villain, introduction); Vilmer's men (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #5 (August 1958)
The Synthetic Man
Printed in
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #761 (11 de enero de 1975)
 
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #58 ([March 1955])

Synopsis

A miffed college professor decides to get revenge on his former employer by creating what is believed to be a synthetic man and using him as a weapon, But Batman discovers that this creature is actually a human being being used by Vilmer, stops Vilmer and restores the athlete to his former self.

Show/hide 7. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 8. Untitled (The Batman Whirly-Word Game) Activity, 1 page

"This can be found in a tree!"

Featuring

Feature
The Batman Whirly-Word Game
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #257 (July 1958)
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Superadventure Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1959 series) #1969 (December 1968)
Untitled
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"Look - There's Ruffy!"

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
Genre
Children
Characters
Ruffy; Pud; Tim

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.5 pages

"Why was it considered unlucky to break a mirror?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

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

Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"I'll have a glass of lemonade!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour
Characters
Little Pete

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #57 ([May 1955?])
Untitled
Printed in
The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #53 (October-November 1958)
Show/hide 12. They Prove the "Guilty" Innocent Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime
Characters
Vance Hardy; Dr. LeMoyne Synder

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, author [credited]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Batman Falls In Love! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

"Batman! Will you stop mooning over that Magda!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Magda Lupescu (a model, introduction); Jacques Terlay (villain, international fugitive, introduction); Big Charley Vance (villain, introduction); Vance's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman and Robin figures only)
 
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #56 ([January 1955])
Batman Falls in Love!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #56 ([April 1955?])
Batman Falls In Love
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 ([April 1958])
Batman Falls in Love!

Synopsis

Batman is to guard a foreign model, whose life has been threatened by a smuggling ring. But Vicki Vale nearly messes everything up with her jealousy.

Notes

Kane pencils credit from Craig Delich.

Letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Congo Bill) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Join Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy..."

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Artistic Card Co., Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Artistic Card Co., Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Motor's Auto Repair Manual) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Motor's Auto Repair Manual

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Cracker Jack) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cracker Jack

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38584

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