Detective Comics #148

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1949
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/7635

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Experiment of Professor Zero (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]; Professor Zero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang

Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang. Inker credit verified by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Roadmaster) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Roadmaster

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Experiment of Professor Zero (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; Mr. Carlyle (banker); Mr. Gresham (financier); Mr. Parnell (automobile magnate); Professor Zero (villain, introduction, death); Beefy (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 (August 1966)
The Experiment of Professor Zero
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #11 ([November 1966?])
The Experiment of Professor Zero
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #7 ([November] 2007)
The Experiment of Professor Zero
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #148

Synopsis

Batman and Robin fall victim, like others, to a mad scientist who has found a way to reduce humans to pigmy size!

Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich; we previously suggested Howard Sherman or Gene McDonald. Oddity: On page 2, panel 3, Batman titles this case "The Pigmy Plot" in his personal casebook on page 1, but "The Experiment of Professor Zero" on the last page.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Kellogg's Corn Flakes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Corn Flakes

Credits

Pencils
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Show/hide 4. Trouble in the Bull Ring (Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 5. The Metal Man's Sportsathon! (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Jimmy Thompson
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Monark Super Deluxe) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Monark Super Deluxe

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. Lightning Speed...Heroic Deed! (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 8. A Bicycle Built for Sleuths (Slam Bradley) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slam Bradley
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Bazooka) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Sarge) Comic story, 1 page

"Okay! Okay! I'll be there in a jiffy!"

Featuring

Feature
Sarge
Genre
Humor
Characters
Sarge

Credits

Script
Phil Berube
Art
Phil Berube
Letters
Phil Berube

Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 11. A Policeman's Lot Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Author
Lee Goldsmith (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. "Gosh, they certainly are funny looking! (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Listerine Tooth Paste) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Listerine Tooth Paste

Credits

Pencils
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Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Say, Dad, can you advance me $25 on my allowance?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jerry

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 15. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. The King of the Animals! (The Boy Commandos) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Boy Commandos
Genre
Adventure
Characters
The Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Andre Chavard; Tex; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
George Klein ?
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia

Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 18. Adventure of the Shipwrecked Pirates (Ray-o-Vac) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ray-o-Vac
Genre
Adventure

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 20. "Popsicle Pete" and the Bob Feller Fire-Ball! (Popsicle Pete) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Popsicle Pete
Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. Ruining the Ransom Plan ("U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
Genre
Adventure

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 39668

Entry created

  • 04/09/2019

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019