Batman #16

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1943
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2895

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin.

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson
Letters
typeset
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

Printed in
In Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (2003).

Notes

Revised art credits by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Credit previously assigned to Fred Ray? This cover is a reverse scene from Batman #9 done by Jack Burnley.

Show/hide 1. The Joker Reforms (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jeb Johnson; Villains: The Joker, Kite, Sparky, Nitro.

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos [backgrounds]
Letters
George Roussos

Reprint history

From GCD
In Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (2003).

Synopsis

After robbing a jewelry store, the Joker crash-lands his escape plane and looses his memory. He stumbles into a town where he becomes a hero....but not to the other members of his gang, who seek the jewels, and come looking for him, as do the Caped Crusaders.

Notes

Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-24-08.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Marmaduke Jones) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Marmaduke Jones
Genre
Humor; adventure
Characters
Marmaduke Jones

Credits

Script
Paul Fung
Art
Paul Fung
Letters
Paul Fung?

Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-24-08.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Silly Willy) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silly Willy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. The Grade A Crimes! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; V: John Winthrop (I).

Credits

Script
Ruth Lyons Kaufman [as Bunny Lyons]
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Letters
Betty Bentley ?
Ira Schnapp ?
Editing
Jack Schiff

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #260 (January-February 1975)
The Grade A Crimes!
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The Grade A Crimes
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
United States
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (July 2003)
The Grade A Crimes!
From GCD
In Batman (DC, 1940 series) #260 (January-February 1975)
in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (2003).
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)

Synopsis

After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists.

Notes

Bill Jourdain's article in Alter Ego #27, August 2003 claims art credits go to Pencils: Dick Sprang and Inks: Charles Paris [Sprang told Craig Delich that he did NOT do this story]; Jack Burnley verifies, however, he penciled and inked the story. Script credit confirmed by Jack Schiff [the original indexer credited Bill Finger]. Story was heavily edited by editor Jack Schiff. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-24-08.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Fantastic Facts) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Facts
Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
George Papp
Show/hide 7. The Adventure of the Branded Tree (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scotty [D]; Yonson [D]; Villains: Bull Beeton (I), Knuckles.

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Letters
Betty Bentley

Reprint history

From GCD
In Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (2003).

Synopsis

Batman and Robin track down the secret of a dagger-branded tree that led to the murder of two lumberjacks.

Notes

The 2nd from last panel is patterned after the cover to Batman #8. Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn. Pencils, inks, and letterer credits confirmed by Jack Burnley. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-24-08.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. Motive Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Eric Carter
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Laffs) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Laffs
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Clancy the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Clancy the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. Here Comes Alfred (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle (last name revealed in Detective Comics #96); Gaston LeDuc [a.k.a. the Duke of Dorian]; Villains: Manuel Stiletti (I). Pablo.

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos [backgrounds]
Letters
George Roussos

Reprint history

From GCD
In Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #73-168329
in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
in Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (2003)

Synopsis

Things get very complicated when an English butler, named Alfred, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of Wayne Manor and announces that he is there is attend to their needs in order to fulfill a promise that he made to the original butler for the Wayne family. Then he discovers accidently that his new masters are in reality Batman and Robin!

Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Ink credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit confirmed by Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-24-08. All reprints traced.


Notes

Revised art credits by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Credit previously assigned to Fred Ray? This cover is a reverse scene from Batman #9 done by Jack Burnley.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 44305

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 02/04/2010