Detective Comics #168

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1951
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/8741

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Man Behind the Red Hood (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]; The Red Hood [The Joker]

Credits

Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Notes

Inks credits by Craig Delich; we previously credited Charles Paris. We also previously credited Sheldon Moldoff on pencils, but he didn't start on Batman until 1953.

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Big Town) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Big Town

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Man Behind the Red Hood! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dean Chalmers (of State University); Paul Wong (student); Jimmy Kale (student); Earl "Farmerboy" Benson (villain, ex-con, university gardener); The Red Hood [The Joker](villain, origin)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane]
Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Inks
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #14 ([August 1951])
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #20 ([May 1970?])
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #20 ([May 1970?])
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The Man behind the Red Hood!
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-39 (October-November 1975)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
 
United States
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) (1988 [February 1989])
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
United States
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (Longmeadow Press, 1990 series) (November 1990)
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #8 ([June] 2012)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
From GCD
 
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #168
 
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #168 (February 1951)

Synopsis

Batman is invited to be a guest instructor for a class on criminology at State University, and, since the students are making such good progress, he decides to use them to try and solve a case he never could concerning a criminal known as the Red Hood.

Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich; we previously credited Charles Paris. Splash loosely based on cover.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 1 page

"Dad, how would you like to take a walk?"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humor
Characters
Peg

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([November 1957])
Untitled
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Show/hide 5. Captain Tootsie Cheers Orphans (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Pop) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Pop
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bill Schreiber
Show/hide 6. The Electric Thinking Cap! (Impossible-- But True) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Impossible-- But True
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Art
Dan Barry
Show/hide 7. Lucky Block (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nestlé's Crunch
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Nabisco Shredded Wheat) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Characters
Straight Arrow
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 10. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. The Return of the Iron Man! (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Frank Bolle
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.75 pages

"What causes tides?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo

Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Columbia) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. The World of Adventure in Books (Green Arrow; Tomahawk; Shining Knight) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow; Tomahawk; Shining Knight
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Tomahawk [Tom Hawk]; The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 15. Your Thinking Cap Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
William Morrison
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I'll pick up some easy money shovelling snow!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor
Characters
Jerry

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Show/hide 19. No title recorded Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 20. Ten Little Indians! (Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Pow-Wow Smith

Credits

Art
Bruno Premiani
Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Motor's Auto Repair Manual) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Motor's Auto Repair Manual

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 44307

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 16/09/2019

Last updated

  • 16/09/2019