Detective Comics #161

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1950
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/8365

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (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]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Kodak) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kodak

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Men Who Died on Time! (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; James Dice (theatrical producer, death); Fells (Dice's butler); Fred Barker (theatrical producer, death); Thomas Slade (former theatrical producer); Connie Bell (actress); Dr. French; Eddy Grace (former actor); Carl Rowland (fiancee of Connie Bell); The Avenger [Charles Waters] [aka as Wright] (villain, a jeweler); unnamed fire victims; unnamed murder witness; unnamed doctor

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller [signed] (Batman and Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #10 ([April 1951])
The Men Who Died on Time!

Synopsis

Batman faces a clever criminal that targets theatrical producers, telling each of them that they will die at midnight. The "death" of Batman provides a clue to that killer.

Notes

Kane pencils credit added, as verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich.

Show/hide 3. Luke Appling (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

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Show/hide 4. The Kind of Stories You Like Best! (Danger Trail) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

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Feature
Danger Trail

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Show/hide 5. Untitled (Columbia) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

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Show/hide 6. The Human Super Weapon! (Impossible-- But True) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
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Art
Dan Barry, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. After the Atom Spies ("U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

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Show/hide 8. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Look here, Daffy, you've been owing me..."

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter
Art
Lit-Win, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Cracker Jack) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cracker Jack

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Show/hide 10. Diamond Key to Doom! (Robotman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tom Cooke, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #34 ([November 1951])
Diamond Key to Doom!

Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Bails; we formerly credited Frank Bolle.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sam Glankoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Oh boy - New skates!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor
Characters
Little Pete

Credits

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

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Also printed
Australia
Congo Bill (Colour Comics, 1951 series) #1 ([May 1951?]) —The Adventures of Congo Bill
Untitled
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

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Feature
Nestlé's Crunch

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Show/hide 14. Businessman's Best Friend Text article, 2 pages

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Genre
Non-fiction

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Show/hide 15. Jimmy Saves a Life (Roadmaster) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Roadmaster

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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"You're an officer of the law, aren't you?"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Bazooka) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka

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Show/hide 18. Two Detectives Named Smith! (Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Leonard Starr , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #9 ([February 1957])
Two Detectives Named Smith
From GCD
in Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1956 series) #9

Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

Show/hide 19. Reunion at the Rustlers (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Show/hide 20. Buzzy Says Balance Your Fun Diet (Buzzy [DC]) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy [DC]
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 21. Untitled (Action Comics; Superman; World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The one and only Superman..."

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics; Superman; World's Finest Comics

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. Untitled (Peter Pan Peanut Butter) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peter Pan Peanut Butter

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Art
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 85401

Entry created

  • 15/04/2014

Cover added

  • 25/08/2021

Index completed

  • 25/08/2021

Last updated

  • 25/08/2021