Detective Comics #221

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1955
Page count
36
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/12214

Credits

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

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Show/hide Cover The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin! (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #65 ([January 1956?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale (flashback); Paul King (villain); Hippo (villain); Captain Shark (villain, flashback)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #65 ([January 1956?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #65 ([January 1956?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #41 ([October 1966?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #23 ([March 1967?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin

Synopsis

After being suckered into a trap, the Dynamic Duo find themselves the prisoners of crime king, Paul King, who has created an escape proof prison for them.

Notes

When this story was reprinted in Batman Annual #1, the story was re-titled "Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin."

This story was updated by writer Ed Herron in September of 1966 for the story "Two-Way Deathtrap" in Batman #166. TV producer Bill Dozier looked at this and other Batman tales for inspiration when he brought Batman to prime-time TV in 1966. Aunt Harriet was caught in the same type trap that ensnared Vikki Vale, Batman, and Robin on page 7 of this story for one of the TV shows.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Big Town; Mr. District Attorney) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"To the boys and girls of America..."

Featuring

Feature
Big Town; Mr. District Attorney
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"Hands up! This is a stick-up!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #72 (March 1956)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. The Armada of Doom! (Captain Compass) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Movie Mirth) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Did you enjoy the picture?"

Featuring

Feature
Movie Mirth
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Satire-parody

Credits

Script
? [as Al Capp]
Art
? [as Al Capp]
Show/hide 8. Binky Says "Family Projects Can Be Fun!" (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 9. The Amazing Scent Sleuths Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; detective-mystery

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Joe Martin]
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Lock him up, Casey!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 11. The Human Geiger Counter (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36015

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