Batman #69

DC Comics

United States

Published
February-March 1952
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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9471

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The King of the Cats! (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

"With Batman and Robin in our power, Catwoman, we..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; King of the Cats [Karl Kyle]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
The King of the Cats
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #2 (November-December 1979)
Untitled
Printed in
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
 
Catwoman: A Celebration of 75 Years (DC, 2015 series) #[nn] (2015 [January 2016])
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #8 ([November] 2020)
 
Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 2020 series) #1 (June 2020)

Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer. Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says: "Be Yourself-- Your Best Self!" (Buzzy [DC]) Public service announcement, 1 page

"My, what a change in young Bob Hunter!"

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy [DC]
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown; Bob Hunter; Miss Brown; Susie

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Batman Exposé! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

"Come on, Robin -- this we have to see!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Phil Stone]; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Don Blake]; "Spaghetti" Thompson (villain, introduction); W. W. Hammond (villain, introduction); Haskins (Bruce Wayne's lawyer); Sam Courtney (movie director)

Credits

Writing
Walter Gibson, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman and Robin figures only)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Joe Rosen, letterer [as Sam Rosen]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #24 ([May 1952])
The Batman Exposé!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #24 ([August 1952])
The Batman Exposé!
Printed in
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #24 ([1952])
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #8 ([November] 2020)

Synopsis

When Bruce Wayne suddenly becomes the owner of a movie studio, he finances the studios next production, a movie about Batman and Robin. When the mob threatens the studio, no actors are willing play the lead roles, resulting in Bruce and Dick pretending to be actors playing Batman and Robin.

Notes

Script credit by Will Murray, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, and inker credit confirmed by Paris.

Show/hide 3. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Characters
George Mikan

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Gee, gosh - Everybody has pin-up pictures over their bunks!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humour; military
Characters
Private Pete

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
Untitled
Printed in
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #27 (November 1957)
 
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #29 (January 1958)
 
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #88 (November 1964)
 
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream
Characters
Bert Parks

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. The Buttons of Doom! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

"He was one of the most bizarre criminals to..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Blaze [Jim Garth] (villain, introduction, death); Roger Lyons; Edgar Mead; Albert Starr (deceased); Dr. Wilbur Frost; Harry Dore

Credits

Writing
Walter Gibson, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman and Robin figures only)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Joe Rosen, letterer [as Sam Rosen]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #25 (June 1952)
The Buttons of Doom
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #25 ([September 1952?])
The Buttons of Doom
Printed in
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #25 ([June 1952])
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #8 ([November] 2020)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin investigate when a new villain strikes, one who burns his victims with a flamethrower after stealing buttons from their clothes.

Notes

This Blaze is not the villain from Detective Comics #95.

Script credit by Will Murray, penciler credits verified by Schwartz, and inker credit confirmed by Paris.

Show/hide 7. Captain Tootsie and the Radar Rescue (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"Captain Tootsie and the Secret Legion visit a..."

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Tootsie

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Dubble Bubble Gum) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"W-we're lost in the cave!!"

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children
Characters
Pud

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

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

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 2 pages

"Casey, I've got an important job for you..."

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop; Sarge

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([December 1952])
Untitled
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([December 1952])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #30 ([March 1953?])
Casey the Cop
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #30 ([March 1953?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #92 ([February 1958?])
Casey the Cop
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #92 ([February 1958?])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #92 ([May 1958])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #92 ([May 1958])
Printed in
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #234 (November 1957)
 
Super Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #92 ([February 1958])
Show/hide 11. Time Detective Text article, 2 pages

"Uncle Whiskers, who begins all official..."

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Raymond Perry, line art
Colours
Raymond Perry , colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 12. Untitled [Indian Chief] (Word Roundup) Activity, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Word Roundup
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter
Art
Martin Naydel, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Martin Naydel, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #245 (February 1958)
Indian Chief
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Hello-- Oh, hello Mr. Burton..."

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic; Ronnie Burton; Mr. Burton

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #44 ([September 1952?])
Varsity Vic
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #44 ([October 1952?])
Untitled
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #79 (March 1960)
Varsity Vic
Printed in
Superboy (K. G. Murray, 1949 series) #44 ([September 1952])
Show/hide 15. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 16. The King of the Cats! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

"Remember the perils Batman and Robin faced..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The King of the Cats [Karl Kyle] (villain, Catwoman's brother); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle]

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
The King of the Cats
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #27 ([November 1952?])
The King of the Cats
Printed in
Caped Crusader Classics! (Titan, 1988 series) #4 (February 1989)
 
Catwoman: A Celebration of 75 Years (DC, 2015 series) #[nn] (2015 [January 2016])
 
Batman (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #27 ([August 1952])
 
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2015 series) #8 ([November] 2020)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin face a new criminal who bases his crimes on cat-themes, and discover that he has a connection with reformed Catwoman Selina Kyle.

Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz and inker credit confirmed by Paris. Joe Letterese letterer credit removed per information from Todd Klein.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Pardon me, is Miss Gibbs here?"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour
Characters
Peg

Credits

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

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Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #280 (January 1961)
Looking for Miss Gibbs
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Luden's Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Luden's Cough Drops

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.67 pages

"What town has more oil-wells than inhabitants?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Horace Elmo, scripter [signed]
Art
Horace Elmo, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Horace Elmo, letterer
Show/hide 20. Untitled (Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 21. Enter Here -- If You Dare! (House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles
Characters
Red Ryder

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Harman, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38490

Cover added

  • 04/12/2011

Index completed

  • 04/12/2011

Last updated

  • 04/12/2011