Batman #85

Published
June 1957
Page count
32
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Challenge of Batwoman! (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"Look! Batman and Robin!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #105 (February 1957)
The Challenge of Batwoman!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
The Challenge of Batwoman
Show/hide 1. The Challenge of Batwoman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Curt Briggs (villain); Brigg's gang (villains)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #105 (February 1957)
The Challenge of Batwoman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
The Challenge of Batwoman
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The Challenge of Batwoman
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #3 (January-February 1976)
The Challenge of Batwoman
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #4 ([April 1977?])
The Challenge of Batwoman

Synopsis

Batwoman believes that an amnesiac man she finds is really Batman and that she should re-train him in crime-fighting methods. Since Batman is injured and must stay out of action, he and Robin go along with her mistake, but the man is really the leader of a gang of crooks.

Notes

This sequence reprints the second appearance of Batwoman.

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

"???/Thunder, son, what in the blazes are you looking me over for?"

Featuring

Feature
Bobby
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #17 (October-November 1952)
No title recorded
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #55 (March 1957)
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
Untitled
 
United States
The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #63 (June-July 1960)
Untitled
Show/hide 3. 1,000 Arrows to Doom (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
George Papp, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor-in-Chief

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #86 (January-February 1957)
1,000 Arrows to Doom
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
1,000 Arrows to Doom

Synopsis

A millionaire offers to donate $100 to charity for each arrow Green Arrow shoots in a day.

Show/hide 4. Hi! Kids! Super Adventure (Super Adventure) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Hi! Kids! Be sure to buy your copy of the great Super Adventure comics! -- On sale NOW!"

Details

Printed
1957? to 1959?
Genre
Superhero
More...
Hi! Kids! Super Adventure

Notes

There was a series of "Hi! Kids!" advertisements, covering most of KG Murray's comic line at the time.

Show/hide 5. Be a Man She'll Admire Get Big Husky Muscles! (Gym Supplies Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gym Supplies Co.
Code
BM. 1/6/57
Show/hide 6. The Second Boy Wonder! (Batman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred; V: Gorilla Hardy [I]

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #105 (February 1957)
The Second Boy Wonder!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
The Second Boy Wonder
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4 (Winter 1963)
The Second Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The Second Boy Wonder
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #10 (March-April 1977)
The Second Boy Wonder!
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #7 ([January 1978?]) —Presents Batman Plastic Man Metamorpho
The Second Boy Wonder
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Second Boy Wonder!

Synopsis

After battling Gorilla Hardy and his gang, the Dynamic Duo arrive back at the Bat-Cave, but Robin has a surprise for his caped counterpart: he is NOT Dick Grayson, but Fred Loyd, who assumed the role after Dick Grayson was injured.

Show/hide 7. The Three White Feathers (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #234 (March 1957)
The Three White Feathers
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
The Three White Feathers

Synopsis

Green Arrow is accused of cowardice.

Show/hide 8. Wrigley's [Dopey Dan and Safety Sam Brought to You by P.K. Gum] [H6] Advertisement, 1 page

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42075

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