Detective Comics #290

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1961
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/16208

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff
Murray Boltinoff (associate editor)
George Kashdan (associate editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Robin's Robot! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin robot; "Gadgets" Blore (villain)

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Honor House Prod. Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Prod. Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Robin's Robot (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Gadgets" Blore (intro, villain); Hank (intro, villain); Red (intro, villain); Robin robot (intro)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris ?
Sheldon Moldoff ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #28 ([November 1961])
Robin's Robot
Show/hide 3. No title recorded (World's Finest Comics; Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"This famous symbol is your guarantee..."

Featuring

Feature
World's Finest Comics; Batman
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Strange Old Laws) Cartoon, 1 page

"I'm not going to break the law."

Featuring

Feature
Strange Old Laws
Genre
Humor; non-fiction

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. A Salute to Our American Indians! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. Here It Is (Justice League of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Show/hide 7. The Curse of King Neptune (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Dirk Cranshaw (intro, villain); Sam Wade (intro, villain)

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #58 ([July 1961?])
The Curse of King Neptune
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Lefty Looie) Comic story, 1 page

"Nothing to look at but bare walls!"

Featuring

Feature
Lefty Looie
Genre
Humor
Characters
Lefty Looie

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. Untitled (O'Malley of the 4th Precinct) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Boy! Today sure is a scorcher, O'Malley!"

Featuring

Feature
O'Malley of the 4th Precinct
Genre
Humor; detective-mystery
Characters
O'Malley of the 4th Precinct; Sarge

Credits

Script
Irwin Hasen
Art
Irwin Hasen

Reprint history

First print
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #9 (September 1951)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #100 (June 1956)
Untitled
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Zenith Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. Alibi in the Ashes Text story, 1 page

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Lights, Camera-- and Doom (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Diane Meade (supporting); Mr. Scobey (intro, villain); Peters

Credits

Script
Jack Miller ?
Art
Joe Certa

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #58 ([July 1961?])
Lights, Camera-- and Doom
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
Lights, Camera -- and Doom
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #290.

Synopsis

Someone is sabotaging a movie production and Diane is hired as a stunt girl to flush them out. Martian Manhunter makes sure she is safe without her knowledge.

Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 13. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (House of Secrets; Tales of the Unexpected; House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
House of Secrets; Tales of the Unexpected; House of Mystery
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 61914

Index completed

  • 12/09/2019

Last updated

  • 12/09/2019