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  • Issue #123
    Batman (1940) 123
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1959 by DC.
    • Discounted from $30.00.
    • 3-1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret of the Everglades," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While vacationing in Florida, Batman and Robin save the life of a Seminole Indian who has discovered a cache of valuable artifacts once belonging to a famed explorer that a group of thugs are after. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Joker's Practical Jokes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker goes on a new crime spree, basing crimes on "occupational" practical jokes, like the "skyhook" and the "left-handed monkey-wrench." One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. Challengers of the Unknown #7 ad. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Telltale Ladder" text story. "The Fugitive Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Robin and Ace, the Bat-Hound, acting on orders from Commissioner Gordon, attempt to track down a fugitive Batman. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #124
    Batman (1940) 124
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1959 by DC.
    • Discounted from $78.00.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.20) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Invisible Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman is subjected to an experimental oight that renders him invisible; However, smuggler Smiley Gober finds a way to make the Caped Crusader visible: by throwing flour on him. Fred Finds a Way! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "The Return of Signalman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Having escaped from jail, the Signalman attempts to impress his fellow crooks, even in attempting to steal object from a Batman exhibit, but is stopped by the Caped Crusader time and time again. Off-Duty Hero article. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mystery Seeds from Space," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Tracking down the source of weird, sonic vibrations, the Caped Crusaders discover the existence of some alien seeds from space, all powered by an alien meteorite, the last of which is a formidable robot. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Batman (1940) 125
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1959 by DC.
    • Discounted from $65.00.
    • Discounted from $65.00.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret Life of Bat-Hound," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; After Ace is brought to permanently live at Wayne Manor by John Wilker, Bat-Hound goes into action with Batwoman to save the Caped Crusaders trapped in a cave-in. Half-page Crime Punishment! story. Tips on Summer Fun! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops, art by Rube Grossman. "The Last Days of Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Carter Nichols sends the Dynamic Duo back to ancient Venice to gather evidence in a case, but only Batman returns, while Robin is shifted to Gotham City a few days into the future, where he discovers a new criminal will kill Batman. Half-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "King Batman the First," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; While chasing down a wanted criminal, the Dynamic Duo are transported to another planet where Batman becomes king, albeit temporarily, as his being an alien causes him to be imprisoned. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Batman (1940) 126
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1959 by DC.
    • Small lateral spine tear.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.38) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.17) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Large piece torn from last page, does not affect art or story. Heavy water damage.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Mystery of the 49th Star," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman is called to Alaska to recover 49 diamonds stolen from a rich tycoon. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Water: A Good Friend or Deadly Enemy -- Depending on You! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "The Batman Lighthouse," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While on patrol, the Caped Crusaders spot a signal given them by the lighthouse keeper, and the duo swing in to stop some foreign agents and a gang boss. "The Menace of the Firefly," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While Bruce, Dick and Kathy attend a party, a mysterious criminal appears and robs everyone. When the Caped Crusader appears on the scene, Kathy suspects the host, Ted Carson, of being Batman...but she is due for a surprise! Letters column begins. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #127
    Batman (1940) 127
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1959 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Batman's Super-Partner," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Accidently gaining super powers from a machine in the Bat-Cave, Alfred wants to use his powers to aid the Dynamic Duo, but he only hinders, not helps, them against the Joker. It's Fun to Learn! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Second Life of Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Professor Nichols has created an alternate history machine and Bruce uses the device to see what would have happened if his parents had not have been killed. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Hammer of Thor," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; When a hammer in a museum is struck by a meteorite, the charge affects the hammer and its force transforms a museum curator into Thor, God of Thunder, who begins to commit crimes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Batman (1940) 128
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1959 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $32.50.
    • Centerfold detached, 2" cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.14) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.20) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Interplanetary Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman and Robin spot an alien being in need of help, and by doing so, get captured and transported to a strange planet. The Atom Servant of Man public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. "The Million Dollar Puzzle," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders are hot on the trail of some auction items that were stolen, each of which are clues to the location of $1,000,000! One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Batman Baby," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman is given a baby to protect from danger and learns the child belongs to the Prince and Princess of Morania; When the baby is kidnapped, Batman follows the kidnapper, saves the Royal family and the child. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Batman (1940) 129
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1960 by DC.
    • Discounted from $86.00.
    • 2" tear in front cover.
    • Discounted from $67.00.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0962770012
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.75) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover detached at one staple, 1" cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.56) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Web of the Spinner," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While Batman and Robin are tracking a criminal called the Spinner, Batwoman is checking out a mystic, whom she believes is running a scam operation. Detective Comics #275 ad. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. The Brave and the Bold #28 ad. It's Fun to Help Others! public service announcement with Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man from Robin's Past," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When stolen goods are found in the quarters of Sando the Strongman, a friend of the Grayson family who looked after Dick after his parents were murdered, Batman and Robin have to prove his innocence. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Merriweather Jones--Crime Prophet!", script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Merriweather Jones gets strange flashes that a crime is about occur and reports it to the police. Oddly enough, he's right; The Police believe Jones is in on the crimes and crooks believe he can help them hijack other crooks' stolen goods; It's up to Batman and Robin to save him from the crooks and clear him with the Police. World's Finest Comics #107 ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Batman (1940) 130
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1960 by DC.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman's Deadly Birthday," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Stan Kaye; Gotham City prepares a number of fund-raising events to celebrate the anniversary of Batman's first case; At every event, however, criminals manage to make off with the proceeds. Detective Comics #276 ad. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Master of Weapons," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Graham is Paragon Pictures' technical director and designer of many historical weapons; While arguing with studio accountant Bailey over his need for more money, he takes a fall from a set piece, and is rushed to the hospital; Some time later, he vanishes from the hospital; One week later a new costumed villain hits Gotham, one armed with ancient weapons. Justice League of America ad. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Hand from Nowhere," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman investigates reports of a mysterious giant hand and some aliens present at thefts of seemingly worthless minerals. World's Finest Comics #108 ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Batman (1940) 131
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1960 by DC.
    • Discounted from $31.00.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 2" spine split from top of comic.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Dog that Betrayed Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Wounded and suffering from amnesia, Bat-Hound befriends a hermit and blind man, but hates the sight of anyone in a mask...including Batman himself! Half-page "Police Woman!" non-fiction story. Aloha... Hawaii! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "The Case of the Deadly Gems," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Jeweler Claber, of Gotham Gem Company, is murdered and his death blamed on criminal Ted Greaves by the man's three partners; However, Batman discovers the partners are actually involved in a smuggling racket and seek to throw suspicion off themselves by blaming Greaves. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Second Batman and Robin Team," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Alfred tests out his new typewriter by writing an imaginary tale of Robin growing to manhood and becoming the new Batman, adopting a new partner as Robin, and taking on a gang of crooks. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Batman (1940) 132
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1960 by DC.
    • Discounted from $72.00.
    • Discounted from $48.50.
    • Abrasion to cover surface (see scans).

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Martian from Gotham City," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; An actor suffering amnesia believes that he is a Martian and at war with the world; When three criminals discover this, they trick the actor into helping them. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Three Faces of Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; While trying to capture Big Jim Masters, Batman is subjected to an scientific experimental device that makes him unable to fight crime when he hears a siren or bell. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Lair of the Sea-Fox," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Sea-Fox cleverly uses underwater waterways beneath Gotham to commit his crimes and the Caped Crusaders must find a way to stop him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Batman (1940) 133
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1960 by DC.
    • Discounted from $78.00.
    • Discounted from $45.00.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    1st appearance of Bat-Mite in Batman comics and his 3rd appearance anywhere in "Batwoman's Publicity Agent!" Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Crimes of the Kite-Man," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders must battle an ingenious criminal who uses kites to commit his crimes! Lend a Friendly Hand! public service announcement with Superman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Voyage of the S.S. Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; After building a mock Bat-Cave on board a ship and allowing the public in, several crooks break in to it, attempting to steal a trophy on display which has part of a map inside it that will lead the criminals to some stolen loot. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batwoman's Publicity Agent," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane); Batwoman and Bat-Mite team up to fight crime and the Dynamic Duo do not know what to make of it; The truth, that Bat-Mite is in love with the female crime fighter, is the reason that the imp from another dimension being in town. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Batman (1940) 134
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1960 by DC.
    • Discounted from $37.50.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
    • Discounted from $31.00.
    • Heavy cover oxidation.
    • Discounted from $29.00.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage. Rusty staple with rust migration.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Interrupts art or story.
    • INTERIOR IS COMPLETE.
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1028719020
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.90) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Rainbow Creature," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Caped Crusaders, in South America to provide assistance to a leader, encounter a strange rainbow-colored creature that has emerged from a volcano. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. Bike Safety = Bike Fun! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "Batman's Secret Enemy," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Bruce receives a very disturbing letter from someone, indicating that they know Batman's secret identity; The Caped Crusaders cature three crooks, believing any one of them may have written the letter. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Deadly Dummy," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Hurt deeply by people making fun of him because of his size, Danny decides to turn to crime and runs into the Caped Crusaders. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Batman (1940) 135
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1960 by DC.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Discounted from $42.50.
    • Cover detached and adhered with tape to parts of spine.
    • Discounted from $30.50.
    • Full length spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.27) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Crimes of the Wheel," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo break up a gambling ring headed by "Wheels" Foster, but he manages to escape and threatens to kill the Caped Crusaders with a giant roulette wheel and its giant steel ball. How Are Your Shopping Manners? public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "The Return of the Second Batman and Robin Team," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman's old foe, John Crandall, is released from jail and vows to destroy anything that is a monument to the Caped Crusader, and begins by captured the new Batman and Robin team. "The Menace of the Sky Creature," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Two crooks come into possession of a sorcerer's lantern that can summon a mysterious sky creature and they use that being to battle the Caped Crusaders. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. Full-page ad for Justice League of America # 1. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Batman (1940) 136
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1960 by DC.
    • Discounted from $71.00.
    • Discounted from $59.00.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0908977003

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Case of the Crazy Crimes," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; To have "some fun," Bat-Mite creates a series of imaginary villains for the Batman to overcome. The Batman Whirly-Word Game puzzle page. Children of Tomorrow! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "The Town that Hated Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman visits an old mining town seeking a criminal, but when he begins asking questions about the man, the people become hostile toward the Caped Crusader. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Challenge of the Joker," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman faces the Joker, who, this time, uses the four basic elements to commit his crimes. One-page Strange Old Laws story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #138
    Batman (1940) 138
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1961 by DC.
    • Discounted from $111.00.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $18.00.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.22) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman's Master," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman battles a renegade scientist using a Batman robot, which is damaged during the battle; Soon after, the mysterious Kadar appears on the scene, a mystic who knows Batman's every thought and plan. Don't Sell Nature Short! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Simple Crimes of Simple Simon," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A new villain on the scene uses the name as well as the nursery rhyme to commit his crimes. 2/3-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Sea Beast," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders investigate reports of a mysterious sea beast that has attacked ships and caused the disappearance of two passengers. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #139
    Batman (1940) 139
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1961 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($25.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1448929014

    1st appearance of Batgirl. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Blue Bowman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Signalman tries to get the drop on Batman by becoming a Green Arrow clone, thanks to training provided to him by Green Arrow's foe, Bulls-Eye. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Island of 1,000 Traps," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Professor Milo builds an entire island covered with traps to kill Batman. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Bat-Girl!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman, Robin and Batwoman are battling the Cobra gang when they are paralyzed by an Electronic-Ring, when, suddenly, a costumed Bat-Girl swings in to save the crime battlers; Later, it is discovered that the girl is actually Kathy Kane's niece, who dreams of battling crime with her as Batwoman, just like Batman and Robin team up to battle crime. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #140
    Batman (1940) 140
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1961 by DC.
    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split, centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Discounted from $50.00.
    • Cover detached.
    • Discounted from $32.00.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Glue along spine.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Ghost of the Joker," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker appears to die during a prison escape, but his ghostly figure survives to commit crimes and taunt Batman from beyond the grave. Parents Have Rights, Too! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "The Charmed Life of Batman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Four professional underworld assassins try to bump off Batman, but fail after an alchemist has given the Caped Crusader a charmed life on a TV talk show through the use of a potion. One-page Lefty Looie story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Eighth Wonder of Space," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; After being transported to an alien world, Batman and Robin are accidentally turned into aliens with weird powers, but they still can help Batwoman tackle the Yellow Sweater Gang when they return. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Batman (1940) 141
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1961 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Water damage. Paper and color loss, rusty staples with rust migration and mold.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.73) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple, 1" spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Crimes of the Clockmaster," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A strange clock arrives at Police HQ, which gives clues to up-coming crimes; Batman is able to correctly decipher the third clue in order to round up the Clockmaster. It's Fun to Serve! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "The Race of Death," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are on the scene of the special Seth Baylor Cross Country race being held outside of Gotham City because they believe a murder will occur there. One-page Lefty Looie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batwoman's Junior Partner," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The publicity that Bat-Girl gets after having captured a criminal called the Moth results in the humiliated criminal seeking his revenge on her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #142
    Batman (1940) 142
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1961 by DC.
    • 1/4" cumulative spine split.
    • Discounted from $37.50.
    • Lateral spine tear.
    • Cover detached, piece missing from front and back cover.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.78) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman's Robot-Guardian," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Having received a guardian robot from an alien he once befriended, Batman discovers the creature will not allow the Caped Crusader to put his life on the line in fighting crooks. The Right to be Different public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "The Crimes of the Ancient Mariner," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Some clever crooks, intent with making off with a company payroll, fool the Caped Crusaders into believing that an old sea-farer is a crook. "Ruler of the Bewitched Valley," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders follow a renegade scientist to Central America, where he has created a series of automated robots that fool the superstitious natives. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #143
    Batman (1940) 143
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1961 by DC.
    • Discounted from $61.00.
    • Discounted from $51.00.
    • Centerfold coming loose at staples.

    Last 10-cent cover price. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Twice-Told Tale of Batman and Robin," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; After the Caped Crusaders round up a gang of jewel thieves, Robin fantasizes how the adventure would be retold in the future as a mythological tale involving giants and flying creatures. Half-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Blind Batman," script by Arnold Drake, art by Sheldon Moldoff; A bump on the head renders Batman blind temporarily, so he creates a set of radar ear plugs that allows him to combat criminals. A Message from Otto the Robot! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "Bat-Hound and the Creature," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While the Caped Crusaders battle Lippy Yates and his gang, Ace befriends a giant alien being, who eventually saves Batman's life. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #144
    Batman (1940) 144
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1961 by DC.
    • 2" spine split from bottom of comic. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1-1/2" spine split from top of comic through cover and all wraps. Centerfold detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0001406010
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1397593001
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    • Staple rust.

    First 12-cent cover price. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Alien Feud on Earth," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Two aliens come to Earth to fight a duel over a girl, and they don't care who gets in the way.Strange Laws humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Played Batman," script by Arnold Drake, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman secretly joins a training ground started by the Joker, whose express purpose is to defeat the Batman! "People Are People!" public service announcement, art by Don Cameron. "Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Bat-Girl gets seriously jealous when Robin tells her that there is another lady in his life, so Bat-Mite offers to help Bat-Girl get the man she loves. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #146
    Batman (1940) 146
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1962 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple, 1" spine split from base of comic.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman and Robin's Magical Powers," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When the Dynamic Duo save the life of a magician, he gives the Caped Crusaders certain powers, not realizing that when Batman and Robin use these powers, Bat-Mite is actually responsible for their amazing abilities. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Leopard Boy," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Caped Crusaders follow Smiley Fenton to Africa, who wants to get the diamonds stolen by Joe Taylor, whose plane crashed in the jungle. One-page Fingerprint Curios story, art by Morris Waldinger. "The Deadly Curse of Korabo," script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are called to the mountains to uncover the mystery of a giant hand that has been killing mountain climbers. From Many Lands public service announcement, art by Lou Cameron. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #147
    Batman (1940) 147
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1962 by DC.
    • 2 1/4" spine split.
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    • Spot of paper loss on front cover.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Plants of Plunder," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A gang of crooks enters Gotham and begins using strange seeds to grow alien plants in order to commit crimes. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. Time-Out for Talk! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Secret of Mystery Island!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A dying gang boss leaves a series of clues for his men to follow to an island in order for them to locate a hidden treasure. "Batman Becomes Bat-Baby" starring Batman and Bat-Woman (as proof of this "unusual adventure," there resides in the Bat-Cave's famed trophy room a glass case in which the Bat-Baby costume is enshrined), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A criminal scientist turns Batman physically into a four-year-old with a ray of his own devising, but Batman modifies his costume and continues to fight crime as Bat-Baby. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #148
    Batman (1940) 148
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1962 by DC.

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Alien Force Twins," script by Jerry Coleman, art by Jim Mooney; Alien bandits create electrical twins of Batman and Robin to fend them off when the Caped Crusaders attempt to enter a strange city that appears out of nowhere. Your Pass to New Worlds! public service announcement about libraries, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Half-page Lefty Looie story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Boy Who Was Robin," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A young cousin of Bruce's wreaks havoc by pretending to be Robin, even going so far as to hiring a crook/actor to play the role of Batman! Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. A letter from Tom Fagan of Rutland, Vermont about the Rutland Halloween Parade and its Batman float. "The Joker's Greatest Triumph," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker unmasks Batman but doesn't reveal his identity. Later, he unmasks the Caped Crusader again, only to reveal a robot beneath the cowl. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #149
    Batman (1940) 149
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1962 by DC.
    • 1 1/4" spine split.
    • Discounted from $18.00.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $15.00.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $14.00.
    • Discounted from $14.00.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
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    • Cover detached at both staples.
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Maestro of Crime," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Angered because of poor reviews of his music concerts, Payne Cardine turns to crime; Batman then uses a music expert to decipher the clues left behind by Cardine as the Mastero of Crime. "The Invaders from the Past," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The appearance of strange men through portals and the kidnapping of the Caped Crusaders by two Vikings all lead to the eventual capture of two crooks perpetuating a hoax. Half-page Homer story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman Tunes in on Murder," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff inks by Charles Paris; The light reflected off the ring of a visiting Rajah allows Batman to tune in the thoughts of a person planning murder with a bomb. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #150
    Batman (1940) 150
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1962 by DC.
    • No bottom staple (manufacturing). Centerfold detached at single staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple, tracing indentations on front cover.
    • Cover detached and adhered to first wrap with glue.
    • Water damage.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1401373008

    Cover pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Secret Behind the Stone Door," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusader goes undercover to learn about a fantastic underworld army being formed to overtake the country. Rules of Water Safety! public service announcement with Buzzy, art by Win Mortimer. "The Girl Who Stole Batman's Heart," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Affected by some weird love potion, Batman gives up crime fighting, forcing Robin to go it alone with a Batman robot as a partner while the Caped Crusader spends his time with a woman named Elsie. "Robin, the Super Boy Wonder," script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; When the Dynamic Duo are forced down over the Yucatan Plateau during a storm, Batman, accused of stealing emeralds from a native tribe, is shocked to learn that his partner no longer remembers him and has acquired super powers! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #151
    Batman (1940) 151
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1962 by DC.
    • Discounted from $42.50.
    • Water damage.
    • 2" spine split from bottom of comic.
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    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. "Batman's New Secret Identity!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders' secret identities are compromised, forcing them to adopt entirely new identities in order to continue their war on crime. Strange Laws humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mystery Gadget from the Stars!", script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A weird alien device is discovered, whose rays causes objects to evolve; The Caped Crusaders must battle a criminal gang into whose hands the device has fallen. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #152
    Batman (1940) 152
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1962 by DC.

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Formula for Doom," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders and Bat-Hound track a renegade scientist to Switzerland, who is in the process of handing over a portion of an explosive formula to a European criminal. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The False Face Society," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman goes undercover as a member of the False Face Society in order to get the goods on and capture their leader. True Crime Laffs humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Memorial to an Astronaut," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman decides to make the dream of traveling into space a reality for a dying mineralogist by devising a hoax involving a phony spaceship and a movie set. Pennies for UNICEF! public service announcement with Superman, art by Sheldon Moldoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #153
    Batman (1940) 153
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1963 by DC.

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Prisoners of Three Worlds," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A strange alien arrives on Earth and begins stealing silver; When our four heroes begin pursuing him, they are all transported to different dimensions. True Crime Laffs humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. Health Myths Debunked! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Half-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #154
    Batman (1940) 154
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1963 by DC.
    • Cover detached.
    • Chew to spine, water damage and rusty staple.

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. "Danger Strikes Four," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; As Dick begins reading Alfred's latest imaginary tale of Batman II and Robin II, he is called upon by the Caped Crusader to battle Big Al and his men, with all involved in circumstances strangely resembling Alfred's story. "The Amazing Odyssey of Batman and Robin," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When the remains of the Bat-Boat are found, its log is sent to Commissioner Gordon, who announces that Batman is dead, leaving a stage magician free to commit his crimes! Safety First -- All Year! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Johnny discovers the hazards of leaving things lying around the home. "The Strange Experiment of Doctor Dorn," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A large green creature is menacing Gotham City, so the Dynamic Duo are called in to assist, and they discover a way to get the creature to pass away, leaving Dr. Dorn free without any effect. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #155
    Batman (1940) 155
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1963 by DC.
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    • 1" spine tear from bottom of comic.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1351041003
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman's Psychic Twin" starring Batman, Robin, and Kathy Kane, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A rare chemical explosion psychically links Batman with Jo-Jo Gagan, and when the underworld finds out about this, they turn on Gagan and attempt to kill him, believing that the Caped Crusader will perish as well. "The Return of the Penguin" (1st Silver Age appearance of the Penguin) starring Batman, Robin, and Vicki Vale, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Emerging from semi-retirement, due to the mocking of the underworld, the Penguin renews his battle of wits with the Caped Crusaders with a series of new bird-related crimes. Full-page ad for Metal Men # 1. Countdown on Excellence public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #156
    Batman (1940) 156
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1963 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Secret of the Ant-Man" starring Batman, Robin, Bat-Hound, and Ant-Man, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; After Batman announces that he is going away on a secret Government mission, a pint-sized crime fighter by the name of Ant-Man pops up to help him out, but the Boy Wonder wrongly guesses that it is Batman in disguise. True Crime Laffs humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "Robin Dies at Dawn," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman undergoes a test simulation for a situation that astronauts may one day face alone in outer space, and during that simulation he sees Robin dies; After the test is over, Batman faces the terrible side-effects of his simulation, believing that Robin will actually die, and it so complicates his fight against crime, he decides to retire! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #157
    Batman (1940) 157
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1963 by DC.
    • Discounted from $24.50.
    • Discounted from $24.50.
    • Water damage.
    • Discounted from $24.50.
    • 1" spine split from base of comic and first page.

    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. "The Villain of the Year," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; After receiving a tip on a crime from reporter Hal Lake, Batman goes undercover and discovers that Lake is using an underworld alias in order to gather information, is mentally unbalanced, and a criminal called the Jackal. "The Hunt for Batman's Secret Identity," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When Mirror Man escapes from prison and reforms his gang, he once again tries to prove his belief that Batman is Bruce Wayne...and he does...and doesn't! 2/3-page True Crime Laffs by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #158
    Batman (1940) 158
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1963 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    Auction opens August 21
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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Ace - the Super Bat-Hound," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Bat-Mite shows up again to have some fun and decides to give Ace some super powers, which he uses to aid the Caped Crusaders; However, when Ace chases crooks into a cave, the mine fumes cause havoc with the dog's super powers, and he turns on the Dynamic Duo. Half-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Impossible Perils," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Matt Carter returns from a jungle expedition and, although racked with fever, recounts stories of giant animals that he found including a dinosaur. "Batman and Robin—Imposters," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders must deal with some criminals who are posing as them in public, and are getting away with it because the Batman impersonator actually has one of Batman's authentic utility belts that he stole. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #159
    Batman (1940) 159
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1963 by DC.

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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. Your United Nations at Work public service announcement. "The Great Clayface - Joker Feud," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; After escaping from prison, Matt Hagen finds a way to synthesize the liquid that turns him into Clayface, and once more takes up crime; The Joker, meanwhile, objects to Clayface getting all the headlines, so he starts a feud with Clayface. True Crime Laffs humor/nonfiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Boyhood of Bruce Wayne Jr.," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Robin II takes after his father and is able to help Batman by discovering the secret escape method employed by the Green Owl Gang. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #160
    Batman (1940) 160
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1963 by DC.

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Mystery of Madcap Island," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo track Ed Kiley to Madcap Island, home to numerous wealthy eccentrics, and discovers him murdered. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff; Casey uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun in a hospital's quiet zone. "The Alien Boss of Gotham City," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders face a gang led by an apparent alien brandishing amazing weapons, but Batman suspects the alien is a phony...and proves it. Your Free Trip Around the World! public service announcement about libraries, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #161
    Batman (1940) 161
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1964 by DC.
    • Discounted from $30.00.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Mad Hatter pulls a string of robberies based on the professions of the jurors that sentenced him on his last arrest. Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!" public service announcement, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Bat-Mite Hero," script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman corners a wanted felon in a baseball stadium, but Bat-Mite appears and messes things up with his magical nonsense. Batman tells him to find another hero to pester, so Bat-Mite creates a series of heroes (the third a crook), but they fail miserably. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #162
    Batman (1940) 162
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1964 by DC.
    • Discounted from $33.00.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage. Rusty/deteriorating staples with rust migration.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Batman Creature!", script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A mad scientist has invented a ray which turns men into animal creatures, who steal for him; When he turns the ray on Batman, turning the Caped Crusader into a creature, it's all Robin, Batwoman and Bat-Hound can do to stop him. Strange Old Laws humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "Robin's New Secret Identity!", script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Dick, bummed out because he can't play sports like the other boys his age, decides to disguise himself as a red-headed boy and then compete; During one of these competitions, he bumps his head, getting amnesia, and evens aid the Batman in tracking down some crooks. Give and Take public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The children take some broken and unused toys to Mr. Craig, who helps them to repair them and they then donate them to charity uses. Letter to the editor from Silver Age comics fan Edward Simpson III. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #163
    Batman (1940) 163
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1964 by DC.

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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Bat-Girl--Batwoman II!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Charles Paris; Betty returns to Gotham City and adopts the guise of Batwoman II; With Batman and Robin II both out of town, the original Batman must go into action and gets captured in the process; When Batwoman II saves him, she learns his secret identity in the process. "The Joker Jury!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker begins a crime wave using the city's various departments as his theme; When the Caped Crusaders head out to battle the Crime Clown, they are captured and put on trial by the Joker. Names Do Hurt! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #164
    Batman (1940) 164
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1964 by DC.
    • Discounted from $37.50.

    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella. "Two-Way Gem Caper!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Batman discovers a plot to waylay a group of folk singers in order to perpetrate the theft of a pearl from a museum, and eventually nabs the villain after foiling a trap set for the criminal. "Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; A private investigator seeks to join the Mystery Analysts, but is blackballed by Batman for a very specific reason. Ancient Crime-Detection Methods! fact page. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #165
    Batman (1940) 165
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1964 by DC.
    • 1" spine split from base of comic.
    • Discounted from $37.50.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Water damage.
    • Discounted from $13.50.
    • Discounted from $8.49.
    • INCOMPLETE. Ad clipped. Does not interrupt art or story. Water damage.
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    Auction opens August 21
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    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Man Who Quit the Human Race!", script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; When it is discovered that he is a mutant, Governor Warner agrees to step down from office and undergo an experiment that will allow him to quickly evolve. "The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter," script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Patricia Powell graduates from the Police Academy with top honors and receives her rewards from the Batman, whom she tells that she has a great affection for Bruce Wayne. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #166
    Batman (1940) 166
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1964 by DC.
    • Discounted from $18.25.
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $13.50.
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    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "Two-Way Deathtrap!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Two crooks overhear Batman creating a supposedly inescapable trap and make plans to lure Batman into such a trap. Information on the planet Pluto. "A Rendezvous with Robbery!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Patricia Powell is hoping this is the time she finally meets Bruce Wayne, but things go awry when someone robs the Wayne Estate. Science in Crime Detection non-fiction half-page. Letter to the editor from comic writer Mike Friedrich. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #167
    Batman (1940) 167
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1964 by DC.
    • Discounted from $45.00.
    • Water damage.
    • Discounted from $18.25.
    • Cover and first four wraps detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $18.25.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Zero Hour for Earth!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; A dying Interpol man informs Batman that a criminal named Karabi has plans to instigate a nuclear war. Half-page filler about the component parts of the nucleus of an atom. 2/3-page Strange Laws humor/non-fiction feature by Henry Boltinoff. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #168
    Batman (1940) 168
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1964 by DC.
    • Discounted from $25.00.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Discounted from $30.00.
    • Water damage.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.25) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1108587002

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Fight that Jolted Gotham City!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; Batman helps cure a circus strong man of his wild mood swings by deducing that radio music tends to cause aggressive behavior in him. Cap's Hobby Center activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Crime-Writing Clues! non-fiction page. "How to Solve a Perfect Crime--In Reverse!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; The Mystery Analysts split up to search for the thief who purloined a valuable diamond, and it's Batman who discovers that one member of the Analysts is the guilty party! Letter to the editor from comic writer Bob Rozakis. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #169
    Batman (1940) 169
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1965 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. Don't Give Fire a Place to Start! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Partners in Plunder!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; The Penguin uses an umbrella barrage to trick Batman into planning his next crime for him. "A Bad Day for Batman!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; Batman tells the press about his bad day, in which he returns to the scene of a previous case to retrieve some rope, and spots a jewel thief; He pursues, but a series of bad breaks allows the felon to escape. Fingerprint Facts non-fiction page, script by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tom Nicolosi. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Friedrich. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #170
    Batman (1940) 170
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1965 by DC.
    • Discounted from $50.00.
    • Discounted from $41.50.
    • Discounted from $41.50.
    • Discounted from $37.50.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. Friends Across the Seas public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Genius of the Getaway Gimmicks!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; Roy Reynolds, wanting to not make the same mistakes of other criminals, decides to uses a series of getaway gimmicks on the Caped Crusader to effect the escape of he and his men...and succeeds, until Batman baits a trap of his own. "The Puzzle of the Perilous Prizes!", script by Bill Finger, art by Joe Giella (as Bob Kane); When Batman and Robin investigate who entered a contest for an elderly lady, they end up capturing an entirely unrelated gang who think Batman and Robin are after them. Pore Identification non-fiction half-page, script by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tom Nicolosi. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Friedrich. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #171
    Batman (1940) 171
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1965 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #136-AA-009
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    • Cover detached at one staple, heavy marker on front cover.

    1st Silver Age Riddler appearance (the question-marked criminal hadn't appeared in a Batman book since 1948). Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. What's Wrong with These Pictures! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!" (the Batman TV pilot was based on this story), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; The Riddler is released from prison and informs the Dynamic Duo that he has turned from crime, and, as proof, leads them to the hideout of the Molehill Mob; But when the former felon begins deluging them with riddles, the Caped Crusaders aren't sure he really has reformed. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #172
    Batman (1940) 172
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1965 by DC.
    • Discounted from $10.50.
    • Discounted from $12.75.
    • 4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer; Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be lifelong enjoyment. "Attack of the Invisible Knights!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; An ancient legend involving suits of armor coming to life and destroying some opals in a museum appears to come to pass, and challenges the wits of the Caped Crusaders to discover the facts behind this legend. "Robin's Unassisted Triple Play!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; Using remote cameras from the Bat-Cave, the Caped Crusaders witness a crime and are on the way to the scene when Batman gets an emergency call from the JLA and has to report; Robin now handles the case, tracking down the art gallery robbers. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #173
    Batman (1940) 173
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1965 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage. Writing (interior).
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "Secret Identities for Sale!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; While the Caped Crusaders are raiding the hideout of Mr. Incognito, a photographer takes pictures of the action with a special x-ray film, revealing the criminal's identity; The man offers to provide the identity to the Police for a million dollars while also offering the secret identities of the Dynamic Duo to the underworld for a price. "Walk, Batman--To Your Doom!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; Batman is asked to investigate when four air-tight cases are blown when the juries involved return "not guilty" verdicts; Batman soon discovers that one juror, Franklin Knott, has been on all four juries in disguise. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #174
    Batman (1940) 174
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1965 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Human Punching Bag!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Hunter breaks the Getaway Genius out of jail in order to provide a getaway gimmick, all the while planning a trap for the Batman. The Time of Death article. "Nature's Bill of Rights," script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Two boys who are polluting a stream are given an anti-pollution lesson by a fisherman. "The Off-Again On-Again Lightbulbs!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; When Batman arrives at the Wednesday meeting of the Mystery Analysts, a cleaning man enters and announces that it is actually Friday, and he can prove it with a copy of that day's paper; Before anyone can question why, the cleaning man hypnotizes the group, not realizing the Batman is unaffected. Half-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.