Detective Comics #211

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September 1954 Editor: Whitney Ellsworth Cover: Win Mortimer (Pencils and Inks) 1. The Jungle Cat Queen! Script: Edmond Hamilton Pencils: Dick Sprang Inks: Charles Paris Catwoman steals some diamonds and flies away in her Cat-plane. I love that she can pilot her own aircraft. It’s unusual during this time period for a female character to be so empowered, but sister … Read More

World’s Finest Comics #72

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September-October 1954Editor: Whitney EllsworthCover: Curt Swan (Pencils) Stan Kaye (Inks) 1. Fort Crime Script: Alvin SchwartzPencils: Curt SwanInks: Stan Kaye Superman and Batman appeared together on all the covers of World’s Finest Comics since it’s beginning in 1941 but it wasn’t until the issue just before this one (#71) that the comic would feature a story of the two heroes … Read More

Batman #86

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Sept. 1954Editor: Jack SchiffCover: Win Mortimer (Pencils and Inks) 1. The Voyage of the First Batmarine! Script: Edmond HamiltonPencils: Dick SprangInks: Charles Paris Batman and Robin are scuba diving to retrieve a submerged shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin but they stay underwater too long (only an hour!) and now they have to stay there for two days or they’ll die. … Read More

Comic Cards Project: Day 51 • Robin

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It’s been a while, but I’m ready to finish this series. First up: Robin! Batman’s junior partner, Robin, has been around almost as long as the Caped Crusader. Introduced in 1940, just a year after Batman’s debut, Robin was created to lighten the dark tone of Batman’s stories and appeal to young readers. He was the first young sidekick of … Read More

Comic Cards Project: Day 37 • Bat-Girl

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If you’re familiar with Batgirl at all, you probably know the red-haired Barbara Gordon—daughter of Police Commissioner Gordon. But there was another Bat-Girl before her, and for some reason there was a hyphen in her name. Long story short, Batwoman was introduced in 1956 to quell any uncertainty about Batman’s sexuality, and 5 years later Bat-Girl showed up as a love interest for Robin. And if you think Batman was uncomfortable … Read More