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Issue Details

Issue #267
Published May 1959
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Jack Schiff (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)

Cover Details - "Batman Meets Bat-Mite!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite (supporting)
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Stan Kaye

11 page Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder story "Batman Meets Bat-Mite"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite (intro, supporting); Tipper Neely (intro, villain); The Yellow Gloves Gang (intro, villain)
Synopsis Preparing to go off on patrol, Batman and Robin find the Bat-Cave disturbed and meet Bat-Mite, an admirer of Batman's from another dimension. Bat-Mite wants to join Batman and Robin in their fight against crime, but Batman politely convinces Bat-Mite that that won't work. Instead, Bat-Mite tries to make Batman and Robin's exploits a little more entertaining, a little more "fun." In the end, Batman finds a way to make Bat-Mite useful, which lets the imp know it's time to go home.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Charles Paris
Reprinted in Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #7 (Summer 1964); in Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) #[nn]

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll ad"

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) "Showcase #20"

1 page public service announcement "Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?"

Script Jack Schiff
Pencils Bernard Baily
Inks Bernard Baily
Letters Ira Schnapp

1 page Warden Willis filler "Warden, that mattress is old and lumpy."

Characters Warden Willis
Genre gag
Script Henry Boltinoff
Pencils Henry Boltinoff
Inks Henry Boltinoff
Letters Henry Boltinoff

5 page Roy Raymond TV Detective story "The Mystery of the Magic Sea!"

Characters Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Otto Wile (intro, villain)
Synopsis When an earthquake exposes a portion of an underground sea, a small town hopes it will be a boon to its tourism business. But a legend warns that if a person swims too deep in the water, he'll turn into a fish. Roy Raymond films the attempts of two townspeople to disprove the legend for Impossible but True, but in both cases, when underwater, a strange underwater cloud envelops them. They disappear, and a fish appears in their place. Noticing a whale amongst all the other ocean life, Roy decides to try it himself. Though Roy disappears and a fish appears in his place, the TV detective has actually gone inside the whale and found the men behind the scheme. He became suspicious when he noticed that the whale never came to the surface to breathe, and finds that the legend was a ploy to scare people away from the lake bed, which is covered with treasure.
Genre detective
Pencils Ruben Moreira
Inks Ruben Moreira

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Pops ad"

1 page text story "Alibi by Telephone"

Letters typeset

1 page advertisement "Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park"

Characters Superman; Emmett Kelly

6 page John Jones Manhunter from Mars story "John Jones' Farewell to Earth"

Characters Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Captain Harding (supporting); S'vor (intro, villain); Jovians (intro)
Synopsis Jovians come to Earth searching for a criminal but they need Manhunter's help because their weakness is water and it's raining. Jones agrees to help them in exchange for a ride home.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Miller ?
Pencils Joe Certa
Inks Joe Certa
Notes Writer ID from Bob Hughes, May 2009.
Reprinted in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #184 (May 1969); in Showcase Presents Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Fudge ad"