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Issue Details

Issue #55
Published October-November 1949
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details - "The Case of the 48 Jokers"

Characters Joker
Genre superhero
Pencils Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

12 page Batman story "The Case of the 48 Jokers!"

Characters Villain: The Joker, the Joker Syndicate (Intro)
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang)
Inks Stan Kaye
Letters Joe Letterese?

13 page Batman story "Bruce Wayne, Rookie Policeman!"

Characters V: The Longshoreman Kid (I)
Genre superhero
Pencils Bob Kane
Inks Charles Paris
Letters Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

1 page Fluffy filler

Script Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils Phil Berube (signed)
Inks Phil Berube (signed)

1 page Buzzy public service announcement "Stay in School -- Give Yourself a Chance"

Genre teen
Script Jack Schiff
Pencils Bob Oksner (verified by Oksner)
Inks Bob Oksner (verified by Oksner)
Letters Ira Schnapp

2 page text article "It's Your Future"

Pencils Raymond Perry
Inks Raymond Perry
Letters typeset

Half page Casey the Cop filler

Script Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters Henry Boltinoff

12 page Batman story "The Bandit of the Bells!"

Characters V: The Gong (I; Ed Peale)
Genre super-hero
Pencils Bob Kane; Charles Paris
Inks Charles Paris
Letters Ira Schnapp
Reprinted in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #198 (February 1968)