Batman No. 31


Batman issue No. 31 was published by DC Comics in October and November 1945 and sold for ten cents. The cover art by Dick Sprang depicts a swooping, repeating Batman logo along with Batman and Robin pursuing a gunman.

This issue contains the stories "Punch and Judy," "Alfred, Armchair Detective," "Vanishing Village," and "Trade Marks of Crime."

Batman made his comic debut in 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 before being featured receiving his own self-titled line of books in 1942.

Date Made: 1945

Maker: D. C. Comics, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: BatmanSubject: Comics


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Comic Books


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.024Catalog Number: 2013.0086.024Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1446421

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.