Detective Comics, no. 230

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Title

Detective Comics, no. 230

Description

This issue of DC’s long-running Detective Comics series reintroduces the Mad Hatter, a Batman villain who first appeared in the 1940s. As the Mad Hatter’s villainous ambition here makes clear—he wants to add Batman’s signature cowl to his collection of hats—the villains of the “Silver Age” of comic books are “wacky conjurors, nothing more, with no menace or violence about them” (242). This anthology comic also contains a story featuring the “Martian Manhunter,” another mainstay of DC’s superhero universe. (Reference: Andy Medhurst, “Batman, Deviance, and Camp,” The Superhero Reader, ed. Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2013. 237-251.)

Publisher

Contributor

Ellsworth, Whitney, 1908-1980 (Editor)
Schiff, Jack (Editor)
Mortimer, Win (Penciler)
Roussos, George, 1915-2000 (Inker)
Schnapp, Ira (Letterer)

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

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Citation

“Detective Comics, no. 230,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed September 25, 2021, https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu/items/show/201.