(1989)

Eclipse, 1989 Series
 
Price:
14.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages:
168
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Eclipse Books
Brand:
Eclipse Books
ISBN:
1-56060-017-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
03647564998701
Editing:
Catherine Yronwode (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11"
Paper Stock:
Stiff color cover; Plain white and coated color interior paper
Binding:
Perfect Bound

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

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The Case of the Missing Heir (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters:
Bob Kane (signed)

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. J. R. Ferguson (death); Peterson (lawyer); Rodgers; Dorothy; John Williams; Matilda (maid); The Boss (villain); Slick Ranger (villain, make-up artist)
Synopsis:
John Williams inherits a fortune from his uncle, unaware that clever criminals have secured the services of a make-up artist, who will pose as Williams and take over the fortune.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bob Kane's first published adventure comic story.

Adventures of Hiram Hick in New York (Table of Contents)

Hiram Hick / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters:
Bob Kane (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hiram Hick
Synopsis:
Country bumpkin Hiram Hick goes to New York. Dressed in his usual clothes, he wins a prize at a masquerade party.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hotel; masquerade party; New York

Indexer Notes

Bob Kane's first published comic book feature.

Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Travers; Ann (Vreekill's niece); Dr. Hugo Vreekill (villain, introduction, death); Joey (villain); Limpy (villain)
Synopsis:
The destruction of the Great West River Bridge and the blackmail demand made to the Travers Engineering Corporation spur the Dynamic Duo to investigate the matter, and they uncover a terrifying plot masterminded by the evil Dr. Vreekill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
1940 World's Fair; New York

The Secret of Bruce Wayne (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Greene
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mark Loring (introduction, death); Mr. Rand; Mr. Wicks; Scoop Scanlon; Joker (villain, cameo); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); Cat-Woman [aka Catwoman, Selina Kyle] (villain, cameo); Ape (villain); Mr. Graves (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The editor of Vue Magazine offers a raise in salary to his top reporter IF he can discover just WHO is behind the mask of the Batman!
Reprints:
Keywords:
radio; secret identity; television

The North Pole Crimes! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Cal Daly (introduction); Curly (introduction, death); Angles Bigbee (villain, introduction); The Snow Man Bandits (villains, introduction for all); Ray (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A ruthless gang of criminals heads to the far north to commit crimes and the Dynamic Duo must solve the riddle of their leaving a snowman at the scene of every crime they commit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Plane; North Pole; snow costumes

Indexer Notes

First use of snow costumes.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 1. The Case of the Missing Heir
  2. 2. Adventures of Hiram Hick in New York
    Hiram Hick
  3. 3. Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair
    Batman and Robin
  4. 4. The Secret of Bruce Wayne
    Batman and Robin
  5. 5. The North Pole Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
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