The Golden Age of the World's Greatest Detective returns for a fifth volume! Reprinting the Dynamic Duo's adventures from BATMAN issues #17-20 (1943), this volume features the first stories illustrated by legendary Batman artist Dick Sprang as well as an introduction by comics historian Michelle Nolan. Art and color reconstruction on cover and interior pages by Dale Crain. Series design by Alex Jay/Studio J. Publication design by Peter Hamboussi.
Illustrated with a vignette from "Case of the Timid Lion" from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #19.
Illustrated with a vignette from "Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals" from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #17.
Batman & Robin art lifted from pg. 13 of Detective Comics #84. Confirmed by Sprang & Desris. Layouts of Batman & Robin by Ed Kressy w/ finished art by Dick Sprang. Hitler, Tojo & Mussolini figures by Stan Kaye (new art for this cover).
Biographies for Jack Burnley, Ray Burnley, Don Cameron, Norman Fallon, Bill Finger, Joe Greene, Bob Kane, Stan Kaye, Ed Kressy, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Joe Samachson and Dick Sprang. Biographical material provided by Joe Desris and Craig Delich.
Reprints covers from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #17-20. On back cover.