([March] 2005)

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Volume:
1
Price:
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Dale Crain (Senior Editor Collected Editions)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Batman Chronicles Volume One (Table of Contents)

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?
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typeset

Synopsis:
Credits for the stories reprinted in this volume.

[Detective Comics #27] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Bat-Man [Bruce Wayne] (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (introduction); Lambert; Steven Crane (death); Paul Rogers; Alfred Stryker (villain); Jennings (villain)
Synopsis:
In his first case, the Bat-Man investigates the murder of a chemical tycoon, discovering that one of his partners murdered him to steal the secret contracts that would leave him as the sole owner of the Apex Chemical Corporation.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #28] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Bat-Man [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gimpy; Frenchie Blake (villain)
Synopsis:
Using information obtained from a Police stool pigeon, the Bat-Man sets aim on one Frenchy Blake, leader of a notorious jewel theft ring.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #29] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Death (villain)
Reprints:

The Batman Meets Doctor Death (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; John P. van Smith; Doctor Death (villain; Intro); Jabah (villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
Dr. Death plans to use his new invention of a poisonous pollen extract on any wealthy person who refuses to pay him tribute.
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[Detective Comics #30] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Fred Guardineer; typeset

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[The Return of Doctor Death] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mrs. Jones; Doctor Death (villain, as Ivan Herd); Mikhail (villain, Death)
Synopsis:
Thought dead in a fire in his home, Dr. Death has survived, but is in need of funds to re-establish himself, so he sets his sights on diamonds owned by a Mrs. Jones.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #31] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; the Monk (villain)
Reprints:

[Batman vs. the Vampire Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison (Bruce's girlfriend); Dr. Trent; the Monk (villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
When Batman discovers Julie in a trance, he is advised by a doctor to take her to Hungary, where he faces a living vampire, who wishes to kill the Caped Crusader and feed Julie to his werewolves.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #32] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[Batman vs. the Vampire Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; the Monk (villain; Death); Dala (villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
Reaching Hungary with Julie, the Batman runs into another vampire, who wants to make a deal with him: if she shows him the Monk's hideout, will he kill him?
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #33] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (pages 1,2); Gardner Fox (pages 3-12)
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Origin); Thomas Wayne (Death); Martha Wayne (Death); Joe Chill (unnamed); Dr. Carl Kruger (villain; Death); The Scarlet Horde (villains; all Death)
Synopsis:
After learning how the Batman came into being as a crime fighter, he ceomes alarmed at the sudden appearance of deadly dirigibles whose occupants wish to rule the world.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #34] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Creig Flessel

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger
Reprints:

[Peril in Paris] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Charles Maire; Karel Maire; Duc D'orterre (villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
After Bruce Wayne runs into a man with no face, as the Batman he learns of a sinister man responsible for it, who wants the man's money and his sister.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #35] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Duc D'orterre (villain)
Reprints:

[The Case of the Ruby Idol] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Weldon; Wong; Sin Fang [Sheldon Lenox] (villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
The existence of a large ruby in the shape of a hideous figure leads to the death of one man and threatens the life of another, so the Batman enters the fray to battle a weird Hindu cult over it.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #36] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

[Professor Hugo Strange] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Henry Jenkins; Officer Clancy; Professor Hugo Strange (villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and obtaining a clue as to the perpetrator, Hugo Strange, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Strange that he uses to commit crimes.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #37] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (?); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

[The Screaming House] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joey (Death); Turg (villain); Count Grutt (villain; Death)
Synopsis:
While passing by an old house, the Batman hears screams and rushes in to save a man, who he soon discovers is a crook that has been double crossing his boss and who kills the thugs torturing him so there will be no witnesses. Later, the Caped Crusader learns from the dying Joey that his boss is a big time smuggler, and he takes immediate steps to solve that problem.
Reprints:

[Detective Comics #38] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

[Robin the Boy Wonder] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (Intro; Origin); John Grayson (Intro; Death); Mary Grayson (Intro; Death); Mr. Haly; Boss Zucco [Anthony Zucco](villain; Intro); Blade (villain; Death)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson watches his parents die and overhears the killers confessing the point, and he decides to tip off the Police. However, the Batman intervenes to save the boy's life, and trains him to become his partner, Robin the Boy Wonder. Then the duo head out to gather evidence needed to put the criminals behind bars.
Reprints:

[Batman #1] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds, verified by Robinson); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Legend of Batman--Who He Is and How He Came To Be (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds, verified by Moldoff); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff (verified by Moldoff)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne's parent are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash panel reprinted from DETECTIVE COMICS #34; rest of story reprinted from DETECTIVE COMICS #33.

[The Joker] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds, verified by Robinson); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Henry Claridge (Death); Jay Wilde (Death); Judge Drake (Death); The Joker (Villain; Intro); Brute Nelson (Death)
Synopsis:
Batman faces a new criminal who succeeds in killing famous men and stealing their prized possessions...leaving them all with "a smile" on their face!
Reprints:

[The Giants of Hugo Strange] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds, verified by Robinson); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Hugo Strange (Villain); un-named monsters (Villain; Death)
Synopsis:
The Batman faces an arch criminal who has invented a serum to create a race of giant monsters, and nearly becomes one of them himself!
Reprints:

[The Cat] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds, verified by Robinson); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John Travers; Martha Travers; The Cat [Selina Kyle; as Miss Peggs in story] (Villain); Denny
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin take a trip aboard an exclusive yacht in order to prevent the theft of the Travers necklace at the hands of the Cat!
Reprints:

The Joker Returns (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds, verified by Robinson); Greg Theakston (Black and White Reconstruction)
Colors:
? (original colors); Bob Le Rose (Color Reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (Color Reconstruction)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Chief of Police Chalmers (Death); Edgar Martin (Death); The Joker (Villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker escapes from prison to continue his rampage of death and to steal the famed Cleopatra necklace and Fire Ruby.
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Indexer Notes

As recounted in various sources, the Joker was supposed to die of his stab wound at the end of the story, but the editors decided this villain was too good to kill off, so the last panels were re-drawn to show him surviving. The last panel of the story, titled "Golden Rules for Robin's Regulars", introduces readers to "Robin's Code" of conduct.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Information on DC Archives and other DC Trade Paperbacks.

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Back Cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Blank Page]
  3. 2. Batman Chronicles Volume One
  4. 3. [Detective Comics #27]
    Batman
  5. 4. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    Batman
  6. 5. [Detective Comics #28]
  7. 6. [Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang]
    Batman
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #29]
    Batman
  9. 8. The Batman Meets Doctor Death
    Batman
  10. 9. [Detective Comics #30]
  11. 10. [The Return of Doctor Death]
    Batman
  12. 11. [Detective Comics #31]
    Batman
  13. 12. [Batman vs. the Vampire Part 1]
    Batman
  14. 13. [Detective Comics #32]
  15. 14. [Batman vs. the Vampire Part 2]
    Batman
  16. 15. [Detective Comics #33]
    Batman
  17. 16. The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom
    Batman
  18. 17. [Detective Comics #34]
    The Crimson Avenger
  19. 18. [Peril in Paris]
    Batman
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #35]
    Batman
  21. 20. [The Case of the Ruby Idol]
    Batman
  22. 21. [Detective Comics #36]
    Batman
  23. 22. [Professor Hugo Strange]
    Batman
  24. 23. [Detective Comics #37]
    Batman
  25. 24. [The Screaming House]
    Batman
  26. 25. [Detective Comics #38]
    Batman
  27. 26. [Robin the Boy Wonder]
    Batman
  28. 27. [Batman #1]
    Batman
  29. 28. The Legend of Batman--Who He Is and How He Came To Be
    Batman
  30. 29. [The Joker]
    Batman
  31. 30. [The Giants of Hugo Strange]
    Batman
  32. 31. [The Cat]
    Batman
  33. 32. The Joker Returns
    Batman
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
  35. 34. [Blank Page]
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Batman
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