([March] 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 30.95 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
1-4012-0206-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194124116600111
Editing:
Bob Greenberger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Batman in the Forties (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title page with image from cover of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #12.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Batman / table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
? (border art)
Inks:
? (border art)
Colors:
? (border art)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits, table of contents and indicia information pages.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with reprinted panel from ?

Milestones (Table of Contents)

Cover Gallery / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman #1, Detective Comics #27, #38); Fred Ray (World's Best Comics #1)
Inks:
Bob Kane (Batman #1, Detective Comics #27); Jerry Robinson (Batman #1 backgrounds, Detective Comics #38); Fred Ray (World's Best Comics #1)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Superman

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #1, World's Best Finest (DC, 1941 series) #1, Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #27 and #38.

Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
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.
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The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

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

Indexer Notes

Titled "Origin" in the table of contents.

Robin the Boy Wonder (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
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.
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The People vs. Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Horatio Delmar; Weasel Venner (I, D for both); Freddie Hill
Synopsis:
Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne!
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The Origin of the Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Joe Chill
Reprints:

Props (Table of Contents)

Cover Gallery / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Detective Comics #61); Charles Paris (Detective Comics #127); Win Mortimer (Batman #48); Fred Ray (Batman #10); Jerry Robinson (Batman #10)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (Detective Comics #61, Batman #10); George Roussos (Detective Comics #61 backgrounds); Charles Paris (Detective Comics #127); Win Mortimer (Batman #48)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #10 & #48 and Detective Comics #61 & 127.

The Joker Follows Suit! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Joker
Reprints:

The Penny Plunderers! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; J. J. Withers (first appearance); Joe Coyne (villain, introduction); Skinny (villain, introduction, death); Mike (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Throughout his life, Joe Coyne felt threatened, done in by pennies and coppers, so he decides to use the "copper penny" as a trademark of his crimes.
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The 1,000 SEcrets of the Batcave (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Wolf Brando
Reprints:

The Batman Family (Table of Contents)

Cover Gallery / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Ray (World's Finest Comics #3); Dick Sprang (Batman #22); Bob Kane (Detective Comics #42); Jerry Robinson (Batman #26)
Inks:
Fred Ray (World's Finest Comics #3); Dick Sprang (Batman #22); Bob Kane (Detective Comics #42); Jerry Robinson (Detective Comics #42, Batman #26)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Baman; Robin; Superman;

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #3, Batman (DC, 1940 series) #22 & 26 and Detective Comics #42.

Alfred, Armchair Detective (Table of Contents)

Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Stubby Stubbs (Villain; Intro)
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Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle; Villains: George Grayson [I](Dick Graysons uncle), Clara Grayson [I](Dick Graysons aunt), Fatso Foley (I).
Synopsis:
One day a couple show up at the Wayne mansion claiming to be the Aunt & Uncle of Dick Grayson, and they successfully get custody of the boy. But Batman smells a rat when the couple call up Bruce Wayne and offer him the opportunity to "buy" Dick back!
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Clocks of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Winslow Mortimer
Inks:
Winslow Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bruce Wayne; Commissioner James Gordon; The Clock (villain)
Synopsis:
While helping to film a scene from a soon to be released movie at the abandoned Shark Tower lighthouse, Robin confronts a sinister new villain intent on stopping the production---for criminal purposes, of course!
Reprints:

The Villains (Table of Contents)

Cover Gallery / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang (Detective Comics #89); Bob Kane (Detective Comics #73); Winslow Mortimer (Detective Comics #140); Bob Kane (Detective Comics #29)
Inks:
Dick Sprang (Detective Comics #89); Jerry Robinson (Detective Comics #73); George Roussos (Detective Comics #73 backgrounds); Winslow Mortimer (Detective Comics #140); Bob Kane (Detective Comics #29)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Scarecrow; Riddler

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Detective Comics (DC, 1940 series) #29, 73, 89 and 140.

Your Face is Your Fortune (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Villains: the Catwoman [a.k.a. Elva Barr][Selina Kyle], Deadshot Mike.
Synopsis:
Selina Kyle wins a beauty contest under an assumed name and falls in love with Bruce Wayne, who was one of the judges. Although she is planning capers involving her job in a beauty salon, Selina confesses to Batman that she'd give up her criminal behavior if she knew for certain that she'd have a chance with Wayne.
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The Scoop of the Century! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures); Lew Schwartz (backgrounds)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Vicki Vale; The Mad Hatter
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This trade paperback credits inks to Lew Schwartz. Charles Paris ink credit from original issue's index.

Clayface Walks Again! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Gabby; Mr. Bentley; Clayface I [Basil Karlo] (villain).
Synopsis:
Julie breaks off her engagement to Bruce, and leaves, as Portia Storme, for a career in movies. However, the escape of Basil Karlo, and his revenge against Argus Pictures & Portia Storme brings the Batman into the picture.
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The End of Two-Face! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gilda; Two-Face [Harvey Kent](villain)
Synopsis:
While awaiting trial, Two-Face breaks out of jail, resuming his evil career, but, in the process, nearly killing Gilda by accident. He turns himself in and recovers his looks through plastic surgery.
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Half-Man Half-Monster (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:
  • from ? (newspaper strips)(June 23-August 18, 1946)

Contributors (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Short biographical paragraphs on the creators in this issue.

The True Story of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bob Kane; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
Totally fictional "true" story of how Bob Kane created Batman and Robin.
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In the Forties... (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Ray (layouts); Jerry Robinson (finishes)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Joker

Indexer Notes

Promotional text with part of cover image of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #11 on back cover. Also promotional text and images of the covers to Batman in the Fifties, Batman in the Sixties and Batman in the Seventies.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman in the Forties
    Batman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
    Batman
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Milestones
    Cover Gallery
  6. 5. Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    Batman
  7. 6. The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom
    Batman
  8. 7. Robin the Boy Wonder
    Batman
  9. 8. The People vs. Batman
    Batman
  10. 9. The Origin of the Batman
    Batman
  11. 10. Props
    Cover Gallery
  12. 11. The Joker Follows Suit!
    Batman
  13. 12. The Penny Plunderers!
    Batman and Robin
  14. 13. The 1,000 SEcrets of the Batcave
    Batman
  15. 14. The Batman Family
    Cover Gallery
  16. 15. Alfred, Armchair Detective
    Alfred
  17. 16. Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson
    Batman
  18. 17. Clocks of Doom!
    Robin
  19. 18. The Villains
    Cover Gallery
  20. 19. Your Face is Your Fortune
    Batman
  21. 20. The Scoop of the Century!
    Batman
  22. 21. Clayface Walks Again!
    Batman
  23. 22. The End of Two-Face!
    Batman
  24. 23. Half-Man Half-Monster
    Batman
  25. 24. Contributors
  26. 25. The True Story of Batman and Robin
    Batman and Robin
  27. 26. In the Forties...
    Batman and Robin
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