([April] 2002)

DC, 2002 Series
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 32.95 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
1-56389-810-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194123151800111
Editing:
Nick J. Napolitano (collected edition); Whitney Ellsworth (original); Jack Schiff (original)
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Bat-Mite
Reprints:
  • from ?

Batman in the Fifties (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
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Indexer Notes

Title page with partial image from cover of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #109.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits, table of contents and indicia information pages and a dedication (1/6th page) to Dick Sprang.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with panel illustration from ?

Classic Tales (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective Comics #236, 241, 244); Win Mortimer (World's Finest Comics #81)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective Comics #236, 241, 244); Win Mortimer (World's Finest Comics #81)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Superman

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #236, 241 and 244 and World's Finest Comics #81.
Book credits cover of World's Finest Comics #81 to Curt Swan & Stan Kaye, original issue index credits Win Mortimer.

The Batmobile of 1950! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The Secret of Batman's Utility Belt (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern Reed
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The True History of Superman and Batman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ka Thar (spelled Ka-Thar on the cover); Shark Slaney
Synopsis:
Ka Thar comes from the future, but his history book is inaccurate, so he forced Superman and Batman to redo some super-feats to match his history book.
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The 100 Batarangs of Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon (supporting); Jay Garris (intro, villain)
Reprints:

The Batman Family (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer (Batman #92); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #114); Curt Swan (Batman #122, Detective Comics #267)
Inks:
Win Mortimer (Batman #92); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #114); Stan Kaye (Batman #122, Detective Comics #267)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ira Schnapp (Batman #122)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Ace the Bathound; Bat-Ape; Batwoman; Bat-Mite

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #92, 114 & 122 and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #267.

Ace, the Bat-Hound! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bat-Hound [Ace] (Introduction; Origin); Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (Alfred of Earth-One; middle names revealed in this story; Introduction); John Wilker (Introduction); Bert Bowers (Villain; Introduction)
Synopsis:
When Batman and Robin find an injured dog they they take it back to the Batcave. The dog helps them with a few cases and leads them to the crooks who kidnapped his master.
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The Batwoman (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane] (intro, origin, supporting); Hugo Vorn (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne is pleased that a newcomer, Kathy Kane, has taken such a liking to the Batman. However, when a mysterious new crimefighter appears on the scene, usurping much of Batman's glory, the Dynamic Duo steps in to halt her career before she gets seriously hurt.
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Indexer Notes

Book credits inks to Charles Paris, original issue index credits inks to Stan Kaye.

The Second Boy Wonder (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred; V: Gorilla Hardy [I]
Synopsis:
After battling Gorilla Hardy and his gang, the Dynamic Duo arrive back at the Bat-Cave, but Robin has a surprise for his caped counterpart: he is NOT Dick Grayson, but Fred Loyd, who assumed the role after Dick Grayson was injured.
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Batman Meets Bat-Mite (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite (intro, supporting); Tipper Neely (intro, villain); The Yellow Gloves Gang (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
Preparing to go off on patrol, Batman and Robin find the Bat-Cave disturbed and meet Bat-Mite, an admirer of Batman's from another dimension. Bat-Mite wants to join Batman and Robin in their fight against crime, but Batman politely convinces Bat-Mite that that won't work. Instead, Bat-Mite tries to make Batman and Robin's exploits a little more entertaining, a little more "fun." In the end, Batman finds a way to make Bat-Mite useful, which lets the imp know it's time to go home.
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The Villains (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman #63-Batman & Robin); Lew Schwartz (Batman #63); Lew Schwartz (Detective Comics #168); Win Mortimer (Detective Comics #187); Curt Swan (Batman #121)
Inks:
Charles Paris (Batman #63); George Roussos (Detective Comics #168); Win Mortimer (Detective Comics #187); Stan Kaye (Batman #121)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ira Schnapp (Batman #121)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Killer Moth; Red Hood; Two-Face; Mr. Zero [Mr. Freeze]

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #63 & 121 and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #168 & 187.
Book credits cover inks on Detective Comics #168 to Charles Paris. George Roussos inks on Detective Comics #168 from original issue index.

The Secret Life of the Catwoman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman; Mr. X
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The Man Behind the Red Hood (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Lew Schwartz; Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin Joker (as the Red Hood, origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This collection credits pencils to Sheldon Moldoff. Pencil credits from original issue's index.

Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern Reed
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson
Synopsis:
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
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The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; I & V: Mr. Zero, later called Mr. Freeze
Synopsis:
A scientist accidently falls victim to the effects of an experiment, making him a virtual "human icicle", a foe who puts the chill on Batman and Robin.
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Tales From Beyond (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman #59 figures); Lew Schwartz (Batman #59); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #113, 128 & Detective Comics #252);
Inks:
Charles Paris (Batman #59); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #113, 128 & Detective Comics #252))
Colors:
?
Letters:
Iran Schnapp (Batman #59, 113 & 128); ? (Detective Comics #252)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Interplanetary Batman

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #59, 113 & 128 and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #252.

The Batman of Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; GS: Batman (of the Future) Brane Taylor; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; V: Martin Vair
Synopsis:
When Bruce Wayne injures his arm, to keep Vicki from discovering that Batman has the same problem, the Caped Crusader seeks out the Batman of the Future to step in for him.....almost with disastrous results!
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Batman -- The Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
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The Creature from the Green Lagoon (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tod Martin (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
A film producer friend of Batman's on Skull Island sends for the Dynamic Duo and shows them a set he has built for a movie in production....a wall to keep out a creature that is wrecking his production equipment and preventing the movie from being completed for some unknown reason.
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The Interplanetary Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Kraak the Space Pirate
Synopsis:
Batman & Robin spot an alien being in need of help, and by doing so, get captured and transported to a strange planet.
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Contributors (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Short biographical paragraphs on the creators in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman in the Fifties
    Batman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Classic Tales
    Cover Gallery
  6. 5. The Batmobile of 1950!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Secret of Batman's Utility Belt
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. The True History of Superman and Batman
    Superman and Batman
  9. 8. The 100 Batarangs of Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. The Batman Family
    Cover Gallery
  11. 10. Ace, the Bat-Hound!
    Batman
  12. 11. The Batwoman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. The Second Boy Wonder
    Batman
  14. 13. Batman Meets Bat-Mite
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. The Villains
    Cover Gallery
  16. 15. The Secret Life of the Catwoman!
    Batman
  17. 16. The Man Behind the Red Hood
    Batman and Robin
  18. 17. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman
  19. 18. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero
    Batman
  20. 19. Tales From Beyond
    Cover Gallery
  21. 20. The Batman of Tomorrow
    Batman and Robin
  22. 21. Batman -- The Superman of Planet X!
    Batman
  23. 22. The Creature from the Green Lagoon
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  24. 23. The Interplanetary Batman
    Batman
  25. 24. Contributors
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