([January] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
16.99 USD; 20.99 CAD
Pages:
516
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-1676-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140121676451699
Editing:
Jack Schiff (original); Mort Weisinger (original); E. Nelson Bridwell (original); Julius Schwartz (original); Bob Joy (collected)
Color:
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints various Robin stories from Batman, Detective Comics, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Justice League of America and World's Finest Comics from 1964-1975.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Drew Moore
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 5 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and Credits pages.

The Origin of Robin! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin (origin); John Grayson; Mary Grayson; Boss Zucco; Police Detective Harvey Harris (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis:
After his parents are murdered by Boss Zucco's men, Dick Grayson is taken in by Bruce Wayne who trains him as Robin and together they bring Boss Zucco to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of Robin with new details added.

[World's Finest Comics #141] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!" (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Dannifer; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
A mad scientist's Future Predictor says that Robin and Jimmy will soon die.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Flying Newsroom

Indexer Notes

Sequence originally 2 chapters with second chapter titled "The Vengeance of Superman and Batman!"

[World's Finest Comics #147] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Kal-el; Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

The New Terrific Team! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; the Eyrie; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Animator
Synopsis:
Jimmy and Robin decide to go out on their own as a super-team, giving up the side kick role.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; kryptonite; Olsonmobile; Robin Plane

Indexer Notes

Sequence originally in 2 chapters with second chapter title "The Doom of Jimmy Olsen and Robin!"

This reprint says that this story was inked by George Klein, but our index of the original issue says Sheldon Moldoff. Looking at it, I think it looks closer to Moldoff than Klein, so the credit in this reprint is most likely in error.

[Detective Comics #342] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
?

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

The Midnight Raid of the Robin Gang! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13.33 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chip Keller gang; Commissioner Gordon; Tom Willard; Al Craig; Human Bear (wrestler); Golden Inca (wrestler)
Synopsis:
Dick tries to talk one of his friends out of dropping out of school and stumbles into a crime spree, masterminded by Al Craig. Craig plans to use drop-outs, dressed as Robin, to commit burglaries all over Gotham at midnight.
Reprints:

The Dragon Delinquent! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Leo Dorfman (reworking)
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Mr. Benson (Daily Planet Editor); "Rockets" Reagan; The Dragons (motorcycle gang); Dr. Warren; Miss Rena Starling; Mr. Traitor; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Chip]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis:
Jimmy tries to shut down the Dragons, a motorcycle gang of juvenile delinquents, but must first figure out what is the reason behind their stealing of seemingly worthless items.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Story originally in 2 chapters with title of second chapter "The Secret of the Traitor Thefts!"

The Boy Wonder's Boo-Boo Patrol! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [ghosting for Bob Kane]
Inks:
Sid Greene
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Viola Lance; Bill Porter; Bruce Wayne
Synopsis:
Robin, who is on patrol alone, thinks that someone is trying to kill Viola Lance, a stunt girl.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised pencil credit by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Credit previously given as Chic Stone? Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but Craig Delich and other scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [ghosting for Bob Kane]
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Frank Reynolds; Toughy Loomis
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson meets the two new kids being bussed into his school. Toughy Loomis, one of those kids, wants to beat up Dick because he's a rich kid.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scorpion Gang; Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Commissioner Gordon; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Kaye Daye; District Attorney Danton; Martin Tellman; Hugh Rankin; Art Saddows]; Alfred; Aunt Harriet; Valerie
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen trades places with Robin to try to fool the Mystery Analysts of Gotham, whom he wants to join.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; Batmobile; Eyrie (Secret Hideout)

Menace of the Motorcycle Marauders! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Hornets (motercycle gang) [Tommy the Tramp; Jimbo; Magoo]
Synopsis:
Robin stops a motorcycle gang, but in the process loses the chance to be elected class president at school.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Stone.

The Teen-Age Gap! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jim Kendricks; Craig Rockland; Eliot; Ron; Andy
Synopsis:
Robin is helping a youth gathering by leading their hayride. He plans to show up by swinging in from a tree, but Eliot and his gang decide to ambush him, but Robin is saved by Craig Rockland, a younger student that the other students don't treat well.
Reprints:

Countdown to Chaos! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sandy Cole; Craig Rockland
Synopsis:
Dick's date with Sandy is interrupted by a gang from a rival school who try to crash the Gotham school dance. Meanwhile, someone is blackmailing the school's administrator to force him to break off talks with the teacher's union.
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Strike! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Craig Rockland; Sandy Cole
Synopsis:
Robin, with the help of student reporter Craig Rockland, discover the truth behind the breakdown of talks between the teachers and the administration of his school.
Reprints:

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filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank page used to line the next story up so it starts on the right-hand page.

One Bullet Too Many! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dick Grayson; Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis:
Dick leaves the Bruce and Alfred behind to attend Hudson University.
Reprints:

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Used to make the next story begin on the correct side of the page.

Strike... While the Campus is Hot (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Chief Hawkins; Mrs. Higgins; Jonah Ramm; Dean Lewis; Fire-brand Fran
Synopsis:
Robin arrives at Hudson University and stumbles into a campus protest. When the cops arrive Robin realizes that the cops are fake, but is taken by them to prevent his stopping their scheme.
Reprints:

Drop Out... or Drop Dead! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Jonah Haggenmiller; Firebrand Fran
Synopsis:
Robin discovers the truth behind the fake cops and demonstrators that created the riot at Hudson University.
Reprints:

Moon-Struck (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Herb Stroud; Trudi; Professor Zukov
Synopsis:
While attending a science lecture as Dick Grayson, Robin sees a lunar rock turn another student green. Is it strange radiation from the moon, or a prank?
Reprints:

Panic By Moonglow (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Herb Stroud; Professor Zukov; Dr. Wells
Synopsis:
Robin discovers the truth behind Professor Zukov and the "radioactive" lunar rock that infected Herb Stroud.
Reprints:

A Burial For Batgirl! (Table of Contents)

Batgirl and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hank Osher; Jack Markham; Amos Willard; Professor Huntington
Synopsis:
Barbara Gordon has come to Hudson University to help with a Edgar Allen Poe festival. She discovers a murder and captures Hank Osher, who appears to be the murderer. Batgirl begins to believe that Hank has been framed and investigates further, which leads to her being captured and bricked into a wall.
Reprints:

Midnight is the Dying Hour! (Table of Contents)

Robin and Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Hank Osher; Jack Markham; Amos Willard; Professor Huntington
Synopsis:
Robin rescues Batgirl and the two of them find Amos Willard's killer.
Reprints:

Olsen, the Teen-Wonder! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; The Eyrie; Sergeant Masters
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen takes Robin's place in an attempt to prove to him that anybody with a little training could be Robin.
Reprints:

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank page to allow the next story to begin on the right-most page.

[World's Finest Comics #195] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Dig Now, Die Later! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Karl Lukaz
Synopsis:
Superman and Batman infiltrate the Mafia, but when Batman begins to believe he is a Mafia crime boss he orders the execution of Robin and Jimmy Olsen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

My Place in the Sun! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ed Cogdill; Frank Auley; Batman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Speedy visits Robin at Hudson University. Robin begins to question if he should continue to be Robin.
Reprints:

Break-Out! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Frank Auley; Ed Cogdill
Synopsis:
Robin helps the police track down the escaped juvenile delinquents.
Reprints:

Help Me --- I Think I'm Dead! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Tina; Russ; Professor "Buck" Stuart; Congressmen Forte
Synopsis:
Professor "Buck" Stuart is running for congress against incumbent Forte on a platform of cleaning up the polluted river that Forte has allowed ICM to dump their chemicals into. When Stuart's campaign headquarters are burned to the ground, Robin investigates.
Reprints:

Temperature Boiling... and Rising! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Professor "Buck" Stuart; Hank Osher; Bill Perkins; Lois Lane (cameo); Mr. Albertson
Synopsis:
Robin discovers the truth behind a fake photo of candidate Stuart and who burned down his campaign headquarters.
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Indexer Notes

When an editor offers Robin a job taking photos of his cases, he says the editor should look up a guy named Peter Parker.

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filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank page used to force the next story to start on the right-most page.

[World's Finest Comics #200] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Migg
Reprints:

Prisoners of the Immortal World! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Robin / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Migg (alien); Kartel (alien); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback, cameo); Alfred Pennyworth (flashback; cameo); John Grayson (flashback, cameo); Mary Grayson (flashback, cameo); Marty; Davy
Synopsis:
Aliens teleport Superman, Robin and two brothers from Hudson University to their alien world to use Superman as a living battery to power their immortality machine.
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Danger Comes A-Looking! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Terri Bergstrom; Hank Osher; Mary; Davy
Synopsis:
Robin discovers who bombed the ROTC building on Hudson University.
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Wiped Out! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom; Mark Brunner
Synopsis:
When Dick Grayson and Terri Bergstrom's apartments are burglarized, Robin tracks down the criminals.
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Vengeance for a Cop! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Robert Beeker; Nanci Beeker; Terri Bergstrom; Pat Whalon; Jonathan
Synopsis:
When a cop is shot, Robin travels to a commune to find the shooter.
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The Outcast Society (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Nanci Beeker; Pat Whalon; Terri Bergstrom; Jonathan
Synopsis:
Robin convinces the commune to allow him to arrest Pat Whalon for the shooting of Nanci Beeker's father.
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Rain Fire! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pat Whalon; Terri Bergstrom; Nanci Beeker; Robert Beeker (flashback, cameo); Jonathan
Synopsis:
Robin and the commune fight a wildfire and convince the surrounding neighbors to help them before the fire gets out of control.
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Soul-Pit! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie Wrightson; Alan Weiss; Gerry; Terri Bergstrom; Rick Asher; Gordon Asher; Brother Thomas; Brother Charles
Synopsis:
Robin and his friends get in a fight with some "Jesus freaks" and then Robin is contacted by Terri Bergstrom that he needs to help Rick Asher.
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Theater of the Mind! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Rich Buckler
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin; Alan Weiss; Gerry; Bernie Wrightson; Rick Asher; Terri Bergstrom; Gordon Asher; Burton Asher; Thomas (butler); Brother Thomas
Synopsis:
Robin reunites Rick Asher with his father.
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Secret of the Psychic Siren! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Rich Buckler
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lilith (of the Teen Titans, a relative of Terri); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom; Kid Flash [Wally West]
Synopsis:
Terri Bergstrom's search for her cousin comes to an end, leading to Robin, Terri and Lilith battling a cult that worships Cthulhu.
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Death-Point! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lilith (of the Teen Titans); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom
Synopsis:
While battling Chthulu cultists, Terri is possessed by a demon.
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Earth-- The Monster-Maker (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman; Black Canary; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (all Earth-1)]; Justice Society of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (all Earth-2)]; Robin (Earth-1) (guest star); S-Kyr; A-Rym; Teppy; E-Hes; Solomon Grundy (villain)
Synopsis:
Three aliens are out on a joyride alongside their symbiotic pets when they lose control of their ship, resulting in one of the aliens being separated from his pet as they travel through the dimensional barrier separating Earths 1 and 2. The JSA and the JLA must reunite them before they destroy each world.
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Solomon Grundy.. The One and Only (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Black Canary (cameo); Batman (Earth-1) (cameo, end of story); Green Arrow (cameo); Aquaman (cameo)(all Earth-1)]; Justice Society of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-L]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (all Earth-2)]; Robin (Earth-1) (guest star); Solomon Grundy (villain); A-Rym; Teppy; S-Kyr; E-Nes; Iris Allen (cameo)
Synopsis:
As A-Rym meets up with Solomon Grundy on Earth-2, the JLA meets up with the JSA to try and stop A-Rym's rampage. The two Robins finally discover the secret behind A-Rym's rampage.
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Indexer Notes

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The Teen-Age Trap! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy Duffy
Synopsis:
Robin stops a young inner-city youth from robbing the college coffee house, then as Dick Grayson he helps tutor the youth.
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Indexer Notes

Mis-titled in Table of Contents as "The Teen-Age Gap!"

Who Stole the Gift from Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Diane Lewis; Luke Graham; Sam; Editor Starly Evans; Mr. Gerson
Synopsis:
Luke Graham is accused of stealing $50,000 in cash that was sent anonymously to the Hudson University Library.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Starly's last name given in Batman #249

How Many Ways Can a Robin Die? (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Irv Novick (pp 1-17); Dick Dillin (pp 18-23)
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Warden Howe; Emil Ravek
Synopsis:
Someone is demonstrating ways to "kill" Robin by using dummies to torture Batman. Batman must track them down and rescue the real Robin.
Reprints:

The Immortals of Usen Castle (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Diane Lewis; Tommy Duffy; Dr. Samuel Usen; Stanley Usen; Sara Usen
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson and Diane Lewis are giving some local youths a tour of a castle that is supposedly haunted. When Diana and some of the children disappear, Dick changes to Robin and discovers the secret behind the "ghosts" in the castle.
Reprints:

Case of the Kidnaped Crusader! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tom Carson; Starley Evans
Synopsis:
Tom Carson, a consumer advocate, goes missing during the test drive of a new experimental car.
Reprints:

Return of the Flying Grayson! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy Duffy; Jimmy Duffy; Richard Grayson (flashback; cameo); Mary Grayson (flashback; cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback; cameo); Big Mike
Synopsis:
Robin tracks down some stolen paintings, one of which is of his parents doing their circus act.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mis-titled in the Table of Contents as "Return of the Flying Graysons!"

Flashback to the death of Robin's parents.

The King from Canarsie! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Davy King; Tommy Duffy; Van Sicklen
Synopsis:
Famous actor Davy King enrolls in Hudson University to get his college degree. Mysterious accidents happen around him until Robin is able to figure out who is behind them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Davy King character modeled after Danny Kaye, and this story is dedicated to him.

The Phenomenal Memory of Luke Graham! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Luke Graham; Professor Raymond; Starly Evans (cameo)
Synopsis:
Luke Graham needs the help of Robin the Teen Wonder to convince his college professor that a report he prepared on the Chinese iron industry was not plagiarized.
Reprints:

The Touchdown Trap! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Harry "Hudson Hurricane" Hurley; George Benson; Frank McDonald
Synopsis:
When the 1924 Hudson University Football team comes to campus to celebrate their winning of the championship 50 years earlier, one disgruntled player tries to blow up the team hero with an explosive football.
Reprints:

The Puzzle of the Pyramids (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
A. Martinez
Inks:
Mazzaroli
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clark Kent; Fred Taylor; Chief Frank McDonald
Synopsis:
Hudson students have a pyramid building contest to help the University build it's new art gallery to store some priceless papers. During the contest someone steals the papers and Robin has to figure out which student pulled the heist.
Reprints:

The Parking Lot Bandit! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Elton; Chief Frank McDonald; Lieutenant Tatem; Mrs. Roberts; Paul Shuster (University treasurer)
Synopsis:
Someone using the M.O. of the Parking Lot Bandit breaks into the University business office and steals $50,000.
Reprints:

The Parking Lot Bandit Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chief Frank McDonald; Sylvia Kitter; Paul Shuster
Synopsis:
Robin and Chief McDonald capture the Parking Lot Bandit and also the person who framed him for the theft of $50,000 from Hudson University.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Origin of Robin!
    Robin
  4. 3. [World's Finest Comics #141]
    Superman and Batman
  5. 4. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!"
    Superman and Batman
  6. 5. [World's Finest Comics #147]
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. The New Terrific Team!
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #342]
    Batman
  9. 8. The Midnight Raid of the Robin Gang!
    Batman
  10. 9. The Dragon Delinquent!
    Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. The Boy Wonder's Boo-Boo Patrol!
    Robin
  12. 11. Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian!
    Robin
  13. 12. Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. Menace of the Motorcycle Marauders!
    Robin
  15. 14. The Teen-Age Gap!
    Robin
  16. 15. Countdown to Chaos!
    Robin
  17. 16. Strike!
    Robin
  18. 17. [Blank Page]
  19. 18. One Bullet Too Many!
    Batman
  20. 19. [Blank Page]
  21. 20. Strike... While the Campus is Hot
    Robin
  22. 21. Drop Out... or Drop Dead!
    Robin
  23. 22. Moon-Struck
    Robin
  24. 23. Panic By Moonglow
    Robin
  25. 24. A Burial For Batgirl!
    Batgirl and Robin
  26. 25. Midnight is the Dying Hour!
    Robin and Batgirl
  27. 26. Olsen, the Teen-Wonder!
    Jimmy Olsen
  28. 27. [Blank Page]
  29. 28. [World's Finest Comics #195]
    Superman and Batman
  30. 29. Dig Now, Die Later!
    Superman and Batman
  31. 30. My Place in the Sun!
    Robin
  32. 31. Break-Out!
    Robin
  33. 32. Help Me --- I Think I'm Dead!
    Robin
  34. 33. Temperature Boiling... and Rising!
    Robin
  35. 34. [Blank Page]
  36. 35. [World's Finest Comics #200]
    Superman and Robin
  37. 36. Prisoners of the Immortal World!
    Superman and Robin
  38. 37. Danger Comes A-Looking!
    Robin
  39. 38. Wiped Out!
    Robin
  40. 39. Vengeance for a Cop!
    Robin
  41. 40. The Outcast Society
    Robin
  42. 41. Rain Fire!
    Robin
  43. 42. Soul-Pit!
    Robin
  44. 43. Theater of the Mind!
    Robin
  45. 44. Secret of the Psychic Siren!
    Robin
  46. 45. Death-Point!
    Robin
  47. 46. Earth-- The Monster-Maker
    Justice League of America
  48. 47. Solomon Grundy.. The One and Only
    Justice League of America
  49. 48. [Blank Page]
  50. 49. The Teen-Age Trap!
    Robin
  51. 50. Who Stole the Gift from Nowhere!
    Robin
  52. 51. How Many Ways Can a Robin Die?
    Batman
  53. 52. The Immortals of Usen Castle
    Robin
  54. 53. Case of the Kidnaped Crusader!
    Robin
  55. 54. Return of the Flying Grayson!
    Robin
  56. 55. The King from Canarsie!
    Robin
  57. 56. The Phenomenal Memory of Luke Graham!
    Robin
  58. 57. The Touchdown Trap!
    Robin
  59. 58. The Puzzle of the Pyramids
    Robin
  60. 59. The Parking Lot Bandit!
    Robin
  61. 60. The Parking Lot Bandit Strikes Again!
    Robin
  62. 61. [no title indexed]
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