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(October 2008)

Random House, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
29.95 USD; 34.00 CAD
Pages:
356
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Brand:
Pantheon
ISBN:
978-0-375-71484-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780375714849 52995
Editing:
Chip Kidd (book design)
Color:
Color
Binding:
Softcover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Boardgame

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata

Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Detail from artwork

Bat-manga! (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with toy mask.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / credits / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Toy with packaging artwork.

Production Notes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chip Kidd

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chip Kidd

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chip Kidd
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Artwork detail plus packaging.

Questions for Jiro Kuwata (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chip Kidd; Kana Kawanishi (interviewer, translator); Jiro Kuwata
Pencils:
Kana Kawanishi (photographer)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Toshio Okazaki
Inks:
Toshio Okazaki
Colors:
Toshio Okazaki
Letters:
typeset

Batman's Aerial Net Strategy to Capture the Flying Gang (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Batman's Death-Defying Armed Sidecar Suicide Mission (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman; Robin
Keywords:
batplane

Spies Hiding at the Bottom of the Ocean (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman

The Terrible Clayface Encounter (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Clayface [Ferris]
Reprints:
  • from 少年画報 [Shonen Gaho / Shonen Pictorial] (少年画報社 [Shōnen Gahōsha], 1950 series) #7/1966 ?

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "The Challenge of Clay-Face" from Detective Comics #298 (December 1961) by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff.

No splash page. First page is a panel with a logo and picture of Batman followed by 4 panels of a man escaping prison.

Presumably from Shonen Gaho rather than Shonen King because "Shonen Gaho" is at the bottom of each page. The last page appears to say something about the November (10th Month) issue. We presume this is from 7/1966 since the cover of that issue appears earlier in the issue.

The Revenge of Clayface Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "The Return of Clay-Face" from Detective Comics #304 (June 1962) by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff.

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman trying to rope Clayface while Robin watches.

The Revenge of Clayface Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Colors:
? (splash page)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Clayface; Inspector Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "The Return of Clay-Face" from Detective Comics #304 (June 1962) by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff.

Splash page resembles a cover and is even in full color. It has Robin trying to rope Clayface with Batman in the foreground.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin
Keywords:
batplane

Indexer Notes

Toy with packaging artwork.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Packaging artwork.

Lord Death Man Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Lord Death Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is adapted from "Death Knocks Three Times" in Batman #180 (May 1966) by Bob Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff.

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman holding a bat-a-rang while a giant head of Lord Death Man looms behind him. Lord Death Man's face is white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Joker; Cat-Man
Keywords:
batmobile

Indexer Notes

Toys with packaging artwork.

Lord Death Man Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lord Death Man; Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is adapted from "Death Knocks Three Times" in Batman #180 (May 1966) by Bob Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff.

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman holding a bat-a-rang while a giant head of Lord Death Man looms behind him. Lord Death Man's face is red. Similar to the previous issue except that Batman appears to be looking at Lord Death Face in this one.

Lord Death Man Part 4 [Lord Death Man Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Lord Death Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The book has this labelled as Part 4 but it appears to be Part 3. The evidence for this is: 1) The story continues directly from the previous issue with Lord Death Man standing on a cliff above Batman and Robin and 2) The "next issue" blurb at the bottom of the end of the previous story says the next issue is 25 and the "next issue" blurb at the bottom of the end of this story says the next issue is 26.

The Japanese titles for these chapters do not appear to have numbers in them.

No splash page for this story. Page is 7 panels of Batman and Robin talking to Lord Death Man who is up on a cliff above them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin
Keywords:
batmobile; batplane

Indexer Notes

Toys with packaging artwork.

Go-Go the Magician Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Go-Go the Magician
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "The Weather Wizard's Triple-Treasure Thefts!" in Detective Comics #353 (July 1966) by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino.

Splash page resembles a cover with Go-Go (the Weather Wizard) standing with his arms outstretched swirling clouds behind the heads of Batman and Robin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Eclipso
Keywords:
batmobile; batplane

Indexer Notes

Toys with packaging.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Painted poster

Go-Go the Magician Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (original story); Jiro Kuwata (adaptation); Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Go-Go the Magician; Robin; Inspector Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "The Weather Wizard's Triple-Treasure Thefts!" in Detective Comics #353 (July 1966) by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino.

Page count includes a splash page that resembles a cover of Batman standing in front of a man encased in a block of ice.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata

Characters:
Batman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Toys with packaging artwork.

Dr. Faceless Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Doctor Faceless
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover of Dr. Faceless on a swing with Batman in front of a giant sculpture of Batman's face.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Characters:
Batman; Robin
Keywords:
batmobile

Indexer Notes

Toy with packaging artwork.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Toys with artwork.

Professor Gorilla's Revenge Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Professor Gorilla
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman punching Professor Gorilla who is dressed all in black except for his cape, gloves and boots.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Toy with artwork.

Professor Gorilla's Revenge Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Professor Gorilla; Robin; Inspector Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman in the foreground being overcome by gas and Professor Gorilla in the background pointing at him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Toys and licensed items.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
M. Roundhill
Inks:
M. Roundhill
Colors:
M. Roundhill

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
M. Roundhill
Inks:
M. Roundhill
Colors:
M. Roundhill

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Elongated Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two covers and two posters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
M. Roundhill
Inks:
M. Roundhill
Colors:
M. Roundhill
Letters:
?

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Penguin; Elongated Man
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
M. Roundhill
Inks:
M. Roundhill
Colors:
M. Roundhill
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
M. Roundhill
Inks:
M. Roundhill
Colors:
M. Roundhill
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • from Batman? (Shonen Gahosha) # (1966)

Indexer Notes

Two posters: Batman & Robin jumping on a train, Batman & Robin vs a rhinoceros.

The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman and Robin in the foreground while a mostly silhouetted man looms over them with his arms outstretched.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Toy photographs with packaging artwork.

The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover with Batman pulling on a rope as he twists away from the viewer and Robin crouched in the background.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Inks:
Geoff Spear (photograph)
Colors:
Geoff Spear (photograph)

Keywords:
batarang

Indexer Notes

Toy photograph with packaging artwork.

The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover with a skinny red and black alien looming over the heads of Batman and Robin.

The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 4 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Jiro Kuwata; Anne Ishii (translator); Chip Kidd (translator)
Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Inspector Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page resembles a cover with a skinny black and red alien carrying a girl in the background while Batman and Robin are shocked in the foreground.

Dedications and Acknowledgments (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chip Kidd; Geoff Spear; Saul Ferris
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jiro Kuwata
Inks:
Jiro Kuwata

Characters:
Robin
Keywords:
batarang

Indexer Notes

Detail from artwork.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Cat-Man; Mr. Freeze; Joker

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Terrible Trio

Indexer Notes

Numbered cards. Batman's costume is green on some of those.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  6. 5. Bat-manga!
    Batman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  10. 9. Production Notes
  11. 10. Introduction
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Questions for Jiro Kuwata
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  16. 15. Batman's Aerial Net Strategy to Capture the Flying Gang
    Batman
  17. 16. Batman's Death-Defying Armed Sidecar Suicide Mission
    Batman
  18. 17. Spies Hiding at the Bottom of the Ocean
    Batman
  19. 18. The Terrible Clayface Encounter
    Batman
  20. 19. The Revenge of Clayface Part 2
    Batman
  21. 20. The Revenge of Clayface Part 3
    Batman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  24. 23. Lord Death Man Part 1
    Batman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  26. 25. Lord Death Man Part 2
    Batman
  27. 26. Lord Death Man Part 4 [Lord Death Man Part 3]
    Batman
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  29. 28. Go-Go the Magician Part 1
    Batman
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  32. 31. Go-Go the Magician Part 2
    Batman
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  35. 34. Dr. Faceless Part 2
    Batman
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  38. 37. Professor Gorilla's Revenge Part 2
    Batman
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  40. 39. Professor Gorilla's Revenge Part 3
    Batman
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  48. 47. The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 1
    Batman
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  50. 49. The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 2
    Batman
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
  52. 51. The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 3
    Batman
  53. 52. The Man Who Quit Being Human! Part 4
    Batman
  54. 53. Dedications and Acknowledgments
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
    Batman
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  • Patrick Lemaire
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