(1989)

Eclipse, 1989 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages
168
On-sale date
1989
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Eclipse Books
Brand
Eclipse Books
ISBN
1-56060-017-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
036475649987 01
Editing
Catherine Yronwode (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
8.5" x 11"
Paper Stock
Stiff color cover; Plain white and coated color interior paper
Binding
Perfect Bound

Issue Notes

Also available in limited signed hardcover edition and in a limited signed and numbered hardcover with original Bob Kane sketch. Autobiography of Bob Kane with comics stories reprinted.


The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

The Case of the Missing Heir (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters
Bob Kane (signed)

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dr. J. R. Ferguson (death); Peterson (lawyer); Rodgers; Dorothy; John Williams; Matilda (maid); The Boss (villain); Slick Ranger (villain, make-up artist)
Synopsis
John Williams inherits a fortune from his uncle, unaware that clever criminals have secured the services of a make-up artist, who will pose as Williams and take over the fortune.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bob Kane's first published adventure comic story.

Adventures of Hiram Hick in New York (Table of Contents: 2)

Hiram Hick / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters
Bob Kane (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Hick
Synopsis
Country bumpkin Hiram Hick goes to New York. Dressed in his usual clothes, he wins a prize at a masquerade party.
Reprints
Keywords
hotel; masquerade party; New York

Indexer Notes

Bob Kane's first published comic book feature.

Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Travers; Ann (Vreekill's niece); Dr. Hugo Vreekill (villain, introduction, death); Joey (villain); Limpy (villain)
Synopsis
The destruction of the Great West River Bridge and the blackmail demand made to the Travers Engineering Corporation spur the Dynamic Duo to investigate the matter, and they uncover a terrifying plot masterminded by the evil Dr. Vreekill.
Reprints
Keywords
1940 World's Fair; New York

The Secret of Bruce Wayne (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mark Loring (introduction, death); Mr. Rand; Mr. Wicks; Scoop Scanlon; Joker (villain, cameo); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); Cat-Woman [aka Catwoman, Selina Kyle] (villain, cameo); Ape (villain); Mr. Graves (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The editor of Vue Magazine offers a raise in salary to his top reporter IF he can discover just WHO is behind the mask of the Batman!
Reprints
Keywords
radio; secret identity; television

The North Pole Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Cal Daly (introduction); Curly (introduction, death); Angles Bigbee (villain, introduction); The Snow Man Bandits (villains, introduction for all); Ray (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A ruthless gang of criminals heads to the far north to commit crimes and the Dynamic Duo must solve the riddle of their leaving a snowman at the scene of every crime they commit.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; North Pole; snow costumes

Indexer Notes

First use of snow costumes.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 1. The Case of the Missing Heir
  2. 2. Adventures of Hiram Hick in New York
    Hiram Hick
  3. 3. Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair
    Batman and Robin
  4. 4. The Secret of Bruce Wayne
    Batman and Robin
  5. 5. The North Pole Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
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