([July] 2014)

DC, 2014 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
39.99 USD; 47.99 CAD
Pages
444
On-sale date
2014-07-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-4758-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401247584 53999
Editing
Robin Wildman (editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
7.0" x 10.5"
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
hardcover; dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee; Bob Kane
Inks
Jim Lee; Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The main cover image is a reprint of the cover of the second printing of Batman #608 by Jim Lee. There is a small inset image of Batman in the book title that is taken from "The Scoop of the Century!" from Batman #49.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

This is the book cover under the dust jacket, with an illustration of Batman taken from the cover of Detective Comics #33.

Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years (Table of Contents: 2)

insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust jacket listing stories included in this collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Front end pages image of Batman from the cover of Detective Comics #27.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title page with small illustration of Batman taken from the cover of Detective Comics #27.

[Indicia and Publisher information] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits with panel illustrations from "The Scoop of the Century!" from Batman #49.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 7)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Part I 1939-1954: The Dynamic Duo (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with multiple panel illustrations, all from "Accidentally On Purpose" from Detective Comics #83.

[Detective Comics #27] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bat rope; revolvers

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Table of Contents: 10)

The Bat-Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bat-Man [Bruce Wayne] (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (introduction); Mr. Lambert (introduction, death); Lambert (introduction, Mr. Lambert's son); un-named Police Sergeant (introduction); Steven Crane (introduction, death); Crane's butler (introduction); Paul Rogers (introduction); Alfred Stryker (villain, introduction, death); Jennings (villain, introduction, Stryker's assistant)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
Apex Chemical Corporation

Indexer Notes

Named "Bat-Man" in the story.

This is not a reprint of this story as originally published. Instead, it is a redrawn (traced), re-lettered, and censored copy which was originally published in Detective Comics 387. A notable change is that the murder victim on page 2, panel 2 does not have a knife jutting out of his back, as he did in the originally-published version of this story.

The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death, flashback); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death, flashback); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The background inker and letterer credits were verified by Moldoff.

[Detective Comics #83] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
flashlights; machine guns; safes

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

Accidentally on Purpose! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Henry Corliss (jewelry store owner); John Kling (stockbroker); Dr. Goodwin (villain); Biff Bannon [also called Biff Bannister] (villain, gang boss)
Synopsis
Endeavoring to lose some weight, Alfred goes on an exercise program at an out of the way place in the country. While he is gone, the Caped Crusaders face an evil doctor, who uses a certain potion that allows him to control the actions of people and, in the end, are saved by a mysterious "thin man" who knows their secret identities.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Cave; Batmobile; Batplane (mention only); Gotham City; Kling & Huggins Storckbrokers

The Scoop of the Century! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale (introduction); The Mad Hatter (villain, introduction); Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis
While Batman and Robin track the Mad Hatter, they must also contend with photographer Vicki Vale who is out to prove that Batman is Bruce Wayne.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credits per GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists the inker as Lew Sayre Schwartz.

[Detective Comics #211] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

The Jungle Cat Queen! (Table of Contents: 16)

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]; Catwoman (villain) [Selina Kyle]; John Jarrow (diamond miner, villain)
Synopsis
Catwoman steals a diamond shipment and is tracked by Batman and Robin to a tropical jungle island. Once there, they find that she is working with diamond miners. When the miners capture the Dynamic Duo, Catwoman sets them loose in the jungle, clad only in animal furs, to be hunted by the wild cats under her control.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Catplane

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "The Batman of Tomorrow!" from Detective Comics #216.

Part II 1955-1969: The Caped Crusader (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris; Stan Kaye; Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with multiple panel illustrations from Detective Comics #211 (Jungle Batman, Catwoman small headshot), #216 (Batman small headshot), World's Finest Comics #94 (sad Batman and Robin, Superman small headshot), and Batman #181 (Poison Ivy kissing Batman).

Curiously, two of the illustrations in this Part 2 introduction were from "The Jungle Cat Queen!" from Detective Comics #211, which was included in Part 1 of this collection. The Part 2 introduction mentions that Catwoman was written out of the Batman stories for a time.

[Detective Comics #216] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (of the Future) [Brane Taylor]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

The Batman of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman (of the Future) [Brane Taylor]; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Jackson Barrow (wealthy banker); Martin Vair (villain)
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!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Truth-Vapor

[World's Finest Comics #94] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff (Batman figure)
Inks
Stan Kaye; Sheldon Moldoff (Batman figure)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Origin of the Superman Batman Team (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman and Batman and Robin / 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; also as Superman]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Powerman (a robot, introduction); Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis
When Luthor develops a liquid kryptonite gun, Superman replaces Batman with a new partner, Powerman. The Caped Crusader, hurt by the change, believes that Powerman has some sort hold over the Man of Steel, not realizing Superman has a motive in mind for his own protection from the criminal genius, Lex Luthor!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Daily News; kryptonite; Metropolis; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Silver Age origin of the Superman-Batman Team.

[Detective Comics #327] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (and logo?)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]
Reprints

The Mystery of the Menacing Mask! (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 14.66 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Greene; Jimmy Packer; VILLAINS: Frank Fenton; Smiler [Roland Meacham]
Reprints

[Batman #181] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson [as Anderson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]
Reprints
Keywords
Go-Go Checks

Beware of -- Poison Ivy! (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley] (introduction); Ivy's gang (villains); Dragon Fly (villain); Silken Spider (villain); Tiger Moth (villain)
Synopsis
While Bruce and Dick are attending an art show, a woman shows up, claiming to be the greatest criminal of those currently residing in Gotham.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

[Detective Comics #359] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Go-Go Checks

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (October 2007).

The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl! (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (introduction, origin); VILLAIN: Killer Moth
Synopsis
While Barbara is on her way to a costume party dressed as Batgirl, she runs across Killer Moth attacking Bruce Wayne and joins the battle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Part III 1970-1986: Creature of the Night (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams; Marshall Rogers; Alan Davis
Inks
Dick Giordano; Terry Austin; Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Joker; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with multiple panel illustrations from Detective Comics #395 (Batman hallucinating, Batman punching criminal), #474 (Batman looking down, Joker small headshot, Deadshot small headshot), and #574 (Batman small headshot).

[Detective Comics #395] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-309
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Delores Muerto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007].

The Secret of the Waiting Graves (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / comic story / 15.17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-250
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Pedro Valdes; Juan Muerto; Dolores Muerto; Manuel
Synopsis
Batman discovers the secret of Juan and Dolores Muerto and their secret of immortality.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[Detective Comics #442] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eve Dancer; Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (head shot); Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (head shot); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (head shot); The Guardian [Jim Harper] (head shot)
Reprints

Death Flies the Haunted Sky (Table of Contents: 33)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Job Number
L-325
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eve Dancer; Mason Terrell; Doug Garth; Rick Halstrom; Ben Dancer; Benjy Dancer
Reprints

[Detective Comics #474] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]
Reprints

The Deadshot Ricochet (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Jerry Serpe (original printing)
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2724
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadshot [Floyd Lawton] (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy] (cameo); Harlequin [Duela Dent] (cameo image); Rupert Thorne; Hugo Strange (ghost); Silver St. Cloud; James Gordon; Joker (last panel cameo)
Synopsis
With Penguin's unwilling help, Deadshot escapes from prison and seeks revenge on Batman, but a giant typewriter proves his undoing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the second appearance of Deadshot, he previously appeared in Batman #59 (June-July 1950).

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive! (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Glynis Wein (original printing)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Matty Lasko; Boomer Katz; Mister Jackson; "Fats" Morgan; Al; Louie
Synopsis
Batman stops a mob from stealing the day's receipts from a department store with the help of Boomer Katz, a paroled robber, and the light from a Nativity star.
Reprints

[Batman Special #1] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-719
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wrath; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Grayle Hudson
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Batman and Robin / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "The Deadshot Ricochet" from Detective Comics #474.

...The Player on the Other Side! (Table of Contents: 39)

Batman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy (original printing)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-1043
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Wrath; Alfred Pennyworth; Grayle Hudson; Leslie Thompkins
Synopsis
If Batman is a force for good, there must be a balancing force for evil - Wrath.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene

Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" from Detective Comics #359.

Part IV 1986-2011: The Dark Knight (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Nolan; Tom Mandrake; J. H. Williams III
Inks
Cam Smith; Tom Mandrake; J. H. Williams III
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with multiple panel illustrations from Detective Comics #633 (Batman with masked criminal), #711 (Bruce Wayne), and #821 (Small headshots of Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, and Batman).

[Detective Comics #574] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Anthony Tollin (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

"...My Beginning... and My Probable End." (Table of Contents: 43)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy (original prining)
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Origin); Robin [Jason Todd]; Leslie Thompkins; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Spurred on by the acclaim for the treatment of Batman: The Dark Knight, O'Neil starts to re-write the Batman legend. This issue features an origin re-cap. Leslie Thompkins is shown to know Batman's secret ID.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #633] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Michael Golden
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Identity Crisis (Table of Contents: 45)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Adrienne Roy (original prining)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Tim Drake
Reprints

[Batman #497] (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Pencils
Kelley Jones (signed)
Inks
Kelley Jones (signed)
Colors
Bob Le Rose (original printing)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Has an additional black and white stiff paper partial cover overlay.

The Broken Bat [Knightfall 11] (Table of Contents: 47)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Adrienne Roy (original prining)
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Sondra Kinsolving; Tim Drake [Robin]; Bane (villain); Black Mask (flashback); Metalhead (flashback); Riddler (flashback); Joker (flashback); Two-Face (flashback); Scarecrow (flashback); Mad Hatter (flashback); Zsasz (flashback); Firefly (flashback); Poison Ivy (flashback)
Synopsis
Bane breaks Batman's back.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #711] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Pencils
Graham Nolan
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Patrick Martin (original printing)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Knight Out (Table of Contents: 49)

Batman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Chuck Dixon
Pencils
Graham Nolan
Inks
Cam Smith
Colors
Gloria Vasquez (original printing)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]
Reprints

[Detective Comics #757] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Air Time (Table of Contents: 51)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Rick Burchett
Inks
Rodney Ramos
Colors
Wildstorm FX (original printing)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ethan; Hannah; Jeremy
Synopsis
While Batman pursues the members of the Lucky Hand Triad, an innocent family caught up in the chase fights for its life trapped in a car underwater.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #821] (Table of Contents: 52)

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

Pencils
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Colors
Simone Bianchi (original printing)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

The Beautiful People (Table of Contents: 53)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini
Pencils
J. H. Williams III
Inks
J. H. Williams III
Colors
John Kalisz (original printing)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Matthew Atkins; Ronald Edwards; Villains: Johnny Lange (dies); Facade [Erik Hanson]; Vanessa Ford
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from "Identity Crisis" from Detective Comics #633.

Part V 2011 and Beyond: Rebirth (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Jonathan Glapion
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to stories with multiple panel illustrations, all from Batman #2 (2011 series).

[Batman #2 (2011 series)] (Table of Contents: 56)

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

Pencils
Greg Capullo (signed)
Inks
Greg Capullo (signed)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (original printing)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credits per GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists the cover inker as Jonathan Glapion.

Trust Fall (Table of Contents: 57)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder
Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Jonathan Glapion
Colors
FCO Plascencia (original printing)
Letters
Richard Starkings; Jimmy Betancourt; Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Lincoln March; Bill; Rolf (villain)
Reprints

[Detective Comics No. 27 Special Edition] (Table of Contents: 58)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Chip Kidd (Designer)

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

A faux cover for Detective Comics No. 27 Special Edition featuring a blown up image of Batman's cowled face from early issues of Detective Comics. Followed by a preface for "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Reimagined)" explaining how the reimagining came to be. See indexer notes for the story in the next sequence for details.

Table of contents reads "Cover art by Bob Kane, Cover design by Chip Kidd".

[The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Reimagined)] (Table of Contents: 59)

Batman / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (original script); Brad Meltzer (updated script)
Pencils
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Chip Kidd (Designer)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bat-Man [Bruce Wayne] (introduction); Commissioner James Gordon (introduction); Mr. Lambert (introduction, death); Lambert (introduction, Mr. Lambert's son); un-named Police Sergeant (introduction); Steven Crane (introduction, death); Crane's butler (introduction); Paul Rogers (introduction); Alfred Stryker (villain, introduction, death); Jennings (villain, introduction, Stryker's assistant)
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.

Indexer Notes

This is a reimagining of the first Batman story. Designed by Chip Kidd, it combines the original Bob Kane artwork from Detective Comics #27 (1937 series) with the script from the modernized version of the story that appeared in Detective Comics #27 (2011 series) written by Brad Meltzer (based on the original script by Bill Finger). The original art is blown up to a larger size, with only 1-3 panels per page. As a result, the art from original 6 page story is stretched across 29 pages.

Per the preface for this story, this is a special exclusive for this collection.

This appears to use the original art from Detective Comics #27 (1937 series), not the redrawn and censored version which has been reprinted in some places (including the first story in this collection). The initial murder victim does have the knife jutting from his back.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

2 all black pages interspersed within "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Reimagined)" to offset a couple of panels that are blown up into 2 page spreads.

Further Batman Essential Reading (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 62)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 63)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Jonathan Glapion

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Rear end pages image of Batman from Batman #2 (2011 Series) "Trust Fall".

More Classic Adventures of the Caped Crusader (Table of Contents: 64)

insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside rear dust jacket listing of other collections featuring Batman. Includes some of the books that were featured in the 5 page feature "Further Batman Essential Reading" plus a few others. No synopsis or cover reprints, just a listing title and creators.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 65)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes vintage illustration of Batman with the giant penny and dinosaur trophies in the Batcave. The illustration is not from one of the stories included in the collection.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Title Page]
  7. 6. [Indicia and Publisher information]
  8. 7. Table of Contents
  9. 8. Part I 1939-1954: The Dynamic Duo
  10. 9. [Detective Comics #27]
    The Batman
  11. 10. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    The Bat-Man
  12. 11. The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
    The Batman
  13. 12. [Detective Comics #83]
    Batman; Robin
  14. 13. Accidentally on Purpose!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. The Scoop of the Century!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [Detective Comics #211]
    Batman and Robin
  17. 16. The Jungle Cat Queen!
    Batman and Robin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  19. 18. Part II 1955-1969: The Caped Crusader
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #216]
    Batman and Robin
  21. 20. The Batman of Tomorrow!
    Batman and Robin
  22. 21. [World's Finest Comics #94]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  23. 22. Origin of the Superman Batman Team
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  24. 23. [Detective Comics #327]
    Batman; Robin
  25. 24. The Mystery of the Menacing Mask!
    Batman; Robin
  26. 25. [Batman #181]
    Batman; Robin
  27. 26. Beware of -- Poison Ivy!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  28. 27. [Detective Comics #359]
    Batman
  29. 28. The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!
    Batman
  30. 29. Part III 1970-1986: Creature of the Night
  31. 30. [Detective Comics #395]
    Batman; Robin
  32. 31. The Secret of the Waiting Graves
    Batman
  33. 32. [Detective Comics #442]
    Batman
  34. 33. Death Flies the Haunted Sky
    Batman
  35. 34. [Detective Comics #474]
    Batman
  36. 35. The Deadshot Ricochet
    Batman
  37. 36. Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive!
    Batman
  38. 37. [Batman Special #1]
    Batman
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  40. 39. ...The Player on the Other Side!
    Batman
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Part IV 1986-2011: The Dark Knight
  43. 42. [Detective Comics #574]
    Batman
  44. 43. "...My Beginning... and My Probable End."
    Batman
  45. 44. [Detective Comics #633]
    Batman
  46. 45. Identity Crisis
    Batman
  47. 46. [Batman #497]
    Batman
  48. 47. The Broken Bat [Knightfall 11]
    Batman
  49. 48. [Detective Comics #711]
    Batman
  50. 49. Knight Out
    Batman
  51. 50. [Detective Comics #757]
    Batman
  52. 51. Air Time
    Batman
  53. 52. [Detective Comics #821]
    Batman
  54. 53. The Beautiful People
    Batman
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  56. 55. Part V 2011 and Beyond: Rebirth
  57. 56. [Batman #2 (2011 series)]
    Batman
  58. 57. Trust Fall
    Batman
  59. 58. [Detective Comics No. 27 Special Edition]
  60. 59. [The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Reimagined)]
    Batman
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
  62. 61. Further Batman Essential Reading
  63. 62. [no title indexed]
  64. 63. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  65. 64. More Classic Adventures of the Caped Crusader
  66. 65. [Back Cover]
    Batman
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