(2015)

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Volume:
?
Price:
75.00 USD; 85.00 CAD
Pages:
828
On-sale date:
2015-11-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [peel]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-6009-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781401260095 57500
Editing:
Paul Santos (Editor - Collected Edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7.5 " x 11"
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Reprints Batman stories from Detective Comics #27-56, Batman #1-7, New York World's Fair Comics #2, World's Best Comics #1, World's Finest Comics #2-3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Darwyn Cooke
Inks:
Darwyn Cooke
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Original cover illustration by Darwyn Cooke evoking Batman's original look from 1939

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

Batman and Robin / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Front interior dust jacket with brief synopsis of this collection, includes illustrations from Batman #5 cover, Detective Comics #54 cover.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Title page includes illustrations from Batman #3 cover, Batman #2 cover, Batman #1 cover, and Detective Comics #28.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustrations from Detective Comics #54 cover, Detective Comics #54, Detective Comics #53 cover, Detective Comics #55 cover, Detective Comics #52 cover.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane; Fred Ray
Inks:
Bob Kane; Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustrations from World's Best Comics #1 cover, World's Finest Comics #3, Batman #7 cover, World's Best Comics #1.

[Table of contents] (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley; Bob Kane
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, includes illustrations from New York World's Fair Comics #[2] 1940 cover, Detective Comics #56 cover.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils:
Bob Kane; Fred Ray
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson; Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Dennis O'Neil dated August 2015. Includes illustrations from Batman #6 cover, Batman #2 cover, World's Best Comics #1 cover, Batman #5 cover, Batman #7, Detective Comics #29 cover.

[Detective Comics #27] (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8)

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 an exact reprint of the story as originally published, rather than the redrawn and censored version which appears in some prior reprint editions. The murder victim on page 2, panel 2 does have the knife jutting from his back.

[Detective Comics #28] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:
Keywords:
bank robberies; Grand National Bank; policemen; revolvers

[Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang] (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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gimpy (Police stool pigeon); Kelly (Policeman); Frenchy Blake (villain); Blake's gang [Slick; others un-named] (villains); jewel thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Using information obtained from a police stool pigeon, the Bat-Man sets aim on one Frenchy Blake, leader of a notorious jewel theft ring.
Reprints:
Keywords:
silken rope; The Tribune

Indexer Notes

In his book "Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book" (Basic Books, 2004), Gerard Jones incorrectly attributes the inks to Jerry Robinson.

[Detective Comics #29] (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; Dr. Death
Reprints:
Keywords:
knives; mad scientists; retorts; skeletons; test tubes; turbans

The Batman Meets Doctor Death (Table of Contents: 12)

The Bat-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; John P. van Smith; Doctor Death (villain, introduction); Jabah (villain, Death's assistant, introduction, death); Dr. Death's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Dr. Death plans to use his new invention of a poisonous pollen extract on any wealthy person who refuses to pay him tribute.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas capsules; suction gloves and knee pads; Utility belt

[Detective Comics #30] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas welding; knives

[The Return of Doctor Death] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mrs. Jones; Mrs. Jone's maid; Doctor Death [as Ivan Herd] (villain); Mikhail (villain, Dr. Death's assistant, death)
Synopsis:
Thought dead in a fire in his home, Dr. Death has survived but is in need of funds to re-establish himself, so he sets his sights on diamonds owned by a Mrs. Jones.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas capsules; utility belt

Indexer Notes

The original script for this story has survived, confirming Fox's authorship. The original title of the story was "The Batman and the Diamonds of Death".

[Detective Comics #31] (Table of Contents: 15)

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]; Julie Madison; The Monk
Reprints:
Keywords:
bats; castles

[Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison (Bruce's fiancée, introduction); Dr. Trent; the Monk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Batman discovers Julie in a trance, he is advised by a doctor to take her to Hungary, where he faces a living vampire, who wishes to kill the Caped Crusader and feed Julie to his werewolves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baterang; Batgyro; Hungary; Lunar Lines

Indexer Notes

Batman uses two new weapons in this story: the Batgyro and the Baterang.

This is the first appearance of Julie Madison, introduced as Bruce's fiancée. She would show up in a few additional issues until she breaks off her engagement to Bruce in Detective Comics #49.

[Detective Comics #32] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
policemen; Thompson submachine gun

[Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; the Monk (villain, death); Dala (villain, vampire, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Reaching Hungary with Julie, the Batman runs into another vampire, who wants to make a deal with him: if she shows him the Monk's hideout, will he kill him?
Reprints:
Keywords:
baterang; Batgyro; gas capsule; Hungary; utility belt; vampires; werewolves

Indexer Notes

Batman shoots and kills all the vampires in the Monk's hideout.

[Detective Comics #33] (Table of Contents: 19)

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:
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Batman is wearing a gun.

The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (pp. 1-2); Gardner F. Fox (pp. 3-12)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death); Joe Chill (villain, un-named); Professor/Dr. Carl Kruger (villain, death); The Scarlet Horde (villains, all scientists, all die); Mr. Bixley (villain, death); Napoleon Bonaparte (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
After an account of how the Batman came into being as a crime fighter, Batman becomes alarmed at the sudden appearance of deadly dirigibles whose occupants wish to rule the world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baterang; Batplane; Death-Ray machine; gas capsule; Manhattan; silk rope; smoke capsule

Indexer Notes

Contains a 2 page origin sequence, the 'original' origin.

Written by Bill Finger (credit from Craig Delich and Martin O'Hearn, October, 2005).

The Batman carries and uses a gun in this story.

[Detective Comics #34] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]
Reprints:
Keywords:
life preservers; ocean liners

Indexer Notes

Feature character verified by Flessel and added by Craig Delich.

[Peril in Paris] (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Charles Maire (Karel's brother); Karel Maire; Duc D'orterre (villain, master of the Apaches, introduction, death); some Apaches (villains)
Synopsis:
After Bruce Wayne runs into a man with no face, he learns, as Batman, of a sinister man responsible for it who wants the man's money and his sister.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; silk rope

Indexer Notes

This story directly follows the story line from "Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 2".

[Detective Comics #35] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Duc D'orterre
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; hypodermic syringes; mad scientists

Indexer Notes

Since the Duc D'orterre appears on this cover, it is believed this cover was supposed to go with #34's story (note by Craig Delich).

[The Case of the Ruby Idol] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Weldon (curio collector); Joe; Mike; Wong; Sin Fang [Sheldon Lenox] (villain, explorer, introduction, death); followers of Kila (villains)
Synopsis:
The existence of a large ruby in the shape of a hideous figure leads to the death of one man and threatens the life of another, so the Batman enters the fray to battle a weird Hindu cult over it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas pellet; Kila (God of Destruction)

Indexer Notes

Batman is shown with a gun on the splash page.

[Detective Comics #36] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
stereotyping of Chinese; swords

[Professor Hugo Strange] (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; John Davis (G-Man, death); Henry Jenkins (electrical engineer); Clancy (Policeman); Professor Hugo Strange (villain, introduction); Strange's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and has obtained a clue as to the identity of the perpetrator, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Hugo Strange that he uses to commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Globe; gas pellet; Sterling Silver Company; Wolf Brothers Fur Company

Indexer Notes

Batman fires a gun in the story.

[Detective Comics #37] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
knives

[The Spies] (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joey (death); Al (villain, grocery store owner); Elias Turg [aka "The Head"] [also as Count Grutt] (villain, death); Carl (villain)
Synopsis:
When passing by an old house, the Batman hears screams and rushes in to save a man whom he soon discovers is a crook that has been double crossing his boss. The crook was being tortured by the boss's thugs whom the boss has killed to eliminate witnesses. Later, the Caped Crusader learns from the dying Joey that his boss is a big time smuggler, and he takes immediate steps to capture him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
infra-red goggles

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Spies". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Screaming House".

The last, illustrated panel, displays a promo for Batman's next adventure against huge, terrifying, man-monsters.....a story which appeared in Batman #1 when Robin was introduced in the next issue of Detective.

[Detective Comics #38] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Introducing Robin, the Boy Wonder] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (introduction, origin); John Grayson (introduction, Dick's father, death); Mary Grayson (introduction, Dick's mother, death); Mr. Haly (Haly Circus owner); Boss Zucco [Anthony Zucco] (villain, introduction); Blade (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson watches his parents die and overhears the killers confess. He decides to tip off the police. But when the Batman intervenes to save the boy's life, Dick agrees to become the Batman's partner, Robin the Boy Wonder. Then, the duo head out to gather evidence needed to put the criminals behind bars.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Haly Circus; slingshot

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "Introducing Robin, the Boy Wonder". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Robin the Boy Wonder".

The splash page replicates the cover.

[Batman #1] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Jerry Robinson (logo design)

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

Indexer Notes

The background inker credit was verified by Robinson. Logo design credit from Robinson via Todd Klein. According to Klein, Robinson was also probably responsible for the revisions to the logo over the next several issues.

The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be! (Table of Contents: 32)

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.

[The Joker] (Table of Contents: 33)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (see notes)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jerry Robinson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Henry (radio listener); Henry Claridge (millionaire, death); Mrs. Claridge (Henry's wife); un-named Police Chief; Jay Wilde (death); Judge Drake (death); Otto Drexel (mention only); The Joker (villain, introduction); Brute Nelson (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Batman faces a new criminal who succeeds in killing famous men and stealing their prized possessions, leaving them all with "a smile" on their face!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Claridge Diamond; Cleopatra Necklace; Daily Star; infra-red lamp; Ronkers Ruby

Indexer Notes

Robinson verified with Gary Watson in July 2009 that he did some penciling (including the Joker's card on the splash page specifically), in addition to the background inks and lettering he already confirmed.

[Professor Hugo Strange and the Monsters] (Table of Contents: 34)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Hugo Strange (villain); un-named monsters (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
The Batman faces an arch criminal who has invented a serum to create a race of giant monsters and nearly becomes one of them himself!
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Batplane; utility belt

Indexer Notes

This story was originally prepared for Detective Comics #38, but with the introduction of Robin in that issue, the story (sans Robin) was published in Batman #1.

Oddity: Machine guns are mounted on the Batplane, which are used to kill.

[The Cat] (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John Travers; Martha Travers; Dr. Wallace; un-named ship steward; un-named Captain (of "The Dolphin"); The Cat [Selina Kyle] [as Miss Peggs] (villain, introduction); Denny (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin take a trip aboard an exclusive yacht in order to prevent the theft of the Travers necklace at the hands of the Cat!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Traver's Necklace

Indexer Notes

The Cat was later renamed Cat-Woman or Catwoman in next issue.

The background inker and letterer credits were verified by Robinson.

The Joker Returns (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Chief of Police Chalmers (death); Edgar Martin (a political reformer, death); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker escapes from prison to continue his rampage of death and to steal the famed Cleopatra necklace and Fire Ruby.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cleopatra Necklace; Fire Ruby

Indexer Notes

As recounted in various sources, the Joker was supposed to die of his stab wound at the end of the story, but the editors decided this villain was too good to kill off, so the last panels were re-drawn to show him surviving.

The last panel of the story, titled "Golden Rules for Robin's Regulars", introduces readers to "Robin's Code" of conduct. The code (ROBIN): Readiness, Obedience, Brotherhood, Industriousness, Nationalism.

The background inker and letterer credits were verified by Robinson.

[Batman and Robin pin-up] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Batman and Robin, originally found on the back cover of Batman #1.

[Detective Comics #39] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; construction crane hook and ball; pipe wrenches

The Horde of the Green Dragon! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison (cameo); Henry Crandall (millionaire); John Cobb (millionaire); Cobb's chauffeur (death); Wong (unofficial Mayor of Chinatown, death); The Green Dragon (villains)
Synopsis:
The kidnapping of two millionaires and the murder (with a hatchet) of a chauffeur leads the Batman into Chinatown to battle the Green Dragon and their dealings in opium.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chinatown; Heralde; slingshot

Indexer Notes

Strip titled in this issue as "The Sensation Adventures of the Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder."

The last panel (illustrated) at the end of the story touts the next villain for the Batman: Clayface!

[Detective Comics #40] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints:
Keywords:
flag poles; hatchets

[Beware of Clayface] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Kenneth Todd [as "The Terror"] (movie star); Mr. Bentley (movie director); Ned Norton (former movie actor); Lorna Dane (movie star, death); Fred Walker (Lorna's old sweetheart, death); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain, introduction); Roxy Brenner (villain)
Synopsis:
Learning that Julie has become a movie actress, Bruce and Dick head over to the studio to meet with her. However, a series of events leads Bruce to believe something bad is going to happen, which it does, and the Batman must lend a hand to stop a killer known as Clayface.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argus Motion Picture Company

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "Beware of Clayface". It has been indexed elsewhere as "The Murders of Clayface".

[Detective Comics #41] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

[A Master Murderer] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ted Spencer (student at a boy's school); Principal Blake (Principal of a boy's school, death); Mr. Greer (former school teacher); Mr. Hodges (History teacher); escaped maniac (villain); Mr. Graves [aka The Masked Man] (villain, Art teacher)
Synopsis:
The kidnapping of a youngster from a fashionable school for boys and the murder of its superintendent leads the Batman to use Dick Grayson as a "new student" to get a lead in the case.
Reprints:
Keywords:
belt radio; Blakes School For Boys; Gotham City; New York World

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "A Master Murderer". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Masked Menace of the Boys' School"

[Batman #2] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

[Joker Meets Cat-Woman] (Table of Contents: 45)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; E. S. Arthur (wealthy gem collector, death); Johnny (newsboy); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); the Crime Syndicate, Inc. [The Joker; Weasel; Mugface; Circus Charlie (poses as Batman, death); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Learning the Joker is hospitalized with wounds, the members of the Crime Syndicate make plans to rescue him to lead their mob again. But the Joker has planned a double-cross and the appearance of the Cat-Woman complicates matters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Plane; Gotham City; Pharoah's Gems; The Herald; Vesalius Hospital

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

[Wolf, the Crime Master] (Table of Contents: 46)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cyrus Craig (museum owner); Adam Lamb [aka Wolf] (villain, Craig's museum custodian, introduction, death); the Wolf's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
By an unfortunate accident, Adam Lamb becomes a psychological Jekyll and Hyde at midnight each evening, only to revert to his mild-mannered self during the day.
Reprints:
Keywords:
smoke pellet; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Background inker and letterer credits verified by Robinson.

The Case of the Clubfoot Murders (Table of Contents: 47)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (pp. 1-2); Jerry Robinson (pp. 3-13)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harley Storme (millionaire, death); Portia (Harley Storme's niece); Abel Storme (Harley's brother, death); Carl Storme (Harley's brother); Roger Storme (Harley's son, death); Clubfoot (introduction); Ward [as Clubfoot] (villain, the Storme family lawyer); Varrick (villain, gambler, introduction); Tommy (villain, Varrick's partner)
Synopsis:
The contents of a strange will leave each of the heirs with inscribed strange tokens. The heirs do not realize that if the tokens are all united, they will reveal the location of a gold mine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Background inker and letterer credits verified by Robinson.

The Case of the Missing Link (Table of Contents: 48)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Drake (death); Goliath (prehistoric man, death); pygmies (villains, some die); Hackett (villain, circus owner, introduction); Snead (villain, circus owner, introduction); Grimes (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Drake brings back from Africa a "missing link" whom he intends to civilize for the benefit of all civilization. But he learns, as do the Caped Crusaders, that sometimes men act more like beasts than someone like Goliath!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star; Hackett and Snead Circus

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[New York World's Fair Comics #[2] 1940] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

First published picture of Batman, Robin and Superman together.

Credits verified by Burnley.

Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair (Table of Contents: 50)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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 (President of Travers Engineers); 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:
Batplane; Daily Herald; gas capsules; New York City; Perisphere; slingshot; Trylon

[Detective Comics #42] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

The Case of the Prophetic Pictures (Table of Contents: 52)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim; Antal Ryder (an artist); Mikoff (an artist); Mr. Drake (socialite); Carmen Largo (opera singer, death); Mr. Vangild (death); Mr. Warren (death); Mr. Tavers; Mr. Bleek (Wiley's agent and manager); Mr. Wiley (villain, painting collector)
Synopsis:
A business man, heavily in debt, buys up pictures by an artist at cheap prices, then tries to increase their value by murdering those pictured in the portraits.
Reprints:
Keywords:
slingshot

[Detective Comics #43] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

The Case of the City of Terror (Table of Contents: 54)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ryder; Carter; Mayor Harliss Greer (villain, former City Council President); "Bugs" Norton (villain); Norton's gang [Blackie; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce and Dick head out on a cross-country vacation to get away from crime, but when they arrive in a small town, they discover that a new mayor has ties to organized crime and has established gambling dens and other rackets in town, all protected by police officer's on the take.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Tiny Press

Indexer Notes

Kane fails to draw the bat symbol on Batman's chest in some panels.

[Detective Comics #44] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

The Land behind the Light! (Table of Contents: 56)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Marko (inventor); Gorl (villain, official hunter to the King); un-named King (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin follow Dr. Marco into his invention, a machine that hurls them into the 4th Dimension. There they find a world inhabited by a race of giants and a race of midgets. They discover, upon their capture, that the king of the giants intends to invade Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
4th Dimension; Batarang; Land of the Small Ones

[Batman #3] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master (Table of Contents: 58)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Craig (scientist); The Puppet Master [Dmitri] (villain, introduction); Dmitri's assistants (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders must stop the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. But to do it Batman must overcome the effects of the hypnotic influence of his foe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Voss Rifle

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Ugliest Man in the World (Table of Contents: 59)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective McGonigle; Harvey Dodge (Wayne's friend, victim of ugly condition); Carter (victim of ugly condition); Dr. Ekhart; John Tyler; Mrs. Tyler; Carlson [as Larry Larrimore] (villain, leader of the Ugly Horde, introduction, death); the Ugly Horde (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman confronts the ugliest man in the world -- a man shunned by the "normal" people he meets everyday. But now the man decides to inflict upon those people some of the ugliness he has had to endure.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Herald; Daily World; Globe; Trotter

Indexer Notes

Jerry Robinson's last name is on the window pane shown on page 5, panel 5.

The cover scene for this issue is found, for the most part, on page 7, panel 6 of this story.

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Crime School for Boys!! (Table of Contents: 60)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy (reformed villain); Eddie (reformed villain); Big Boy Daniels (villain, introduction); Daniel's mob (villains, introduction for all); "Pockets" (villain, crime school instructor, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman has to deal with the threat of a crime school, designed to teach boys the ways of crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Batman vs. the Cat-Woman! (Table of Contents: 61)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective McGonigle; Jerry; The Diamond Syndicate [D. Calvert (Syndicate Secretary, death); Mr. Darr; Mr. Blake; Mr. Hoffer; Mr. Darrel]; The Cat-Woman [aka The Cat] [Selina Kyle] (villain); Hoffer (villain); Blake (villain); Mr. Darrel (villain)
Synopsis:
The Cat returns to plague members of the Diamond Syndicate in order to achieve a beautiful "diamond prize!"
Reprints:
Keywords:
Authenticated News; Daily Star; Edith's Cafe; Morning Sun; Zita's Cafe

Indexer Notes

The name Catwoman is consistently hypenated as "The Cat-Woman" in this story. She is also referred to in this story as the Cat.

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Batman Says (Table of Contents: 62)

Batman; Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
Public service announcement in which Batman and Robin try to convince readers that they hate all crime and criminals, and that they hope their adventures will help convince them to follow the straight and honest path in their own lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, art and letterer credits by Jack Burnley.

Art taken from the cover of New York World's Fair Comics 1940.

[Detective Comics #45] (Table of Contents: 63)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage

Indexer Notes

Early Golden Age bondage cover for this particular series.

The Case of the Laughing Death! (Table of Contents: 64)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; museum caretaker; District Attorney Carter (death); The Joker [also as A. Rekoj] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker returns to polish off his enemies, starting with the D.A., then sets his sights on a $500,000 green jade Buddha.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Added background inker credit verified by George Roussos.

[Detective Comics #46] (Table of Contents: 65)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

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

[Professor Strange's Fear Dust] (Table of Contents: 66)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Hugo Strange (villain); Carstairs (villain, racketeer); Carstair's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Batman has to stop Professor Hugo Strange from spraying his "fear dust" all over America. The dust will make men in public office afraid of Strange, enabling him to become dictator of America.
Reprints:
Keywords:
belt radio; Fear Dust; Zorn's Candy Shop

Indexer Notes

Artist Kane failed to draw in Batman's chest bat in many panels.

Panel 1 on page 11 has a sign with Robinson's name on it.

[Detective Comics #47] (Table of Contents: 67)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; construction crane hoisting hooks

[Money Can't Buy Happiness] (Table of Contents: 68)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (see notes); George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Harvey Midas (Bruce's banker); Mrs. Midas; Roger Midas (Harvey's son, musician); Diane Midas (Harvey's daughter); Jupkins (the Midas butler); Johnny Brown (a clerk, Diane's sweetheart); Danny Moore (newsboy); Count Alexis (villain, Diane's husband)
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne's banker, Midas, and the banker's wife are making a real mess out of the lives of their children, so the Batman decides to do something about it. He discovers that Midas' daughter's new husband is linked to crooks wanting to steal the Midas family jewels.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Bugle; slingshot

Indexer Notes

Kane forgets to add the bat to Batman's chest in many panels.

Co-inker Jerry Robinson signed his name as writer of a newspaper society column in panel 6 on page 5.

George Roussos snuck his last name onto a building front on the splash page.

[Batman #4] (Table of Contents: 69)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

[Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder] (Table of Contents: 70)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Collage of 6 panels from various stories and center montage of Batman and Robin.

The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus! (Table of Contents: 71)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; C. R. Darcey; Mr. Morganbilt; The Joker (villain); the Crime Circus (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker organizes a crime circus that performs at the homes of wealthy patrons to size up the joint, then later robs them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society (Table of Contents: 72)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Horn; Stanley (Horn's Secretary); Elaine; Mr. Cowden; Henry; un-named Yacht Captain (death); Blackbeard [Thatch] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When an exclusive yacht is taken over by a band of pirates led by the immortal Blackbeard himself, the Batman and Robin come aboard to swab the decks with them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Inks credits verified by Robinson and Roussos; letters credit verified by Roussos.

[Public Enemy No. 1] (Table of Contents: 73)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy "Red" McCoy (villain, introduction, death), "Big" Costello (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman contends with Jimmy McCoy, a young bully who clawed his way up through the ranks until he becomes the overlord of crime but ends up being deserted by his mob, hunted by the police, and killed in a gutter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Authenticated News; Daily Times; New York City; Penguin Club; Tribune

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker and colorist credits verified by Roussos.

Oddity: many panels in this story display Batman without the bat on his chest.

Panel 7 on page 11 has a partial name on a business window: "Jerry", possibly for Jerry Robinson.

[Victory for the Dynamic Duo] (Table of Contents: 74)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Stockton]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tim Bannon (Coach of the Panthers); Stockton; Stacy (villain, introduction); Stacy's mob (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusader doubles as a star football player who has been kidnapped in order that his team will lose and criminals will gain big time from the bets they have made.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "Victory for the Dynamic Duo". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Touchdown for Justice".

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker and colorist credits verified by Roussos.

The splash to this story became the cover for Batman #5, except that the bat on Batman's chest, evident on the splash, was not found on the cover.

Jerry Robinson's first name appears on page 1, panel 2, on a sport shop.

The "Roussos Bar" appears on page 9, in panel 3.

Batman uses a gun in this story.

Entrance into the Wayne home was accomplished by Batman entering the barn, lifting a trap door, and going down into a tunnel, and traveling through the tunnel to steps that emerged to a secret panel in the home.

[Detective Comics #48] (Table of Contents: 75)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; construction crane hook and ball

The Secret Cavern (Table of Contents: 76)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Lewis (singer, Henry's daughter); Henry Lewis surveyor); Renaldo (villain, club owner); Nick (villain); Blackie (villain)
Synopsis:
A man accidentally discovers a huge cave under the gold vaults of Fort Knox, and a group of crooks put that knowledge to use when they convince the man's daughter that she has killed a man, hoping to get him to reveal the cave's location.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile (the red high-powered car); Batplane; Fort Knox; Top Hat Club

Indexer Notes

Kane forgot to draw the chest bat symbol on Batman in many panels.

[Detective Comics #49] (Table of Contents: 77)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; cutlasses; pirates; sailing ships

Clayface Walks Again! (Table of Contents: 78)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos [as George] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison [as Portia Storme] [also briefly as Robin]; owner of a movie make-up supply store (death, cameo); un-named Fire Chief; Gabby; Mr. Bentley (head of Argus Pictures); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain)
Synopsis:
Julie breaks off her engagement to Bruce and leaves for a career in movies. However, the escape of Basil Karlo and his revenge against Argus Pictures and Portia Storme brings the Batman into the picture.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argus Motion Picture Company; Batmobile; Daily Trotter; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from Detective #40.

Artist Kane leaves the bat off Batman's chest in some panels.

The Batmobile appears red in this story.

Panel 1 on page 4 displays a newspaper has the name "George" highlighted, probably snuck in by letterer George Roussos.

[Detective Comics #50] (Table of Contents: 79)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
knives; slingshot; tightrope walking

The Case of the Three Devils! (Table of Contents: 80)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (see notes); George Roussos (also backgrounds, see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Officer Riley; Frankie the Fence (villain); Mike (villain); Trigger (villain); Joe (villain); Three Devils (villains, former circus acrobats, all die)
Synopsis:
When the Caped Crusaders run into some very athletic jewels thieves, they realize that a fence for the stolen goods is the best way to track them down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist Kane omits Batman's chest bat in many panels.

Batman and Robin use rocket-powered roller skates in the story.

In panel 7 on page 5, the name of the pawn shop appears to read "Bob and Jerry Pawn Shop".

The book that Robin tosses at a crook in panel 5 on page 7, titled "Crime Does Not Pay!" is by "Robinson Roussos"!

[Batman #5] (Table of Contents: 81)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

The cover is roughly taken from Batman #4's last story splash.

The Riddle of the Missing Card! (Table of Contents: 82)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Jack of Diamonds [Diamond Jack Duggan] (villain, introduction, death); Black Queen (villain, introduction, death); King of Clubs (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; belt radio

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Oddity: Many panels in the story feature no bat on Batman's chest.

Book of Enchantment (Table of Contents: 83)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Anderson (inventor); Enid Anderson (the Professor's daughter); Father Time; Simple Simon; Humpty Dumpty; Gruel the Black Witch (villain); Burn (villain, the Man of Fire, death); Freeze (villain, the Man of Ice, death); a dragon (villain, death); a cyclops (villain); a giant (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin are sent to Fairyland by an inventor's strange machine that allows people to actually enter into the scenario of a book they are reading. They go in order to locate the inventor's daughter and return her safely.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fairyland

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The Case of the Honest Crook! (Table of Contents: 84)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joseph Sands (introduction); Ann Sands [nee Ann Davis] (Joe's wife, introduction); un-named shopkeeper; un-named doctor; Smiley Sikes (villain, introduction); Matty Link (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman helps out a young, newly released convict who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife. The Caped Crusaders vow to help track down the rats who originally set him up to be arrested. Robin is nearly beaten to death, and the Batman swears vengeance on those responsible.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[Crime Does Not Pay] (Table of Contents: 85)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Trigger Burns]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page (introduction); Mrs. Grogan (Tommy's mother); Tommy Grogan; Mike Grogan (villain, Tommy's brother, introduction, death); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman finds it very odd that a bank robber he is fighting with comes to the aid of another until he realizes that they are brothers. Then Batman must rescue Linda Page from the clutches of one of the gangsters in order to save his brother from a life of crime.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of Linda Page, who gave up her role as a society girl to become a nurse to help people. She appears occasionally over the next couple of years as a girlfriend for Bruce Wayne, but always wishing that he could make something of his life and be more like Batman.

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[World's Best Comics #1] (Table of Contents: 86)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

The Witch and the Manuscript of Doom! (Table of Contents: 87)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Erik Dorne (introduction, death); Dorne's butler; Joshua Grimm (introduction, publisher); Melissa Brunt (introduction, Dorne's Aunt); Jane Ware (introduction, actress); The Witch [Mr. Wright] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Batman and Robin must track down the Witch, a mysterious figure responsible for the murder of Erik Dorne and the theft of a manuscript he wrote.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

[Detective Comics #51] (Table of Contents: 88)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; knives; lanterns

The Case of the Mystery Carnival (Table of Contents: 89)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Colonel Dawes (amusement park owner); un-named wax museum caretaker; Charlie [as Colonel Dawes] (villain); "Mouse" Docker (villain); Joey (villain); Mindy (villain)
Synopsis:
Bruce and Dick visit an amusement park owned and operated by a friend of theirs, but when the Colonel brushes off his old friends, Batman and Robin smell a rat and discover that some crooks have taken over the amusement park.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis by Craig Delich (2009-3-10).

Artist Kane failed to put the bat on Batman's chest in many panels.

[Detective Comics #52] (Table of Contents: 90)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Loo Chung
Reprints:
Keywords:
knives; stereotyping of Chinese

The Secret of the Jade Box (Table of Contents: 91)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Achmed; Mr. Potter (death); Thomas (Potter's butler); Achmed (curio shop owner); Thomas; Loo Chung (villain, unofficial Mayor of the Oriental Quarter); Chung's gang (villains); Ghengis Khan (villain, flashback)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin must solve the mystery of the "Khan" ring, a ring that once belonged to Ghengis Khan, and whose relative now wears it, and has started a protection racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Khan Ring

Indexer Notes

Artist Kane forgot to put in the chest bat on Batman in many panels.

[Detective Comics #53] (Table of Contents: 92)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

[Viola Vane] (Table of Contents: 93)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Viola Vane (actress); Jim Daly (friend of Wayne); Mack (newspaper editor); Mr. Robinson (newspaper owner); Viola's mother; Viola's father; Toothy (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman saves a budding actress from committing suicide but then learns that her folks believe she is a great star and they are coming to visit her. He has to tackle the problem as both Bruce Wayne and the Batman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas pellet; Gotham City; The Daily Star

[World's Finest Comics #2] (Table of Contents: 94)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray. In the table of contents for this collection, the artist for this cover is mis-identified as Fred Wray.

The Man Who Couldn't Remember! (Table of Contents: 95)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Linda Page; William Kendrick; Big Tim Bannon (introduction); Mr. Graves (villain); Ambrose Taylor (villain, introduction, death); Frankie (villain, death); Mitch Mason (villain, introduction); Trig Cooler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When the new district attorney vows vengeance against the crime lords of Gotham City and further states that he has a little black book in his possession that lists each of them and their connections, it's all Batman and Robin can do to save his life!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; infra-red goggles

[Detective Comics #54] (Table of Contents: 96)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

An homage to the cover of Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1937 series).

Hook Morgan and his Harbor Pirates (Table of Contents: 97)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Mr. Sale (store owner); Hook Morgan (villain); Mr. Conroy (villain, merchadise store owner)
Synopsis:
When Linda is told that harbor pirates have absconded with special cloth she had ordered, and Bruce notices that cloth is in the window of a store, the Batman takes over to to get to the bottom of the mystery, nearly losing his life in the process.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; boot wireless; Conroy Merchandise Company; utility belt

Indexer Notes

The Batplane serves also as a speedboat in this story.

[Batman #6] (Table of Contents: 98)

Batman; Robin / 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Murder on Parole (Table of Contents: 99)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne][also as Marty Loden]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chick Miller (ex-con); The Parole Boss (villain, member of the prison parole board, introduction, death), Shoulders (villain); Slink Daniels (villain); Marty Loden (villain)
Synopsis:
Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss". When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him and gets him to the hospital, but still has to be on the lookout because the "boss" wishes to have Miller killed before he can sing about this racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; gas capsule; Gotham City; Gotham News

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The Clock Maker! (Table of Contents: 100)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Henry Decker (clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Peter Selby (banker); Mitch Keating (clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Atkins (villain, clock company stockholder, introduction, death); Elias Brock (villain, clock maker, introduction, death); Mitch (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time and who brands them as murderers!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batmobile; Gotham City; Hobson Clock Company

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The Secret of the Iron Jungle (Table of Contents: 101)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; un-named New York representative for Page Oil; Tom Page (Linda Page's father, introduction); Graham Masters (villain, Tom Page's partner, introduction, death); Chuck (villain, Master's strong arm man, death)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Page Oil Company; The Iron Jungle (land containing abandoned oil derricks)

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

Suicide Beat! (Table of Contents: 102)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Police Commissioner James Gordon; Grogan (Policeman, death); Kelly (Policeman, death); Jimmy Kelly (Policeman, Kelly's son); Anna (little girl); Anna's un-named father; Fancy Dan (villain); Alderman Skigg (villain, crooked political boss); Henry (villain, crooked lawyer); Biff Mafey (villain, crooker boxer)
Synopsis:
A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City; Pete's Bar

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[Detective Comics #55] (Table of Contents: 103)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
flashlights; railroad handcars

The Brain Burglar! (Table of Contents: 104)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Dr. Mason]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Professor Jon Henry (scientist); Professor Dodge; Dr. Mason (scientsist); Dr. Deker (villain); Deker's gang (villains); un-named Zeppelin Commander (villain, death); Zeppelin crew (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
The invention of a machine by a noted professor, that forces one to tell the truth, is snatched by an evil doctor who kidnaps noted scientists and inventors, as well as key individuals in the Defense Department, and uses the machine on them in order to obtain their secrets.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; gas pellet; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Truth (Brain) Machine; utility belt

[Detective Comics #56] (Table of Contents: 105)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; clubs; fire escapes

The Stone Idol! (Table of Contents: 106)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ghost Gulch Mayor; Mad Mack (villain, death); The Iron Idol (villain, circus strongman)
Synopsis:
On vacation, Bruce and Dick come across a near-deserted silver mining town, Ghost Gulch. Above the town is a mysterious stone idol that one day comes to life, and Batman and Robin must get to the bottom of this mystery.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ghost Gulch

[World's Finest Comics #3] (Table of Contents: 107)

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

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, the artist for this cover is mis-identified as Fred Wray.

DC Comics: Sixty Years of The World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes by Les Daniels in 1995 indicates this cover is by Jerry Robinson. The two reprint sources indicate Fred Ray. Thanks to Arnie Grieves for pointing this out. Note from Craig Delich: Jack Burnley verified Ray as the artist on this cover when he visited him personally in 1989.

Fred Ray sent a listing of all of his comic book credits to Jack Burnley in 2003, and part of the list was published in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003. In it, Ray states his on-going feud with Robinson, who was claiming to do work that Ray actually did. These credits by Ray verify that Ray did the full art for this cover as indicated. Ray, like Jack Burnley, tore all the covers off the comics that he did the covers to, and he sent scans of these covers to Burnley and Roy Thomas to verify his claim.

[Riddle of the Human Scarecrow] (Table of Contents: 108)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (on secondary figures only)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
George Roussos ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Martin; Frank Kendrick (businessman, introduction); Paul Herold (introduction, death); Richard Dodge (introduction); The Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain, introduction, Psychology college teacher, origin)
Synopsis:
A new master criminal begins his career by using psychology upon his victims -- the psychology of fear!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich. Story title from table of contents.

[Batman #7] (Table of Contents: 109)

Batman; Robin / 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

[Wanted: Practical Jokers!] (Table of Contents: 110)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Duke Micheal; The Joker [aka Henry Verne] [aka I. Rekoj] [aka Duke Micheal] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper, and when they show up, they touch objects used in major crimes, thereby implicating themselves and forcing them to work for the Clown Prince of Crime!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The Trouble Trap! (Table of Contents: 111)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Kelly (Policeman); Linda Page; Henry Abbot (death); Carl Dwyer (Wayne's friend); Granda the Mystic (villain, a Swami, introduction); Hindu giants (villains); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman must battle a swami who has hypnotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demanded blackmail money or the records will be made public. However, one of the mystic's clients wants the secret of Batman's identity, thus Linda Page is kidnapped.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The North Woods Mystery (Table of Contents: 112)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Nora Powell (society lady); Matthew Powell (Nora's father, lumber company owner, death); Jack Clayton (Matthew's adopted son, ex-con); Woody Joe (villain, lumberjack, death); Asher (villain, lumber company competitor, introduction)
Synopsis:
Nora Powell, with Bruce Wayne, heads to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her uncle is murdered. She is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition."
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Indexer Notes

Inkr credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The People vs. the Batman (Table of Contents: 113)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Horatio Delmar (villain, racket leader, introduction, death); Weasel Venner (villain, introduction, death); Freddie Hill (villain); Joe (villain); Al (villain)
Synopsis:
Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar, that someone being Bruce Wayne!
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Keywords:
Daily Press

Indexer Notes

Batman finally receives official police sanction in this story.

Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 114)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Includes illustrations from Detective Comics #36 cover, Detective Comics #32, Detective Comics #27 cover, Batman #1 cover, Detective Comics #53 cover.

[Title Page at end of volume] (Table of Contents: 115)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Title page at end of volume includes illustrations from Detective Comics #37 cover, Detective Comics #33 cover, Batman #3 cover.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 116)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back interior dust jacket with biographies of Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 117)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustrations from Detective Comics #51 cover, Batman #2 cover.

[Spine of Book] (Table of Contents: 118)

Batman / illustration / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title of book with illustration from Detective comics #27 cover and DC Peel logo.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [Title Page]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Title and Credits]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Table of contents]
  7. 6. Foreword
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #27]
    The Batman
  9. 8. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    The Bat-Man
  10. 9. [Detective Comics #28]
  11. 10. [Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang]
    The Bat-Man
  12. 11. [Detective Comics #29]
    The Batman
  13. 12. The Batman Meets Doctor Death
    The Bat-Man
  14. 13. [Detective Comics #30]
  15. 14. [The Return of Doctor Death]
    The Batman
  16. 15. [Detective Comics #31]
    Batman
  17. 16. [Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1]
    Batman
  18. 17. [Detective Comics #32]
  19. 18. [Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 2]
    Batman
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #33]
    The Batman
  21. 20. The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom
    Batman
  22. 21. [Detective Comics #34]
    The Crimson Avenger
  23. 22. [Peril in Paris]
    Batman
  24. 23. [Detective Comics #35]
    The Batman
  25. 24. [The Case of the Ruby Idol]
    The Batman
  26. 25. [Detective Comics #36]
    The Batman
  27. 26. [Professor Hugo Strange]
    Batman
  28. 27. [Detective Comics #37]
    The Batman
  29. 28. [The Spies]
    Batman
  30. 29. [Detective Comics #38]
    Batman
  31. 30. [Introducing Robin, the Boy Wonder]
    The Batman
  32. 31. [Batman #1]
    Batman; Robin
  33. 32. The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
    The Batman
  34. 33. [The Joker]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  35. 34. [Professor Hugo Strange and the Monsters]
    Batman
  36. 35. [The Cat]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  37. 36. The Joker Returns
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  38. 37. [Batman and Robin pin-up]
    Batman and Robin
  39. 38. [Detective Comics #39]
    The Batman
  40. 39. The Horde of the Green Dragon!
    The Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  41. 40. [Detective Comics #40]
    Batman; Robin
  42. 41. [Beware of Clayface]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  43. 42. [Detective Comics #41]
    Batman; Robin
  44. 43. [A Master Murderer]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  45. 44. [Batman #2]
    Batman; Robin
  46. 45. [Joker Meets Cat-Woman]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  47. 46. [Wolf, the Crime Master]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  48. 47. The Case of the Clubfoot Murders
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  49. 48. The Case of the Missing Link
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  50. 49. [New York World's Fair Comics #[2] 1940]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  51. 50. Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  52. 51. [Detective Comics #42]
    Batman; Robin
  53. 52. The Case of the Prophetic Pictures
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  54. 53. [Detective Comics #43]
    Batman
  55. 54. The Case of the City of Terror
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  56. 55. [Detective Comics #44]
    Batman; Robin
  57. 56. The Land behind the Light!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  58. 57. [Batman #3]
    Batman; Robin
  59. 58. The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  60. 59. The Ugliest Man in the World
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  61. 60. The Crime School for Boys!!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  62. 61. The Batman vs. the Cat-Woman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  63. 62. The Batman Says
    Batman; Robin
  64. 63. [Detective Comics #45]
    Batman; Robin
  65. 64. The Case of the Laughing Death!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  66. 65. [Detective Comics #46]
    Batman; Robin
  67. 66. [Professor Strange's Fear Dust]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  68. 67. [Detective Comics #47]
    Batman; Robin
  69. 68. [Money Can't Buy Happiness]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  70. 69. [Batman #4]
    Batman; Robin
  71. 70. [Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder]
    Batman; Robin
  72. 71. The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  73. 72. Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  74. 73. [Public Enemy No. 1]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  75. 74. [Victory for the Dynamic Duo]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  76. 75. [Detective Comics #48]
    Batman; Robin
  77. 76. The Secret Cavern
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  78. 77. [Detective Comics #49]
    Batman; Robin
  79. 78. Clayface Walks Again!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  80. 79. [Detective Comics #50]
    Batman; Robin
  81. 80. The Case of the Three Devils!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  82. 81. [Batman #5]
    Batman; Robin
  83. 82. The Riddle of the Missing Card!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  84. 83. Book of Enchantment
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  85. 84. The Case of the Honest Crook!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  86. 85. [Crime Does Not Pay]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  87. 86. [World's Best Comics #1]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  88. 87. The Witch and the Manuscript of Doom!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  89. 88. [Detective Comics #51]
    Batman; Robin
  90. 89. The Case of the Mystery Carnival
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  91. 90. [Detective Comics #52]
    Batman; Robin
  92. 91. The Secret of the Jade Box
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  93. 92. [Detective Comics #53]
    Batman; Robin
  94. 93. [Viola Vane]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  95. 94. [World's Finest Comics #2]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  96. 95. The Man Who Couldn't Remember!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  97. 96. [Detective Comics #54]
    Batman; Robin
  98. 97. Hook Morgan and his Harbor Pirates
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  99. 98. [Batman #6]
    Batman; Robin
  100. 99. Murder on Parole
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  101. 100. The Clock Maker!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  102. 101. The Secret of the Iron Jungle
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  103. 102. Suicide Beat!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  104. 103. [Detective Comics #55]
    Batman; Robin
  105. 104. The Brain Burglar!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  106. 105. [Detective Comics #56]
    Batman; Robin
  107. 106. The Stone Idol!
    Batman with Robin
  108. 107. [World's Finest Comics #3]
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  109. 108. [Riddle of the Human Scarecrow]
    Batman with Robin
  110. 109. [Batman #7]
    Batman; Robin
  111. 110. [Wanted: Practical Jokers!]
    Batman with Robin
  112. 111. The Trouble Trap!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  113. 112. The North Woods Mystery
    Batman with Robin
  114. 113. The People vs. the Batman
    Batman with Robin
  115. 114. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  116. 115. [Title Page at end of volume]
    Batman and Robin
  117. 116. [Biographies]
  118. 117. [Back Cover]
    Batman and Robin
  119. 118. [Spine of Book]
    Batman
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