(2011)

DC, 2011 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
39.99 USD; 46.99 CAD
Pages
364
On-sale date
2011-12-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3294-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401232948 53999
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Editor - Original Series); Paul Levitz (Editor - Original Series); Ian Sattler (Director Editorial, Special Projects and Archival Editions)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Batman #305-306 (back-up stories), 328
Detective Comics #480, 483-497
The Brave and the Bold #153, 156, 165

Does not include covers from the above issues, as none were illustrated by Don Newton.

The spine indicates this is Volume 1, but the indicia does not list a volume number. There was only one volume in this series. Subsequent Don Newton illustrated Batman stories are collected in Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway (DC, 2017 series) series.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Cat-Man [Thomas Blake]; The Spook [Van Kaliban]; Clayface [Matt Hagen] (2nd Clayface); Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Tweedle Dum; Tweedle Dee; Gentleman Ghost [Jim Craddock]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Signalman [Phil Cobb]; Commissioner James Gordon; Joker; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Talia; Captain Stingaree [Karl Courtney]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Getaway Genius [Roy Reynolds]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Black Spider [Eric Needham]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Alfred Pennyworth
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Indexer Notes

Main image is of Batman, Robin, and Batgirl, with headshots of Batman's friends and villains in the background. Background colors are different than the cover of the original issue.

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

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

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Keywords
Bat Signal; Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Front interior dust jacket with illustration from Detective Comics #494.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins; Dave Hunt
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sensei

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustrations from Detective Comics #487 and 480.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with an illustration from Detective Comics #484 and 2 illustrations from #485.

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

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt; Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustrations from Batman #305 and Detective Comics #483.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Small illustration at the top of a mostly blank page. Illustration from Batman #328.

With This Ring Find Me Dead! (Table of Contents: 6)

Unsolved Cases of the Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2955
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Jeremy Parkins; Martha Carter; Dave Carter; Jeff Richter
Synopsis
Batman attempts to solve the mystery of a dead woman who has a wedding ring that is inscribed "To my darling wife. Love, the Batman."
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman #306

The Perfect Fighting Machine (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Karen Kish [as Karisha]

Job Number
S-3004
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Gork; Ivan Angst; Dr. Douglas Dundee; Dr. Moon; Mercenaries, Inc.
Synopsis
The leader of a gang of mercenaries enlists Dr. Moon to transform a man into the perfect fighting machine, and decides to test his new weapon against Batman.
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The Mystery Murderer of '"Mrs. Batman"! (Table of Contents: 8)

Unsolved Cases of the Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2972
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Jeff Richter
Synopsis
Batman is confronted by the murderer of "Mrs. Batman", who threatens to expose Batman as Bruce Wayne if Batman tries to stop him.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from Batman #305

The Curse of Crime Alley (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5651
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill; Maxie Zeus (intro); Long John Logan
Synopsis
On the anniversary of his parents' deaths, Batman returns to Crime Alley to visit Leslie Thompkins, and discovers that Maxie Zeus is planning to take out a former associate with a plan that endangers innocent lives.
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Indexer Notes

Origin recap. Leslie Thompkins and Crime Alley previously appeared in Detective Comics #457.

Assault on Olympus! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Job Number
J-5652
Genre
superhero
Characters
Maxie Zeus (villain); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Batman goes after Maxie Zeus by infiltrating his headquarters, but Maxie catches Batman in a deathtrap.
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The Vengeance Vow! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5952
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane] (death); League of Assassins (Villain); Ra's Al Ghul (Villain); Talia; Alfred Pennyworth; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Sensei
Synopsis
Receiving a warning that Kathy Kane, the former Batwoman, is in danger, Batman travels to Kathy's circus only to find her attacked by the League of Assassins. Kathy is killed in the attack. Ra's Al Ghul reveals that the Sensei is behind the attack, so Batman goes after him, but must face off against the formidable Bronze Tiger.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in 487, then in 489, and concludes in 490.

The Bronze Tiger is really Ben Turner, last seen in Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter (DC, 1975 series) #18.

Menace of the Murder Machines (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman; Red Tornado / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-6026
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Red Tornado; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Charles Gibson; Jeff Rand; Dr. Gregory Tarre
Synopsis
Batman investigates the murder of an industrialist in his skyscraper 23 floors up, and discovers that a machine is responsible for the death. Batman and Red Tornado team-up to take on the killer robots that are controlled by an unknown enemy.
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Murder by Thunderbolt (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
J-6023
Genre
superhero
Characters
Maxie Zeus (villain); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Reuben Rice (death); The Joker (cameo); Calvin; Iggy Zafuto; Plowboy (death); Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Batman investigates the mysterious death of a skydiver that occurred in mid-dive, and discovers a connection to a rival gang that wants to take over Maxie Zeus' operations while Zeus is incarcerated at Arkham.
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum

Corruption! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman; Doctor Fate / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5998
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Doctor Fate; James Gordon; Sergeant William Tyler; Whitey Kendall; Donald Sterling
Synopsis
When a unknown power turns Gotham's police evil, Batman and Doctor Fate team-up to find to find that a deceased cop who was framed as being corrupt wants revenge from beyond the grave.
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The Perils of Sergius (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6122
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Matches Malone]; Sensei; The League of Assassins; Sergius; Alfred Pennyworth; Ma Murder; Twitchy; Ape; Chuckles
Synopsis
Batman helps a writer who has unexpectedly been targeted by assassins.
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The Spook's Death Sentence for Batman (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6168
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Spook; Selina Kyle [Catwoman](cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox; Commissioner James Gordon; Simon Thatcher; Mr. Torr; Jeff Laird; Desmond Foster; Mr. Wilton
Synopsis
When the Spook is hired to free a death row inmate, he causes Batman to switch places with the prisoner, with the guards believing that Batman is the prisoner as the clock ticks down to the scheduled execution.
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Where Strike the Assassins (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6407
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; League of Assassins; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Alfred Pennyworth; Sensei; Barton McManus
Synopsis
Batman searches for a geologist who has been kidnapped by Sensei and the League of Assassins.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Requiem for a Martyr! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6427
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; League of Assassins; Lurk; Gotham City mayor; Commissioner James Gordon; Reverend Feeney (death); world religious leaders; Barton McManus; Sensei; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul
Synopsis
Batman must stop Sensei who plans to assassinate the world's religious leaders who have come to Gotham for a conference.
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Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from previous issue. Batman gets justice for Kathy Kane who was killed by the League of Assassins on Sensei's orders in issue #485.

The Riddle of the Golden Fleece (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
J-6485
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Price; Medea (Maxie's daughter); Maxie Zeus (villain); Bernard O'Hara (villain); Fred Britt (villain; death)
Synopsis
Maxie Zeus tries to steal a gold cloth as a gift for his daughter.
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Vengeance Trail (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6557
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Cormorant; General Scarr
Synopsis
After General Scarr's henchman, Cormorant, almost kills Batgirl, Batman goes after the crime boss but is captured.
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Indexer Notes

Crossover with Batgirl, story continued in Batgirl story that is next in this collection. Cormorant attempt to kill Batgirl in the Batgirl story in Detective Comics #491.

At War With General Scarr (Table of Contents: 21)

Batgirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6576
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; General Scarr; Commissioner Gordon; Cormorant
Synopsis
Batgirl saves Batman from General Scarr and Cormorant, and regains her belief in herself.
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Indexer Notes

Crossover with Batman, story continued from Batman story this issue.

Prescription for Tragedy (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman; Man-Bat / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6601
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Francine Langstrom; Rebecca Langstrom; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Jason Bard; Dr. Douglas Dundee; Lawrence Lucerne; Manny [Manfred]; Ralph
Synopsis
Batman goes after a drug smuggling ring, but Man-Bat believes one of their drugs is the only chance to save his sick daughter, leading to a confrontation between the two.
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Riddles in the Dark (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Swashbuckler [Michael Carter]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders](flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; J. R. Noone
Synopsis
The Riddler escapes and flees Gotham to go to Houston. Batman follows and teams up with a new hero, Swashbuckler, to stop the Riddler.
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Indexer Notes

Swashbuckler says The Vigilante is his uncle.

The Crime Doctor Calls at Midnight! (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6623
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commission James Gordon; The Crime Doctor [Dr. Bradford Thorne] (introduction, villain); Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Douglas Dundee
Synopsis
Batman faces a new twist in crime, the Crime Doctor, who uses medical tools and knowledge to plan crimes and to help criminals for a percent of the take.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #495.

Batman previously battled a Crime Doctor named Dr. Matthew Thorne in Detective Comics #77 (July 1943). This story appears to be the first meeting between Batman and any Crime Doctor, so presumably Bradford Thorne is the Earth 1 Crime Doctor and this is his first appearance, while Matthew Thorne is the Crime Doctor of Earth 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Indexer Notes

All-black blank page

A Tale of Time Past! (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6801
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Hank Weber (flashback, death); Daryl Richmond (flashback); Daryl Richmond's son
Synopsis
On his first case 35 years ago, Jim Gordon apprehended a jewel thief. Now the thief's son comes after Gordon seeking revenge.
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Murder in Quicksilver (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
J-6637
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Crime Doctor [Dr. Bradford Thorne] (villain); Sterling Silversmith; Frenchy; Elmo Kraft (death)
Synopsis
Having discovered that Batman is Bruce Wayne, and knowing that Batman knows his true identity as well, the Crime Doctor attempts to flee Gotham. But he is kidnapped by Sterling Silversmith who tortures him in order to learn Batman's identity.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from Detective Comics #494.

Sterling Silversmith previously appeared in Detective Comics #446.

Murder on the Mystery Ship! (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 15.66 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6780
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Basil Karlo] (apparent death); Commissioner James Gordon; John Carlinger; Myrna Gentry; Nurse Jacobs (death); Rita Morgansen; Bill Motherwell; Stacy Darnell
Synopsis
When a horror film exposition takes place on a cruise ship in Gotham Harbor, Basil Karlo takes offense at not being invited, so he breaks out of Arkham and boards the ship to get revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum

Bad Night in Baja (Table of Contents: 29)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6847 ?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Waldo Pepper (hotel owner); Ernie Edwards (thug); Sloan (FBI agent); Witt (FBI agent); The Squid [Clement Carp] (villain); Squid's men; Marie Schneider (newlywed); David (Marie's husband); Mr. Halston
Synopsis
Batman travels to Baja Mexico to retrieve stolen US missile launch codes from The Squid who is planning to sell them to the highest bidder. Batman escapes with the documents but is badly wounded and hides out in a seedy hotel with the Squid and his men in pursuit.
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Keywords
Baja; California; Mexico

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Spirit strip, dedicated to Will Eisner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Small illustration at the top of a mostly blank page. Illustration from The Brave and the Bold #153.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill

Indexer Notes

Small illustration at the top of a mostly blank page. Illustration from Detective Comics #483.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for other DC collected editions

[Biography] (Table of Contents: 33)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Red Tornado

Indexer Notes

Rear interior dust jacket with biography of Don Newton, includes illustration from The Brave and the Bold #153, which wraps around to the back cover.

Who Is Batman? (Table of Contents: 34)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Red Tornado

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from The Brave and the Bold #153, which wraps around from the rear interior dust jacket.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. [Title Page]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. With This Ring Find Me Dead!
    Unsolved Cases of the Batman
  8. 7. The Perfect Fighting Machine
    Batman
  9. 8. The Mystery Murderer of '"Mrs. Batman"!
    Unsolved Cases of the Batman
  10. 9. The Curse of Crime Alley
    Batman
  11. 10. Assault on Olympus!
    Batman
  12. 11. The Vengeance Vow!
    Batman
  13. 12. Menace of the Murder Machines
    Batman; Red Tornado
  14. 13. Murder by Thunderbolt
    Batman
  15. 14. Corruption!
    Batman; Doctor Fate
  16. 15. The Perils of Sergius
    Batman
  17. 16. The Spook's Death Sentence for Batman
    Batman
  18. 17. Where Strike the Assassins
    Batman
  19. 18. Requiem for a Martyr!
    Batman
  20. 19. The Riddle of the Golden Fleece
    Batman
  21. 20. Vengeance Trail
    Batman
  22. 21. At War With General Scarr
    Batgirl
  23. 22. Prescription for Tragedy
    Batman; Man-Bat
  24. 23. Riddles in the Dark
    Batman
  25. 24. The Crime Doctor Calls at Midnight!
    Batman
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. A Tale of Time Past!
    Batman
  28. 27. Murder in Quicksilver
    Batman
  29. 28. Murder on the Mystery Ship!
    Batman
  30. 29. Bad Night in Baja
    Batman
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. [Biography]
  35. 34. Who Is Batman?
    Batman
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