(2017)

DC, 2016 Series
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
420
On-sale date
2017-02-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6808-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401268084 52999
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Batman stories from Detective Comics #46-56, Batman #4-7, World's Best Comics #1, and World's Finest Comics #2-3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Keywords
wrecking ball

Indexer Notes

original cover art by Michael Cho

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from cover.

[Creator Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Includes the notation: Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger

[2nd title Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from cover. Identical to previous Title page.

[Indicia and Publisher information] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits

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

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Detective Comics #46] (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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 wife)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne's lawyer and 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 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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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 must contend with Jimmy McCoy, a young bully who claws 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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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 in order to try to locate his daughter he had sent there a few days earlier 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: 25)

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 convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife. The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested originally, but 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: 26)

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: 27)

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: 28)

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: 29)

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: 30)

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: 31)

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: 32)

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: 33)

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: 34)

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: 35)

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 Man Who Couldn't Remember! (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); 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: 37)

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: 38)

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: 39)

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: 40)

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: 41)

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: 42)

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: 43)

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: 44)

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: 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
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: 46)

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: 47)

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: 48)

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

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.

[The Riddle of the Human Scarecrow] (Table of Contents: 49)

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: 50)

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: 51)

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: 52)

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 hynotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demands 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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The North Woods Mystery (Table of Contents: 53)

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 heads with Bruce Wayne to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her Uncle is murdered, but is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inkr credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos.

Letterer credit verified by Roussos.

The People vs. the Batman (Table of Contents: 54)

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!
Reprints
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.

Complete Your Collection With These Other Golden and Silver Age Trade Paperbacks (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[Title Page at rear of book] (Table of Contents: 56)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title Page at rear of book, features only the logo of the book.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover illustrations with text on the contents of this issue. Illustrations taken from the covers of Batman #4 and #7.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [Creator Credits]
  4. 3. [2nd title Page]
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [Indicia and Publisher information]
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. [Detective Comics #46]
    Batman; Robin
  8. 7. [Professor Strange's Fear Dust]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [Detective Comics #47]
    Batman; Robin
  10. 9. [Money Can't Buy Happiness]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [Batman #4]
    Batman; Robin
  12. 11. [Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder]
    Batman; Robin
  13. 12. The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. [Public Enemy No. 1]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [Victory for the Dynamic Duo]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [Detective Comics #48]
    Batman; Robin
  18. 17. The Secret Cavern
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [Detective Comics #49]
    Batman; Robin
  20. 19. Clayface Walks Again!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. [Detective Comics #50]
    Batman; Robin
  22. 21. The Case of the Three Devils!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  23. 22. [Batman #5]
    Batman; Robin
  24. 23. The Riddle of the Missing Card!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. Book of Enchantment
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  26. 25. The Case of the Honest Crook!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  27. 26. [Crime Does Not Pay]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  28. 27. [World's Best Comics #1]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  29. 28. The Witch and the Manuscript of Doom!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  30. 29. [Detective Comics #51]
    Batman; Robin
  31. 30. The Case of the Mystery Carnival
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  32. 31. [Detective Comics #52]
    Batman; Robin
  33. 32. The Secret of the Jade Box
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  34. 33. [Detective Comics #53]
    Batman; Robin
  35. 34. [Viola Vane]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  36. 35. [World's Finest Comics #2]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  37. 36. The Man Who Couldn't Remember!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  38. 37. [Detective Comics #54]
    Batman; Robin
  39. 38. Hook Morgan and his Harbor Pirates
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  40. 39. [Batman #6]
    Batman; Robin
  41. 40. Murder On Parole
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  42. 41. The Clock Maker!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  43. 42. The Secret of the Iron Jungle
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  44. 43. Suicide Beat!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  45. 44. [Detective Comics #55]
    Batman; Robin
  46. 45. The Brain Burglar!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  47. 46. [Detective Comics #56]
    Batman; Robin
  48. 47. The Stone Idol!
    Batman with Robin
  49. 48. [World's Finest Comics #3]
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  50. 49. [The Riddle of the Human Scarecrow]
    Batman with Robin
  51. 50. [Batman #7]
    Batman; Robin
  52. 51. [Wanted: Practical Jokers!]
    Batman With Robin
  53. 52. The Trouble Trap!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  54. 53. The North Woods Mystery
    Batman With Robin
  55. 54. The People vs. the Batman
    Batman With Robin
  56. 55. Complete Your Collection With These Other Golden and Silver Age Trade Paperbacks
  57. 56. [Title Page at rear of book]
  58. 57. [Back Cover]
    Batman and Robin
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