(Summer 1962)

DC, 1961 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
1962-06-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
? (vignettes)
Inks
? (vignettes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Two-Face; Joker; Gorilla Boss; Human Firefly; Mirror Man; Mad Hatter
Reprints

Giant Batman Annual (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]
Synopsis
The Mad Hatter has a superb collection of stolen hats, but with Batman's cowl missing it is incomplete. The Dynamic Duo must then thwart a number of schemes designed to part the Masked Manhunter from his cowl.
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The Human Firefly (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Firefly [Garfield Lynns]
Synopsis
When theatrical lighting director Garfield Lynns is prevented from staging his first robbery, he makes his escape thanks to the light given off by a firefly. Inspired, he assumes the identity of the costumed criminal, Firefly.
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Indexer Notes

1st appearance and origin of Firefly.

The Mental Giant of Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Barney Barrows [Mental Giant]
Synopsis
A freak accident gives police janitor Barney Barrow a super advanced brain, he then blackmails the Dynamic Duo into aiding him with his ever more dangerous methods of crime fighting.
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The Joker's Aces! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures, signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; Brice; Hopkins; Hop Dooley
Synopsis
The Clown Prince of Crime recruits some new members for his gang, all of whom are perfectly suited for specific felonies.
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The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures, signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gorilla Boss [also as George 'Boss' Dyke]
Synopsis
Executed criminal George 'Boss' Dyke's brain is transplanted into a gorilla's head, after amassing a fortune from his crimes, his next plan is even more bizarre. He intends to transplant his brain again, but this time into Batman's head!
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The New Crimes of Two-Face! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Paul Sloane [Two-Face]; Harvey Dent
Synopsis
Actor Paul Sloane is disfigured in an accident, this unhinges his mind and causes him to turn to crime as the second Two-Face.
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Indexer Notes

The final 2 panels of page 2 and the 1st panel of page 3 have been cut and substituted with 2 newly created panels.

The original story depicted actor Paul Sloane becoming Two-Face after being scarred by a vial of acid, the version in this issue has Sloane being disfigured by an exploding Klieg light.

1st appearance of Paul Sloane, fittingly the second Two-Face.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Mysterious Mirror-Man! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mirror Man [Ventris]
Synopsis
Ventris, a convict, escapes jail with the help of a broken mirror. He adopts the identity of the Mirror Man and sets out to uncover Batman's secret identity by using his X-Ray Mirror.
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Indexer Notes

Page 8, panel 6 has been re-captioned to fix a minor story telling error when originally published.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A collector's item... The original covers of four of the stories in this Batman Annual!

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Giant Batman Annual
  3. 2. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. The Human Firefly
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. The Mental Giant of Gotham City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. The Joker's Aces!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. The New Crimes of Two-Face!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Detective Comics
  10. 9. The Mysterious Mirror-Man!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  12. 11. ["A collector's item... The original covers of four of the stories in this Batman Annual!"]
    Batman and Robin
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