(Summer 1964)

DC, 1961 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1964-05-28
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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.; Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Squarebound; Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The final Giant Annual of any title before they became the "80 Page Giant" series.

On-sale date from ad in Adventure Comics #322.


Thrilling Adventures of the Whole Batman Family! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; Batman]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Bat-Mite; Ace The Bat-Hound; Robin [Bruce Wayne Jr.]; Member of the Cobra Gang
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Batman Meets Bat-Mite (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite
Synopsis
Bat-Mite, an elf-like being from another dimension appears in the Bat-Cave, he sets about "helping" Batman and Robin with his magical powers but only succeeds in making the Dynamic Duo's lives more difficult.
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Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Bat-Mite

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

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

The Secret Life of Bat-Hound (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Hound [Ace]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Mr. Midas
Synopsis
When Batman and Robin are trapped by Mr. Midas in a collapsed mine, Bat-Hound alerts Batwoman and the foursome tackle the Midas Mob.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Bat-Girl! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; King Cobra
Synopsis
Betty Kane deduces that her Aunt Kathy is secretly Batwoman and assumes the identity of Bat-Girl.
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Indexer Notes

Story called "Introducing Bat-Girl" in table of contents. 1st appearance and origin of Bat-Girl.

The Dynamic Trio (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mysteryman; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
The Dynamic Duo become the Dynamic Trio when they team up with Mysteryman, but Vicki Vale is determined to uncover the newcomer's real identity.
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The Secret of Batman's Butler (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred; Vicki Vale; Noyes
Synopsis
A mistake by Alfred when he first became the Wayne butler causes him to consider resigning his position years later.
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Superman and Robin! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Purple Mask Mob
Synopsis
When Batman is laid up with a broken leg, Superman comes to Gotham City to help Robin track down the Purple Mask Mob, but it's Batman who cracks the case.
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Indexer Notes

Story called "The New Team of Superman and Robin" in table of contents.

Batwoman's Publicity Agent (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Mite; Bat-Hound [Ace]
Synopsis
Bat-Mite returns and teams up with Batwoman but he has not legislated for falling in love with her.
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Indexer Notes

2nd Bat-Mite appearance

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Second Batman and Robin Team (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; Batman]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Robin [Bruce Wayne Jr.]; Alfred
Synopsis
Alfred tries out a new typewriter which results in him writing a story of the future Batman and Robin team.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings from the Batman Family
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Bat-Girl; Bat-Mite; Ace The Bat-Hound; Alfred; Commissioner Gordon; Vicki Vale
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Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thrilling Adventures of the Whole Batman Family!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Batman Meets Bat-Mite
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Batman
  5. 4. The Secret Life of Bat-Hound
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Detective Comics
  7. 6. Bat-Girl!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. The Dynamic Trio
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Secret of Batman's Butler
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Superman and Robin!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  11. 10. Batwoman's Publicity Agent
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superboy Annual
  14. 13. The Second Batman and Robin Team
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  16. 15. ["These great imaginary stories of the 'Superman Family'..."]
    Giant Superman Annual
  17. 16. ["Greetings from the Batman Family"]
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walker
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