(2020)

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Price
39.99 USD; 53.99 CAD
Pages
412
On-sale Date
2020-01-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9416-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401294168 53999
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor - original series); Jack Schiff (editor - original series); Bernie Breslauer (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (editor - collected edition)
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 Batman #21-25, Detective Comics #82-92, and World's Finest Comics #12-14.

Trade dress is different to prior volumes, changing to a more modern design.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Derington (credited, signed)
Inks
Nick Derington (credited, signed)
Colors
Nick Derington (credited, signed)

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

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title page including writer and artist credits for stories in collection plus the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits

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

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Detective Comics #82] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Keywords
automatic pistols; football

Quarterback of Crime! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Blackie Blondeen (villain); Glassjaw Greegan (villain); Curly (villain); Skeets (villain)
Synopsis
Several mobsters study the art of football, then begin working out "plays" that will help them commit crimes, and it's only with the aid of Alfred and his past football prowess that Batman and Robin round up the crooks.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Jiffany's Jewelers; Warwick U.

[World's Finest Comics #12] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-iceboat

Alfred Gets His Man! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Slick Swade (villain, introduction); Squirrel (villain, introduction); Spud (villain, introduction); Topper (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While shopping one day, Alfred accidentally overhears a mobster the Batman once put in jail attempt extortion on another criminal named Squirrel, so he gets involved in the apprehension of said villain and helps to recover a fortune in diamonds.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette

[Detective Comics #83] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
flashlights; machine guns; safes

Accidentally on Purpose! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Henry Corliss (jewelry store owner); John Kling (stockbroker); Dr. Goodwin (villain); Biff Bannon [also called Biff Bannister] (villain, gang boss)
Synopsis
Endeavoring to lose some weight, Alfred goes on an exercise program at an out of the way place in the country. While he is gone, the Caped Crusaders face an evil doctor, who uses a certain potion that allows him to control the actions of people and, in the end, are saved by a mysterious "thin man" who knows their secret identities.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Cave; Batmobile; Batplane (mention only); Gotham City; Kling & Huggins Storckbrokers

[Batman #21] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Streamlined Rustlers! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sheriff Colt; Mr. Kraft (cattleman); Mr. Cotter (owner of the CO Ranch); Mr. Brule (villain, owner of the Double Bar S and Three Arrow Circle Ranches, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin head west to see if they can stem the tide of cattle rustling, which has been caused by war-time rationing, and is the source of black market beef.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; silken rope

Blitzkrieg Bandits! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hannibal Boneparte Brown (military science expert, introduction); Mr. Dodge (millionaire recluse); Chopper Gant (villain, introduction); Gant's mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders must stop a criminal mastermind who uses a genius in military science to actually plan crimes for gems and other loot, thinking the crook is writing a series of newspaper articles on him.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batplane; Gotham City

His Lordship's Double! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Mr. and Mrs. C.L.J. Carruthers; Lord David Hurley Burleigh (British socialite, botanist, introduction); Stevens [also as Lord Burleigh] (villain, Burleigh's butler, introduction); Steven's gang (villains, introduction forall)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders have to outwit a criminal element which targets a Lord Burleigh, a man who has come to America to interest an American oil company in his discovery of a cheaper process for obtaining rubber from petroleum.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

The Three Eccentrics! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ebenezer Flint (millionaire); Gladys Puffe (wealthy socialite); John White (operator of Hilltop Castle); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Sam Chizzell (villain)
Synopsis
Batman must outwit the Penguin, who has invented a small motion picture camera with telescopic lenses, which is precise enough to see combinations to wall safes as they are being opened.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Star

Indexer Notes

Art credit from GCD index for original issue based on info from Dick Sprang. The table of contents for this collection credits Dick Sprang as the sole artist for this story.

[Detective Comics #84] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

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

Artists in Villainy (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Police Captain; Ivan Krafft (villain); Krafft's gang [Burchall; Scarface; Dicer; Mike (death)] (villains); Trigger Stepke (villain, mention only)
Synopsis
The Dynamic Duo must stop Ivan Krafft, who has developed a "school", under the cover of a gentleman's sporting club, to train criminals on successful crime techniques then send them out on lucrative criminal endeavors.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham City Press; Happy Valley Gentlemen's Sporting Club

Indexer Notes

Art credit from GCD index for original issue based on info from Dick Sprang. The table of contents for this collection credits Dick Sprang as the sole artist for this story.

[Detective Comics #85] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; The Joker's Double [Mr. Hart]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; bondage; clubs; doppelgangers

The Joker's Double... (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Card Club [J. J. Thompson (factory President, death); Carl Dickens (Associated Banking Company President, death); Mr. Harris; Mr. Hart]; The Joker (villain); The Joker's Double [Mr. Hart] (villain); Muggs McKann (villain, second-story man, image only)
Synopsis
Four members of a famed Card Club become the targets for the Prince of Guffaws, but Batman and Robin discover that the Joker didn't commit the crimes, and attempt to track down the real culprit.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Card Club; Gotham City; Harris Curios

Indexer Notes

Art credit from GCD index for original issue based on info from Dick Sprang. The table of contents for this collection credits Dick Sprang as the sole artist for this story.

[World's Finest Comics #13] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

The Curse of Isis! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos; Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Bentley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mike; Jack; Swami Pravhor (villain, introduction); Gouger (villain, introduction); Sam (villain, introduction); Muggsy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A mysterious swami uses the threat of a false curse to try and obtain some rabbit's foot lucky charms from some sailors that he had secretly planted a fortune in diamonds in.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Gotham News

[Batman #22] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Duped Domestics! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Batman]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bottom (Van Houten's butler); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] [also as Belinda, a maid] (villain)
Synopsis
Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise!
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Hendricks (astronomer); Mike Optik (villain, introduction); the Ghost Gang [Deafy; Egghead] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A cleaver gangster and his gang use a powerful telescope to look in on various places of interest, like banks and museums, and discover which places they can carry out profitable heists.
Reprints
Keywords
Acorn Exchange Bank; Batmobile; Gotham City

Conversational Clue! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Professor Dyke (villain, introduction); Butch (villain)
Synopsis
Overhearing an accidential conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

1st Alfred solo story.

The Cavalier Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jan Meerbrandt; The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake](villain)
Synopsis
The Cavalier, still smarting from his previous encounter with the Caped Crusaders, taunts his foes once more as he seeks to add the Meerbrandt model of the Magi Diamond to his "Chamber of Prizes."
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

[Detective Comics #86] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; deerstalker hats; footprints; magnifying glasses

Danger Strikes Three! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Gentleman Jim Jowell (villain); Herman (villain); Tapper (villain)
Synopsis
When Alfred hears a radio report that Robin has been captured by a gang of thieves, he decides to use his detective prowess to track the Boy Wonder down and rescue him even though Bruce Wayne has warned him never to go out on a case alone.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; miniature laboratory; miniature tool kit; utility belt

[Detective Comics #87] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Man of a Thousand Umbrellas (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mrs. Van Voort (cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] [also as Mr. Feather] [also as P. N. Quinn] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Bruce and Dick disguise themselves as umbrella repairmen in order to get the Penguin to surface, but when he does, he has a surprise in store for the Caped Duo. He then buys an umbrella shop and does his own repairs, placing radio devices into umbrellas in order to direct his men on jobs.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City; utility belt

[Batman #23] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Upside Down Crimes! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Gene McDonald
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Leegaf (Hindu Prince); Mrs. Van Sneed [also as Greta Garbo]; Nan Winslow [also as Katharine Hepburn]; Miss Latham [also as Ginger Rogers]; ? [also as Charlie Chaplin]; ? [also as Shirley Temple]; The Joker (villain); Muggsy Mulligan (villain); Snipes (villain)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin must stop the Joker's mad schemes, as he commits several "up-side down crimes" that leave the Caped Crusaders literally standing on their heads.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batplane; belt radio; Gotham City; U.S.O.; utility belt

Damsel in Distress! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Marjory Davenport (Dick's love interest, introduction); Dr. Davenport (Marjory's father, introduction); Bugs Conklin (villain, introduction); Jitters (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dick's crush on a girl leads him and the Batman into a case involving kidnapping and murder.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Ye Olde Gem Shoppe

Borrowed Butler! (Table of Contents: 33)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Mrs. Van Upsitart (Bruce's neighbor); Oswald (Mrs. Van Upsitart's cousin); Mr. Piper (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Bruce hires out Alfred to a neighbor who is having week-end guests, and whose butler is sick. Alfred's blind luck allows him to solve yet another case involving an "inside job" at the Upsitart residence.
Reprints

Pelt Plunderers! (Table of Contents: 34)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Skinner Short (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin head up into the frozen north to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stop a gang of thieves who plunder beaver pelts trapped by locals and who then sell them for big profits, which they plan to spend back in the States.
Reprints
Keywords
Batpoon; Gotham City; Northwest Territories

Indexer Notes

Script credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits Joe Samachson as the writer of this story.

This story was one of the special "Police Division" stories featured in Batman.

[Detective Comics #88] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Big-Hearted John
Reprints
Keywords
giant figures; seesaws

The Merchants of Misery! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kelly (candy store owner, death); George Simpson; Mary Simpson; Big-Hearted John (villain, death)
Synopsis
Bruce and Dick go undercover to get the goods on a loan shark who gladly makes loans to people down and out on their luck. But the loans have huge interest rates attached to them, and if the borrower refuses to pay those rates, they are eliminated.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham City Gazette; J & J Construction Company

Indexer Notes

Art credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits Dick Sprang as the sole artist for this story.

[Detective Comics #89] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]
Reprints
Keywords
horseshoe magnets; swords

Laboratory Loot! (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Helmar Helstrom (inventor); The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake] (villain, identity revealed); Stinger Sloane (villain); Sloane's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The theft of a secret typewriter, valueless except to the inventor, leads the Batman and Robin to discover the true identity of the Cavalier.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

The Cavalier notifies Batman at the end of the story that he is going to adopt a new identity to replace that of Mortimer Drake.

[World's Finest Comics #14] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

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

Salvage Scavengers! (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Chipps (introduction, fisherman); Captain Moss (introduction); Jib Buckler (villain, ex-con, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Mysterious boat sinkings and explosions, used to cover those explosions, lead the Dynamic Duo into a case involving deep sea salvaging.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

[Batman #24] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

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

It Happened in Rome (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Gito]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carter Nichols (introduction); the Jester (a Roman clown, introduction); Gito (Roman charioteer); Calvus (Roman gladiator); Publius Malchio (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Rome; slingshot; wireless radio

Indexer Notes

1st time-travel story.

Convict Cargo! (Table of Contents: 43)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sam Caldwin (villain, banker); Caldwin's thugs (villains)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne to "disappear" from prosecution.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City

Police Line-Up! (Table of Contents: 44)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?; Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; un-named Police Detective; Cincinnati Red (villain); Toots Rollston (villain, larcenist); Ronnie the Rat (villain); Pokerface (villain, gambler); Lop-Ear (villain, burgular)
Synopsis
Alfred attends a Police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits Don Cameron as the writer of this story.

The Mayors of Yonville! (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tweedledum [Deever Tweed] (villain); Tweedledee [Dumfree Tweed] (villain); Louie (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it!
Reprints
Keywords
Globe; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Yonville

[Detective Comics #90] (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?

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

Crime between the Acts! (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Ed Kressy (layouts); Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Captain Ben (villain); Ben's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders see a connection between the arrival of a showboat and its performers and a series of crimes that occur in that town while the ship is docked.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Gotham City; The Mississippi Mermaid

Indexer Notes

Art credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits Dick Sprang as the sole artist for this story.

Story prepared earlier (circa 1941) and held in inventory in case Bob Kane was drafted.

[Detective Comics #91] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints
Keywords
banana peels; fire hydrants; practical jokes; ropes

The Case of the Practical Joker (Table of Contents: 49)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as a prison guard]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
While in prison, the Joker becomes the butt of practical jokes played against him, so he threatens to escape and steal an entire city in retaliation.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Gotham Daily

[Batman #25] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Knights of Knavery (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mrs. Van Landorpf; The Joker (villain); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman's attempt to set a trap to catch the Penguin and the Joker backfires and the two criminals form a partnership to commit crimes and outwit the Caped Crusaders.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham Gazette; Gotham News

Indexer Notes

This was the first team up of the Joker and Penguin.

The Sheik of Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 52)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ali Ka-Bada (wise man, introduction); Sheik Sidi Ben Hassen (tribal Sheik, cab driver, introduction); Omar El Kobra (villain, Sheik, introduction); El Kobra's henchmen, introduction)
Synopsis
An evil, former Sheik in Bagdad (sic) learns that the true Sheik, once thought dead, is alive and well, living in exile in Gotham City as a cab driver, so he travels to Gotham to find this man and kill him. But when the real Sheik is injured and taken to a hospital, Batman takes over driving the man's cab in disguise and is taken prisoner by the evil Omar El Kobra, who believes Bruce Wayne to be the man they are after.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Evening News; Gotham City

The Mesmerized Manhunter! (Table of Contents: 53)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; The Amazing Mazzo (introduction); Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Sleepy Slim Larson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Alfred decides to go to the theatre one night to use his detective skills to expose the tricks of a stage magician, and ends up capturing a thief who stole the box office receipts while being hypnotized!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

The Kilowatt Cowboys! (Table of Contents: 54)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Crane (representative of the Rocky Dam and Light Power Company); Jack (power company employee); Alex (power company employee); Matty Coyle [also as Alec] (villain, lineman, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders are sent to investigate the thefts of valuable copper wire from the Rocky Dam Light and Power Company, which is erecting a power cable into a new territory.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City

[Detective Comics #92] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?

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

Crime's Manhunt (Table of Contents: 56)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Carter Van Alt; Wally Henchell (gossip broadcaster); Brainy Bulow (villain); Bobo Nelson (villain); "Twisty" Herman (villain); Sam Azarra (villain); Slug (villain); Heiny Dipp (villain); Nick Rossi (villain); Slim (villain)
Synopsis
A group of crooks, led by Brainy Bulow, are down on their luck and worried that they can't make an honest dollar. Then they notice a "Wanted" poster, and decide to go into an honest business for once: rounding up wanted felons and cashing in on their rewards!
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; The News

Complete Your Collection with These Other Golden and Silver Age Trade Paperbacks (Table of Contents: 57)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for other Golden and Silver Age trades including Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 1-5, Superman: The Golden Age Vol. 1-3, Justice League of America: The Silver Age Vol. 1, The Flash: The Silver Age Vol. 1, Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 1, and Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Vol. 1.

The Classic Adventures of Batman and Robin Continue Here! (Table of Contents: 58)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang; various
Inks
Gene McDonald: various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on the contents of this issue, includes an illustration from Batman #23 "The Upside Down Crimes!", and small reproductions of the covers of Detective Comics #82-92, Batman #21-25, and World's Finest Comics #13-14.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title and Credits]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
  5. 4. [Detective Comics #82]
    Batman; Robin
  6. 5. Quarterback of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [World's Finest Comics #12]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  8. 7. Alfred Gets His Man!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [Detective Comics #83]
    Batman; Robin
  10. 9. Accidentally on Purpose!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [Batman #21]
    Batman; Robin
  12. 11. The Streamlined Rustlers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. Blitzkrieg Bandits!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. His Lordship's Double!
    Batman with Robin
  15. 14. The Three Eccentrics!
    Batman with Robin
  16. 15. [Detective Comics #84]
    Batman; Robin
  17. 16. Artists in Villainy
    Batman with Robin
  18. 17. [Detective Comics #85]
    Batman; Robin
  19. 18. The Joker's Double...
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  20. 19. [World's Finest Comics #13]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  21. 20. The Curse of Isis!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. [Batman #22]
    Batman; Robin
  23. 22. The Duped Domestics!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  24. 23. Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy!
    Batman with Robin
  25. 24. Conversational Clue!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  26. 25. The Cavalier Rides Again!
    Batman with Robin
  27. 26. [Detective Comics #86]
    Batman; Robin
  28. 27. Danger Strikes Three!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  29. 28. [Detective Comics #87]
    Batman; Robin
  30. 29. The Man of a Thousand Umbrellas
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  31. 30. [Batman #23]
    Batman; Robin
  32. 31. The Upside Down Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  33. 32. Damsel in Distress!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  34. 33. Borrowed Butler!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  35. 34. Pelt Plunderers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  36. 35. [Detective Comics #88]
    Batman; Robin
  37. 36. The Merchants of Misery!
    Batman with Robin
  38. 37. [Detective Comics #89]
    Batman; Robin
  39. 38. Laboratory Loot!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  40. 39. [World's Finest Comics #14]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  41. 40. Salvage Scavengers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  42. 41. [Batman #24]
    Batman; Robin
  43. 42. It Happened in Rome
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  44. 43. Convict Cargo!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  45. 44. Police Line-Up!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  46. 45. The Mayors of Yonville!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  47. 46. [Detective Comics #90]
    Batman; Robin
  48. 47. Crime between the Acts!
    Batman with Robin
  49. 48. [Detective Comics #91]
    Batman; Robin
  50. 49. The Case of the Practical Joker
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  51. 50. [Batman #25]
    Batman; Robin
  52. 51. Knights of Knavery
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  53. 52. The Sheik of Gotham City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  54. 53. The Mesmerized Manhunter!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  55. 54. The Kilowatt Cowboys!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  56. 55. [Detective Comics #92]
    Batman; Robin
  57. 56. Crime's Manhunt
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  58. 57. Complete Your Collection with These Other Golden and Silver Age Trade Paperbacks
  59. 58. The Classic Adventures of Batman and Robin Continue Here!
    Batman
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