Batman from the 30s to the 70s [Bonanza Books Edition]
(1971)

Crown Publishers, 1971 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
[none]
Pages
396 ?
On-sale Date
1972
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Bonanza Books
Brand
Bonanza Books
ISBN
0-517-19032-X Search at WorldCat
Editing
?
Color
color cover; black and white interior with some color
Dimensions
7.625 in. x 10.75 in.
Paper Stock
white matte; some glossy (color sections)
Binding
hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

"Best Bat-Wishes Batman and Robin" signatory words in lower right were removed for the reprinted cover and replaced with the words "From the 30's to the 70's" on the chimney.

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Dedication (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino (credited) (signed as Carmine Infantino)
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Letters
typeset

[Batman No. 1 Spring 1940] (Table of Contents: 3)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Reprinted in full color.

Batman in the 30s and 40s (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Twelve cover reprints in full color, all smaller than 1/4 page:

Batman (DC, 1940 series) #9, 11, 17, 20, 37, 50
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #27, 31, 33, 37, 38, 120

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Rob't Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Rob't Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane (signed as Rob't Kane)

Feature Logo
The Bat-Man
Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

This is not an exact reprint of the story from Detective Comics 27. Instead, it is a traced, redrawn, and re-lettered copy of the original story. This copied version was first published in Detective Comics 387. One significant alteration is that the knife jutting from the back of the murder victim (on page 2, panel 2 of the original story) has been removed in this version.

Reprinted in full color.

The Legend of the Batman – Who He Is and How He Came to Be! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Reprinted in full color.

[The Joker] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane); Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

The first page is reprinted in full color; the remainder of the story is in black and white.

Here Comes Alfred (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
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The Batman Meets Doctor Death (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Letters
?

Feature Logo
The Bat-Man
Genre
superhero
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[Robin the Boy Wonder] (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (signed as Bob Kane)
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Genre
superhero
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[The Murders of Clayface] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Letters
Jerry Robinson

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
Genre
superhero
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The Riddler (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [40's face]
Genre
superhero
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The Man behind the Red Hood! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz (signed as Bob Kane); Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin
Genre
superhero
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The Origin of the Bat-Cave! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin
Genre
superhero
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Batman in the 50s (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Twelve cover reprints in full color, all smaller than 1/4 page:

Batman (DC, 1940 series) #57, 59, 63, 67, 68, 72, 78, 83, 87, 109, 113, 118

Superman's and Batman's Greatest Foes (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

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Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

The first 10 pages of this story are reprinted in full color; the remainder is in black and white.

The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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The New Crimes of Two-Face! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane) (Batman and Robin figures only) (signed); Lew Sayre Schwartz (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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The Crime Predictor (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane) (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson
Synopsis
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
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The Voyage of the First Batmarine! (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Batman -- Indian Chief! (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon

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Batman [fat B]
Genre
superhero
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Ace, the Bat-Hound! (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
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superhero
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The Batwoman (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
?

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
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superhero
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The Challenge of Batwoman (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Pat Gordon

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Batman in the 60s (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

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various
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various
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various

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Indexer Notes

Twelve cover reprints in black and white, all smaller than 1/4 page:

Batman (DC, 1940 series) #128, 129, 146, 156, 165, 168, 175, 184, 192, 194, 200, 205

Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

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Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
superhero
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The Second Batman and Robin Team (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Stan Starkman

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Bat-Girl! (Table of Contents: 29)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
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superhero
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Prisoners of Three Worlds (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
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Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
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superhero
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 1

Death from Beyond (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

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Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 2

Dimension of Doom (Table of Contents: 33)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 3

Batman in the 70s (Table of Contents: 34)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Twelve cover reprints in full color, all smaller than 1/4 page:

Batman (DC, 1940 series) #227, 230, 231, 232, 234
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395, 397, 399, 400, 402, 403, 413

One Bullet Too Many (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman / comic story / 21.33 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins (credited)
Pencils
Irv Novick (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A desperately lonely day in the life of Bruce Wayne, guardian and friend to young Dick Grayson...
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Batman [late 1960s]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Susan Fielding; Dr. Jonah Fielding; "Hop" Miller; "Stub" Sartel; Marla Manning (mention only)
Synopsis
Breakup of Batman & Robin team. Dick Grayson goes to college. Bruce and Alfred move from Wayne Manor to the Wayne Foundation.
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Keywords
Batcave; Batcomputer; Batmobile; Gotham City Police Department HQ; Utility Belt; Wayne Foundation; Wayne Manor; Wayne Penthouse

Indexer Notes

Story in three parts; 7.67, 6.67 and 7 pages. The first 10 pages are reprinted in full color; the remainder is in black and white.

The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl! (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the super-star studded firmament of Gotham City, where Batman and Robin shine supreme as masked manhunters-- burst a brand new luminary-- Batgirl!
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [face left]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (introduction, origin); Killer Moth (villain); Pupa; Larva; Alfred Pennyworth; Burton Talbot
Synopsis
While Barbara is on her way to a costume party dressed as Batgirl, she runs across Killer Moth attacking Bruce Wayne and joins the battle.
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Keywords
Batcave; Batcycle; Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City Police Headquarters; Gotham City Public Library; Mothmobile; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts; 7.5 pages each. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Script previously credited to John Broome.

The Secret of the Waiting Graves (Table of Contents: 37)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (credited)

Job Number
S-250
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Batman [fat B]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Pedro Valdes; Juan Muerto; Dolores Muerto; Manuel
Synopsis
Batman discovers the secret of Juan and Dolores Muerto and their secret of immortality.
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Indexer Notes

Story in two parts; 9.5 pages and 5.5 pages.

Man or Bat? (Table of Contents: 38)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
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The Demon of Gothos Mansion! (Table of Contents: 39)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Irv Novick (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
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Bibliography (Table of Contents: 40)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of Batman's comic book appearances

Other Media in Which Batman Appeared (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
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typeset

Indexer Notes

List of non-comic book appearances

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Dedication
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. [Batman No. 1 Spring 1940]
  5. 4. Batman in the 30s and 40s
    Batman
  6. 5. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    Batman
  7. 6. The Legend of the Batman – Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
    Batman
  8. 7. [The Joker]
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. Here Comes Alfred
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. The Batman Meets Doctor Death
    Batman
  11. 10. [Robin the Boy Wonder]
    Batman
  12. 11. [The Murders of Clayface]
    Batman and Robin
  13. 12. The Riddler
    Batman and Robin
  14. 13. The Man behind the Red Hood!
    Batman and Robin
  15. 14. The Origin of the Bat-Cave!
    Batman and Robin
  16. 15. Batman in the 50s
    Batman
  17. 16. Superman's and Batman's Greatest Foes
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  18. 17. The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes!
    Batman and Robin
  19. 18. The New Crimes of Two-Face!
    Batman and Robin
  20. 19. The Crime Predictor
    Batman and Robin
  21. 20. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman and Robin
  22. 21. The Voyage of the First Batmarine!
    Batman and Robin
  23. 22. Batman -- Indian Chief!
    Batman
  24. 23. Ace, the Bat-Hound!
    Batman and Robin
  25. 24. The Batwoman
    Batman and Robin
  26. 25. The Challenge of Batwoman
    Batman and Robin
  27. 26. Batman in the 60s
    Batman
  28. 27. Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  29. 28. The Second Batman and Robin Team
    Batman and Robin
  30. 29. Bat-Girl!
    Batman and Robin
  31. 30. Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl
    Batman and Robin
  32. 31. Prisoners of Three Worlds
    Batman and Robin
  33. 32. Death from Beyond
    Batman and Robin
  34. 33. Dimension of Doom
    Batman and Robin
  35. 34. Batman in the 70s
    Batman
  36. 35. One Bullet Too Many
    Batman
  37. 36. The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!
    Batman and Robin
  38. 37. The Secret of the Waiting Graves
    Batman
  39. 38. Man or Bat?
    Batman
  40. 39. The Demon of Gothos Mansion!
    Batman
  41. 40. Bibliography
  42. 41. Other Media in Which Batman Appeared
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