Batman #213
(July-August 1969)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date
1969-05-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G61 and as G-61 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


A 30th Anniversary Celebration (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Clayface [Matt Hagen] (second Clayface); Joker
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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 list of stories and where they are from with indicia information at bottom of page.

The Origin of Robin! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin); John Grayson; Mary Grayson; Boss Zucco; Police Detective Harvey Harris (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
After his parents are murdered by Boss Zucco's men, Dick Grayson is taken in by Bruce Wayne who trains him as Robin and together they bring Boss Zucco to justice.
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Indexer Notes

A newly-created origin of Robin with new details added.

Here Comes Alfred! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth (Bruce Wayne's butler, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inker credits confirmed by Robinson and Roussos. Letterer credit from Roussos.

This story was traced, not reprinted from original source material.

The Game of Death! (Table of Contents: 4)

Robin / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Art credits verified by Mooney.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Giant Batmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-104

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from (Name withheld)(from Prague, Chechoslovakia), John Cowie and Mike K. Muth. List of where story excerpts in issue #208 came from.

The Man Behind the Red Hood! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker (villain, origin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents credits the reprint from Detective Comics #186 but the story is really reprinted from Detective Comics #168.

Charles Paris ink credit verified by Charles Paris.

The Challenge of Clay-Face (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clay-Face [Matt Hagen] (villain, origin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Charles Paris ink credit verified by Charles Paris.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A 30th Anniversary Celebration
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of Robin!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Here Comes Alfred!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. The Game of Death!
    Robin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batmail
  7. 6. The Man Behind the Red Hood!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. The Challenge of Clay-Face
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
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