([June] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2005-04-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-4012-0444-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941245867 00111
Editing
Anton Kawasaki (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Batman #5, 156, 250-251
Detective Comics #33, 439, 574 (plus a Dick Sprang illustration from #572)
DC Special Series #15, 21
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #79
Batman: Gotham Knights #32

No covers are included.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration taken from the cover.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustration from Batman #251.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Nobody Knows Who Batman Is. (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Frank Miller; Alan Davis; Bob Kane; Lew Sayre Schwartz; Sheldon Moldoff; Sal Amendola; Neal Adams
Inks
Steve Mitchell; Paul Neary; Charles Paris; Dick Giordano; Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Leslie Thompkins; The Joker

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Les Daniels, dated 2005. Includes illustrations from DC Special Series #21, Detective Comics #574, Batman #62, Batman #156 Cover, Detective Comics #574, Detective Comics #439, Batman #251, and Batman #156.

[Origin] (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)
Synopsis
Batman's origin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first 2 pages of "The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom". This is the original version with the original splash from that story, not the version reprinted in Batman #1 with a different splash.

Inker and letterer credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Bob Kane as the only artist for this story.

The Case of the Honest Crook! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joseph Sands (introduction); Ann Sands [nee Ann Davis] (Joe's wife, introduction); un-named shopkeeper; un-named doctor; Smiley Sikes (villain, introduction); Matty Link (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Batman helps out a young convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife. The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested originally, but Robin is nearly beaten to death, and the Batman swears vengeance on those responsible.
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Keywords
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Inker and letterer credits from GCD index for original issue, which were verified by Robinson and Roussos. The table of contents for this collection lists Bob Kane as the only artist for this story.

The Secret Life of the Catwoman (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain, origin); Mister X [Mousey] (villain, introduction); Dipper (henchman); unnamed police officer; unnamed singer; unnamed studio executive; unnamed guards; Joe (henchman); Al (henchman)
Synopsis
While working with the mystery crime boss Mister X, Catwoman risks her life to save Batman and receives a blow to the head. Upon waking, Selina Kyle has no memory of her criminal life as Catwoman, and agrees to work with Batman and Robin to capture Mister X.
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Indexer Notes

Catwoman reforms.

Robin Dies at Dawn (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 16.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ace the Bat-Hound; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named Army doctor; Gorilla Gang [Pete; Luke; one un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Batman undergoes a test simulation for a situation that astronauts may one day face alone in outer space, and during that simulation he sees Robin dies. After the test is over, Batman faces the terrible side-effects of his simulation, believing that Robin will actually die, and it so complicates his fight against crime, he decides to retire!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Gotham City; Wayne Mansion

Indexer Notes

Story told in two chapters, Chapter 1 8.67 pages, Chapter 2 7.67 pages.

The Batman Nobody Knows! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-1473
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Willie the Horse
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The Joker's Five-Way Revenge! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker (villain); Batman; James Gordon; Packy White; Philly Jack Barton; Bigger Melvin; Bing Hooley
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Night of the Stalker! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Vin Amendola (plot); Sal Amendola (plot); Steve Englehart (script)
Pencils
Sal Amendola
Inks
Dick Giordano; Sal Amendola (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Morris Waldinger

Job Number
L-241
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (4-page origin); Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Joe Chill; Cannon; Rick
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contains origin recap. Story is based on an incident described by Neal Adams.

Death Strikes at Midnight and Three (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / text story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil [as Dennis O'Neil]
Pencils
Marshall Rogers [as W. M. Rogers]
Inks
Marshall Rogers [as W. M. Rogers]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Job Number
S-2916
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At eight o'clock the special prosecutor died.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Anthony Toombs; Milo Lewes; Gimp Malone; Boilerplate Thomas; Bernie Sorrel; Benjamin
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Gotham City; Utility Belt; Wayne Foundation

Indexer Notes

Prose story with illustrations.

Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas Eve in Gotham: First, a layer of pale snow had touched the city, and now sleet slants across the streets from the North...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Matty Lasko; Boomer Katz; Mister Jackson; "Fats" Morgan; Al; Louie
Synopsis
Batman stops a mob from stealing the day's receipts from a department store with the help of Boomer Katz, a paroled robber, and the light from a Nativity star.
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Indexer Notes

Set in Gotham City at Christmas Eve.

Dick Sprang Remembers ... (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Joker
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Indexer Notes

Double page pin-up by Dick Sprang.

"...My Beginning... and My Probable End." (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Robin [Jason Todd]; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Leslie Thompkins is shown to know Batman's secret ID.
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Indexer Notes

Spurred on by the acclaim for the treatment of Batman: The Dark Knight, O'Neil starts to re-write the Batman legend. This issue features an origin re-cap.

Favorite Things (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Millar [as Mark Miller]
Pencils
Steve Yeowell
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Laurie E. Smith; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Willie Schubert

Characters
Batman; Chessmen gang; Alfred Pennyworth; Captain James Gordon
Synopsis
Wayne Manor is broken into and Batman tracks down the Chessmen gang without resting. He tracks them down and recovers what was stolen - a train engine that was the last present from his parents.
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Indexer Notes

Christmas story.

24/7 (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Devin Grayson
Pencils
Roger Robinson
Inks
John Floyd
Colors
Gloria Vasquez; Wildstorm FX (Separations)
Letters
Bill Oakley; John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Tanya; Robin [Tim Drake]; Two-Face; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]
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Contributors (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Marshall Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Biographies of the writers/artists whose stories are included here. Includes an illustration of Batman from DC Special Series #15.

Batman Collections (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

He Is the Original Dark Vigilante of Justice (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration taken from the front cover.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. Nobody Knows Who Batman Is.
  6. 5. [Origin]
    Batman
  7. 6. The Case of the Honest Crook!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. The Secret Life of the Catwoman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. Robin Dies at Dawn
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. The Batman Nobody Knows!
    Batman
  11. 10. The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!
    Batman
  12. 11. Night of the Stalker!
    Batman
  13. 12. Death Strikes at Midnight and Three
    Batman
  14. 13. Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive!
    Batman
  15. 14. Dick Sprang Remembers ...
    Batman
  16. 15. "...My Beginning... and My Probable End."
    Batman
  17. 16. Favorite Things
    Batman
  18. 17. 24/7
    Batman
  19. 18. Contributors
  20. 19. Batman Collections
  21. 20. He Is the Original Dark Vigilante of Justice
    Batman
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