([April] 2007)

DC, 2005 Series
Volume
2
Price
19.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
212
On-sale Date
2007-02-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-1214-X; 978-1-4012-1214-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401212148 51999
Editing
Bob Joy (collected edition editor); Dan DiDio (senior vice president, executive editor)

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Secret Origins #6
Batman #1, 108, 153, 246
Detective Comics #526
The Brave and the Bold #184
The Batman Chronicles #5, 21
Batgirl: Year One #4

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)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[no title indexed] (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.

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[Secret Origin of the Golden Age Batman] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Marshall Rogers
Letters
Carrie Spiegle

Job Number
G-1789
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Earth-2); Julie Madison (Earth-2); Commissioner James Gordon (Earth-2)
Synopsis
After witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, Bruce Wayne grows up to fight crime as Batman, and it follows his origins, as well as his one-time love affair with Julie Madison.
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[Professor Hugo Strange and the Monsters] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Hugo Strange (villain); un-named monsters (villains, all die)
Synopsis
The Batman faces an arch criminal who has invented a serum to create a race of giant monsters, and nearly becomes one of them himself!
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Keywords
The Batplane; utility belt

Indexer Notes

In the table of contents for this collection, this story is titled "Professor Hugo Strange and the Monsters". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Giants of Hugo Strange".

This story was originally prepared for Detective Comics #38, but with the introduction of Robin in that issue, the story (sans Robin) was published here.

Oddity: Machine guns are mounted on the Batplane, which are used to kill.

The Career of Batman Jones (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batman Jones (introduction); Jones' parents (introduction); gang of crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Having saved a young couple from a serious car accident, Batman is pleased to learn the couple have named their young son after him. But his problems begin when the young boy wants to also become a crime fighter.
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Keywords
Gotham City

Prisoners of Three Worlds Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Karn (alien)
Synopsis
A strange alien arrives on Earth and begins stealing silver. When our four heroes begin pursuing him, they are all transported to different dimensions.
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Death from Beyond [Prisoners of Three Worlds Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; race of bird people; several alien troops; Karn (villain)
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Dimension of Doom [Prisoners of Three Worlds Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; several alien troops; Karn (villain); Zebo (villain)
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How Many Ways Can a Robin Die? (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Irv Novick (pp 1-17); Dick Dillin (pp 18-23)
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda; Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
S-1329
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Warden Howe; Emil Ravek
Synopsis
Someone is demonstrating ways to "kill" Robin by using dummies to torture Batman. Batman must track them down and rescue the real Robin.
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Indexer Notes

Story told in five chapters: Chapter One: How To Shaft a Robin!; Chapter Two: How To Carve a Robin!; Chapter Three: How To Bury a Robin... Deep!; Chapter Four: How To Twist a Robin's Neck! and Chapter Five: How To Chop Up a Robin!

The Batman's Last Christmas! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman; The Huntress / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-7968
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Huntress; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Amos Randolph; Wally "Spurs" Sanders; The Huntress (flashback); Aquaman (flashback); Green Lantern (flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (Earth 2, flashback); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (Earth 2, flashback); Dr. Fate (flashback); Batman (Earth 2, flashback); Catwoman (flashback)
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All My Enemies Against Me! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 56 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-8594
Genre
superhero
Characters
Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Gentleman Ghost [Jim Craddock]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Captain Stingaree [Karl Courtney]; Talia; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Killer Moth [Drury Walker]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Tweedle Dum; Tweedle Dee; Clayface [Matt Hagen] (2nd Clayface); Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Black Spider [Eric Needham]; The Spook [Van Kaliban]; Cat-Man [Thomas Blake]; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Joker; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Getaway Genius [Roy Reynolds]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Waldo Flynn; Jason Todd; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Lance; Clancy (police officer); Signalman [Phil Cobb]; Joseph Todd (death); Trina Todd (death); Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Filbert Hughes III (criminal gang leader); Mr. Robinson; Walter (security guard); Winchell (security guard); John Grayson (flashback); Mary Grayson (flashback)
Synopsis
Upon finding out that Croc is planning to kill Batman, the Joker gathers all of Batman's enemies together in an attempt to kill Batman first. Robin finds out that Croc has killed Jason Todd's parents. Jason discovers the Batcave, and puts on an old costume of Dick's from when he was part of the Flying Graysons, and stows away in the Batmobile. When Batman teams with Catwoman, Talia, Robin, and Batgirl to battle the villains and to take down Croc, Jason lends a hand to help defeat Croc. With the Todds dead, Bruce decides to take Jason in to raise him.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #359.

Of Mice and Men (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Scott McDaniel
Inks
Ray McCarthy
Colors
Roberta Tewes
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
A story set during Bruce's younger days, before his parents were murdered.
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Batgirl Year One Chapter 4: Cave Dwellers (Table of Contents: 13)

Batgirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty; Chuck Dixon
Pencils
Marcos Martin
Inks
Alvaro Lopez
Colors
Javier Rodriguez; Heroic Age (separations)
Letters
Willie Schubert

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Jim Gordon
Synopsis
Batman and Robin abduct Batgirl and test her to see if she is ready for a life of crime fighting.
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Citizen Wayne (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Michael Gaydos
Inks
Michael Gaydos
Colors
Patricia Mulvihill
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Selina Kyle; Dick Grayson; James Gordon; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An another dimension story.

The Legend of the Dark Knight Continues (Table of Contents: 15)

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.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. [Secret Origin of the Golden Age Batman]
    Batman
  5. 4. [Professor Hugo Strange and the Monsters]
    Batman
  6. 5. The Career of Batman Jones
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. Prisoners of Three Worlds Chapter 1
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Death from Beyond [Prisoners of Three Worlds Chapter 2]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. Dimension of Doom [Prisoners of Three Worlds Chapter 3]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. How Many Ways Can a Robin Die?
    Batman
  11. 10. The Batman's Last Christmas!
    Batman; The Huntress
  12. 11. All My Enemies Against Me!
    Batman
  13. 12. Of Mice and Men
    Batman
  14. 13. Batgirl Year One Chapter 4: Cave Dwellers
    Batgirl
  15. 14. Citizen Wayne
    Batman
  16. 15. The Legend of the Dark Knight Continues
    Batman
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