([September] 2006)

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Volume:
2
Price:
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
228
On-sale date:
2006-09-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0790-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781401207908 51499
Editing:
Bob Joy
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

Reprints the Batman stories from Detective Comics #39-45, Batman #2-3, and New York World's Fair Comics 1940.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman and Robin with the text "Yours for bigger and better thrills" signed by Bob Kane.

[Detective Comics #39] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

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

The Horde of the Green Dragon! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison (cameo); Henry Crandall (millionaire); John Cobb (millionaire); Cobb's chauffeur (death); Wong (unofficial Mayor of Chinatown, death); The Green Dragon (villains)
Synopsis:
The kidnapping of two millionaires and the murder (with a hatchet) of a chauffeur leads the Batman into Chinatown to battle the Green Dragon and their dealings in opium.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chinatown; Heralde; slingshot

Indexer Notes

Strip titled in this issue as "The Sensation Adventures of the Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder."

The last panel (illustrated) at the end of the story touts the next villain for the Batman: Clayface!

[Detective Comics #40] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints:

[The Murders of Clayface] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Kenneth Todd [as "The Terror"] (movie star); Mr. Bentley (movie director); Ned Norton (former movie actor); Lorna Dane (movie star, death); Fred Walker (Lorna's old sweetheart, death); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain, introduction); Roxy Brenner (villain)
Synopsis:
Learning that Julie has become a movie actress, Bruce and Dick head over to the studio to meet with her. However, a series of events leads Bruce to believe something bad is going to happen, which it does, and the Batman must lend a hand to stop a killer known as Clayface.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argus Motion Picture Company

Indexer Notes

Given the title "Beware of Clayface" in the table of contents.

[Detective Comics #41] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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

[The Masked Menace of the Boys' School] (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ted Spencer (student at a boy's school); Principal Blake (Principal of a boy's school, death); Mr. Greer (former school teacher); Mr. Hodges (History teacher); escaped maniac (villain); Mr. Graves [aka The Masked Man] (villain, Art teacher)
Synopsis:
The kidnapping of a youngster from a fashionable school for boys and the murder of its superintendent, leads the Batman to use Dick Grayson as a "new student" to get a lead in the case.
Reprints:
Keywords:
belt radio; Blakes School For Boys; Gotham City; New York World

Indexer Notes

Given the title "A Master Murderer" in the table of contents.

[Batman #2] (Table of Contents: 9)

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:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

[The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman] (Table of Contents: 10)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; E. S. Arthur (wealthy gem collector, death); Johnny (newsboy); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); the Crime Syndicate, Inc. [The Joker; Weasel; Mugface; Circus Charlie (poses as Batman, death); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Learning the Joker is hospitalized with wounds, the members of the Crime Syndicate make plans to rescue him to lead their mob again. But the Joker has planned a double-cross and the appearance of the Cat-Woman complicates matters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Plane; Gotham City; Pharoah's Gems; The Herald; Vesalius Hospital

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit confirmed by Roussos.

Titled "Joker Meets Cat-Woman" in the table of contents.

[Wolf, the Crime Master] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cyrus Craig (museum owner); Adam Lamb [aka Wolf] (villain, Craig's museum custodian, introduction, death); the Wolf's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
By an unfortunate accident, Adam Lamb becomes a psychological Jekyll and Hyde at midnight each evening, only to revert to his mild-mannered self during the day.
Reprints:
Keywords:
smoke pellet; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Background inker and letterer credits verified by Robinson.

The Case of the Clubfoot Murders (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (pp. 1-2); Jerry Robinson (pp. 3-13)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harley Storme (millionaire, death); Portia (Harley Storme's niece); Abel Storme (Harley's brother, death); Carl Storme (Harley's brother); Roger Storme (Harley's son, death); Clubfoot (introduction); Ward [as Clubfoot] (villain, the Storme family lawyer); Varrick (villain, gambler, introduction); Tommy (villain, Varrick's partner)
Synopsis:
The contents of a strange will leave each of the heirs with strange tokens with inscriptions on them, not realizing that, if they are all united, the tokens will reveal the location of a gold mine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Background inker and letterer credits verified by Robinson.

The Case of the Missing Link (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; Professor Drake (death); Goliath (prehistoric man, death); pygmies (villains, some die); Hackett (villain, circus owner, introduction); Snead (villain, circus owner, introduction); Grimes (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Drake brings back from Africa a "missing link" whom, he intends to civilize, for the benefit of all civilization. But he learns, as do the Caped Crusaders, that sometimes men act more like beasts than someone like Goliath!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star; Hackett and Snead Circus

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos, letterer credit verified by Roussos.

[New York World's Fair Comics (1939 series) #[2]] (Table of Contents: 14)

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:

Indexer Notes

First published picture of Batman, Robin and Superman together.

Credits verified by Burnley.

Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Travers (President of Travers Engineers); Ann (Vreekill's niece); Dr. Hugo Vreekill (villain, introduction, death); Joey (villain); Limpy (villain)
Synopsis:
The destruction of the Great West River Bridge and the blackmail demand made to the Travers Engineering Corporation spur the Dynamic Duo to investigate the matter, and they uncover a terrifying plot masterminded by the evil Dr. Vreekill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Daily Herald; gas capsules; New York City; Perisphere; slingshot; Trylon

[Detective Comics #42] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

The Case of the Prophetic Pictures (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 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]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim; Antal Ryder (an artist); Mikoff (an artist); Mr. Drake (socialite); Carmen Largo (opera singer, death); Mr. Vangild (death); Mr. Warren (death); Mr. Tavers; Mr. Bleek (Wiley's agent and manager); Mr. Wiley (villain, painting collector)
Synopsis:
A business man heavily in debt buys up pictures of an artist at cheap prices, then tries to increase their value by murdering those pictured in the portraits.
Reprints:
Keywords:
slingshot

[Detective Comics #43] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?

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

The Case of the City of Terror (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ryder; Carter; Mayor Harliss Greer (villain, former City Council President); "Bugs" Norton (villain); Norton's gang [Blackie; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce and Dick head out on a cross-country vacation to get away from crime, but when they arrive in a small town, they discover that a new Mayor has ties to organized crime, and has established gambling dens and other rackets in town, all protected by Police officer's on the take.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Tiny Press

Indexer Notes

Kane fails to draw the bat symbol on Batman's chest in some panels.

[Detective Comics #44] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credits verified by Robinson and Roussos.

The Land behind the Light! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Marko (inventor); Gorl (villain, official hunter to the King); un-named King (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin follow Dr. Marco into his invention, which hurls them into the 4th Dimension, which is inhabited by a race of giants and a race of midgets. They discover, upon their capture, that the King of the giants intends to invade their world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
4th Dimension; Batarang; Land of the Small Ones

[Batman #3] (Table of Contents: 22)

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:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson.

The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master (Table of Contents: 23)

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 (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Craig (scientist); The Puppet Master [Dmitri] (villain, introduction); Dmitri's assistants (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Caped Crusaders must stop the likes of the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. But to do it, Batman must overcome the effects of having come under the hypnotic influence of his foe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; Voss Rifle

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Ugliest Man in the World (Table of Contents: 24)

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 (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective McGonigle; Harvey Dodge (Wayne's friend, victim of ugly condition); Carter (victim of ugly condition); Dr. Ekhart; John Tyler; Mrs. Tyler; Carlson [as Larry Larrimore] (villain, leader of the Ugly Horde, introduction, death); the Ugly Horde (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Batman confronts the ugliest man in the world....a man shunned by "normal" people he meets everyday, but now a man who decides to inflict upon those people some of the ugliness he has had to endure.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Herald; Daily World; Globe; Trotter

Indexer Notes

Jerry Robinson's last name is on the window pane shown on page 5, panel 5.

The cover scene for this issue is found, for the most part, on page 7, panel 6 of this story.

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Crime School for Boys!! (Table of Contents: 25)

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 (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tommy (reformed villain); Eddie (reformed villain); Big Boy Daniels (villain, introduction); Daniel's mob (villains, introduction for all); "Pockets" (villain, crime school instructor, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Batman has to deal with the threat of a crime school upon the lives of young boys....a school designed how to teach those boys the ways of a criminal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman! (Table of Contents: 26)

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 (verified by Roussos)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective McGonigle; Jerry; The Diamond Syndicate [D. Calvert (Syndicate Secretary, death); Mr. Darr; Mr. Blake; Mr. Hoffer; Mr. Darrel]; The Cat-Woman [aka The Cat] [Selina Kyle] (villain); Hoffer (villain); Blake (villain); Mr. Darrel (villain)
Synopsis:
The Cat returns to plague members of the Diamond Syndicate in order to achieve a beautiful "diamond prize!"
Reprints:
Keywords:
Authenticated News; Daily Star; Edith's Cafe; Morning Sun; Zita's Cafe

Indexer Notes

The name Catwoman is consistently hypenated as "The Cat-Woman" in this story. She is also referred to in this story as the Cat.

Inker credit verified by Robinson, background inker credit verified by Roussos.

The Batman Says (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman; Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Bentley ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
In this article, Batman and Robin try to convince readers that they hate all crime and criminals, and that they hope their adventures will help convince them to follow the straight and honest path in their own lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, art and letterer credits by Jack Burnley.

Art taken from the cover of New York World's Fair Comics 1940.

[Detective Comics #45] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage

The Case of the Laughing Death! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; museum caretaker; District Attorney Carter (death); The Joker [also as A. Rekoj] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Joker returns to polish off his enemies, starting with the D.A., then sets his sights on a $500,000 green jade Buddha.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane

Indexer Notes

Added background inker credit verified by George Roussos.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Detective Comics #39]
    The Batman
  5. 4. The Horde of the Green Dragon!
    The Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [Detective Comics #40]
    Batman; Robin
  7. 6. [The Murders of Clayface]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #41]
    Batman; Robin
  9. 8. [The Masked Menace of the Boys' School]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [Batman #2]
    Batman; Robin
  11. 10. [The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. [Wolf, the Crime Master]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. The Case of the Clubfoot Murders
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. The Case of the Missing Link
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. [New York World's Fair Comics (1939 series) #[2]]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  16. 15. Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World's Fair
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [Detective Comics #42]
    Batman; Robin
  18. 17. The Case of the Prophetic Pictures
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. [Detective Comics #43]
    Batman
  20. 19. The Case of the City of Terror
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. [Detective Comics #44]
    Batman; Robin
  22. 21. The Land behind the Light!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  23. 22. [Batman #3]
    Batman; Robin
  24. 23. The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. The Ugliest Man in the World
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  26. 25. The Crime School for Boys!!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  27. 26. The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  28. 27. The Batman Says
    Batman; Robin
  29. 28. [Detective Comics #45]
    Batman; Robin
  30. 29. The Case of the Laughing Death!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
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