([June] 2002)

DC, 2002 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 32.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2002-04-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-810-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941231518 00111
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor, original series); Jack Schiff (editor, original series); Nick J. Napolitano (editor, collected edition); Scott Nybakken (associate editor, collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Card stock covers
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints stories from:
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #62, ##81, #92, #105, #113, #121 and #128
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #156, #168, #185, #216, #233, #244, #252 and #267
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #81


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (see notes)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (see notes)
Colors
Lee Loughridge
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Bat-Mite

Indexer Notes

Uses elements from the Batman Family pin-up in Batman Annual #2, rearranged and modified.

Batman in the Fifties (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title page with partial image from cover of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #109.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits, table of contents and indicia information pages and a dedication (1/6th page) to Dick Sprang.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Uslan
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with panel illustration from ?

Classic Tales (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective Comics #236, 241, 244); Win Mortimer (World's Finest Comics #81)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective Comics #236, 241, 244); Win Mortimer (World's Finest Comics #81)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Superman

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #236, 241 and 244 and World's Finest Comics #81.
Book credits cover of World's Finest Comics #81 to Curt Swan & Stan Kaye; original issue index credits Win Mortimer.

The Batmobile of 1950! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Craig Delich; inks credited to Stan Kaye in item.

The Secret of Batman's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Martin O'Hearn believes the scripter may be John Broome, but is not David Vern Reed, as credited in this item.

Batplane II (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
David Vern; ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

The True History of Superman and Batman (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ka Thar; Shark Slaney
Synopsis
Ka Thar comes from the future, but his history book is inaccurate, so he forced Superman and Batman to redo some super-feats to match his history book.
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The 100 Batarangs of Batman (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon (supporting); Jay Garris (intro, villain)
Reprints

The Batman Family (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer (Batman #92); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #114); Curt Swan (Batman #122, Detective Comics #267)
Inks
Win Mortimer (Batman #92); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #114); Stan Kaye (Batman #122, Detective Comics #267)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Ira Schnapp (Batman #122)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Ace the Bathound; Bat-Ape; Batwoman; Bat-Mite

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #92, 114 & 122 and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #267.

Ace, the Bat-Hound! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bat-Hound [Ace] (Introduction; Origin); Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (Alfred of Earth-One; middle names revealed in this story; Introduction); John Wilker (Introduction); Bert Bowers (Villain; Introduction)
Synopsis
When Batman and Robin find an injured dog they they take it back to the Batcave. The dog helps them with a few cases and leads them to the crooks who kidnapped his master.
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The Batwoman (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane] (intro, origin, supporting); Hugo Vorn (intro, villain)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne is pleased that a newcomer, Kathy Kane, has taken such a liking to the Batman. However, when a mysterious new crimefighter appears on the scene, usurping much of Batman's glory, the Dynamic Duo steps in to halt her career before she gets seriously hurt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Book credits inks to Charles Paris, original issue index credits inks to Stan Kaye.

The Second Boy Wonder! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron [as France Herron]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred; V: Gorilla Hardy [I]
Synopsis
After battling Gorilla Hardy and his gang, the Dynamic Duo arrive back at the Bat-Cave, but Robin has a surprise for his caped counterpart: he is NOT Dick Grayson, but Fred Loyd, who assumed the role after Dick Grayson was injured.
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Batman Meets Bat-Mite (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Mite (intro, supporting); Tipper Neely (intro, villain); The Yellow Gloves Gang (intro, villain)
Synopsis
Preparing to go off on patrol, Batman and Robin find the Bat-Cave disturbed and meet Bat-Mite, an admirer of Batman's from another dimension. Bat-Mite wants to join Batman and Robin in their fight against crime, but Batman politely convinces Bat-Mite that that won't work. Instead, Bat-Mite tries to make Batman and Robin's exploits a little more entertaining, a little more "fun." In the end, Batman finds a way to make Bat-Mite useful, which lets the imp know it's time to go home.
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Fatman (Table of Contents: 15)

character profile / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Villains (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman #63, Batman & Robin); Lew Schwartz (Batman #63); Lew Schwartz (Detective Comics #168); Win Mortimer (Detective Comics #187); Curt Swan (Batman #121)
Inks
Charles Paris (Batman #63); George Roussos (Detective Comics #168); Win Mortimer (Detective Comics #187); Stan Kaye (Batman #121)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Ira Schnapp (Batman #121)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Killer Moth; Red Hood; Two-Face; Mr. Zero [Mr. Freeze]

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #63 & 121 and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #168 & 187.
Book credits cover inks on Detective Comics #168 to Charles Paris. George Roussos inks on Detective Comics #168 from original issue index.

The Secret Life of the Catwoman! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (figures); 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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Catwoman reforms.

The Man Behind the Red Hood! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dean Chalmers (of State University); Paul Wong (student); Jimmy Kale (student); Earl "Farmerboy" Benson (villain, ex-con, university gardener); The Red Hood [The Joker] (villain, origin); unnamed crime victim; unnamed police officer; unnamed college students; unnamed night watchman
Synopsis
Batman is invited to be a guest instructor for a class on criminology at State University, and, since the students are making such good progress, he decides to use them to try and solve a case he never could concerning a criminal known as the Red Hood.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batcave; Gotham City; State U. Tatler

Indexer Notes

This collection credits pencils to Sheldon Moldoff. Pencil credits from original issue's index.

Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
David Vern Reed
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

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 Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; I & V: Mr. Zero, later called Mr. Freeze
Synopsis
A scientist accidentally falls victim to the effects of an experiment, making him a virtual "human icicle", a foe who puts the chill on Batman and Robin.
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The Penguin (Table of Contents: 21)

character profile / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Tales from Beyond (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman #59 figures); Lew Sayre Schwartz (Batman #59); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #113, 128 & Detective Comics #252);
Inks
Charles Paris (Batman #59); Sheldon Moldoff (Batman #113, 128 & Detective Comics #252))
Colors
?
Letters
Iran Schnapp (Batman #59, 113 & 128); ? (Detective Comics #252)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; The Interplanetary Batman

Indexer Notes

Text article with quarter page cover images of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #59, 113 & 128 and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #252.

The Batman of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; GS: Batman (of the Future) Brane Taylor; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; V: Martin Vair
Synopsis
When Bruce Wayne injures his arm, to keep Vicki from discovering that Batman has the same problem, the Caped Crusader seeks out the Batman of the Future to step in for him.....almost with disastrous results!
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Batman-- The Superman of Planet X! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Ed Herron [as France Herron]
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman
Reprints

The Creature from the Green Lagoon (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tod Martin (intro, villain)
Synopsis
A film producer friend of Batman's on Skull Island sends for the Dynamic Duo and shows them a set he has built for a movie in production...a wall to keep out a creature that is wrecking his production equipment and preventing the movie from being completed for some unknown reason.
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The Interplanetary Batman (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kraak the Space Pirate (villain)
Synopsis
Batman & Robin spot an alien being in need of help, and by doing so, get captured and transported to a strange planet.
Reprints

Superboy Meets Robin (Table of Contents: 27)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Dave Wood; ?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Contributors (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Short biographical paragraphs on the creators in this issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman in the Fifties
    Batman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Classic Tales
  6. 5. The Batmobile of 1950!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Secret of Batman's Utility Belt!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Batplane II
  9. 8. The True History of Superman and Batman
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  10. 9. The 100 Batarangs of Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. The Batman Family
  12. 11. Ace, the Bat-Hound!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. The Batwoman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. The Second Boy Wonder!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. Batman Meets Bat-Mite
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. Fatman
  17. 16. The Villains
  18. 17. The Secret Life of the Catwoman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  19. 18. The Man Behind the Red Hood!
    Batman and Robin
  20. 19. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  22. 21. The Penguin
  23. 22. Tales from Beyond
  24. 23. The Batman of Tomorrow!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  25. 24. Batman-- The Superman of Planet X!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  26. 25. The Creature from the Green Lagoon
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  27. 26. The Interplanetary Batman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  28. 27. Superboy Meets Robin
  29. 28. Contributors
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