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Volume
5
Price
14.99 USD; 16.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2008-04-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-1682-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401216825 51499
Editing
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Issue Notes

Reprints the Batman stories from Detective Comics #57-61, Batman #8-9, and World's Finest Comics #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Detective Comics #57] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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

Twenty-Four Hours to Live! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Jasper Sneed's doctor; Lucille Sneed (Jasper's orphan niece, opera singer); Mrs. Biggs (Jasper Sneed's widowed sister); Stanley Bigg's (Mrs. Bigg's son); John Harvey (Jasper Sneed's former business partner); Hosmer Clay (Jasper Sneed's cousin, undertaker, death); Jasper Sneed (villain, death); Richard Sneed [also as Barkis, Jasper Sneed's butler] (villain, Jasper's twin brother and poisoner, death); Jasper Sneed's hired killers [Hagar the Waxman; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Jasper Sneed has been given an oriental poison, a poison that will kill him within 24 hours and for which there is no known cure. The Batman investigates and discovers the man's twin brother has committed the foul deed.
Reprints
Keywords
golf; golf course; mace; poison; steel mill

[Detective Comics #58] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
buoys; pipe wrenches; ships

[One of the Most Perfect Frame-Ups of All Time!!] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Great Bustolli (sculptor, cameo); Count Perel; Jones (museum guard); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] [also as Mr. Boniface] (villain, introduction); The Boss (villain, death); Boss' gang (villains)
Synopsis
While visiting an art gallery, Bruce and Dick hear that three paintings have disappeared. Later, a series of other robberies lead the Batman to be accused of criminal actions by a Mr. Boniface, and Commissioner Gordon issues a warrant for his arrest.
Reprints
Keywords
belt radio; Gotham City; Great Columbia Diamond; Sun

[Batman #8] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

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

Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin / 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] [also as Paul "Killer" Sikes]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Warden Higgins; Russo's lawyer; Big Mike Russo (villain, introduction); Al [as Warden Higgins] (villain); Trigger Sherman (villain)
Synopsis
From prison, Big Mike Russo is able to have his gang kidnap the warden, replace him and the guards with a look alike, then use the prison as a base of operations to commit crimes while providing alibis to those committing them! Batman figures that the only way to uncover this scenario is to get put in prison himself, a move that almost costs him his life in the gas chamber!
Reprints
Keywords
belt radio; Daily Star; Gotham City

The Strange Case of Professor Radium! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; unnamed Coroner; Johnston (Ross' assistant, introduction, death); Mary Lamont (Ross's fiance, introduction, death); Mary's Maid (introduction); Professor Radium [Professor Henry Ross] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A scientist finds a way to use radium to bring the dead back to life, and he uses himself as a guinea pig. Although the experiments are successful, the Professor pays dearly for his discovery, for, in the end, as Batman says, it has created a Frankenstein monster when it was only meant for good.
Reprints
Keywords
Volitell

The Superstition Murders! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin / 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; Banks (writer); Fred Brooks (show financer, death); Miss Francine (death); Paul Mett; Johnny Glim (villain, play author, introduction)
Synopsis
The cast of a stage production decides to have a "superstition" party, intentionally carrying out every well-known superstition they can think of. But when one of them is killed, Batman and Robin enter the fray to single out the perpetrator of the deed.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Ray

The Cross Country Crimes! (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; also as I. Namtab]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; G. Henry Mover (F.B.I. head); John (play writer); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
The Caped Crusaders are invited to Washington D.C. to meet with the head of the FBI, but the Joker shows up and shoots the G-Man. Then he heads out cross country to commit crimes, challenging the Batman to catch up with him.
Reprints
Keywords
Delaware; Kansas; New Jersey; Ohio; Rhode Island; Washington D.C.

[Detective Comics #59] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Robinson sneaked in his initials on the lamp.

The King of the Jungle! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Lefty Larry (villain, murderer); Mike the Tramp (villain, arsonist); Bignose Murphy (villain)
Synopsis
After escaping from prison and hopping a train, the Penguin discovers a few other criminals aboard the train. Then and there he decides on a nationwide scheme to turn crooks in for the reward on their heads then spring them from jail and split the take with them.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane

[World's Finest Comics #4] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

The Ghost Gang Goes West! (Table of Contents: 14)

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]; Laff Brunt (villain); The Ghost Gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Bruce and Dick are headed out West to visit a dude ranch and end up battling a "Ghost Gang"...something that nearly gets the Caped Crusader hung!
Reprints

[Detective Comics #60] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray; Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; safes; Thompson submachine gun

Case of the Costume-Clad Killers (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain); Joker's gang [as Sergeant Dix; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin set out to clash with a clever gang that secures uniforms and equipment of police and firemen in order to commit crimes. But Batman has already figured out the person behind this as a person who would relish the "humor" of the situation: the Joker!
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; belt wireless; Gotham City; Pete's Tap Room; The Brody Diamond

[Batman #9] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Four Fates! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John (radio listener); Jaffeer (death); Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Fritz (villain); John "Mousey" Meggs (villain, death); Albert "Slick" Dandy (villain, death); Pete "Nails" Logan (villain, death); Mortimer "Brains" Brinig (villain, death)
Synopsis
When four fugitives steal a large ruby from the turban of Jaffeer, he casts a terrible curse of four fates upon each of the crooks. The Caped Crusaders attempt to capture each of the four, but the curse works on each in most unusual ways.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Jaffeer

The White Whale! (Table of Contents: 19)

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]; Villains: Captain Burly (villain, death); Mr. Radbey (villain, insurance company Secretary, death)
Synopsis
As a stockholder in the Seven Seas Insurance Company, a firm that has had to pay out huge payoffs for ships sunk by a large white whale, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson decide to investigate the activities of one Captain Burly, who agrees to hunt down and destroy the whale. But Batman discovers that the whale is actually a submarine and the secretary of the insurance company the culprit.
Reprints
Keywords
cat-o-nine-tails; harpoon; mutiny; Seven Seas Insurance Company; shanghai; submarine; whaling

The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers! (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 12 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; The Joker (villain); Trigger Tom (villain); Nick Bacy (villain)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin find it that it isn't mere coincidence that the winners of several assorted money contests just happen to be ex-cons, and that the Joker is somehow involved.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Flash; Midtown Bank; prison escape; train

Christmas (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman with Robin / 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; Linda Page; Timmy Cratchit; Bob Cratchit; Hal Fink (villain); Fink's gang (villains)
Synopsis
While delivering presents to an orphanage at Christmas, Bruce learns that one of its resident's father is in jail, insisting that he had been framed. Batman and Robin decide to investigate to check out his claim.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; orphan; orphanage; safe cracker

[Detective Comics #61] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Plane; tanks

The Three Racketeers! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Charters; "Crafty" Cal Clate (villain); Professor Post (villain); unnamed racketeer (villain)
Synopsis
Three former racketeers sit about a table playing cards in prison discussing how the Batman and Robin brought their dreams of easy wealth to a disastrous end.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Batplane; Station S.W.A.G.; wireless boot radio
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Detective Comics #57]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Twenty-Four Hours to Live!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [Detective Comics #58]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [One of the Most Perfect Frame-Ups of All Time!!]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [Batman #8]
    Batman with Robin
  8. 7. Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make
    Batman with Robin
  9. 8. The Strange Case of Professor Radium!
    Batman with Robin
  10. 9. The Superstition Murders!
    Batman with Robin
  11. 10. The Cross Country Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. [Detective Comics #59]
    Batman with Robin
  13. 12. The King of the Jungle!
    Batman with Robin
  14. 13. [World's Finest Comics #4]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. The Ghost Gang Goes West!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. [Detective Comics #60]
    Batman with Robin
  17. 16. Case of the Costume-Clad Killers
    Batman with Robin
  18. 17. [Batman #9]
    Batman with Robin
  19. 18. The Four Fates!
    Batman with Robin
  20. 19. The White Whale!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  21. 20. The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers!
    Batman with Robin
  22. 21. Christmas
    Batman with Robin
  23. 22. [Detective Comics #61]
    Batman with Robin
  24. 23. The Three Racketeers!
    Batman with Robin
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