Giant Batman Album #27

Published
November 1973
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Three Bat Mystery Thrillers! (Batman; Man-Bat) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Man-Bat
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bernie Wrightson, line art (House of Mystery #195)
 
Neal Adams, line art (Detective Comics #416)
 
Nick Cardy, line art (Detective Comics #429)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Based on
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #195 (October 1971)
Bat Out of Hell!
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #416 (October 1971)
Man-Bat Madness!
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #429 (November 1972)
Man-Bat Over Vegas!

Notes

This cover is an Australian compilation of three US covers, including a House of Mystery "bat" cover unrelated to Batman (but with the lead story also reprinted in this issue).

Show/hide 1. Man-Bat Madness! (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Man-Bat

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter [signed]
Art
Frank Robbins, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #416 (October 1971)
Man-Bat Madness!
Show/hide 2. Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City)) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Prof. Ralph Vern; Art Saddows; Kaye Daye; Commissioner James Gordon] (intro); Hugh Rankin; The Trapeze Ten (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #164 (June 1964)
Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #63 ([November 1964?])
Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat
 
United States
Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([February] 2003)
Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat!

Notes

This feature reprints the first story of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City. The introduction is changed to "Re-introduce" the Mystery Analysts.

Show/hide 3. Bat out of Hell Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Code
J-1251
Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Writing
Jack Oleck, scripter
Art
Nestor Redondo, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #195 (October 1971)
Bat Out of Hell
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
Bat Out of Hell
Show/hide 4. The Super-Rivals (Superman and Batman with Robin) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Vicki Vale; Lois Lane; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Princess Varina; Count Zitu; Perry White; Commissioner Gordon; Captain Stefan; Pete Kaney's Mob

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang , penciller
 
Jim Mooney , penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #85 (November-December 1956)
The Super-Rivals
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #80 (February 1957)
The Super-Rivals
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #80 ([February 1957])
The Super-Rivals
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #188 (October 1969)
The Super-Rivals
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
The Super-Rivals

Synopsis

When Princess Varina comes to America, Batman and Superman seem to both have fallen in love with her and fight for her attention.

Show/hide 5. Man-Bat over Vegas (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Darren

AusReprints ID

  • 1214

Entry created

  • 20/01/2004

Cover added

  • 20/01/2004

Index completed

  • 22/05/2004

Last updated

  • 20/10/2019