Giant Batman Album #1

Published
June 1962
Page count
84
Cover price
2/-
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover 1,001 Secrets of Batman and Robin (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

"1,001 Secrets of Batman and Robin. Strange Costumes. Origin of the Batcave. Thrilling Escapes. Tales of the Bat-Signal. Amazing Inventions plus secrets of the utility belt and the famed batarangs."

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
Based on
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #165 (November 1950)
Compare
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #231 (May 1956)
Based on
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #221 — The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin! (page 1)
 
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #109 — The 1,001 Inventions of Batman (page 1)
Show/hide 1. How to be the Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #190 (December 1952)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #190 (December 1952)
How to Be the Batman!
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)

Synopsis

A scientist named Dr. Sampson uses an amnesia gas on Batman, blotting out his memory of who he is, and Robin desperately tries everything in his power to restore it before Sampson's mob rules Gotham City.

Show/hide 2. The Strange Costumes of Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 3. Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
Bob Kane, penciller (some Batman & Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #164 (October 1950)
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
Show/hide 4. How the Bat-Signal Caught a Killer (Batman) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Super-hero

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
Show/hide 5. Secrets of Batman's Utility Belt / Famed Batarangs used for Special Emergencies (Batman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Super-hero

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)

Notes

Diagram showing contents of utility belt and various batarangs

Show/hide 6. The Origin of the Bat-Cave (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 7. Batman's Electronic Crime-File (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #229 (March 1956)
 (The 1,000 Secrets of Batman)
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
Show/hide 8. Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #221 (July 1955)
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #221 (July 1955)
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #41 ([October 1966?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #23 ([March 1967?])
 (The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin)
 
United States
Giant Batman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) ([August] 1999)
Show/hide 9. The Amazing Inventions of Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1498

Entry created

  • 10/07/2004

Cover added

  • 10/07/2004

Index completed

  • 26/02/2008

Last updated

  • 15/11/2012